WHY choose BOEN hardwood floors? When you buy a wood floor from us, you choose quality, innovation, and respect for the nature.
The best of the tree
Most flooring suppliers buys wood from the same sawmill where the furniture industry buys its raw materials. The furniture industry pays a high price to get the best quality of the wood. We own three sawmills, which exclusively cut the logs for us. In this way, we can use the entire tree and therefore provide you parquet with a variety of gradings giving you a greater choice.
Withstand changing climates
Within our sawmills the drying process is controlled right from the start of the production to prevent parquet from cracking when installed, which can happen due to climate changes, especially in temperate areas of the world. Other parquet suppliers lose control of this process as they buy raw materials where the drying process has already started, usually between 18-20% RH, before they begin their production. We want to offer you the best quality in the market, that’s why we like to have control right from the start.
Great variety of surface treatments and colors
The surface treatment effects the appearance and durability of the parquet. We offer three surface treatments. The award winning Live Pure, an ultra matt lacquered finish that looks and feels almost untreated, Live Natural oil and the popular Live Matt lacquer.
Quality is in our dedication: we apply 6 thin layers of oil, or lacquer, rather than fewer thicker layers. Our tests show that several thin layers increase the surface’s durability.
Easy to install
To give you or your installer the easiest and best installation experience, we have chosen the two best patented locking systems for parquet flooring. The long edge of the board uses the trusted Clic profile from Unilin and on the short-end, the latest 5G joint from Välinge secures the laying. Using these two superior glue free joints saves time and frustration, making every installation easy. Why not choose BOEN 209mm wide Castle Plank, and install your new parquet even faster: the wider the board, the faster the installation.
The L&T shopping center is a perfect example of what BOEN can offer: quality, reliability, service, and a range of products that goes from patterns floors to sport flooring.
At L&T are installed 1000m2 of Herringbone wood flooring and 150m2 the BOEN Sport floor Actiflex Stadium in the training hall.
We want to let our customer talk about us and tell you why they choose BOEN as partner for their project.
Keep reading and meet Lutz, the head of building service at L&T, and Friedrich, managing partner in a 30 years experienced installer company who had the responsibility for the installation.
Lutz Brinkmann is head of building service at L&T department store in Osnabrück. He is responsible for the renovations in their department store, having a team of 16 employees, in addition to managing the external specialist architects, engineers and planners.
The feeling of home
L&T has a very large department store in the new shopping mall. At L&T we have adopted a new approach to retail shopping that can compete with the increased popularity of online shopping. We have built our new premises and are changing them into an experience-based department store. We offer new events weekly, following the ethos that the customers should have an experience. By the sports house we have a giant, indoor wave pool, called Hasewelle, which is unique to a fashion house in Europe. There is also a fitness studio in our department store with a Actiflex Stadium, a BOEN Sport floor. With these activities and events, we can combine the customer experience with the sale of sportswear.
We have chosen parquet flooring throughout the department store. In recent years we have created a master plan for redesigning the fashion house which will present the products in a better way and give the customers a pleasant experience. In the planning stage it was clear that the flooring has a large impact on the presentation. We wanted a natural element that would make the customers feel at home, similar to what they could find in their living rooms. We moved away from the cold tiles and PVC flooring and wanted something more comfortable on the floor, like parquet.
The choice of the flooring was first and foremost about the feel-good factor of the customer. We decided on parquet flooring as the building material to give the shop a higher quality look, which would create a nice framework for our high quality goods.
The flooring should definitely fit in with the interior of the showroom and the lights, but we chose it mostly for the feeling. The design team really loved the herringbone pattern, and we decided on this style of flooring for the L&T showroom. We chose Oak Nature Prestige with the Live Natural oiled surface.
We wanted a natural colour and a classic wooden floor. Then we opted for the oiled surface, which will reveal the surface structure more quickly than varnished flooring.
BOEN was introduced to us by our parquet floorlayer, Mr Heuser from the company Krause. We have worked together for some years and we can always trust his work. He assisted in choosing the parquet flooring and recommended BOEN. (40)
We visited BOEN’s showroom, and the BOEN parquet flooring was exactly what we were looking for. Both the surface structure and the colours made it obvious that we would decide upon a parquet flooring from BOEN.
In the design stage of the new showroom we considered how the flooring would behave under stress and in real sales conditions. With time the surface structure develops, in particularly in areas where a lot of people would walk. A showroom floor will not remain clean and flawless, especially in the winter months when people walk in with dirty boots and shoes. As a result, cleaning is an essential everyday care of our floors. We wanted a vibrant department store that is living, so the material in our floors should be living too. Our customers have given us positive feedback on the parquet flooring from BOEN. The surface is of very high quality and fits in well with the shop interior and our products. Customers tell us that it feels good, that they almost feel like home. It turned out to be more than what we were hoping for- our customers are really experiencing the cosiness and feel-good factor we wanted! Our employees also have positive views on the flooring. When the space and surroundings give them a great feeling it contributes towards their motivation.
Friedrich Heuser, managing partner at Fußboden Krause said: ‘Fußboden Krause do screeds, floor coverings and parquet flooring. He has worked with BOEN products for the last 25 years, and he is immensely impressed with the delivery, long-lasting quality and the range of products from BOEN.’
‘As a floor layer I need consistent quality’
L&T has chosen a herringbone pattern from BOEN throughout the entire department store. The herringbone pattern was simply chosen for reasons of taste. For their showroom they wanted a natural flooring that was durable and easy to lay.
’It’s easy to work with so we could complete the floor installation quickly’
I use BOEN for both private and commercial construction sites, choosing from a very diverse range of products. As a floor layer I need consistent quality, and I honestly say that BOEN products are superb and dimensionally stable. The flexibility of the system ensures that our people can work very fast and efficient. In the L&T department store I introduced the herringbone pattern from BOEN.
We decided to use full-surface bonding due to the large floor area in the store and this bonding will reduce the background noise as it is quieter than a floating flooring. A special, flexible adhesive enables large areas to be laid without movement, and the multilayer of the flooring reduces swelling. BOEN flooring is easy to work with so we could complete the floor installation quickly. In a department store the floor needs to be laid and maintained one day and the next day business continues as normal.
Fitness Centre ‘City Gym’
An extraordinary concept lies behind the City Gym. The fitness studio is operated by L&T, the ‘experience-based’ department store.
Whether surfing on the Hasewelle (standing wave), training at a (simulated) altitude of 2500 m or a gym visit during lunch, there’s guaranteed to be something for every sport lover and fashionista at L&T.
To keep up with the expectations and deliver a perfect service also at the fitness center, L&T management has chosen BOEN Sport Actiflex Stadium.
In this modern fitness center are installed 150m2 of Actiflex Ash: the light color of the wood creates a brighter room, and the space looks even bigger.
Actiflex has specific key benefits which make it perfect for training centers:
- Quick and easy installation
- Greater deformation for flexibility
- BOEN 5G Click locking technology
- Wide range of natural colours
- No specialist tools required
- Finished floor height 29mm, perfect also for renovation
Actiflex is an area elastic sports floor with high deformation for greater flexibility and comfort. It has a resilient foam for optimum energy and sound absorption – ideal for a Studio or Gym.
When you have limited time to renovate your venue, Actiflex offers short installation time. The BOEN 5G Click locking technology ensures a fast and secure installation with a perfect result – no specialist tools are required.
Actiflex must be installed on an even and self-supporting sub-floor or on top of an existing floor. It is also easy to extend, pick-up and relocate. Actiflex can also be produced in a spectrum of colors in 215mm format to create a visually calm and comfortable atmosphere, for example for Hotel and Spa or Health Institutions.