QUALITY IN WOOD SINCE 1857 Wood is the most eco-friendly, beautiful and versatile flooring material there is. This is why we only work with wood. Few materials can add as much warmth and atmosphere as wood. It softens the most minimalistic designs, while accentuating the mood of a more traditional interior. Although trends may come and go, quality and true style never goes out of fashion. That’s why a wood floor from Kährs will always be the perfect choice. Kährs is the oldest wood floor manufacturer in the world with a history dating back to 1857. Meanwhile, it is also the most innovative with a tradition of leading the development of the modern engineered floor.
MORE THAN A BEAUTIFUL SURFACE Whichever surface treatment you choose for your Kährs floor, you can be sure that it will both enhance and protect the natural beauty of the wood. All Kährs surface treatments are naturally free from solvents, formaldehyde, and isocyanate.
BEST CONSTRUCTION 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.
WOODLOC® 5S – GAP FREE
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Brushed, hand-scraped, bevelled, silky smooth, or matte. Each Kährs plank is unique and individually treated according to its own unique composition of knots and graining. The result is a dynamic surface that transforms in different lights and depending on which angle it’s viewed from. A Kährs floor never fails to amaze and feed the senses!
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.
BEAUTY WITH A CONSCIENCE A multi-layer hardwood floor is the most environmental friendly floor you can choose. It optimizes the use of raw material, is made from sustainable material and is recyclable. At our plant in Nybro, nothing goes to waste. The parts of the log that we cannot use become biofuel. Some 45,000 people in our neighbourhood have their homes heated by recycled wood from Kährs. Kährs has a strong and long-term commitment to environmental issues. Our operations were certified from both an environmental and quality in the 1990’s.
WORKS WELL WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING Kährs floors work perfectly well combined with underfloor heating. One reason is the strong Woodloc joints, another the stable and well-balanced construction of the board.
ENDLESS DESIGN VARIATIONS Whatever the size of room or interior style, there’s a Kährs floor that will enhance the space. Our wood floors come in many wood species, sizes, patterns, and finishes.
KÄHRS STYLE GUIDE Kährs offers many types of surface treatments, silk matte, matte, high gloss, and Nature oil. No matter which one you choose, your floor will be ready to walk on as soon as it is installed. All Kährs surface treatments are solvent-free. In 1984, we were the first flooring manufacturer to implement an entirely solvent-free production process.
SILK MATTE FINISH Our silk matte finish complements the wood’s character by emphasizing its natural structure. It also makes the floor durable and easy to clean. At the same time, the finish is one of the most durable, however, it doesn’t conceal the wood’s natural luster.
BRUSHING Brushing the surface highlights the natural structure of the grain and emphasizes the texture of the wood. Brushing effects vary, depending on the wood species. Brushes are made from different materials in varying levels of hardness, and brushing is often carried out along with other refining treatments such as staining and bevelling of edges.
MATTE FINISH Our matte finish creates the impression that the floor is made from untreated bare wood. The soft to touch natural surface is incredibly tactile and pleasing underfoot. Matte finish is durable and easy to maintain.
STAINING Staining further enhances the wood’s natural color tones. It also allows us to apply new colors, thus completely transforming the appearance of the wood. Kährs offers a wide range of stained options – from the palest white, to rich charcoal shades.
OIL Oil brings out the fine structure and grain of the wood and enhances its natural color. Floors treated with oil are easy to clean and maintain, but should be oiled regularly.
SMOKED This special process alters the color and shade of each plank. There are two grades of smoking; a light and the darker fulled smoked.
HIGH GLOSS FINISH The high gloss finish gives your floor a shiny, polished look that enhances the beauty of the wood species you have chosen. It also protects your floor from everyday wear and tear.
The bevelled edges of each individual board of Kährs plank floors, imbues the floor with a distinct look. Kährs offers a number of floors with a bevelled edge finish in varying degrees, from “microbevelling” – tiny clarification and reinforcement of the edges created using sandpaper – to more prominent bevelling on both the long and the short sides, for a rustic, robust appearance.
By using different tools for manual wood scraping and sanding, we can give a new wood floor a worn appearance. A great amount of handwork goes into each floor to achieve its rustic character.
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TOWN – COLOR VARIATION
COUNTRY – KNOTS
Made from regular timber grade, planks are uniform, with small variations in grain and tone.
These floors are characterized by subtle variations in color, tone and pattern and are without knots.
Featuring dramatic graining, gnarls and knots, these floors boast greater color variations and have a more lively, rustic character. The country selection also includes floors with very rustic look with cracks and knots.
The surface layer of every 1-strip board is sawn from a single piece of wood. The natural appearance of the wood, including knots, color variations and grain, is reflected in this. However, for some of our 1-strip floor collections, we have selected wood that offers little variation in color and a minimum of knots. Kährs 1-strip flooring is available in several different lengths and widths.
The surface layer is two strips’ wide. The strips are selected and arranged to give each 2-strip floor its own unique character. Kährs’ 2-strip flooring is available in two options: long strips, and short strips.
The surface layer of 3-strip flooring is created by placing three strips of wood of different lengths widthwise and at random. At Kährs, we produce 3-strip flooring configurations in a way that enhanceits lively expression, but we also create compositions that evoke a calmer feel.
Kährs Dutch pattern flooring is a classic floor that benefits from a modern construction. Kährs offers a wide variety of designs, from classical to modern.
The Chevron pattern represents a modern take on a classical pattern. The ingenious construction of “ready-made” patterned boards ensures easy and fast installation.
CHEVRON DARK BROWN
Kährs ID CONCEPTUAL DESIGN Kährs ID is our brand new concept for developing the next generation of cutting edge wood floors. Based on our extensive experience of working with wood, and the traditional methods of wood floor manufacturing, we have explored and developed new pathways and possibilities.
Board thickness: 5/8" (15 mm) Surface layer thickness: Approx. 3.5 mm Core material: Plywood Resandable: 2 times Warranty: Lifetime structural
The design with bevelled edges, combined with natural color variations and the brushed surface adds up to a striking look. The collection comes in four colors, including warm white, a unique weathered grey look, a classic brown and a luxurious smoky dark brown. When installed and combined with the framing boards the result is dramatic and exclusive.
CHEVRON COLLECTION The new Chevron collection represents a modern take on a classical pattern. The ingenious construction of “ready-made” patterned boards ensures easy and fast installation. Size: 72 3/4 x 12 x 5/8" 72 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 5/8"
OAK LIGHT BROWN
OAK DARK BROWN
OAK FRAME BOARD WHITE
OAK FRAME BOARD GREY
OAK FRAME BOARD LIGHT BROWN
OAK FRAME BOARD DARK BROWN
Kährs Supreme SUPREME QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP Using time-honored skills, Kährs combines unrivalled hand-made craftsmanship, outstanding design and the latest production and surface techniques to create a floor of distinction. Unique floors in Oak, Ash, and Beech come to life in an array of designs and finishes, all united by striking, exclusive looks and absolute attention to detail.
Grande Board thickness: 3/4" (20 mm) Surface layer thickness: 1/4" Core material: Ply/Poplar Resandable: 2 times Warranty: Lifetime structural Shine / Da Capo / Småland Board thickness: 5/8" (15 mm) Surface layer thickness: 1/8" Core material: Ply/Pine Resandable: 2 times Warranty: Shine – 25 years wear through & lifetime structural Småland & Da Capo – Lifetime structural
GRANDE COLLECTION The traditional wide and long plank gets a modern overhaul. Featuring our modern, multilayer format, Grande is big on size and style. Size: 110 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 3/4"
SMÅLAND COLLECTION Each plank is individually treated, according to its unique composition of knots and grain. The result is a dynamic surface that changes depending on the lighting in the room and from which angle it’s viewed. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 5/8"
SHINE COLLECTION This striking range – featuring high-gloss, light diffracting and metallic effects – brings high fashion glamor to wood floors like never before. Size: 70 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8" 95 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 5/8"
DA CAPO COLLECTION Evoking the beauty of authentic, reclaimed timber, the Da Capo Collection includes exclusive designs that are rich in character. Size: 74 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 5/8"
ASH BLACK COPPER
ASH BLACK SILVER
High gloss finish
Kährs Original THE FOUNDATION OF QUALITY Over decades of use, the Kährs’ Original range has grown into our largest and most popular range of wood floors. Available in a wide variety of wood species and finishes – and inspired by our Scandinavian roots – every floor is a true classic.
Board thickness: 5/8" (15 mm) Surface layer thickness: 1/8" Core material: Spruce/Pine Resandable: 2 times Warranty: 25 year wear through & Lifetime structural
Founders & Artisan – Lifetime structural
SCANDINAVIAN NATURALS COLLECTION The warmth and luminosity of ash and beech wood floors pay tribute to Kährs’ Scandinavian roots. Size: 95 1/4 x 7 3/8 x 5/8" 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8"
AMERICAN NATURALS & WORLD COLLECTIONS Native species ranging from Red Oak, Walnut and Jarrah, to Cherry and Hard Maple, constitute a varied selection of wood flooring styles. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8" 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8"
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HARD MAPLE TORONTO
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FOUNDERS COLLECTION Rustic Oak with a heavily brushed, hand-scraped finish – a celebration of Kährs’ tradition of quality and craftsmanship. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 5/8"
Silk matte finish
CLASSIC NOUVEAU COLLECTION European Oak planks enhanced with distinctive colors that showcase the delicate balance between contemporary and traditional interior design. Size: 95 1/4 x 7 3/8 x 5/8"
OAK NOUVEAU GRAY
OAK NOUVEAU BLONDE
OAK NOUVEAU SNOW
OAK NOUVEAU WHITE
OAK NOUVEAU GREIGE
OAK NOUVEAU BRONZE
OAK NOUVEAU TAWNY
EUROPEAN MAPLE SALZBURG
EUROPEAN NATURALS COLLECTION White Oak and European Maple – in a variety of styles and finishes – bring a traditional, bright and lively feel to the home. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8"
OAK NOUVEAU BLACK
HARMONY COLLECTION Harmony by name and by nature. This collection offers rustic appeal with a designer edge. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8" 95 5/16 – 95 25/64 x 7 7/8 x 5/8"
OAK PALAZZO BIANCO
OAK PALAZZO ROVERE
OAK PALAZZO FUMO
ARTISAN COLLECTION Oak planks with a hand-crafted surface treatment – the Artisan range combines rustic elegance with cool contemporary design. Size: 74 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 5/8"
EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE COLLECTION A collection of classic European Oak floors based on the magnificent floor styles of begone times. Size: Dutch pattern 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 5/8"
Silk matte finish
Kährs Avanti OUR INTRODUCTORY RANGE With worldwide renowned quality and flexibility, Kährs Avanti presents our most popular wood species and gradings paired with popular colors and styles. Board thickness: 1/2" (13 mm) Surface layer thickness: 2.5 mm Core material: Tres, Spruce/Pine; Canvas Poplar Resandable: 2 times Warranty: 25 year wear through & lifetime structural
TRES COLLECTION Create a sense of urban sophistication with the Tres Collection. It features a range of versatile strip floors in different colors – all sure to add a modern touch to any setting. Size: 95 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 1/2"
EUROPEAN MAPLE GOTHA
RED OAK NATURE
CANVAS COLLECTION Explore color with the new Canvas Collection. An animated array of on trend colors that add and enhance any designer’s artistic palette. Size: 73 1/4 x 5 x 1/2"
High gloss finish
Silk matte finish
Our floors are subject to ongoing change. Color reproduction within the magazine cannot be guaranteed due to limitations in print technology. We, therefore, recommend that you visit your Kährs retailer to determine exact grain patterns and shades.
Kährs Spirit LONG-LASTING BEAUTY Beauty isn’t always fleeting – particularly when it comes to Kährs Spirit. Thanks to their durable finish and construction, floors from the Kährs Spirit range retain their beauty for years, making them perfect for your home or commercial needs. Board thickness: 3/8" (10 mm) Surface layer thickness: 1/16" Core material: EcoCore Resandable: Once Warranty: 20 year wear through and/or lifetime structural
RUGGED COLLECTION Four unique Oak and Walnut designs, united by a rustic appearance, the Rugged range gives a contemporary edge to a traditional look. Size: 47 1/4 x 5 x 3/8"
UNITY COLLECTION Smooth finish floors in a wide spectrum of shades, reflecting the timeless appeal of Metropolitan style. Size: 47 1/4 x 5 x 3/8"
Silk matte finish
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THE PERFECT FIT Perfectly thin and slender profile of Linnea offers a low-impact, real wood flooring option for any space. These beautiful wood veneer floors bring unrivalled style to the home. A modern, natural choice.
Board thickness: 1/4" (7 mm) Surface layer thickness: 0.6 mm Core material: HDF (High Density Fibreboard) Resandable: No Warranty: Lifetime structural, 15 year wear through
LIVING COLLECTION Sleek and stylish, with a narrow 1-strip format in a range of shades, the Living Collection combines beauty with function. Size: 48 1/4” x 4 5/8” x 1/4”
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HABITAT COLLECTION From silver-toned Oak to golden Walnut – in a contemporary, 1-strip format – eco-friendly Habitat offers glamor with a conscience. Size: 71 1/4” x 5 7/8” x 1/4”
Silk matte finish
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