Ecology and Certificates
Timberwise parquet is a good and safe choice for both your home and the environment.
Made in Finland
Despite its name, Timberwise is a Finnish company. We’ve been manufacturing single-strip quality wooden floors since 1999, and employ approximately 30 professionals. As a company and employer, Timberwise is proud of and committed to Finnish wood processing expertise.
For clean indoor air
The floor is one of the largest surfaces in the home, and therefore Timberwise has set product safety as one of its most important quality criteria. We are the first parquet factory in the world to introduce a completely formaldehyde-free adhesive in the production of all our products. The main source of formaldehyde has been chipboard, but also laminates, parquets and panels may emit formaldehyde if formaldehyde-containing adhesive has been used to glue them. Formaldehyde may irritate the eyes and upper respiratory passage even in small quantities, and it has been suspected to be connected with asthma symptoms. These matters are noteworthy especially in families with children, as small children crawl and play on the floor.
Ecology is the result of practical actions
At our factory, we follow an environmentally friendly way of thinking. For instance, we do not use endangered wood species, but we have specialized in colour treatments, due to which we can also offer our customers exotic tones with certified raw materials. We also recycle the waste and by-products created during production. For instance, we use the saw dust created as a by-product in the production process to heat our drying kilns. Some of the electricity we use is generated by our own solar panels.
The table below shows the certificates and downloadable documents issued for Timberwise parquet.
|Finnish Key Flag||Timberwise Oy has been granted the right to use the Finnish Key Flag symbol as a sign of Finnish work. The label may be awarded to a product which is made in Finland. In addition, Finnish costs must account for at least 50 per cent of the product’s cost value, ie the degree of domesticity.||Download the certificate|
|Allergy Label of Finland’s Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation||Safe and emission-free products increase domestic comfort, guarantee better breathing air in your home, and reduce the risk of allergy and asthma. Timberwise is the first, and so far the only, wooden flooring manufacturer to have been granted the Allergy Label of Finland’s Allergy and Asthma Federation.||Download the certificate|
NO ADDED FORMALDEHYDE
|Timberwise is the first parquet factory in the world to use a completely formaldehyde-free adhesive and surface treatments in the production. Formaldehyde is one of the chemicals that impair indoor air quality.|
|Design from Finland||Design parquets created by Finnish designers and Twise products have been awarded the Design from Finland label, which communicates the origin of Finnish, unique design and emphasizes the importance of Finnish intangible work for Finland’s success and employment.|
|M1||To ensure cleaner indoor air, indoor building materials are classified
according to their volatile emissions. Timberwise products have been granted the highest emission classification in Finland, the M1 classification.
|Download the certificate|
|PEFC||Timberwise have been granted the PEFC certification. This certification is a guarantee that wood comes from sustainably managed forests, where the growth exceeds the use.||Download the certificate|
|Real Wood||Timberwise parquet floors are real wood. Parquet surfaces are made of European oak and ash and Siberian larch. Finnish birch and spruce can be found in the intermediate structure.||Download the certificate|
|National Wood Flooring Association||Timberwise Oy is NWFA-member company. The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is an international not-for-profit trade association. NWFA’s mission is to advance the wooden floors quality standards.||Download the certificate|
|JAS1||Japanese Agricultural Standards – Glue Joint Test||Timberwise parquet glue joints are regularly tested with a test based on the most demanding JAS1 standard in the industry. In the test, the test pieces are boiled in boiling water for several hours. Timberwise products’ adhesive seams remain attached and no surface peeling occurs. Therefore, Timberwise parquets are excellent to use, for example, in Finland where seasonal variations cause significant changes in temperature and humidity.|
|JAS F****||Japanese Agricultural Standards – Emission Standard||Timberwise products meet the most stringent emission standards in the industry. The formaldehyde emission rating of the products is the lowest possible JAS F****.|
|CE-mark||The CE mark is a mark by which the manufacturer of the product or the authorized representative declares that the product meets the essential requirements of the relevant EU directives and regulations. For Timberwise parquet, the CE mark is a guarantee that our flooring complies with European requirements and standards.||Download the certificate|
|DoP||Declaration of Performance||Declaration of Performance is a prerequisite for affixing the CE marking. The declaration of performance indicates all the values of the product characteristics required to comply with national regulations.||Download the certificate|
|B(fl) S1||Fire Rating||The highest possible fire rating B(fl) can be reached with specially ordered fire rating treatment. This treatment can be ordered for Timberwise lacquered products with standard birch plywood structure, installation glued to the underlay. The fire rating of standard parquet is D(fl) S1.||Download the fire rating certificate C(fl)|
|Antibacterial surface treatment||Timberwise is the first wooden floor in the world to offer antibacterial treatment. The antibacterial surface effectively eliminates bacteria and improves the retention of the antibacterial properties of wood. Processing is available
by separate order.