The multi-layer wood floor, that Kährs invented in 1941, proved not only to be the best and most stable flooring on the market; it was also the most environmentally friendly construction. It optimizes the use of the raw material, it is made from renewable resources and it is recyclable.

Kährs multi-layer wood flooring


The multi-layer construction of engineered flooring provides more stability than solid wood flooring, even when temperatures and ambient humidity vary according to season. Since wood is a natural material, that is affected by climatic changes, a wood floor moves with the seasons, i.e. it swells in high humidity and shrinks in low humidity. Kährs’ multi-layered construction minimizes this movement. This is because crossed layers counteract the natural movement of the timber. By varying the direction of the fibers in the timber throughout the various layers, floors are less affected by changes in humidity in the indoor climate and are more durable.

Eco-friendly and less raw materials


Kährs' engineered flooring is more eco-friendly than solid wood flooring as we use fast-growing wood species such as Pine for our core material, thereby using less of the valuable hardwood surface layer compared to solid wood flooring. Kährs patented its parquet technology in 1941, and since then we have been using it in all our flooring. By applying different characteristics and a variety of thickness of layers in our different product ranges we have created a variety of floors to suit every application.

Our multi-layered construction means that we can use the raw material more effectively, utilizing the whole log.

Engineered wood flooring


Kährs' multi-layer construction uses hardwood down to the joint only, with fast-growing timber below, which means it can be refurbished in exactly the same way as a solid floor.