NEW! Birch plywood structure – matchless stability
The cross-glued three-layer structure significantly lowers the hydroscopic changes of the floor and its reactions to changes of moisture and temperature circumstances, compared to solid plank or 2-layer wooden flooring. Possible hydroscopic changes take place inside the structure, and the floor therefore rarely gets cracks, which usually happens with solid floors.
Plywood products are normally considered as 2-layer structures, but they do not have a counter balance veneer like in the Timberwise products. Counter balance veneer adds a 3rd layer to the product, which makes floating installation possible for the product and it remains stable. As a forerunner in the industry, Timberwise uses a 9 mm thick Finnish hardwood birch plywood panel as the middle layer structure, which is considerably more durable and stable than the generally used conifer plywood.
The hydroscopic changes in the structure decrease, because the so called mirroring effect which is typical to strip middle layer does not exist in case of birch plywood middle layer. The surface of the floor remains even and no waving effect occurs. The product is suitable for challenging conditions occurring for example in Scandinavia, Southern Europe and Middle East, where temperatures and humidity vary depending on the season.
The mechanical durability of the floor also improves: the floor is more sturdy and durable. Furthermore, the birch plywood structure provides the floor with more efficient sound and damp-proofing.
WiseLoc – easy to install lock system
The WiseLoc lock system is easy and fast to install. The boards can be installed one by one, because the 5G end tongue will lock into the previous board with the help of the spring. Therefore, it is not necessary, for example, to install the floor one row at a time at a certain angle, which requires several installers, but one board at a time. A lock system is faster to install than a glue joint, and if a problem that needs to be fixed occurs during installation, dismantling the floor is easy and fast.
The WiseLoc lock system floor requires a very even subfloor, because the allowed deviation is only ±2 mm/2m. If there is a higher deviation in the floor it must be leveled before installation.
Here is more information about the installation of the lock system.
Thanks to the WiseLoc lock system is one of the easiest to install parquet on the market.