Definition of words

Skamol:

Insulating material bearing on the combustion temperature in the combustion chamber, generating a cleaner combustion at a lower performance.

Airwash:

Pre-heated air conducted down over the stove glass, counteracting and minimizing soot formation on the glass.

Direct Combustion Vent:

Connection for direct combustion air vent brings air in directly from outside for the efficient functioning of the stove. This is an external air vent feeding external air into the stove. This is particularly important in new build properties which are very well insulated; these houses are air-tight and low pressure may be generated in the house leading the stove not functioning correctly.

Radiation Stove:

Stove distributing the heat slowly.

Convection Stove:

Distributing the heat quickly as it will use the combination between the heated air from the stove and the cold air from the floor. The stove surface will not be as hot as on a radiation stove.

Mass Stove:

Big and heavy stove which will release the heat slowly (unlike the convection stove) on account of a heavy storage mass, such as soapstone or similar.

Steel:

All steel used in Lotus wood burning stoves is cold-rolled quality steel.
Before varnishing, the stove is ‘bombarded’
with small steel balls. This ensures that the
steel is completely clean before being varnished. We use a special heat-resistant varnish that
does not crack when the stove expands. If you
prefer a steel stove, you can choose between a black and grey surface.

Soapstone:

Soapstone is a mineral that occurs in countries such as Finland, Norway and Brazil.
The soft, vibrant surface is characteristic of this natural material. Soapstone is often used in
the so-called heat-storage stoves or as side cladding on traditional wood burning stoves,
as the soapstone has an amazing ability to store heat. Like no other material, it can store heat for many hours and slowly emit it after the fire has died.

Soapstone is a natural material, and the natural variation in the structure and surface of the stone contributes to the unique appearance of each stone and each stove.

Scandinavian Night:

Scandinavian Night is deep black granite, which is specially produced for Lotus woodburning stoves. The granite comes from the Himalayas and is brought down from high altitudes. The surface is then polished several times by hand as part of a very long process.
The polishing gives the stone its very dark colour and enhances
the glittering surface. The treatment concludes with high-pressure rinsing with water to create a completely unique and radiant surface. Granite is a natural material and the inevitable variations in the stone’s structure and surface help to make each wood-burning stove unique.

Sandstone:

Sandstone is a sedimentary type of rock made of sand, naturally produced by wind and water.
It is available in many light shades and textures, giving each stove a unique look. The surface
is extremely hard-wearing with a slightly grainy structure that highlights its natural beauty.
Sandstone is used for both the so-called mass stoves and
as decorative side cladding on traditional wood burning stoves. Sandstone possesses a unique ability to store heat and slowly emit
it later on. Sandstone is a natural material, and the natural variation in the structure and surface of the stone contributes to the unique appearance of each stone and each stove.

Wenge:

Sandstone Wenge is a natural material with a quartz content of 80–90%. It is a 200 million
years old rock consisting of agglomerated grains of sand. It acquires its characteristic greybrown
colour from the sand, and variations can occur within a single stone. The opalescence reflects the sharp horizontal layering of the sandstone, like the growth rings on the beautiful African wengé tree that comes in varying light and dark brown colours; hence the name.

A natural, esthetic choice for heat storage and distribution.
Sandstone is a natural material, and the natural variation in the structure and surface of the stone contributes to the unique appearance of each stone and each stove.

Indian Night:

As the name indicates, Indian Night comes
from India. The stone used has a darker and more structured colour than traditional
soapstone. The result is a surface that is both extremely resistant and easy to clean. It is not only the beautiful glow that characterises this special material – its high density also means that it
has an exceptional ability to store heat and emit it slowly. This makes Indian Night a both beautiful and highly efficient cladding/storage mass for wood burning stoves. Indian Night is a natural material,
and the natural variation in the structure and surface of the stone contributes to the unique appearance of each stone and each stove.

Ceramic tiles:

Tiles are a ceramic material. The manufacturing process is extremely complex and timeconsuming. First, the tile is cast in a mould. After 24 hours, the tile is removed from the mould
and placed in a mould to dry under pressure. Here the tile ‘rests’ for a week whereupon it is
placed in a baking mould and baked at 200 degrees for another week. Now the tile can be polished by hand and then glazed. After the last coat has hardened, all tiles are submitted to quality control. Only two thirds comply with our quality requirements, which highlights that this is indeed a unique and exclusive material. Each individual tile is thus a work of craftsmanship.

Magic glass:

Lotus wood burning stoves with Magic Glass are the utmost in ceramic glass. “Magic” is the term used for the specially developed glass we use in our doors and as cladding when customers require a distinctly modern design.
The glass is a result of years of close collaboration between Lotus and our supplier. The process of manufacturing
the Magic Glass is very time-consuming and it is therefore
only possible to produce a couple of sets a day. Contrary to most other manufacturers, we always use double glass in our “Magic” doors. This reduces the heat radiation from the glass and increases the temperature in the combustion chamber – all part of the Lotus Clean Burn Technology. The result is a completely unique product.

Limestone:

Limestone is a pure white stone. It forms naturally on pre-historic seabeds, consisting of a mix of sand, coral and 10% chalk. It is a beautiful stone with striking grey shades.

Each stone produced by nature is unique. Variations in structure and surface help give you a truly unique stove and item of furniture.