Here are some points for choosing a wood flooring from Kährs. Wood is the most environmentally friendly, most beautiful and versatile flooring material available. Wood gives warmth to the most minimalist interior, while enhancing the impression in a more traditional interior. And while trends come and go, quality and style are never out of fashion. That's why a Kährs wood flooring will always feel just right. Kährs stands for quality, design,
innovation, environment and sustainability.
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.
Kährs was founded as a family business more than 160 years ago in a sustainable way. 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 we use 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 us to control that the oak logs are produced in a sustainable way.
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.
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.
The ultimate feeling and look of the floor depends on the surface treatment. Kährs provides several options. The silk matte finish gives the floor a smooth surface, and our matte finish will make it appear untreated, while the nature oil gives the floor a wonderfully natural feeling.
Brushed, handscraped, bevelled, silky smooth or ultra matte. Each Kährs plank is unique and individually treated, according to its own unique composition of knots and graining.
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 our recycled wood.
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.
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 has been manufacturing quality, multi layered wood floors for more than 60 years – floors that have been perfected over the years. This means that we can offer more extensive guarantees than any other wood floor manufacturer. Combined with a complete care and maintenance program, Kährs offers a lifetime structural guarantee and up to a 25 year wear through warranty.
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.
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.
WE SELL OUR FLOORS IN OVER 70 COUNTRIES
WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH WOOD FOR MORE THAN 160 YEARS
OVER 50 INSPECTIONS OF EVERY PLANK DURING THE PRODUCTION
MORE THAN 150 FLOORS WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL SWAN LABEL