A white and flaxen flooring, in which brushing plays a major role. The tone is suggestive of traditional old wooden floors and is suited for many interior decoration styles.

Package size (m2/pkg):

  • 150 x 2180 mm = 1,96 m2/pkg
  • 185 x 2180 mm = 2,42 m2/pkg
  • 230 x 2180 mm = 3,01 m2/pkg
  • 270 x 2500 mm = 2,70 m2/pkg

All types of wood can be damaged by excessively dry indoor air. If the relative humidity of the indoor air falls below the recommended level of 35 to 60%, cracks may appear in the floor. To prevent this, remember to monitor the humidity of the indoor air, especially during winter and other dry periods. Add moisture to the air if necessary, for example with a humidifier. Larch reacts most sensitively to dry indoor air, and hairline cracks or fissures may appear more quickly than with other woods. The optimal relative humidity level for wood, 35 to 60%, is also the optimal indoor humidity for humans.

The downstairs flooring is brushed and hard wax-oiled Larch Cotton, and for upstairs we chose brushed and hard wax-oiled Larch Nordic. They were laid in spring 2018.

The floors’ strengths are durability and hardness, making them a good choice for families with children. The floors have not yellowed due to the use of mats, for example, and have lost none of their beauty. The floor is warm and pleasant underfoot, and also completely silent – no creaking.

There are also downsides, of course: they’re difficult to keep clean ‘manually’. Fortunately, this problem was solved with a high-quality floor cleaner that immediately removes water from the surface. It would be nice to hear Timberwise’s advice on a suitable material for neatly taking care of any nicks or hollows that appear. A ready-to-use filler would be best, but even just instructions for the job would be enough.

As well as that, I’ve wondered a bit about periodic maintenance of the floor – how often, and above all how and with what substances should the floor be treated? Should we use oil, for example?

Timberwise answers: Any nicks, dents or hollows can be repaired either with an elastic wood cement or Liberon filling wax, for example, following the manufacturer’s instructions. These products can be requested from our retailers or your nearest hardware shop.

If the floor becomes difficult to clean just by mopping by hand, you should consider whether it’s time for maintenance oiling. When the colourless layer of hard wax oil protecting the surface becomes worn from use, dirt will stick to the floor more easily. In this case, mechanical cleaning and maintenance oiling of the floor is a good idea. It makes basic mopping easier again. When using a floor cleaner, make sure the machine removes the water immediately from the floor surface so it doesn’t get damaged by excess water.

The easiest way to test for when it’s time for floor maintenance is the drop test. If a drop of water remains on the surface as a drop, the protective coating of the surface is still in good condition. But if the droplet spreads on the wood, the coating is no longer adequately protecting the wood surface, and so it’s time for maintenance treatment. Care instructions and products for hard wax-oiled floors can be found here.

Maiju Saha, Vaasa