Novowood is a composite material (WPC), 70% made of wood natural fibers and 30% made of Polyethylene. It can be used for products of different shapes and colors, still maintaining the elegance of wood and the advantages of a not completely natural material.
Don Minzoni Residence - Mariano Comense – Como (IT)
Today, the living-comfort is one of the main elements on which architectural design focuses. Novowood composite wood louvers perform an important solar shielding action and strongly contribute to define the identity of the building. This residential building, designed by Architect Paolo Capellini, is located halfway between the city of Milan and Como Lake. The residence is characterized by balconies drawing horizontal bands - on the different floors and interrupted by vertical blades - created …Read more
Today, the living-comfort is one of the main elements on which architectural design focuses. Novowood composite wood louvers perform an important solar shielding action and strongly contribute to define the identity of the building. This residential building, designed by Architect Paolo Capellini, is located halfway between the city of Milan and Como Lake. The residence is characterized by balconies drawing horizontal bands - on the different floors and interrupted by vertical blades - created thanks to the “Infinity Plus 75” Novowood profiles. The installation pitch, with 75 mm at sight and 40 mm of vacuum, guarantees solar shading and, at the same time, visual permeability. The Copper Brown color highlights the contrast between the WPC and the white plaster.Read less
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Frequently asked questions
Novowood can be used for the flooring of terraces, swimming-pools, verandas, patio gardens, gazebos, exterior designs, and much more. In seaside environments, it can be efficiently used for walkway surfaces, wall cladding, louvers, wharfs, handrails or panel sections, but also for cladding and sunscreen profile.
Novowood has all the qualities of wood, but not its defects: it is long-lasting, stable and it does not warp, it has no splinters and does not lose color, it is sun, ice and rain resistant.
Novowood’s polymeric component allows it to better resist the deterioration due to the sea climate and salty water. Furthermore, it works as a protective layer against the proliferation of fungus and mould.
Finally, the composite materials require no maintenance, painting and are 100% recyclable.
Yes, it is more expensive than softwood, although the treaty, but it has a very similar price to the fine exotic wood (teak or similar), or the kind of wood that can be used outside for decades without any deterioration.
Novowood does not require any special maintenance, it is easy to clean thanks to the well-thought combination of wood and polyethylene, that restrain the growth of mould and fungus. It is suggested to clean it by using neutral floor detergents, and if using a high-pressure cleaner, it is necessary to keep the machine at least 30 cm away from the walking surface.
Novowood does not lose color thanks to the pigments and UV absorbers contained in the polymeric composite.
Novowood resists the UV rays damage thanks to a special composition of pigments and UV absorbers.
Wood plastic composite Novowood has excellent resistance to fire, responds to the class of fire resistance Cfl-S1 determined in MD March 15, 2005 (OJ No. 73 of 30/03/2005): Requirements for fire resistance of construction products installed in activities governed by specific technical fire prevention according to the European classification system