The artistry expressed in our natural world is an inspiration to many artists in all areas of creative invention. None more closely or more beautifully than the artists at Kahrs, a Sweden-based hardwood flooring manufacturer and supplier. They take the raw material provided by nature and transform it into livable works of art that we welcome into our homes, drawing us closer to our natural world. And with over 150 years in business, Kahrs is the standard that you can rely on to provide you the highest quality…and the most beautiful masterpieces in hardwood flooring, not to mention their dedication to the preservation and protection of the environment.
Kahrs not only prides itself on its product quality, but also to its sustainable, eco-friendly practices. This company was the first manufacturer of wood flooring in the world to obtain ISO 9001 certification back in 1993, and Kahrs has continued this passion for sound environmental processes to this day, and has expanded it beyond what many manufacturers would take the effort to do.
For one thing, Kahrs' "modern" or engineered wood floor, with its multi-layer construction means that the raw material is used in a more effective way than in traditional solid board manufacturing — without sacrificing quality. And Kahrs work only with suppliers that hold an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certificate or that prove they practice environmentally-aware harvesting.
Kahrs' processes are 100% solvent-free and have been since 1984. They also use the most environmentally friendly stains and finishes, and you install Kahrs' floors with a locking system that eliminates the need for adhesives, improving indoor air quality.
And beyond the products themselves, Kahrs also puts a great deal of thought and energy into using their manufacturing byproducts in a responsible and beneficial way. The "scrap" lumber from the production process is made into biofuel, some of which fuels the factory, the balance sold to local utilities. Even the ash accumulated from fueling the hardwood flooring factory is used as fertilizer for their trees.
From beginning to end, nothing is wasted at Kahrs, and you can look at your new floor with pride knowing it came from a company that puts nature on the pedestal on which it deserves to reside, bringing nature and humanity another step closer to coexisting and working for each other. And if all this sounds good, now take a look at their amazing products, and you'll sure to be sold.