The raw material used to make Bjelin’s parquet floors comes from the world renowned Slavonian forests in northern Croatia. The timber is sawn in Bjelin’s local sawmills and is completed in our own state-of-the-art parquet factories to parquet floors in a great variety of designs. The high quality of oak allows for plank widths up to 22 cm and can be obtained in categories with almost no knots to vibrant and rustic planks.
Along the Croatian coast there are over 1100 small and large islands. Bjelin's parquet floors have been named after some of these islands.
The patterns in the oak varies from calm and harmonious to vibrant and varied with knots and cracks. Therefore, the cut oak is sorted and graded, to allow you to be able to choose a wooden floor with the look that suits your home.
This grading has a naturally nice colour with fine grain without larger colour variations. A small number of smaller healthy knots may be present.
This grading generally has very fine grain with natural variation in colour, grains and structure. A smaller number of larger, healthy knots, cracked and filled knots and smaller black knots may occur. There may also be sapwood present on the long side of the plank as well as filled cracks.
This grading has a very lively variation in structure and colour with several knots. Larger, healthy knots, cracked and filled knots and black knots can occur. There may also be clusters of smaller knots present (water sprouts, intergrown knots giving a burl-like appearance). In this grading there may be pith, sapwood, ingrown bark and slightly larger filled cracks.
This grading has a lively variation in colour and grain. Healthy knots and ingrown bark in all sizes may be present. Larger cracked and filled knots and black knots may be present, as well as clusters of smaller knots (water sprouts, intergrown knots giving a burl-like appearance). Sapwood may be present on both long sides of most of the planks.
This grading has a very lively variation in colour and grains. Several healthy knots in all sizes as well as larger cracked and filled knots and black knots may be present, as well as clusters of smaller knots (water sprouts, intergrown knots giving a burl-like appearance). Sapwood may be present on both long sides of most of the planks. Pith, ingrown bark and cracks may be present.
This grading has grains with a muted variation in colour and structure. Smaller healthy knots may be present.
This grading may have slightly larger healthy knots. Variations in colour, lively grains and lighter and darker streaks may be present, no sapwood however.
This grading has a lively variation in colour and grain with many knots. Larger healthy knots and/or smaller knots may be present.
This grading has a lively variation in colour and grain. Sapwood and all kinds of knots may be present.
This grading has a very lively variation in colour and grain. Several healthy knots of all sizes as well as cracked and filled and black knots may be present, and clusters of smaller knots (water sprouts, intergrown knots giving a burl-like appearance). Sapwood may be present on both long sides of the plank. Pith, ingrown bark and filled cracks may be present.
The parquet floor is made of three layers where the direction of the fibres are perpendicular to each other. The different layers lock each other, minimizing the natural movements in wood and giving you a stable floor.
The surface layer has a 3.5 - 2.5 mm wear layer, which allows you to refurbish your floors several times. The middle layer is strong and durable and is made of pine or spruce. Even the bottom layer has a stabilizing function.
The traditional solid hardwood floors do not meet the demands of a modern home. Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means that wood has the ability to absorb moisture from the air and therefore adapts its moisture levels to that in the air. Each individual wood fibre swells when the humidity increases and shrinks when it decreases.
In the summer, when the indoor air is damp, the wood swells and in the winter when the indoor air, especially in Sweden and northern Europe, can become very dry, the wood shrinks. As a result, you will see a doming effect in planks of wood as the fibres are adapted to the round shape of the tree it came from. When you cut a square plank from a round log, it will have different hygroscopic properties in different directions and will thus shrink
and swell differently in different parts of the plank. When a wooden plank is showing doming effects, from shrinking and swelling, it could cause gaps between the floorboards. Additionally, it is not economical to use our finest forests for parts of the floors that will not be visible.
A hydrostatically stable floor can be obtained by having several layers of wood in the floor, where different layers have different fibre directions or by one of the layers consisting of a fibre board. In a wood fibre board the wood fibres are scattered in different directions, which gives the material more homogenous properties.
A parquet floor is due to its hydroscopic properties also humidity levelling.
Wide planks provide plenty of room for the wood pattern to appear. The Slavonian oak’s high quality allows for really wide planks and this has been maximized in Bjelin’s parquet floors.
Pigmentation. Match or break off the colour of the floor against the walls and textiles.
Brushing. The parquet floor becomes more vibrant with planks where the natural grain of the wood has been brought forward by brushing it.
Calm and harmonious sortings without big colour changes are unique for Bjelin's ash floors. The range of flooring also includes varieties containing more of the ash's dark core, which gives a livelier floor.
The ash floors is made in both planks and 3-strip formats.
The locking system 5G makes it easier than ever to install a parquet floor. Do it yourself or minimize the project time when hiring a professional. To be installed freely floating on top of the subfloor without glue or nails.
Bjelin’s sister company Välinge Innovation AB, developed the world’s first click flooring installation system and it is Bjelin’s goal to always offer the market’s best, and easiest to install, click flooring.
5G is the latest technique to enable the floors to be installed with the simple grip of a hand to make it click in place. Especially easy to install are the small parquet strips. Larger floor boards with lengths over 2 meters can be a bit more difficult to install as the floorboards are heavier. It is much quicker to install these when you are two people helping each other.
Wipe the floor, if necessary, with a damp microfiber mop or rag. A few drops of a mild synthetic cleaning detergent may be added to the water.
Bjelin parquet floors are suitable for virtually any room in a home. The floors are not suitable in humid rooms (e.g. bathrooms, saunas).
The subfloor must be dry, even, firm and clean. Any unevenness of 3 mm per initial metre and 2 mm per further metre must be evened out. The product’s accompanying installation instructions must be complied with.
Suitable for hot-water under floor heating. Standard foil heating systems are generally not recommended. (Exception: self-regulating heating systems with floor sensor which maintain a 27°C surface temperature).
The temperature of the room should be between 18-24°C and the humidity about 30-60%. In this climate, both the floor and the individual will thrive. Use humidifiers during winter, as the act of heating a home may lead to a very dry indoor climate.
Our production is based on simple, yet wise, principles which ensures the sustainability of our business: