Planchers Bellefeuille’s pine claddings are of a high quality. The color of the spruce is much more uniform than that of our other claddings, i.e. torrefied poplar or western red cedar. We use a beautiful spruce grade, with sound and strong knots that will not fall off over time.
Our pine is oven-crystalized to the maximum possible in order to minimize sap bleeding as is regularly seen on softwood. As in the case of our other cladding types, we use state-of-the art manufacturing equipment for greater precision.
Depending on the desired look, the spruce surface can be smooth, raw, or brushed. Over a smooth, sanded finish, a semi-translucent finishing coat will be applied. Over a raw or brushed finish, the finishing coat may be semi-translucent, hybrid or opaque. A semi-translucent finish will let the wood grain appear, resulting in a more natural look. A hybrid or two-tone finish carries a natural look while reducing the cladding maintenance needs. Finally, an opaque finish results in a painted wood look, with a virtually unlimited range of colors. Opaque finish normally lasts 15 to 25 years.
Planchers Bellefeuille’s spruce cladding is mainly moulded in square 6″ cladding. Other profiles can be manufactured on special order. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Boards will be delivered in various lengths, ranging from 6 to 16 feet.
Care and Maintenance
Maintenance will vary depending on the color selected. A semi-translucent finish will require that a new coat be applied every 5 to 8 years. Hybrid and opaque finishes will have to be recoated every 15 to 25 years. For more details, please refer to the Maintenance section of our Installation Manual – Exterior Cladding.
- 8 years: 2 coats of translucent finish
- 15 years: 2 coats of opaque finish
- 15 years: 2 coats of opaque finish and 1 coat of hybrid translucent finish
- 25 years: 3 coats of opaque finish
- 25 years: 3 coats of opaque finish and 1 coat of hybrid translucent finish.