Nola's pine is of high quality and comes from sustainable forestry. Pine is an environmentally friendly, domestically produced material. Damaged or untreated pine is quite easily attacked by decomposition processes; therefore, it is particularly important to repair damaged surfaces.
The quality of red oak is very high, usually without visible knots. Due to its high content of tannic acid, a very high outdoor durability is a given. Red oak that is not maintained gets black spots after a while. The spots gradually fade and after a couple of seasons turn gray, similar to teak. Smaller cracks also usually appear as oak is a very "lively" type of wood. These cracks have a marginal effect on the material's strength and resilience.
Mahogany - FSC-certified
FSC-marked mahogany is a wood with good durability in the outdoor environment. In addition, it retains its color tone better than, for example, oak and teak. Mahogany lives and moves, sometimes more than teak.
Teak - FSC-certified
FSC-labeled teak is exceptionally durable in an outdoor environment. Teak has a high content of silicon and tannic acids, which makes it quite expensive to process. If you want to keep the reddish-brown luster, you should oil the wood several times during a season, otherwise it turns gray quickly.
Wood oil provides good protection against the stresses of the outdoor climate and at the same time highlights the wood's natural appearance and properties.
Varnishing of wood is done with a water-based varnish. A water-based paint that is kinder to the environment. Under normal use, the paint has a good wear resistance and long durability.
Nola uses high-quality steel of good strength in our products. Steel rusts if left untreated and must therefore be surface treated. For this we use two main methods for surface treatment of steel parts; electrogalvanizing and powder coating as well as hot-dip galvanizing.
Electrogalvanizing (also known as zinc plating) provides corrosion protection through the sacrifice of zinc ions. It is created via a zinc coating on the steel using an electric current.
Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The result is an even, hard-wearing coloured surface with the desired gloss level.
Compact laminate is a sheet material made of kraft paper and phenolic resins, pressed together under heat and extreme pressure. The material is completely water resistant.