We only sell Kährs of Sweden, one of the oldest hardwood flooring companies in the world. They invented engineered hardwood flooring in 1941. They invented pre-finished wood flooring in 1958. They were the first company in the world to remove all solvents from their finishes and stains, way back in 1983. They introduced the US to engineered wood floors in the mid 90's. They invented the first locking system on a hardwood floor, Woodloc, in 2000. They are widely considered to be the world leader in design, quality, and sustainable manufacturing.
ABBA, Volvo, IKEA, and Swedish meatballs: the Swedes have a history of wonderful exports. With the invention of Woodloc, hardwood floors were changed forever. Just how strong is the glueless Woodloc joint? Well, you can lock two boards together and hang a car from them. This means that gaps in your floor are a thing of the past. Installation is also wonderfully easy whether you're floating, stapling, or gluing down your floor. Watch Woodloc in action here.
Kährs has the only climate positive hardwood flooring factory in the world, which means it produces more waste than it consumes. All wood waste such as bark and sawdust is recycled into biofuel, used to reheat the factory along with many homes in the Swedish village of Nybro. Sleep soundly knowing that the forests in Sweden are actually growing every year. The Swedes wisely utilize and protect this natural resource because it's an essential driver of their economy. Wood, paper, and pulp products are critical exports for the small Scandinavian country.