A creamy light tone that is classic and subdued. Cream is suited for warm and soft-toned interiors. The brushing of the surface subtly brings out the wood’s grain pattern.
When choosing a wood species, it is important to consider the different characteristics of each species, such as durability and appearance. Read about tree species and their characteristics at the bottom of the page. The choice affects the price of the product.
Patterned wooden flooring is also available in this tone. The different patterns are shown on the patterned wooden flooring page. Due to the extensiveness of our product range, our website does not contain images of all the available variations. The choice affects the price of the product.
The product is available in several widths. The width affects both the price and the installation method. Examples of this are 230 mm products that are glued from the end tongue and grooves, and 270 mm products that are always glued to the underlay. Patterned wooden flooring is always installed by gluing it to the underlay. The choice affects the price of the product.
Knottiness – that is, the grade of the wood – refers to the amount of knots and natural variations in tone of the different tree species.
Select is an almost knot-free grade that is as evenly-toned as can be. Available for oak, ash and larch.
Classic is the most natural grade, with small and medium-sized knots and holes filled with wood cement as well as the variations in shade that are natural for wood.
Larch Natural grade is characterised by knottiness and significant colour variations. Filled knots, as well as round knot patches and oval patches are allowed within the grade. Available for larch.
Vintage is the knottiest and most coarse-grained grade, with no limit on the number or size of knots. Even cracks and large knot holes filled with wood cement are allowed.
Olive is an ash grade with a dark heartwood alongside a light sapwood.
The Design grade is its own grade of patterned wooden flooring, and is similar to the Classic grade.
Surface treatment refers to surface sanding or brushing. Brushing raises the grain pattern of the wood to the surface, exposing the structure. The brushed surface is comfortable to stand on barefoot and is recommended for families with pets and children, as scratches are not as visible as they are on smooth-polished surfaces. Sanded surfaces are flat and smooth, which facilitates cleaning. The choice does not affect the price of the product.
Our products are available with a choice of two finishes: hard wax oil or matte lacquer. Both finishes are UV-cured, making them moisture-repellent and easy to care for. The hard wax-oiled surface is not slippery and can be repaired in places if necessary. It does not require regular maintenance oiling (such as natural oiling), but is waxed according to wear. The matte-lacquered surface provides greater abrasion resistance, and is therefore an excellent choice for lobbies, hallways and kitchens, for instance. The choice does not affect the price.
The product is available with either 5G WiseLoc locking joints or conventional adhesive joints. Some products or widths are available with only a glued tongue and groove (e.g. 270 mm wide product and patterned wooden flooring). The choice does not affect the price.
“Quality flooring ages like wine and doesn’t sag”
Our floor is 185 mm Oak Classic Cream (brushed and hard wax-oiled) and was installed in 2016. Our home is an apartment in a house built in 1913. There are just two residents, no pets.
Timberwise is a Finnish company that makes environmentally friendly products, which fits our values. Our home is a valuable apartment in the centre of Helsinki, so the floor also had to suit the dignified atmosphere of the apartment. But it also had to be comfortable and understated, and a harmonious match for our bohemian interior. Our floor meets all these requirements. After almost five years, I’m still entirely satisfied with our choice. Timberwise’s flooring is first-class and stands the test of time beautifully – even in the hallway and kitchen. High-quality flooring ages like wine, and does not sag. I’d go so far as to say that a Timberwise floor in an old house only gets better with time, becoming a perfect part of the overall interior.
I have designed dozens of Timberwise floors. It also says something that over the years I have received nothing but positive customer feedback about them.
Oak Cream is beautifully subdued, and as the name implies is cream in tone, making it a perfect alternative to a shade of red or grey for a floor.
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.