Using glued strips of timber, with the grain of the wood in a parallel direction, the strength and mechanical properties of the wood increase dramatically. Laminated wood is much more resistant to deformation, especially in hot and humid conditions. It is much stronger than a solid wood of the same size. Glued laminated timber can usually be seen on the roofs of large swimming pools, and other structures that are subject to extreme environmental conditions.
COSCO Nobel Glue (DIN EN 204) This is the European standard which is well known as a worldwide standard of water resistance for glued wood. The EN204 test has 4 classifications.
Table of durability classifications with climatic conditions and fields of application: