We get it; wood has a traditional look that is difficult to match. But we are happy to introduce you to Knotwood. Whether you’re a home builder, designer, or just tackling your next outdoor home project, Knotwood aluminum products offer a wide range of benefits over traditional materials. Knotwood delivers very real benefits for builders, designers, and homeowners alike. Here are some benefits to choosing Knotwood’s gorgeous aluminum alternative!
Aluminum is Non-Warping
Aluminum is not only lighter and stronger, but it’s also straighter than real wood. Knotwood supplies lengths of up to Imperial 6.5m, ensuring every extrusion is true to form. This means building with a perfectly crafted marine-grade material that is easier to install and won’t warp over time.
Knotwood Has Very Minimal Fade
Knotwood looks better for longer. To ensure your color choice stands the test of time, all of our colors have been rigorously tested to withstand the most extreme environments. Knotwoods advanced paint technology and sublimation process provide a durable, baked-on paint finish that resists peeling, chipping, and cracking. When maintained correctly, Knotwood colors and finishes will remain as true as the day you bought them.
Proudly Environmentally Friendly
Choosing a material with sustainability in mind is becoming more paramount. Metal is one of the most recycled materials on the planet, and aluminum boasts one of the highest recycling rates of any metal. Knotwood is 100% recyclable, uses VOC-free coatings and lead-free finishes resulting in a smaller environmental footprint for you and for us.
Knotwood is Slip Resistant
Knotwood decking is suitable for most covered areas. For use around swimming pools and wet areas, it is important to use Knotwoods optional, not slip powder coating, or we highly recommend adding a third-party anti-slip coating that can be purchased at any good hardware store.
Aluminum is Non-Combustible
Fire resistance and resilience are essential no matter where we live. This is where Knotwood’s benefits truly surpass the use of wood. Knotwood is a non-combustible product that has been manufactured to meet relevant international fire standards.
Knotwood is Resistant to Corrosion
Knotwood is made from high-quality marine-grade aluminum. Contrary to other metals, aluminum reacts with the oxygen in the air to form an extremely thin layer of oxide. Though unnoticeable, this naturally occurring layer provides excellent corrosion protection and is self-repairing if damaged. This anodizing process naturally improves its resilience to corrosion in harsh environments.
Knotwood Products Are Stain & Scratch Resistant
A topcoat of specially developed, exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking, and blistering to ensure the finish retains its look for longer. Our specialized sublimation process permeates the entire thickness of the powder coating, which means Knotwoods finish is the industry’s leading material in hard-wearing wood-like products.
Knotwood is Light Weight
One of the most known properties of aluminum is that it is light, with a density one third that of steel and a weight 50% less than wood when compared equally. The low density of aluminum accounts for it being lightweight, but this does not compromise its strength. A lightweight material means low transport costs, easy installation and handling while maintaining structural integrity in all types of environments and conditions.
Aluminum Remains Cool
Knotwood is perfect for the outdoors. Aluminum is great in direct sunlight as it remains cooler than most other materials. It naturally absorbs heat slowly but releases it quickly. Whether it be a deck, handrail, or any other application, in the heat of the day, Knotwood aluminum remains cool to touch.
Aluminum is Insect Proof
Aluminum is impervious to insects, no need to worry about termites or ants affecting the beautiful Knotwood finish. In contrast to wood, Knotwood aluminum doesn’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack.
Knotwood Aluminum is Freeze & Frost Resistant
Unlike most steel grades, aluminum does not become brittle at low temperatures. Instead, its strength increases. And as it doesn’t absorb water or moisture, Knotwood won’t warp and expand when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Knotwood Aluminum is Non-Porous
Aluminum is perfect for wet, damp, shady environments. Unlike wood, Knotwood is non-porous and will not swell, grow mold, or mildew when exposed to wet conditions. As it doesn’t retain water, it’s easy to maintain as it doesn’t require regular sealing, making it a more practical solution than wood.