Today’s rather hazy weather is making us daydream about the summer and beach.. or more specifically: California’s dreamy beaches. That heavenly combination of sun, sand and salt (and a refreshing post-beach açai bowl to top it off).
PS. Word on the street is that there’ll be waves this weekend, so be sure to catch some surf! Be sure to check it out, it’s really beautiful to watch all the surfers with Burj Al Arab as a backdrop at sunset. Et voilà – we have our very own version of California’s hip surf scene right here in Dubai.
On April 29, 2014 we held our first Installation Training at our newly-launched Kährs Academy and it was a great success! All our participants were very enthusiastic and interacted with our trainers throughout the entire session.
Kährs Academy was established by Nordic Homeworx to satisfy a growing need for certified wood flooring installers in the region. By letting Kährs Academy train an installation team, our commercial clients secure a solid quality assurance all throughout the installation process. Kährs Academy can tailor-make training programmes based on installers’ level of knowledge, requests and needs. Upon completion of the course, all participants receive a certificate.
Here is feedback from one of our participants:
On behalf of AMBB Interiors, let me extend our heart-felt thanks and appreciation to Kährs Academy for arranging an excellent training programme for installation of timber floors. I am sure we will definitely benefit from the experience and knowledge gained by our carpenters during this course. We appreciate all your efforts in communicating and imparting the correct knowledge and understanding of the said works. We will definitely look forward to sending in more carpenters to get a proper understanding with regards to installation of timber floor.
– Mohd. Farooque, AMBB Interiors
Photography by Studio Zee
It’s not everyday that one comes across a home with Hard Maple wood floors. We are especially loving seeing it in this home. The interiors are a perfect balance of what can only be described as a mix of circus-esque quirk and classic elegance that is really refreshing to see. And the clean grade of the floor makes it a subtle, warm and comforting base in the home.
Other wood species such as Oak and Walnut are substantially more popular than Hard Maple for wood flooring. However, Hard Maple is a durable wood species. It has a creamy colour that undergoes a fairly major colour change, where the creamy tone turns golden over time. Hard Maple is an excellent wood species for cabinet making; beautiful tables, cupboards and boxes are also often made from Hard Maple. Hard Maple flooring is light, airy and timeless.
Kährs Hard Maple Toronto is a light floor in North American maple. The strips are selected to provide a subdued, harmonious impression.
Well hello inspiration! How amazing is this Scandinavian-inspired home in Melbourne, Australia?
A beautiful demonstration of the symbiosis of raw nature materials, achieving perfect harmony within a space. Blacks, grays, whites and natural wood make this a perfect example of what can only be described as a Scandi-contemporary take on rustic.
To get this look, keep your colours to a minimum and select Casa by Kährs Grande Collection for your base. Casa is a majestic floor with 2.8 metre long planks and a rustic, handscraped surface that contains knots and cracks.
The first thought that came to mind when seeing this one-bedroom apartment in central Stockholm was: urban tropic. That’s how I feel is the best way to describe the style of this funky home. What makes this home so interesting is that there is a clear mix of vibrant classic caribbean colours (the wallpaper behind the bed kind of also gives it away) and muted urban vintage/hipster accents. Not necessarily a combination I would have thought possible to achieve in an aesthetic way, but this homeowner has pulled it off marvellously.
This goes to show that dark wood flooring does not necessarily need to be limited to large, open spaces filled with windows and light. A dark floor does not necessarily darken, or make a space feel smaller, if done in the right way. The key lies, as always, in the foundation – the base – of the apartment. All mouldings and major finishes are in pure white, and the contrast of the dark wood floor gives the space depth and warmth, and the space is successfully feeling airy and cozy at the same time.
Kährs Oak Lava is a 3-strip floor with a brushed, black pigmented, matt lacquer finish, and is currently available in stock in Dubai. Visit our showroom today for a consultation with one of our Wood Flooring Specialists and to experience the wonderful world of Kährs wood flooring.
Images by Fantastic Frank
This minimalistic apartment in Berlin, Germany is a real beauty. We love the high ceiling, neutral interiors and large windows, all adding to the overall airy feel. While the diverse areas are separated by walls, creating depth and intrigue, the neutral colour palette throughout enhances and ties this beautiful home together into one large space.
The “greige” (a cross between grey and beige) colour of the wood floor is very modern and creates a very cool, contemporary feel. The wide and long planks also elongate and enhance the room. Select Kährs Espace Oak, a floor with 2.8 meter long planks, smooth handscraping and a whole lot of grandeur that both looks and feels heavenly underfoot.
Images by Fantastic Frank / Berlin
We have seen an increase in requests from our clients to “do something” about their existing staircases at home. And we completely understand why.
The standard pre-finished staircases that usually come with a house or apartment are typically either in tile, marble or dark rosewood. And what better way to create an airy flow throughout your home than to also clad your staircase with a Kährs wood floor?
This client in Green Community sets a perfect example of how to modernise a staircase. By adding a highly contemporary-looking glass panel instead of a classic handrail and clad the steps with Kährs Oak Limestone wood flooring (the same wood floor as seen throughout the rest of the villa) – they have successfully created a perfect transition between the villa’s two levels while also enhancing the staircase as an important decorative element in the home.
To view more images of this villa’s über-cool interiors, click here.