Brasilica comes from the Pinus Radiata variety in New Zealand and is FSC®-certified.
Here it is grown on sustainable plantations under strict environmental requirements. The tree only takes 24 years to mature and therefore grows at a rate which means it can reproduce itself.
Radiata Pine is naturally bright, but at SPEKVA we dry and treat the wood so that it gets a deep warm glow and bears the name Brasilica.
To close the fibers in the timber and make the softwood hard, pressurize with proteins (amino acids) and color into the timber. The colors come from crushed flower petals. The amino acids are already an important part of our daily food, so the composition is completely harmless to humans.
The staining runs all the way through the timber so that the worktop, bar counter or the like can be cut, sanded and repaired for on-site scratches without giving visible discoloration.