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CASE STUDIES


THAMES ARE A-CHANGIN’


Two wood flooring designs from uber eco-friendly Kährs Original Range have been installed at the Riverside Quarter in London.


Situated on the banks of the River Thames, opposite the Hurlingham Club, the highly sought after apartments in London’s Riverside Quarter are situated a few minutes walk from Wandsworth Town Centre and the substantial Southside Shopping Centre. Also close to Putney High Street and its wide variety of restaurants and waterside bars, along with the Putney Exchange retail mall, the Riverside Quarter currently comprises 121 apartments in four stylish buildings. All Kährs flooring was installed by Atlantic Contracts, for Frasers Property.


Kahrs is the first wood flooring manufacturer to boast an entirely solvent- free production. Every aspect of the process is geared with the environment in mind, from the proximity of its timber stock, to the very construction and finish of its product range. What’s more, sustainable and responsible forestry is the basis of Kährs’ operations. Because the company wants to be able to guarantee that the wood species used


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in its flooring production originate from genuinely legal sources, it has stopped marketing non-sustainable rainforest wood products – until there are processes and documentation that offer guarantees that the rainforest timber is derived from controlled sources. To replace these, Kährs has developed a range of eco-friendly alternatives. Offered within the Kährs World Collection, the sustainable oak floors


have an authentic ‘exotic’ stained finish.


Kährs’ environmental credentials are also reflected in the composition of its wood floors. Featuring an eco-friendly, multi- layered construction, which Kährs developed in 1941, it uses high-grade hardwood for the top layer only, whilst fast growing core materials, like spruce, pine and poplar, are used below the joint. This conserves valuable resources, in addition to creating a surface that remains stable throughout the seasons. Floors are pre-finished with solvent- free lacquers and water- based stains and, once laid, they can be maintained with water-based maintenance products. After years of wear, Kährs floors can be completely sanded two to three times, whilst the glueless Woodloc®


joint


allows the floor to be taken up and re-laid elsewhere if required.


Throughout the development at the Riverside Quarter, the bright, spacious apartments feature louvered winter


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gardens which overlook the Thames. Kährs Oak Verona and Kährs Walnut Montreal complement the chic high- spec interiors, providing a warm, tactile surface with high performance benefits. Kahrs Oak Verona is a two-strip wood floor from Kährs European Naturals Collection and is available with a satin lacquer, matt lacquer or matt lacquer/ brushed finish. Kährs Walnut Montreal is a three- strip wood floor from the Kährs American Naturals Collection and has a satin lacquer pre-finish.


Kährs multi-layered construction reflects the floor’s strong eco- credentials, whilst providing a climatically stable surface. Boards can be installed floating or fully-bonded, and are suitable for installation with underfloor heating; a perfect final touch of luxury.


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