Linetec has announced the addition of two new patterns, aged light oak and aged dark oak, to its Gold Series Palette of wood grain finishes for architectural aluminum products. These new patterns, presenting the look and feel of weathered or reclaimed wood, expand Linetec’s offering to 16 standard wood grain options. Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, these wood grain finishes are ideal for a variety of architectural components, such as canopies, trellis systems, handrails, fencing, interior and entry doors, interior wall panels, façade cladding systems, garage doors, shutters, column covers, window and door framing, mullions, and decorative accents.
When considering high traffic areas, maintenance, and weathering, Linetec’s wood grain coatings can be an excellent alternative to natural wood. The appearance of these new weathered wood selections can be a desired aesthetic that brings warmth, comfort, and character to any project, from a casual and relaxed environment to an upscale design.
For new construction or renovation, Linetec’s aged light oak and aged dark oak finishes provide a timeless, lived-in look with all the advantages of aluminum’s performance. Products showcasing these finishes look as though they may have been there for years and, thanks to the durable performance, they will retain this unchanging look for many more years to come.
Linetec’s wood grain finishes also support biophilic and environmental design goals. Biophilic designs rely on naturally inspired practices and materials to help reconnect people with their surrounding environment. Studies have shown that a connection to nature can help improve cognitive function, creativity, and well-being, as well as reduce stress and expedite healing. These aluminum architectural products not only resemble natural wood to serve biophilic design principals, they also can be thermally improved to support energy efficiency. Wood grain finishes can be applied to recycled aluminum and, at the end of their useful life cycle as an architectural product, the aluminum can once more be recycled. Aluminum also is easy to fabricate, curve, and bend, typically at a lower cost than real wood.
After installation, the finished aluminum products require minimal maintenance. Linetec’s wood grain finishes for aluminum mimic the aesthetic of real wood without swelling, rotting, or warping. Scratch-resistant and corrosion-resistant, these finishes provide durable protection from UV rays and are impervious to humidity and insects.