INNOVATIVE MARKET LEADER
Kährs has firmly established itself as a global market leader in the wood flooring industry. Our passion for wood is manifested in the outstanding design, high technical performance and quality of our wood floors. It is also illustrated by our commitment to the environment.
Kährs was established in 1857 in Nybro, located in the deep forests of the southern part of Sweden. Over the decades, Kährs has turned into a leading global company with sales in more than 70 countries. Today, the company has a market leading position in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia and a strong position in other important markets including the UK, Germany and the United States.
Kährs is represented through its own personnel in 17 countries. The technical development and centre for design for is still located in Nybro, Sweden, while the production units for hardwood flooring are found in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Romania and Poland.
PROJECTS AND SHOWROOMS AROUND THE WORLD
The commercial project segment is one of the keys to Kährs continued success. Our global network of showrooms provides the required infrastructure for our commercial project processes around the world. They support architects and designers, while ensuring that our floors are professionally delivered and installed. Today, our showrooms can be found in design metropolises around the world, including Stockholm, London, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow and Madrid.
The multi-layered engineered flooring board was originally invented by Kährs. Its use and design possibilities, combined with ease of installation and long lasting beauty has made this type of wood flooring the most preferred choice globally.
WIDE RANGE OF COLOURS AND TREATMENTS
Our wood floors come in many wood species, sizes, patterns and finishes that provide endless variations and looks. Brushed, hand-scraped, bevelled, silky smooth or matt – each Kährs plank is unique and individually treated, according to its own unique composition of knots and graining and the look we want to achieve. The result is a dynamic surface that transforms in different lights and depending on which angle it's viewed from.
Our floors are available in a wide range of colours and shades, ranging from light to dark. To obtain the right nuance, we use staining techniques and different surface treatments.
We also offer many types of surface treatments that will both enhance and protect the natural beauty of the wood. All our surface treatments are naturally free from solvents, formaldehyde and isocyanate. They also make the floor easy to clean and maintain.
75% MORE STABLE THAN SOLID WOOD FLOORING
Compared to a traditional solid wood floor, our patented construction is 75% more stable. A Kährs floor resists warping, buckling and cracking, even as temperature and humidity change throughout the seasons. This also makes our wood floors the perfect partner for underfloor heating. When Kährs launched Woodloc® in 2000 – the first glue-free joint system in the world – it revolutionized the wood flooring industry. This ingenious joint system locks the boards together mechanically, creating a completely gap-free floor.
We offer a complete system of flooring accessories that are designed to ensure quality in every detail of the floor, ranging from installation products to maintenance and repair products.
In order to reduce the sound of step, drum and airborne sound, we are also offering supreme, acoustic underlayer material.
WIDE RANGE OF ACCESSORIES
With the skirting boards and mouldings you create the final touch, not only to the floor, but also to the entire room. We offer a variety of skirting boards and mouldings – colour-matched to our floors.
A wide range of maintenance and repair products is available for you to maintain the beauty of the floor. Combined with our cleaning and maintenance advice, they will ensure that our wood floors last even longer and always look clean and fresh.
When you choose a wood floor you also make a good environmental choice, both for your indoor environment and for our planet. Kährs inventions have radically changed the wood flooring industry globally - while also contributing to sustainable development. By using wood, supporting the replanting of forests and showing consideration for the environment in every step of our processes, we do our best to ensure that our operations are conducted in a both sustainable and responsible way – and to inspire others to do the same.
For more than 20 consecutive years, we have been reporting our operations in accordance with EMAS (the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), which is the EU's voluntary environmental management tool.
Meanwhile, our production unit in Nybro, Sweden, applies environmental and quality systems in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
PASSION FOR WOOD
Our goal is not only to maintain but also strengthen our position in the development and production of sustainable wood flooring. Our production operations are instilled with a passion for wood, craftsmanship translated into modern techniques and knowledge of the material that has been passed down through many generations. Meanwhile, our actions are governed by a high ethical standard, with respect and accountability regarding both people and the environment.