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New Managing Director for Timberwise

Timberwise has a new Managing Director MSc (Econ.) Mika Tuunainen.

Mr. Tuunainen started in Timberwise 15.1.2018 when our founder and owner Mr. Mäkitalo gave up his CEO position and continues in the future as the Chairman of the board. Mr. Mäkitalo has a great trust to Mr. Tuunainen:

“There is a time for everything. Timberwise will become 20 years this year and I will have a bit more. Therefore, I will finally step back and continue in the future as the Chairman of the Board. MSc (Econ.) Mr. Tuunainen, 47 years, who started as our Managing Director in the middle of January 2018 represents new era and innovations in our young Team Timberwise. Mr. Tuunainen has a very strong know-how and experience and has all my support.”

Mr. Tuunainen has a very long experience from international sales, brand products and
management. We wish Mr. Tuunainen very welcome as a part of our Team Timberwise!








Mr. Mika Tuunainen contact information Tel. +358 40 128 3651, email:


The Timberwise wooden floors and pets

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether our wooden floors are suitable for households with pets and which of our products is the most suitable option.

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The Timberwise wooden floors are indeed a suitable option for households with pets, and with the correct surface treatments, the floor remains beautiful for longer. Here we shall approach the subject from the point of view of the most common pets, i.e., cats and dogs.

In households with cats or dogs, we recommend that you select brushing and wax oiling as the surface treatments for your floor. Brushing provides a better grip for the paws and makes small scratch marks less distinguishable. The benefit of the wax oil treatment is that it can be applied again later, if necessary.



Our wooden floors are completely made of natural wood, meaning that the floor will expand and shrink according to the prevailing conditions. It is actually quite impossible to achieve a natural wooden surface that does not move at all. Our wooden floors include 3.5 millimeters of wear surface, due to which they can be resanded up to two times.

We recommend that you maintain the floor regularly, i.e., vacuum-clean and wipe it with a damp mop weekly. It is also advisable to monitor the degree of wear on the wax-oiled surfaces, particularly in the kitchen and hallway, and perform the treatment again, if necessary.

Create the Timberwise floor of your dreams by combining different elements

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.


Timberwise had a huge success in Habitare exhibition

Timberwise launched new design floors, decoration walls and furniture collection in Habitare. Fair visitors were eager to welcome these design novelties. Finnish Interiors Journalists awarded Harri Koskinen’s design floor “Kolmio” as one of the most interesting Finnish interior design products of the year 2017. 

Timberwise twise 10152_final_nettiHabitare-exhibition was floor celebration to Timberwise. First day at Habitare Timberwise launched design novelties to journalists. Products are designed by famous Finnish designers Harri Koskinen and Ville Kokkonen. The novelties include design floor concept from Harri Koskinen and design wall concept from Ville Kokkonen. Novelties attracted and interested both journalists and fair visitors.


Dark blue living room in Timberwise’s fair stand was one of most photographed stand in Habitare and got a lot of attention at social media. The floor in living room was produced for the honor of Finland 100 years. The idea came from our owner/CEO Mr. Markku Mäkitalo. Birch floor is hundred percent Finnish product: Birch bottom layer, birch middle layer, birch top layer, glued with Kiilto glues and treated with Tikkurila surface treatment products.


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The Association of Interiors Journalists has selected the 12 best Finnish interior design products of the year 2017. They represent the editors’ choices as part of Habitare Fair in Messukeskus. Timberwise’s novelty product K2 Design Parquet by Harri Koskinen was awarded as one of the best products.

Design novelties are here

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Timberwise launched its Design novelties last week in Habitare Exhibition in Helsinki. Design novelties are the result from our co-operation with Finnish top designers Harri Koskinen and Ville Kokkonen. Design novelties includes design floor, wall and furniture concepts. 

Habitare exhibition visitors were the first ones to explore Timberwise design novelties which are designed by famous Finnish designers Harri Koskinen and Ville Kokkonen. The novelties include design floor concept from Harri Koskinen and design wall concept from Ville Kokkonen. Both gentlemen also designed furniture to be made from our parquet into our new Twise Collection. Twise Collection also includes Timberwise in-house designed products, for example Twise dining table. All the novelties are produced from 1-strip parquet. Our unique marine birch plywood structure enables this.

All the launched products are excellent examples of our unique birch plywood structure’s advantages, and showing that our products can be turned into many other things than just floor! These new concepts allow us to maximize the use of our raw material and possible leftovers from the installations. The product development is continuous and the product range will grow in the near future. Currently the product range includes design bench and chairs, dining table, sofa table, etc.

The design novelties are introduced in our Timberwise Design Projects web page (in Finnish currently) and you may make inquiries on the products by contacting us through


Happy Midsummer 2017

Team Timberwise wishes you all happy and relaxing Midsummer 2017! We will be relaxing and charging our batteries by celebrating the Midsummer Festival during 23. – 25.6.2017. We will be back on work again on 26.6.2017.

We would like to remind you also about the approaching maintenance break which is during 3. – 16.7.2017. During that time there will not be any production. We will start our engines again on Monday 17.7.2017. Please remember to consider this when planning your schedules and orders.

Please find below some Finnish Midsummer myths. Please note that Timberwise will not take any responsibility on this if you choose to try some :-)

1. Roll in dew
If you roll around naked in a wheat field, your future husband will appear in your life within a year. Dew was believed to have a healing effect and rolling in it was supposed to make you beautiful and healthy. Earlier, dew was even collected in cloths and pressed into bottles for the year to come.

2. Put a spell on a field
Find a four-leafed clover from the yard in the evening. Hide the clover under your shirt, next to your bosom. When the clock strikes midnight, let your hair loose and run to the field. Go around the field three times. When the person of your fancy will eat bread made out of the wheat from that specific field, he will fall in love with you.

3. Collect eight flowers
Collect eight different types of flowers from as many meadows. When going to bed, put the bouquet underneath your pillow. You will see “the one” in your dream. Flowers and plants have an important role in Midsummer celebrations. Previously, it was common to scatter tree leaves on the floors and build tree houses in the yards. Even cows were decorated with garlands, so as to secure a good year for the cattle and milk production.

4. Foresee from threads
On the day of Midsummer, go to a field of barley. Tie different coloured threads to sprouts of the exact same length. Each colour of the thread has its own meaning. For instance, black colour signifies sorrow, red – love. You can also decide the meaning of the colours yourself. The next morning, go back to see which one of the sprouts has grown the longest during the night. The colour of that thread will tell your destiny for the coming year.

5. Tie a bath whisk
Bath whisks are always made for the Midsummer sauna. They are usually made out of birch as its fresh leaves are soft and have a lovely fragrance. For your magic spell, the Midsummer bath whisk should be made out of eight different tree and flower types. After the sauna, throw the whisk on the roof of the sauna. Climb up after it and see where to the stem of the whisk points. That is the direction from which your future fiancé will come.

6. Listen to the first sound
In the wee hours of the night, climb up somewhere high – on a hill, on top of a fell or a big rock. To a place where it is easy to hear surrounding sounds. Your future husband will come from the same direction as the first sound of the morning. If you hear music, it means an approaching wedding. If you hear a child crying, it is a sign of birth.


Face behind Timberwise – Brand Director Laura Lankinen

Face behind Timberwise – Brand Director Laura Lankinen was presented in one of the main Finnish interior magazine Deko “Good fellow” column in the June issue. This was a great honor for Laura, both in personal and professional way and we are very proud of her. Laura is the member of our family company’s family and has been working in Timberwise since the beginning.

You can check the article written by interior journalist Anna-Kaisa Huusko and photographed by Tommi Tuomi from the pages 24-27. The whole magazine is now in the shops or you can check the payable digital version from here.

Enjoy your reading moment!

New Showroom and renewed office premises

Since the product range of Timberwise has been growing continuously, last spring we had to face the fact that our showroom was utterly becoming too small. We also needed more office premises due to the increase of our personnel. Our owner and CEO Mr. Markku Mäkitalo made fast plans and decisions and already on summer 2016 the construction and renovation works started in Timberwise. At the same time we decided to update the office interior.

The constructional changes of renovation were designed by Architect Hannu Vaisto and Markku Mäkitalo. Together they planned the reorganization of the office premises and the extension upwards, when our office grew into 2 floors. To the second floor we got a spacious showroom of over 200 m2 where we can keep also trainings for bigger groups in addition to large product exhibition.

We wanted the interior renovation to reflect Timberwise’s values; quality, durability and elegance. Because of this it was natural choice for us to hire interior designer Helena Karihtala (Interior Desing Helena Karihtala) to design the renovation. Helena took into consideration the above mentioned points and our wish to use as much Timberwise products as possible. In addition we asked her to favor domestic producers when choosing furniture and lights. The end result was guaranteed Helena design –stylish, pure quality, harmonic and the colors match seamlessly! In every way beautiful and Timberwise looking.

We executed most of the renovation based to Helena’s design plan during the summer and autumn, and the rest will be executed according to the need. The first official use of new showroom was in our Christmas party for employers. And the first official house warming party was this spring with the best company when the interior media and bloggers came to visit Timberwise. We will be inviting more and more our customers and co-operators to visit our new premises. We will be giving both product training and installation training as well as offer our showroom for designers’ to visit with their customers.

In the interior we used widely Timberwise products in floors, walls and even in furniture. Cozy and clear style sofa group is from Hakola, gorgeous lights from Innolux, stylish sanitary furniture from Ido and faucets from Oras. Showroom and negotiation space chairs are from our co-operator Restatop which is a top public space furnisher. All the big windows upstairs and office windows were from local producer Domus Oy.

Timberwise thanks everyone involved in our renovation. Thank you also for photographer Ulla-Maija Lähteenmäki from our PR-Office Dream Cozy for the beautiful picture below.

Welcome to visit renewed Timberwise!


Happy Easter from Timberwise

Timberwise wishes Happy Easter to all the partners and customers! We hope that it will as sunny and bright as our Oak Sunshine Yellow.

We will be closed for Easter Holiday during 14. – 17.4.2017 and will be back in office again on 18th April at 8AM.


Timberwise in Domotex Asia exhibition

Timberwise took part to the Domotex Asia exhibition in Shanghai on 21. – 23.3.2017 with its importer Family Flooring. Our products were well showed in the stand and received very good interest within the exhibition visitors.

Our Sales Director Artem Kansin and Marketing Manager Laura Lankinen attended the show and also visited the local Family showrooms in Shanghai. Products were well placed in the showrooms and will get even better placement within the next showroom replacement.

Especially in China the importance of clean indoor air is very high and appreciated due to the low quality of air in the big cities. The Allergy Label of Timberwise is very good and heavy argument in the Asian market.

Below are pictures from the exhibition and the showrooms in Shanghai.

New pictures are here!

Now they are finally here, the amazing and beautiful new pictures of Timberwise. These pictures were created by dream team Joanna Laajisto (art directing), Susanna Vento (styling) and Mikko Ryhänen (photography).

In the beginning of this year, Timberwise had 2 weeks of photo shooting in Helsinki. We photo shooted over 30 products, took over 100 pictures and here you have the result, beautiful pictures of beautiful floors created by such a professional dream team.

Naturally the project started already well before during last year, when Joanna and Susanna went through the products to be photographed with Timberwise, decided the styles and overall needs for each product. After that there was producing the material, searching for the locations and props, building the sets and taking the pictures.

This was a huge project for Timberwise since in numbers it looks like this:

Enormous amount of designing and planning hours, prepping and working beforehand,  10 photo shooting days, 3 different locations, 90 hours of building, installing and photoshooting, 31 floors, 500 m2 of parquet and monumental amount of props. 

We thank from our heart following companies for co-operation:  Ikea, Svanefors, Familon, Polish Design, Ellos, Roots Living, Adea, Westerberg, Finnish Design Shop, Menu, Flos, Stockmann, Lokal, Plootu, Tikkurila, IMG Interiors.

For the photo shooting locations we thank Nougat Showroom, Studio Liisa Valonen and Susanna Vento.

We thank everyone who made this possible for us!

Pine parquet removed from product range

TIMBERWISE REMOVES PINE PARQUET FROM ITS PRODUCT RANGE. Due to the long time continued lack of demand for Pine parquet Timberwise has decided to remove Pine products from its product range. The removal will be immediate.

We have removed the Pine products and information from our webpages and it will not be in our new brochure and price list which will be out during this spring. Naturally the old brochures and price lists still have it, but we have informed our retailers to take the samples out and to inform their customers about the product removal.

For the soft wood customers we recommend Larch products. Timberwise will launch new treatments for larch during year 2017. Larch is also more durable and harder than pine. Larch parquets will have wider color range from where to choose. More information about Larch product you can find from our web pages.

Happy New Year 2017!

Team Timberwise wishes everyone Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017! 

We will return to work on 2nd January 2017 again. Lets make the new year great together!



Timberwise wishes Merry Christmas

Timberwise will be celebrating Christmas and Holiday Season starting from the 22nd December.2016 at 2 PM. We will return to work on 2nd January 2017 at 8 AM.

Team Timberwise wants to thank all of our co-operators and customers for the past year. We wish you all Happy Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2017!



Timberwise summer time schedule

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Timberwise office will be serving its customers throughout the whole summer, but our production will have a two week maintenance break at the end of July. During these weeks we will be delivering goods limitedly from the factory.

Maintenance break will be during 18. – 31.7.2016 (weeks 29 – 30)

We ask you to consider this when planning your schedules and orders. Our delivery time currently is approx. 2-3 weeks from the order (standard products). During and just before the maintenance break it is good to check the delivery time separately from the factory.

You can reach us during the whole summer from +358 2 7636420 or


Timberwise wooden floors in Vitra & Artek Showroom

Timberwise is the floor supplier of wooden floors to Vitra & Artek showroom in Tokyo, Japan. This is such an honor for us and we appreciate it very much.

The showroom is working as Vitra & Artek office as well and the customers and designers visit them daily. We are extremely proud of them seeing the Finnish Timberwise quality wooden floor in the showroom office! This is very valuable public space reference for us.

The Vitra & Artek Showroom project in Japan was taken care by our Japanese importer AD World which is specialized in wooden floors and interior materials. The showroom office floor is Timberwise oak parquet Vintage RUKA, sanded wax oiled.

Bright colors from Timberwise

The oak parquet PINK we launched last year was just a beginning! We have now launched more bright colors from Timberwise to our oak parquets. We have both lovely bright colors as well as beautiful shades. With these only the imagination is the limit.

These delicious bright colors give one the opportunity to cheer up for example children rooms, living rooms or studies at home. Or in the public spaces like restaurants, stores, offices, hotels one can brighten up or separate spaces from each other with these colors. And no one is limiting the use of these only to floors! Our oak parquets can be installed to the wall as well, or even to the ceiling. We can also tailor colors to projects, so almost everything is possible. Even though the color is covering the brushing of the surface brings the wood grain visible keeping the outlook of a wooden floor.

May we present the Spring 2016 novelty bright colors (click the picture bigger):

All the novelty colors are brushed and matte lacquered. Above are only some of our novelty colors, since we have been busy. So there are more colors to come and do remember also the possibility of tailoring colors for projects. The novelty products will be presented by our retailers during the spring – summer 2016, until then you may order the sample pieces directly from the e-mail:

Follow us in our social media and see what next that we come up is 😉

Happy Easter from Timberwise

Team Timberwise wishes happy and relaxing Easter time to everyone!

Timberwise will be on Easter holiday during 25. – 28.3.2016. Back in office again on Tuesday 29.3.2016.














Timbewise 2016 Novelty Oak SUNSHINE YELLOW, brushed matte lacquered in the picture.

Timberwise wooden floorings in media year 2015

Year 2015 is almost over, and it is good time to look back how it was for us in the media point of view. The year has been very good for us! We have been extremely well visible in the Finnish media, and also some internationally. Timberwise is very pleased and honored about all the visibility it has received.

Please see here how it was:


Merry Christmas from Timberwise

Team Timberwise wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 to all of our customers, partners and co-operators!

We thank you for the past year and wish you prosperous coming year.

We will be on Christmas holiday during 24.12.2015 – 6.1.2016, and will be back on duty again on 7.1.2016. Our office has a phone service during 28. – 31.12.2015 and you can reach us from +358 2 7636420.

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Team Timberwise presents

May we present you our Team Timberwise Customer Service / Office. With this team we serve you customers every day, and we do our best to help you with all and any parquet flooring issues.

We can provide you service with following languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Russian, French and Spanish.

Our Export Sales Assistant Sari Rauhala’s picture and information will be updated here later.

Our contact information you can find from here.

Team Timberwise – how may we help you?

Markku Mäkitalo - Perustaja, omistaja ja toimitusjohtaja

Markku Mäkitalo – Founder, Owner, CEO/President

 Artem Kansin - Myyntijohtaja

Artem Kansin – VP / Sales Director

Laura Lankinen - Markkinointipäällikkö

Laura Lankinen – Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager

Jorma Rajala - Avainasiakaspäällikkö  Skandinavia ja Saksankieliset markkinat

Jorma Rajala – Key Account Manager, Scandinavia and German speaking countries

Mikko Varjokorpi - Aluemyyjä Länsi-, Itä. ja Pohjois-Suomi

Mikko Varjokorpi – Domestic Sales

Tuomas Ahokallio -  Aluemyyjä Etelä- ja Kaakkois-Suomi

Tuomas Ahokallio – Domestic Sales

Elena Järvinen - Myyntiassistentti kotimaa, venäjänkieliset alueet

Elena Järvinen – Domestic Sales Assistant, Russian speaking countries

Juho Konkka - Asiakaspalvelu ja laskutus

Juho Konkka – Customer Service and Invoicing

Seija Saari - Ostoreskontra

Seija Saari – Invoices

Petri Jalo - Käyttöpäällikkö

Petri Jalo – Production and Maintenance

Keijo Puhakka - Tuotannonsuunnittelu

Keijo Puhakka – Production planning

Marko Mäkilä - Varasto, lähetykset, asennukset

Marko Mäkilä – Warehouse, Deliveries and Installation

Jussi Mulari - Kunnossapito

Jussi Mulari – Maintenance



Happy Father’s day

Timberwise wishes on 8th November 2015 Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world!

“Some Super heroes don’t have capes… They are called DAD!”

Wishes Team Timberwise

Timberwise wooden floors in Wallpaper magazine

Timberwise has been honored by having its flooring shown in world widely appreciated WALLPAPER magazine! This is such an honor for us and we are very proud of it.

The Wallpaper Magazine’s journalist Sujata Burman visited the Signals exhibition by trend analyst Susanna Björklund in September in Helsinki and made an article about her visit to the magazine. Timberwise produced, provided and installed all the floors to the Signal exhibition, and are nicely shown in the pics. We thank Susanna about our co-operation and will definitively continue the good work with her.

From the below you can read the article from Wallpaper Magazine and Susanna’s greetings for us who were part of the exhibition.

Read the article from here: 

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Oak Handwashed HUSKY, brushed matte lacquered floor in In Between space

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Oak Classic NORDIC, brushed hard wax oiled floor in Simplify space


Habitare Thanks-5


Oak Handwashed CARBON WHITE, brushed matte lacquered floor in Positive Psychology space

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Oak WENGE, brushed matte lacquered floor in Deep space

Habitare Thanks-7


Our beautiful Design parquet Oak Herringbone LIGHT YLLÄS, sanded matte lacquered in the Lounge area

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Timberwise finalist in Good Design 2015

Timberwise has been honored with finalist title in the prospected Good Design 2015 competition in Poland. Our novelty 2015 product Oak parquet Handwashed HUSKY, brushed matte lacquered has been chosen as a finalist in the category “New Production Materials”.

The Good Design Competition is a nationwide design competition held annually by the Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego, IWP). The Competition awards well-designed products of different purpose: from broadly defined household equipment, working environment and public space, means of transport to services, new materials, graphic design and packaging. After the pre-selection process, the products undergo a two-stage design evaluation: by the IWP expert team and afterwards by the international and multidisciplinary jury. Products nominated for the Final Stage are presented on the Good Design Exhibition held at the IWP premises during 22. – 29.10.2015.

Timberwise may thank its active partner  Lares Sp. J. E i M. Szyszkowscy in Poland who signed up our product into this competition.

More information about the competition you may find from here: 

Let us mention some of the “modest” finalists/winners from the previous years: Mazda, Samsung, Giant Electrolux, BoConcept Siemens, Hansgrohe and BMW.

Let us all wish our product Oak parquet Handwashed HUSKY a good luck and success in the Good Design 2015 Competition! The winners are announced in the Final Gala after the Good Design Exhibition.


Timberwise taking part to ID Helsinki professional event

Timberwise is having its own booth in the new event for interior architecture professionals in Finland, ID Helsinki, which will be held on 8. – 9.9.2015 in Event Center Telakka in Helsinki, Finland.

ID Helsinki 2015 is a new 2-day event being held in Helsinki that brings together interior architecture and design professionals. The event consists of exhibition stands, topical discussions and keynote speeches, as well an Afternoon Party. ID Helsinki answers the demand for a short-duration, intensive commercial event for professionals in the interior architecture and design field in Finland. During the design week in Helsinki, ID is the only fair event that is built up only for the professional visitors.

The venue for the first ID Helsinki is the Event Center Telakka in Hernesaari, Helsinki. You may check the companies taking part to event from here:

Timberwise is presenting its traditional products as well as its new Design Parquets in ID Helsinki at booth ID_081. We will also present our products’ advantages for the public space use and why our floor is a long lasting and worth the money investment.

The event organizer will support all participants with further promotional materials. Visitor registration on admission is free of charge, and where consent has been given, the exhibitors will receive a register of visitors.You may register directly from here .

Timberwise welcomes all the project people, architects and designer as well as students to visit our booth ID_081 and to get more information on Finnish quality wooden floors!

Team Timberwise wishes Happy Midsummer Festival to everyone!

Team Timberwise will be celebrating the Midsummer Festival during 19.-21.6.2015 and wants to wish you all a Happy Midsummer Festival. We will be back in office on 22.6.2015. From below you may read some facts and myths about the Finnish Midsummer.


Before 1316 the summer solstice was called Ukon juhla (“Ukko’s celebration”) after the Finnish god Ukko. In Karelian tradition, many bonfires were burned side by side, the biggest of which was called Ukko-kokko (the “Old Man Bonfire”; the prefix ukko- is used in Finnish to denote notable or particularly large objects or entities). After the celebrations were Christianized, the holiday became known as juhannus after John the Baptist (Finnish: Johannes Kastaja).

Since 1955, the holiday has always been on a Saturday (between June 20 and June 26). Earlier it was always on June 24. Many of the celebrations of midsummer take place on Midsummer Eve, when many workplaces are closed and shops must close their doors at noon.

In the Finnish midsummer celebration, bonfires (Finnish kokko) are very common and are burned at lakesides and by the sea. Often branches from birch trees (koivu) are placed on both side of the front door to welcome visitors. Swedish-speaking Finns often celebrate by erecting a midsummer or maypole (Swedish midsommarstång, majstång). Some Finland Swedes call the holiday Johannes after the Finnish term juhannus – or more accurately after the Biblical John the Baptist (=”Johannes Döparen” in Swedish).

In folk magic, midsummer was a very potent night and the time for many small rituals, mostly for young maidens seeking suitors and fertility. Will-o’-the-wisps were believed to appear at midsummer night, particularly to finders of the mythical “fern in bloom” and possessors of the “fern seed”, marking a treasure. In the old days, maidens would use special charms and bend over a well, naked, in order to see their future husband’s reflection. In another tradition that continues still today, an unmarried woman collects seven different flowers and places them under her pillow to dream of her future husband.

An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland’s location spanning around the Arctic Circle the nights near the Midsummer Day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time. The temperature can vary between 0 °C and +30 °C, with an average of about +20 °C in the South.

Many Finns leave the cities for Midsummer and spend time in the countryside. Nowadays many spend a few days there, and some Finns take their whole vacation in a cottage. Rituals include bonfires, cookouts, a sauna and spending time together. Heavy drinking is also associated with the Finnish midsummer.

Many music festivals of all sizes are organized on the Midsummer weekend. It is also common to start summer holidays on Midsummer Day. For many families the Midsummer is the time when they move to the countryside to their summer cottage by the sea or lake. Midsummer is also a Finnish Flag Day where the flag is hoisted at 6 pm on Midsummer’s Eve and flown all night till 9 pm the following evening. Finnish Canadians in the New Finland district, Saskatchewan, Canada celebrate Juhannus.


Timberwise’s 2015 summer time schedule

Dear Timberwise partner and customer, we would like to inform you that Timberwise will have 2 week maintenance break during 29.6. – 12.7.2015 (weeks 27-28). During this time we can supply only limitedly from the stock. We hope that you will consider this when planning your schedules and orders. Our office will be serving you through out the whole summer.

Team Timberwise wishes great summer time to its partners!

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Timberwise wishes Happy first of May 2015!

Team Timberwise wishes all very happy, bubbling and tasty First of May 2015!

We will be celebrating First of May starting from today 30.4.2015 at 16:00, and will be back in office on Monday 4.5.2015 again. 

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Timberwise exhibits in Middle East Covering Dubai

Timberwise will take part into the Middle East Covering Exhibition with its distributor Nahar Building Materials LLC on 18-21.5.2015. All the 2015 Novelty products will be presented in the exhibition on Sheik  Saeed Hall, stand S D51.

Middle East Covering 2015 is the Middle East’s newest and the only event for Flooring & Wall covering products and equipment and will be concurrently held with INDEX and Workspace exhibition. It is the only exhibition in the Middle East dedicated to the flooring, wall covering and surfaces industry. Middle East Coverings will fill the gap of carpet & flooring exhibition in MENA region.

Timberwise will bring to the exhibition its 2015 Novelties, Oak PINK, Oak Beach House WHITE, Oak Industrial FERRO and TITAN and Oak Handwashed BOLE and HUSKY alongside the Dubai stock items and the wide product range. There are over 40 colors presented on the stand S D51 – come and pick your favorite ones!

Timberwise and Nahar will be organizing a lucky raffle between the stand visitors, a new iPhone 6 phone will be raffled on the last day of the exhibition between all the visitors coming to the stand. Come and check premium quality Timberwise full plank products, only wooden flooring granted with Allergy Label, in our stand in Sheikh Saeed Hall, stand no. S D51! You can upload our Press release from here

Timberwise and Nahar people will help you with all the wooden flooring matters, Nahar also provides the installation service, and we can help you in 7 languages: English, Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish, Hindi and Finnish.

Welcome to meet us in Middle East Covering Exhibition! And with some luck, you will be the happy owner of new iPhone 6!

Bronda with Timberwise parquet in top 10

The Guardian magazine has listed the 10 coolest restaurants in the world, and the Restaurant Bronda in Helsinki, with gorgeous Timberwise Oak Herringbone flooring is on the top of the list!

Timberwise congratulates the Restaurant Bronda and its owners Mr. Tomi Björck and Mr. Matti Wikberg, as well as the genius behind the interior, designer of the restaurant Mr. Risto Wikberg from Futudesign.

Timberwise is very proud to be part of this outstandingly cool restaurant!

You can read the the Guardian magazine from here.

Also the Helsingin Sanomat (Finland’s main newspaper) has noted and published this. You can check the Helsingin Sanomat article from here.


Timberwise 2015 Parquet Novelties

May we present the 2015 unbelievably gorgeous novelty parquets! In the honor of New Year, Timberwise is launching 7 new parquets which both supports our existing product range as well as lifts us to a totally new level. Lay back and enjoy, there is something for every taste in our novelty parquets!

For the relaxed and luxurious style we recommend the marvelous Southampton style Oak BEACH HOUSE WHITE parquet. 

For the ones seeking for more graphic and modern look we recommend the Oak Industrial FERRO and TITAN parquets – perfect choice for example to Loft apartments!

If you prefer more natural taste, Oak Handwashed BOLE and HUSKY cherish that style. And of course the Larch Vintage FLAME which brings the nature into your home.

And as a cherry on the top we have the latest Color Collection newcomer, Oak PINK! Choose PINK when you really want to show off!

Oak Beach House WHITE, brushed matt lacquered:

Oak Industrial FERRO, brushed matt lacquered:

Oak Industrial TITAN, brushed matt lacquered:

Oak Handwashed BOLE, brushed matt lacquered:

Oak Handwashed HUSKY, brushed matt lacquered:

Larch Vintage FLAME, brushed matt lacquered:


And the cherry on the top, may we present you Oak PINK, brushed matt lacquered:

Timberwise wishes Happy New Year 2015!

Team Timberwise wishes Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015 for everyone!

May your New year be A new year that brings luck and prosperity A New Year that brings happiness and joy Happy New Year!

We will start our machines again on 7th January 2015. 

Happy New Year_2015

Timberwise’s Christmas Time

Timberwise wants to wish very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of its partners,customers and everyone else!

The tempting gifts are tantalizing; 
About opening them, we are fantasizing.
The holiday foods are appetizing;
Our excitement and joy are growing and rising;
Our hearts and minds are harmonizing;
Jolly Christmas fun we’re maximizing!

Timberwise will be on Christmas holiday during 24.12.2014 – 6.1.2015. We will start our engines normally on 7.1.2015. During the “middle days” our office has a phone service, and you can reach us on +358 2 763 6420.


Timberwise press release

Timberwise’s parquets are granted Finnish Allergy Label

Timberwise joins the Design from Finland -stand at Habitare

Timberwise has been granted the right to use Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation’s Allergy Label as the first flooring manufacturer ever. Traditional Timberwise pine parquets have also been selected to Toimittajien Tusina 2014, which is an annual listing of top 12 most interesting and inspiring design products chosen by the Finnish Interior Journalists Association. Timberwise parquets are manufactured in Loimaa, Finland and at Habitare Design Fair they are displayed in a shared stand 7h68 where Key Flag- and Design from Finland -companies come together to highlight Finnish design skills. Floor of the whole stand is Timberwise’s exquisite Oak XXL parquet.

Timberwise Oy is a Finnish family-owned company located in Loimaa, which has been manufacturing single-strip parquets, also known as plank parquets, since the year 2000. Timberwise focuses on premium quality, safety and Finnish materials – at least two thirds of all the raw materials are always Finnish. Timberwise has just received the Allergy Label from the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation as the first flooring manufacturer. Timberwise uses only glue and surface treatments which contain no added formaldehyde so the parquets do not release any harmful chemicals in the air. When formaldehyde evaporates it can cause irritation in eyes and respiratory system even when the amounts are small. The causal relation between formaldehyde and asthmatic symptoms has been studied. Timberwise’s emission free parquets increase comfort of living by improving the quality of air. That is why Timberwise parquets are a safe choice also for families with children and people with allergies.

– Timberwise is a forerunner and the company shows excellent know-how in both emission free materials and high-quality raw materials. Timberwise parquets are the first flooring materials, which have qualified for the Finnish Allergy Label. They do not contain any formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds are so low that Timberwise parquets are suitable for use almost everywhere, tells Head of Communications Niki Alanko from the Allergy and Asthma Federation.

Domestic origin is a matter of heart for Timberwise

Timberwise wants to cherish Finnish wood-refining skills and therefore it has focused in keeping the manufacturing in Finland by investing in product development and manufacturing techniques and by increasing automation. Timberwise parquets have also received the Key Flag Symbol which tells about the products’ Finnish origin. At Habitare Design Fair held in Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki on 10.–14.9.2014 Timberwise joins the Key Flag- and Design from Finland -companies’ shared stand 7h68 with nine other blue and white design experts.

Timberwise’s versatile parquet range is displayed at Habitare

Timberwise manufactures plank parquets from four different types of wood: oak, ash, larch and pine. Timberwise was the first parquet manufacturer to give up using exotic species of tree on ethical grounds and to focus on manufacturing and colouring oak and ash parquets. Nowadays the company is the forerunner in colour treatments of wooden floors with one of the largest colour selections in the market. At Habitare Timberwise exhibits e.g. the grand Herringbone floors, naturally knotty larch floors and traditional Finnish pine floors, which were selected to prestigious Toimittajien Tusina 2014, the top 12 favourite design products listed by Finnish interior design journalists of Sisustustoimittajat ry.

High-quality Timberwise parquets are designed for demanding conditions

All Timberwise parquets have a solid three layer structure where the middle layer is made of Finnish birch plywood, which improves durability, instead of commonly used pine plywood. Due to their stable structure Timberwise parquets are applicable also in the most demanding conditions where temperatures and humidity vary considerably. All wood used by Timberwise is from PEFC-certified forests located in the EU region.

Companies in Design from Finland -stand 7h68 include:

Melaja Oy / Studio Eero Aarnio
By Johanna Lehtinen Oy
Sulattamo Oy / be&liv
myKolme design Oy
Arvo Piiroinen Oy
Anttila Oy / Anno-tekstiilit
Green House Effect Oy
Timberwise Oy

Floor of the stand is covered with Timberwise’s Oak XXL parquet (Tammi 260 Grey, brushed, hard wax oiled).

You can upload our press release in pdf form from here: timberwise_allergy_habitare_press release_09_2014

Timberwise’s parquets are granted Finnish Allergy Label

Timberwise has been granted the right to use Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation’s Allergy Label as the first flooring manufacturer ever. Until now no other flooring manufacturer has received it. Timberwise strongly believes that this helps them when communicating about the importance of healthy indoor air and the choice of flooring material. 

Timberwise Oy is a Finnish family-owned company located in Loimaa, which has been manufacturing single-strip parquets, also known as plank parquets, since the year 2000. Timberwise focuses on premium quality, safety and Finnish materials – at least two thirds of all the raw materials are always Finnish. Timberwise has just received the Allergy Label from the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation as the first flooring manufacturer. Timberwise uses only glue and surface treatments which contain no added formaldehyde so the parquets do not release any harmful chemicals in the air. When formaldehyde evaporates it can cause irritation in eyes and respiratory system even when the amounts are small. The causal relation between formaldehyde and asthmatic symptoms has been studied. Timberwise’s emission free parquets increase comfort of living by improving the quality of air. That is why Timberwise parquets are a safe choice also for families with children and people with allergies.

– Timberwise is a forerunner and the company shows excellent know-how in both emission free materials and high-quality raw materials. Timberwise parquets are the first flooring materials, which have qualified for the Finnish Allergy Label. They do not contain any formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds are so low that Timberwise parquets are suitable for use almost everywhere, tells Head of Communications Niki Alanko from the Allergy and Asthma Federation.

Timberwise highly appreciates the Allergy Label, and hopes that both professionals and consumers take this into account when choosing the flooring material. Timberwise for the healthier indoor air! You can find more information about the Finnish Allergy- and Asthma Federation from here.


Timberwise Pine flooring awarded by Finnish interior journalists

Timberwise was honored to have its product chosen into the well respected Toimittajien Tusina, where the Finnish Interior journalists choose 12 best Finnish interior design products every year.

This year Timberwise Pine flooring was nominated and awarded in Toimittajien Tusina ( = Journalists’ dozen). The Interior journalists respected the Finnish production, as well as the fact that 2/3 of the products is always from Finnish material. And Pine is from top to bottom fully Finnish.

The Interior Journalists commented following about Timberwise Pine flooring:

Product: In Timberwise’s ecological and non toxic products the domestic wood is shown in modern and fine way.
Company: By using the Finnish raw materials, the company is producing domestic wooden floors which are suitable in today’s homes.

Below you can read the official press release:

The 12 Best Finnish Interior Design Products of 2014

The Association of Interior Design Editors has selected the 12 best Finnish interior design products of 2014 and will present the editors’ choices as a part of Helsinki Design Week´s 10th anniversary main exhibition at the Abattoir.

The association wants to bring out the beautiful and functional Finnish design, which meets the needs of a modern daily life. The award-winning products relies not only on shape, but also stimulate the five senses and agree on our values. The selected products are largely locally produced and designed.

Take the Leap -theme, the main theme of Helsinki Design Week´s 10th anniversary, has also been highlighted in the choices of the 12 best Finnish interior design products of 2014. It means dare to bold and grow, take the leap towards the new challenges and innovations. It challenges us to look toward the future.

– The award-winning products are a combination of beautiful form, deeper thought and problem-solving ability. The designers and the manufacturers make concrete actions to create exciting new opportunities and possibilities for Finnish design and make our daily life more easier and sustainable, says Piia Pousi a chairwoman of Interior Journalists Association.

About Sisustustoimittajat NGO

The Association of Interior Design Editors consists of the journalists, who are working for the leading Finnish interior and lifestyle -magazines. The members of the association write the articles of design and interior design, plan and organize the photo shoots and follow the interior design scene locally and globally. Nowadays we have around 40 members in the association.

The Abattoir, Työpajankatu 2,
Mon–Fri 11–20, Sat–Sun 10–18, free entry
Contact: Chairwoman Piia Pousi +358 40 590 4004
Vice chairwoman Piia Kalliomäki +358 50 356 1673
Sisustustoimittajat NGO – On behalf of a functional home and good design.

Press Realese_Toimittajien Tusina 2014 in pdf file.

Timberwise in Domotex Asia Exhibition

Timberwise will be attending  the Domotex Asia exhibition, on 25th to 28th March 2014, in Shanghai, China together with its new partner Beijing DEHO Wood Flooring Ltd.

The safe, ecological and high quality Timberwise flooring can be seen in Deho booth, booth number N5D45. Timberwise and Deho welcomes all the Domotex Asia visitors to their booth.

More information on Beijing DEHO Wood Flooring Ltd. can be found from

Timberwise is now also in Youtube!

Timberwise has now also a Youtube account for its videos. Please check our new company video, and see how our best quality engineered plank parquet is manufactured, and meet the team Timberwise. Or you can check how easy and fast the Timberwise parquet is to install with WiseLoc locking system.

Please check our new brand video: