Kährs is the oldest wood floor manufacturer in the world still in operation, with a history dating back to 1857. Meanwhile, it is also the most innovative with a tradition of leading the development of the modern parquet floor. In the small town of Nybro in southern Sweden – a region known for its wild beauty, rugged scenery and dense forests.
A major part of the raw material Kährs uses to produce our wood floors grows next door to the main production plant in Sweden; an area rich in oak and where more trees are planted than harvested. This provides an opportunity for Kährs to control that the oak logs are produced in a sustainable way.
2. The Most Innovative
In 1941, Kährs was granted a patent for a multi-layer wood flooring construction – the world’s first engineered wood floor. The construction ensures that the floor remains intact despite seasonal fluctuations of humidity.
In 1999, Kährs was the first floor manufacturer to introduce a mechanical glueless joint system – the ingenious Woodloc® system. This system revolutionized the wood flooring market. With the Woodloc® 5S joint, the system has been even further perfected.
Kährs has put a lot of effort and research into finding surface treatments that are strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear, but thin enough to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. All our surface treatments are naturally free from solvents, formaldehyde and isocyanate.
3. Endless Design Options
Whatever the size of your room or interior style, there’s a Kährs floor that will enhance the space. The floors come in a great variety of colours and species, sizes, patterns and finishes.
Brushed, handscraped, bevelled, silky smooth or ultra matt. Each Kährs plank is unique and individually treated, according to its own unique composition of knots and graining.
The ultimate feeling and look of the floor depends on the surface treatment. Kährs provides several options. The silk matt lacquer gives the floor a smooth surface, and the ultra matt lacquer will make it appear untreated, while the nature oil gives the floor a wonderfully natural feeling.
4. Beauty With Conscience
Kährs multi-layer construction means that the wood raw material is utilized as efficiently as possible. At the plant in Nybro nothing goes to waste. All our wood waste, such as bark, saw dust and wood chips goes to a local energy company. About 6,150 Swedish homes a year enjoy the warmth of Kährs recycled wood.
Kährs production process has been designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Over the years, the company has introduced a number of manufacturing and flooring innovations that have enabled a more responsible, green production.
Kährs Swedish heritage characterizes everything the company stands for, from high regard for quality and design to concern for the environment. It earned the company an ISO 14001 environmental management certification more than a decade ago.
5. Satisfaction Guaranteed
Kährs has been manufacturing quality, multi-layered wood floors for more than 60 years – floors that have been perfected over the years. This means that they can offer more extensive guarantees than any other wood floor manufacturer. Combined with a complete care and maintenance program, Kährs offers a warranty of up to 30 years.
Kährs floors works perfectly well combined with underfloor heating. One reason is the strong Woodloc® joints, another the stable and well-balanced construction of the board.
6. Complete System
Kährs offers a complete flooring system where every detail – from skirting to the wide range of installation and maintenance products – has been designed to enhance the beauty and strength of the floor.
The smallest things often make the biggest difference. This is true of a Kährs floor, where the highest level of skill and craftsmanship is added to every detail, including the skirting boards and different types of mouldings.
Kährs Care and Maintenance range covers all you need for daily care as well as regular maintenance of the floor. It also includes products for a damaged floor.
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