Choosing wood flooring often comes with great challenges, there are a host of aspects to consider.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: July 23, 2019

Kahrs Original Engineered Wood Flooring Review

Choosing wood flooring often comes with great challenges. There’s a host of aspects to consider including the quality of wood, availability of the desired shade and pattern, the performance of the floor in moist areas, maintenance and the price.

So, when Kahrs insists that its range of flooring makes choosing wood floors easy, it can be hard to believe.

However, once you delve deeper into the design of these floors, you’ll discover the meticulousness and innovative thinking that have gone into their floor making.

With its stunning looks and exceptional performance, Kahrs Original engineered wood is a great choice if aesthetics, low maintenance, durability and eco-friendliness are your top priorities.

Kahrs Original In-Depth Review

Did you know that when you choose a Kahrs original engineered wood floor, you are choosing an eco-friendly floor?

Yes, this is because Kahrs sources a major portion of the wood and raw material from areas nearby its production facility in Sweden, a place known for its rich oak trees. More trees are given back to nature through regular planting.

Kahrs floors feature a multi-layer construction, which imparts excellent stability to the floor and also aids in eco-conservation. Since it is a multi-layered design, the wood is used for the different layers thereby utilising the raw material in the most optimal manner.

The wood waste is not discarded into the environment but is converted into energy.

The Kahrs Original range combines the natural beauty of wood with innovative technology and creative thinking, which results in extraordinarily beautiful floors.

Although these floors are engineered wood by construction, they look and feel like solid hardwood flooring underfoot, thanks to the use of advanced design technologies. For example, each surface treatment is tested multiple times for its quality so that no details are missed.

Surface treatments are chosen to not only enhance the natural looks of the floors but also to make the floors more resistant to daily wear and tear. These treatments are highly eco-friendly as they are free from formaldehyde, isocyanate and solvents.

The Kahrs Original flooring features one of the most effective joint systems, thanks to its patented Woodloc® technology. This technology ensures a tight fit between floorboards, resulting in a firm and stable floor underfoot. Compared to fitting boards using traditional glue system, the Woodloc® method is easier and faster.

A major disadvantage with traditional wood flooring is its low resistance to changes in humidity and temperature. As a result, the floor changes its shape - bulges or shrinks - following environmental changes. This can compromise floor stability.

With its Woodloc® technology, Kahrs wood floors are highly resistant to such environmental changes, which means you’ll have a stable and safe floor.

The gap-free installation also prevents dust from trapping inside the floor, which makes cleaning easier.

Features at a Glance

  • Eco-friendly construction methods
  • Stunning designs and a variety of patterns, shades, finishes and wood grading
  • Trendy style and timeless appeal
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Natural toxicity-free surface treatments
  • The innovative Woodloc® system ensures strong gap-free joints and an extremely stable floor
  • The floors can be used immediately after installation
  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Select models are compatible with hot-water and underfloor heating systems
  • Long-lasting beauty and performance

Our Verdict

With their exceptional looks and performance, the Kahrs Original engineered wood are the easiest and the best choice for all your rooms. These floors don’t just live up to your expectations, they go beyond them.

Not sure your budget can stretch to a Kahrs Original floor? There are cheaper options available that don’t compromise on quality, such as our very own Lusso engineered wood flooring range.

We created Lusso flooring to rival major brands at a much more affordable cost. Only the finest, premium quality materials have been used, ensuring these floors last for decades. They come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, and like Kahrs floors, they have been made with eco-friendly materials and processes.

Lusso Engineered Wood Flooring

Excellent alternative flooring to the Kahrs Original Collection


There is a great range of designs on offer, including a variety of finishes such as brushed, oiled, and lacquered. They feature a tongue and groove installation system, and can be fitted with underfloor heating. You can also choose from a selection of 1-plank and parquet style floors, and for maximum comfort why not install them with underfloor heating?

You can grab a free sample of any of our Lusso engineered wood floors now to compare them against the Kahrs collection.

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.