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Plank Pattern


1-strip

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.

2-strip

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.

3-strip

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.

Dutch pattern

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.

Surface Treatment


Silk matt 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.

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.

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 they need a little more care and should be oiled regularly.

High gloss finish

The high gloss finish gives your floor a shiny, polished look that enhances the beauty of the wood species you've chosen. It also protects your floor from everyday wear and tear.

Refining Treatment


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.

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.

Bevelled edges

The bevelled edges of each individual board of Kährs 1-strip 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.

Handscraping

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.

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.

Saw marks

This involves the same process as hand scraping. However, the surface marks are created to resemble those made by a chainsaw.

Grading


Calm (City)

These floors are produced from our cleanest boards; i.e. from planks with a uniform appearance with small variations in grain, may contain small knots.

Variation (Town)

The floors with this grading are characterized by subtle variations in colour, tone and pattern, may contain small knots.

Lively (Country)

Featuring dramatic graining, gnarls and knots, these floors boast greater color variations and have a more lively, rustic character.

Dynamic

These floors are made from boards with knots and cracks that give them a both lively and dramatic, yet warm character. They feature a variety of colour tones.

Expressive

If you want your floor to make a really strong impression, choose an Expressive floor. These are made from boards with dramatic cracks and powerful knots and with a wide variety of colour tones.

Wood’s natural changes


Ash

The sapwood is almost white and the heartwood ranges from grey through light brown to light yellow with brown streaks. Ash undergoes a medium degree of change over time from a lighter freshly sanded tone to a straw/tan color.

Beech

Beech ranges in color from light cream to medium tan/brown with pink-orange overtones. It undergoes a medium degree of color change with a slight muting of the orange colors and ambering over time. Beech is not suitable for installation over underfloor heating.

Birch

Birch is usually straight-grained, with a fine, often wavy, structure. Birch undergoes a medium degree of change from freshly sanded cream to reddish yellow as it ages.

Cherry

The sapwood is creamy white while the heartwood can vary from deep red to reddish brown, which together forms a fine figured, straight grain. Cherry undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening to a dark reddish color when fully aged. This process occurs within a few weeks in direct sunlight.

European maple

Compared with Hard Maple, European Maple has a luster all of its own that gives the room a clean airy feel. It takes colored stains easily, and is popular because of its wide area of application in interior design and furniture. Light in color, European Maple turns golden over time.

Hard maple

The sapwood is cream-colored, with a tendency to reddish brown, and the heartwood varies from light to dark brown with red highlights. It undergoes a medium degree of color change, from a creamy white to golden over time.

Jarrah

Jarrah has a smooth surface and straight graining. The sapwood and heartwood vary from salmon-pink to deep red. Finished floors often have a dark brown to reddish purple color, which also deepens over the years.

Jatoba, Brazilian cherry

The sapwood can have broad figuring, light pink and sometimes greyish tones. The heartwood ranges from salmon pink to reddish brown with dark streaks. Pronounced deepening of colors, may have or develop white mineral deposit spots as the floor ages. Over time it deepens in colour to a rich vibrant red.

Oak

The light brown to darker tones of White Oak undergoes a medium degree of color change with slight ambering over time.

Red oak

Red Oak usually has straight graining and undergoes a medium degree of color change over time with a medium degree of color change over time with a slight ambering of the pink/tan brown color.

Walnut

The sapwood is creamy white but the heartwood is a light brown to dark chocolate brown, sometimes with a tendency to purple. The wood gains a special luster over the years and undergoes a medium to high degree of color change with the dark brown heartwood lightening over time to a more golden brown.

Hardness of wood species

Joint Systems


Woodloc® 5S

Woodloc® 5S is the latest innovative glue-free joint system, with a special locking tongue to create even stronger joints.

• The strongest joint on the market
• Faster and easier to install than Woodloc®
• Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity
• No gaps
• Covers 75 % larger installation areas without an expansion joint
• Floor can be used directly after installation
• Easy to remove the floor (when installed floating)
• Suitable for use with Kährs 13 mm, 15 mm and 30 mm floors

Woodloc®

A mechanical joint with no need for glue.

• The world’s first mechanical joint – launched in 2000
• Faster and easier to install than traditional joints with glue
• Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity
• No gaps
• Floor can be used directly after installation
• Easy to remove the floor (when installed floating)
• Suitable for use with Kährs 7 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm and 30 mm
  floors

Tongue & Groove

This is a traditional tongue and groove construction. 

• Needs glue. Allow to dry before use following installation
• Suitable for Kährs 20 mm floors

For more detailed information regarding installation methods and sub-floor requirements, download the installation PDF for each product. Kährs Installation Instructions

Floor installaton checklist

• A floor can only be as good as the subfloor permits.
• To avoid moisture absorption, open the packages only when needed during installation.
• The relative humidity on site must be below 60%.
• The subfloor must be dry, clean, solid and sufficiently flat.
• Soft, elastic subfloors must be adjusted.
• Make sure that the correct vapour barrier is fitted.
• The foam plastic underlay (EPS) must have sufficient compressive strength.
• The foam plastic film must comply with applicable thickness tolerances.
• Put aside any damaged or faulty floorboards.