A compact information package concerning the selection of the Timberwise wooden floor and the matters that should be taken into account when doing so.
Selecting a Timberwise wooden floor means combining the elements that are best suited for oneself. It is just like buying a car and choosing accessories for it.
Step 1: Selecting the tone
Imagination is the limit for the tones and colours of the single plank wooden floors. When selecting the tone, it should be noted that all tones are not available with all surface treatment options or for all wood species.
In order for you to find the correct tone, we recommend that you take the opportunity to order samples. The sorted tones and the application for ordering samples are available here.
Step 2: Selecting the wood species
The options are: oak, ash, birch, and larch.
When it comes to selecting the wood species, it is advisable to note the different degrees of hardness and the suitability of use with, e.g., underfloor heating. All wood species except larch are suitable for use with underfloor heating.
Step 3: Selecting the grade
The grade denotes the degree to which the wood’s own pattern and knots are visible on the board. Each wood species has its own grades.
The grade does not affect the durability of the product, but it does, however, affect the product’s price along with the selected wood species and board size.
When selecting the grade, it should be noted that not all the tones and colours in our selection are available for all grades.
Step 4: Selecting the surface treatments
Surface treatment options: wax oiled or matte lacquered. The wax oiled floor can be locally reoiled, whereas the matte lacquering provides the floor with a more resistant surface.
Treatment options: brushed or sanded. The brushed surface provides a better grip, accentuates the wood’s own pattern, and makes scratch marks less distinguishable. The sanded surface provides a smooth feel.
Step 5: Selecting the board width and length
There are four different board widths to choose from: 158 and 185 mm, as well as the special widths of 230 and 270 mm, which are only available with a traditional tongue and groove*.
The available board lengths are 2,180 mm (oak and ash) and 2,500 mm (larch).
The board thickness is always 14.5 mm with a 3.5-mm wear surface, due to which the floor can be resanded approximately 2 times. The bevel depth of the products is 0.7 mm on the long side and 0.5 mm at the ends.
Now design wooden floors are also available with several different board widths and lengths. The maximum length is, however, 925 mm.
Step 6: Selecting the installation method The options for the installation method are the WiseLoc system and traditional tongue and groove.
Installing a floor with the WiseLoc system is quick and easy, and it can even be done alone.
The use of a traditional tongue and groove* is recommended if the floor is subjected to more variation in temperature and moisture than in ordinary domestic conditions. It is recommended that the design wooden floors be glued to the underlay material.
The Timberwise wooden floors can be purchased from several retailers, who will be happy to help you select the wooden floor that is just right for you.