Kährs and wood. A 150-year love story.
Nature is our inspiration, and our provider It's not a matter of processing raw
materials, but of making the most of wood's intrinsic beauty and expressiveness.
So, we assess each individual log, and exploit its natural shape and pattern to
create a unique wood floor character. But if the floors are to remain beautiful
whilst tolerating year of wear tear, they also need inherent quality. Because
we've worked with wood since 1857, you can be sure of getting everything you
have the right to expect from a genuine, quality wood floor.
The world's first engineered parquet
A major milestone in our history, and in the history of wood, was passed in 1941
when Gustaf Kähr, grandchild of our founder, was granted a patent for
multi-layer parquet board. The world's first engineered parquet came to light.
This construction made the floor more stable, and utilized the raw material in a
new way that gave greater consideration to resources. And today it still
forms the basis of the technique we use to manufacture our floors.
Decades of innovations
There are countless other examples of innovation in our history as a floor
manufacturer. In the 1960s, for example, we were the first to offer floorboards
with a factory-applied pre-finish, a revolutionary innovation that rapidly
became an industry standard. In the 1990s we were the first floor
manufacturer to achieve demanding quality and environmental certification. And
in 2000 we introduced the world's first, and only, parquet floor with the
glueless woodloc joint, for faster laying and perfect results.
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