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The Kährs Founders collection of engineered wood flooring is designed to commemorate the founders of the Swedish flooring manufacturer.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: September 05, 2018

Kahrs Original Founders Collection Review

Kahrs Original Founders Collection is designed to commemorate the founders of the Swedish flooring manufacturer. This range is a dedication to the founders’ commitment to creating high quality floors without compromising craftsmanship and creativity.

In addition to highlighting the natural beauty of Oak, these floors make expert use of surface treatments to create fantastic textures and finishes. They also utilise technology in a sensible manner to give you the most practical floors out there.

Kahrs Original Founders Collection In-Depth Review

These floors are available in fabulous shades from light to well-balanced medium tones and rich dark tones. Expert hand-scraping and brushing processes are employed to deliver texture-rich floors. Natural detailing like knots and cracks enhance the classic wood effect of the floors.

The hand-scraping process imparts the classic worn-out look to the floors. Brushing removes all the soft growth on the wood and reveals the heartwood. As a result, the texture is deeper and filled with more character.

The roughness imparted due to brushing makes these floors more wear-resistant and slip-resistant. As a result, these floors can be used in areas with heavy traffic and in homes with kids and the elderly.

These floors feature an oiled surface, which imparts several aesthetic and practical advantages. The oil penetrates deep into the wood to create a protective layer. Further, the oiling process deepens the natural texture of the floors.

Repairing the floors is easy. When you want to fix stubborn scratches and stains, simply re-sand the spot of damage. You don’t have to sand the entire wood floor. The cost advantages of this are immense.

Other key design aspects responsible for the stunning and lasting beauty of the floors are the dynamic grading and the bevelled edges.

The dynamic grading brings the wood texture to life. The varying colour tones add a dramatic effect to the surface. The bevelled edges help the texture to stand out while clearly creating a delineation between two planks.

Kahrs Original Founders Collection features single-strip planks. Because each plank is derived from a single piece of wood, the texture is intact and is a true reflection of Oak.

Woodloc 5S, a patented joint-locking system by Kährs, is another key aspect of the Founders collection. This mechanical joint locking system imparts several practical benefits to the floors.

The joint is easy and simple to create, for one. The joints are strong, in fact, the strongest of all. Installation is easy and quick. The end result is a firm and highly stable floor.

The floors exhibit excellent dimensional stability thanks to the gap-free joints. The floors won’t change shape, expand or contract even when they’re exposed to changing levels of humidity and temperature.

These floors are one of the greenest available in the market thanks to the company’s firm commitment to eco-responsibility. All the oak used in the production is sourced from the local forests in a conservation-friendly manner. Further, all wood waste recycled to create energy.

Kahrs Original Founders Collection Features at a Glance

  • The collection boasts fabulous patterns, fantastic shades and practical features
  • Natural surface treatments enhance the beauty and durability of the floors
  • The floors features Woodloc® 5S, a simple click-based, glue-less joint locking system
  • The floors are ready to use immediately after installation
  • Easy and quick installation saves time and money
  • More than 75% of the installation are won’t require expansion joints
  • Supports floating and glue-down installation methods
  • Exceptional stability and dimensional stability leading to extremely stable floors underfoot at all times
  • Eco-sustainable production practices

Our Verdict

Kährs has built a reputation for producing high quality wood floors. Over the past 160 years, the company has stuck to its reputation. No wonder then that the Founders collection is so popular. Add to this, the superior looks, performance and durability of Kahrs Original Founders Collection, and you get a floor that offers wonderful value for your money.

If you want to save further money, we do have our own Lusso engineered wood flooring range as a cheaper alternative. While the cost may be lower, the quality is comparable to the Kahrs Original Founders collection.

Lusso Engineered Wood Flooring

Excellent alternative flooring to the Kahrs Original Founders Collection


Our flooring experts developed the Lusso engineered wood range exclusively for Stories Flooring. The collection consists of stunning real-wood effect designs. Premium quality materials have been used to create a long-lasting, practical flooring solution. If you grab a Kahrs Original Founders sample and compare it to a sample of our Lusso engineered wood floors, you’ll see there is very little difference between them.

Choose from an exemplary range of styles, with finishes such as oiled, lacquered, and brushed available. Whatever style of floor you are looking for, our budget friendly Lusso collection has something to suit you.

Check out the entire Lusso engineered wood flooring collection now, with each floor offering a 25-year manufacturer warranty.

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.