Our innate tendency to seek connections with nature and living things is called “biophilia.” Bringing the benefits of the natural environment into the built environment, architects and design professionals are incorporating biophilic principles into the places where we live, work, eat, shop, learn, heal and worship.

When your project calls for the natural beauty of wood, but needs the high-performance longevity of aluminum, Linetec’s specialty wood grain finishes provide the best of both. Our textured wood grain finish options mimic not just the look, but also the feel of natural wood.

wood grain finishes for aluminum
Vast versatility

Linetec’s wood grain finishes can be applied to your aluminum extrusion or flat sheet, creating numerous interior or exterior components:

Preferred performance

Unlike real wood, our wood grain coatings for aluminum resist weather, humidity, chemicals, corrosion, fire, UV light, insects and scratches. Once installed, your finished metal does not warp, rot or need extra maintenance. The durability of these products often exceeds their lifetime on the building, as the aluminum can be recycled for future use. Further supporting your projects’ sustainable goals, the aluminum products receiving the wood grain finish also can be made with recycled content.

Hospitable healthcare

The Asplundh Cancer Pavilion in Pennsylvania, designed by EwingCole, incorporates biophilic principles and expansive outdoor views of its serene healing environment and natural landscape. Seeking the look of wood without the limitations, the architect specified Linetec’s hazelnut brown, textured wood grain finish on the large, vertical aluminum sun shade fins, and deep horizontal curtainwall cover plates.

St Edwards Church | CMI | Linetec wood grain aluminum
Warm welcome to worship

St. Edward Catholic Church in Minnesota believes that its congregation is no more defined by its buildings, than a family is defined by its home. “Yet both need a place to live that is welcoming, functional and accessible – a place where the light of home can shine,” stated its capital campaign message. Designating a portion of donations to update its entrance doors, church leaders sought a renewed, welcoming appearance with cost-effective performance.

Because extreme temperature fluctuations, high winds and direct sunlight shorten the lifespan and increase the maintenance on real wood doors, they selected aluminum doors with Linetec’s wood grain finishes to deliver both the traditional, soft, warm aesthetic of wood and the resilient performance of metal. The high-quality appearance not only greets parishioners from the building’s exterior, but also complements the real wood finishes on the interior.

Attentive applicator

For your architectural aluminum products, wood grain finishes should be specified to meet AAMA 2604. For best results, Linetec’s specially formulated powders, inks and films are combined with a refined heat-transfer dye sublimation process. This produces no VOCs or other potentially harmful emissions, supporting your projects’ sustainability and the wellness of their occupants.

Applied under factory quality-controlled conditions by an experienced applicator, our specialty finishes achieve the desired appearance, texture and performance your projects require.

Please contact us for personalized assistance with specialty wood grain finishing for your architectural aluminum products.