WOOD SPECIES AND GRADES

Timberwise parquets are made of traceable, ethical and ecological wood. We use do not use exotic or endangered wood species.

OAK

Quercus Robur

Hard and heavy wood species
PEFC-certified European white oak
Brinell hardness 2.9–4.1 HB

BASIC DATA

Species Description and Appearance

There are approx. 200–300 different species of oak in the world. An oak grows to 30 metres and for up to 300 years. Oak is a hard, heavy and strong, as well as a fairly straight-grained tree. It is warm brown in colour. The sapwood and heartwood are clearly distinguishable. The colour of heartwood darkens with age. The reflective patterns caused by the medullary rays are a hallmark of oak’s appearance.

Oak as a Flooring Material

As a flooring material, oak is hard and durable and a safe choice for almost all kinds of interiors. Considering its weight, oak does not move much and is therefore a popular interior decoration material.
Timberwise uses PEFC-certified European white oak.

Areas of Use

Private spaces: Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and corridors

Public spaces: Restaurants, hotels, offices and entrance halls

Oak grades and technical data
OAK GRADES
OAK SELECT

The Select grade is carefully selected, evenly coloured and almost knotless. The grade allows the filling of pin knots, the natural reflective pattern of oak, i.e., the pattern created by the medullary rays of the tree, and colour variation caused by the grain pattern.

OAK CLASSIC

Classic is a natural-looking grade in which the natural grain pattern and colour variation of the wood are clearly visible. The natural knottiness of wood with a few small knots is allowed within the Classic grade. The Classic grade also allows small knot groups, the so-called cat paws, as well as the filling of knots.

OAK RUSTIC

True to its name, Rustic is a rough and knotty grade. The Rustic grade is characterised by the strong colour variations and an unlimited number of both small and large knots. Slight oxidation and small dents in knot fillings are allowed.

OAK VINTAGE

The Oak Vintage Grade is similar to the Rustic grade, except that it also allows large filled knots and cracks. An old and authentic-looking grade for which several different tones are available.

TECHNICAL DATA
PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

Length = 2,180 mm (also lengths 2,080, 2,000 and 1,818 mm are allowed)
Width = 158, 185 (upon special order, 230 and 270 mm
Thickness = approx. 14,5 mm

STANDARDS AND EMISSIONS

The technical measurements of the product meet the requirements of the European standards set for parquets. The formaldehyde emission is one tenth of the M1 emission classification (test result report VTT2643/00). The adhesives and surface treatment materials are manufactured in accordance with EN 1432342 quality standards.

TREATMENT OPTIONS AND SURFACE TREATMENTS

Oak is available with both a sanded and brushed surface, and its colour selection is the widest in Timberwise. Oak can be treated with a clear satin, matte or tinted wax oil. The lacquer options are satin and matte lacquers. Oak is also available as untreated, meaning that the customer can apply the preferred treatment on the spot.

ASH

Fraxinus excelsior

Hard and heavy wood species
PEFC-certified European wood
Brinell hardness 3.2–4.7 HB

BASIC DATA

Species Description and Appearance

Ash is considered a hardwood deciduous tree. It grows in humid areas of Europe, Caucasia and Asia Minor. The heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguishable. The sapwood is thick and almost white. With age, a clear heartwood formation is created, and it is sharply distinguished as grey, brownish or olive-coloured. The timber is unevenly patterned by different tones, veined or striped, and appears very decorative for that reason. The wood is resilient, heavy and hard.

Ash as a Flooring Material

As a flooring material, ash is hard and durable as well as popular due to its nuanced colour and varying structure. Different surface treatment options give ash character and make it a very trendy flooring material. In addition to residential rooms, ash is also excellently suited for use in public spaces where a unique and strong look is desired.

Areas of Use

Private spaces: Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and corridors

Public spaces: Restaurants, hotels, offices and entrance halls

Ash grades and technical data
ASH GRADES
ASH SELECT

The Select grade is carefully selected, subdued and almost knotless with an evenly coloured general tone. For this harmonic grade, the natural colour variation caused by the grain pattern, as well as healthy light pit knots are allowed.

ASH CLASSIC

The Classic grade is a natural-looking grade in which the wood’s natural grain pattern, color variation and small individual dark knots are clearly visible. The general coloring of Classic is slightly darker than Select. In the Classic grade fillings are allowed. The Classic grade is manufactured with white surface treatment.

ASH OLIVE

The Olive grade has been named after the dark heartwood, which is also called ‘olive’. The variation in appearance between different boards may be significant, and part of the boards may be without the dark heartwood. Knots, knot groups and filling of knots is also allowed for this grade.

TECHNICAL DATA
PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

Length = 2,180 mm
(also lengths 2,080, 2,000 and 1,818 mm are allowed)
Width = 158 mm
Thickness = approx. 14,5 mm

STANDARDS AND EMISSIONS

The technical measurements of the product meet the requirements of the European standards set for parquets. The formaldehyde emission is one tenth of the M1 emission classification (test result report VTT2643/00). The adhesives and surface treatment materials are manufactured in accordance with EN 1432342 quality standards.

TREATMENT OPTIONS AND SURFACE TREATMENTS

Ash is available with both a sanded and brushed surface, or lacquered or wax oiled. Ash is also available as untreated meaning that the customer can apply the preferred treatment on the spot.

LARCH

Larix decidua and Larix sibirica

Strong colour variation and knottiness
PEFC-certified Austrian wood
Brinell hardness 2.2–3.0 HB

BASIC DATA

Species Description and Appearance

Larch is a valued softwood species. The colour of its heartwood is reddish brown. The sapwood is light-coloured. The timber is characterised by the strongly developed heartwood and summerwood parts. One of the central characteristics of this wood species is its better wear resistance compared with other softwood species. It is also more sensitive to variations in humidity and dryness than hardwood. The wood is very rot-resistant and resilient.

Larch as a Flooring Material

As a flooring material, larch is significantly harder than other softwood. Its tightly grained look and beautiful, reddish-brown colour are perfectly suited for many locations where a durable flooring with some character is desired. Larch flooring combines an amazing appearance with good wear resistance. Larch is not recommended for installation with underfloor heating, unless a relative humidity between 40–60 RH can be constantly guaranteed. In drier conditions, cracks may appear in the wood material in question.

Areas of Use

Private spaces: Living rooms, bedrooms and less-used rooms
Public spaces: Less-used rooms, galleries, museums and spaces not sensitive to wear

Larch grades and technical data
LARCH GRADES
LARCH

Larch is manufactured in a single standard grade which allows the natural grain pattern of the wood, colour variation and, in addition to natural knots, also round and filled knots, knot cracks and pitch pockets.

NOTE! Larch is characterised by its knottiness and significant colour variations. The colour of larch naturally varies from a light yellowish to a reddish colour.

TECHNICAL DATA
PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS

Length = 2,500 mm
(also lengths 2,180, 2,080, 2,000 and 1,818 are allowed)
Width = 185 mm
Thickness = approx. 14,5 mm

STANDARDS AND EMISSIONS

The technical measurements of the product meet the requirements of the European standards set for parquets. The formaldehyde emission is one tenth of the M1 emission classification (test result report VTT2643/00). The adhesives and surface treatment materials are manufactured in accordance with EN 1432342 quality standards.

TREATMENT OPTIONS AND SURFACE TREATMENTS

Larch is available with both a sanded and brushed surface. In addition to a satin and matte wax oil treatment, larch is also available with a tinted wax oil treatment. The lacquer options are satin and matte lacquer. Larch is also available as untreated meaning that the customer can apply the preferred treatment on the spot.