Wood is undoubtedly the preferred material for those who wish to convey a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere to their rooms, without sacrificing design.

If the choice of this material appears completely obvious in the case of furniture for apartments or offices, if you want to use this natural material also for the fixtures, then it is better to make further considerations.

No doubt choosing wooden frames does nothing but contribute to that feeling of pleasant welcome that you would like to convey. Yet, when used on such particular products as window frames, wood hides another story.

Use of natural materials: beautiful but at what risk?

You know, the windows are subjected to numerous stresses: first of all the bad weather concerning the external facade. There is not only rain and snow but also the sun, which contributes both to the loss of colour and damage to the different products used for the treatment of wood.

Overall, the whole structure must in any case withstand the continuous contrasts between the temperatures that are recorded externally and internally, such as to create condensation and frost, which affects the glass but also the wooden parts.

It is also worth remembering the action of moths and all those parasites that commonly feed on wood. Over time, all this leads to a deterioration of the material, a loss of its aesthetic qualities and damage also in terms of efficiency. To overcome these problems, it is necessary to subject the fixtures to periodic maintenance, to preserve their beauty and functionality over time.

The alternative to the use of wood: Sublimation

Yet there is a valid alternative to that of wood, which will guarantee you exceptional results both from an aesthetic and functional point of view. This is the wood effect – Sublimation – developed by Menphis, which has consolidated over the years very specific know-how in transfer processes, i.e. applications of a wide range of effects on various types of materials: aluminium, for example, but also fabrics for haute-couture or other hard surfaces normally present in homes, which allow for sophisticated and design aesthetic solutions.

The importance of colour and grain

In the case of wood, Menphis has developed a technology that allows you to apply the wood effect on the aluminium profiles, typical of a window frame as if it were completely real.

The realistic effect is achieved through a careful study of the natural material’s typical colours and veins. In this way, you can obtain fixtures that are characterised by considerable resistance, without losing anything in terms of aesthetic performance.

Such a result is only possible thanks to a technical staff and a research structure that work to faithfully reproduce the visual characteristics of wood in aluminium applications.

After all, wood manages to transmit its aesthetic qualities through colour and grain, which is why the system developed by Menphis enhances these two elements and allows you to choose between multiple solutions of both characteristics: each apartment will be able to find the combination of colour and grain that best suits the ambient’s furniture or floor.

The advantages of Sublimation

What are the advantages of Sublimation?

The applications made by Menphis on aluminium frames guarantee several years of duration: this means no more maintenance or repair problems.

Another advantage is linked to the environmental sustainability of these treatments: making wooden frames means first of all contributing to deforestation to recover the raw material, which is subjected to processes where solvents and environmentally-toxic products are often used.

All this disappears thanks to the transfer processes devised by the company, which do not affect the environment and do not involve deforestation actions: choosing a sophisticated product without damaging nature is a good reason for choosing Sublimation.