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History of Kronotex Laminate Flooring

History of Kronotex Laminate Flooring

Kronotex USA, is a fully owned subsidiary of the well known Krono Group Switzerland. It was in 2005, that an American facility was constructed in the United States. This fully modernized plant is located in Barnwell, South Carolina. Headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, this well known manufacturing group operates a total of nine independent manufacturing companies in several locations across Europe. Three companies are located in Germany, with one in France, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, and Hungary. By being part of such a large group, Kronotex is able to utilize some of the finest advancements in the construction of laminate flooring.

European Based – American Made

With more than 20 laminate flooring lines operating, 7 days a week, all 52 weeks of the year, the manufacturing of laminate flooring is stronger than ever. Kronotex Fussboden manufactures 500 million square feet of laminate flooring in a year, in this facility located in Germany. They operate on a large scale of distribution and management of cost controls. This combined with the most advanced technological advancements, allows Kronotex to offer outstanding quality laminate flooring at an affordable cost worldwide.

Kronotex offers a wide selection of laminate flooring choices for the customer. Many patterns are unique, as well as traditional. With an abundance of collections, they continuously are producing new looks for the changing designer. American Walnut, Oak, Wild Cherry, and Acacia are just some of the amazing laminate flooring looks you will find in this line.

KronotexUSA Stone Harbor Denali Acacia laminate flooring

KronotexUSA Stone Harbor Denali Acacia laminate flooring

An Eco-Friendly Company

Kronotex is always looking for ways to keep our earth green. When Kronotex laminate flooring is produced, almost every part of the tree is used. All Kronotex laminate flooring has a wood fiber core, which is made with ecological sustainable pine trees. This means that the consumer can experience the look and feel of exotic hardwoods without damaging exotic or exotic species.

The decorative paper that is used with Kronotex laminate flooring is printed with a water-based, low VOC inks. This water-based product is safe for consumers, as well as our environment. The cartons that Kronotex laminate flooring packaged in, is also made from recycled cardboard. Kronotex is doing many different things to help keep our environment green. With warranties up to 30 years, the use of laminate flooring is sure to keep extra materials out of our landfills.

KronotexUSA Berkeley Holland Oak laminate flooring

KronotexUSA Berkeley Holland Oak laminate flooring

A Long History

With the roots of the KronoGroup Switzerland dating back to the construction of a sawmill in Lungotz, Austria in 1897, this company will be around for many years to come. The sole ownership of this company has always stayed within the founding family and today the total annual sales revenue of this Group, exceeds a whopping $1 billion. With factories placed all around the world to manufacture virtually all of the components necessary, from particleboard, MDF and OSB wood panel; Kronotex laminate flooring will remain a favorite in the laminate flooring industry.

Competitive pricing, beautiful designs, and availability to more than 80 countries around the world Kronotex laminate flooring will remain at the front of the pack. Consumers desire detailed wood grained textures, vibrant finishes, and laminate flooring with a real wood look. Kronotex laminate flooring offers all of these features, as well as consumer friendly installation. Kronotex laminate flooring can be found worldwide, and will continue to be one of the most desired laminate floors in the industry.

KronotexUSA Middlebrooke Cason Hickory laminate flooring

KronotexUSA Middlebrooke Cason Hickory laminate flooring

***2016 Edit: KronotexUSA is switching this name this year to Swiss Krono to reflect the parent company’s name. You can read all about it on their website!***

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9 comments

  1. Please tell me the best way to install laminate flooring to an ‘L’ shaped passage.
    Should the corner be cut(lengthwise in both arms with a bevel where they meet) or is it better to lay the flooring lengthwise to one side and across in the other arm

  2. Colour is a huge decision as is quality of the product. Free sampels are ok but too small to make a informed decision. Originaly I wanted to buy a light colour so the rooms would not look to dark I thought a pine or light boltic colour. Try the samples as I did. Then then I bought one full pack and laid it out sure I had to pay for the pack but seeing 2 square meters is totaly different as is a satin or gloss finish in a room and how it blends with the furniture. I ended up buying 2 more packs in different colours of the kronotex range. Finaly setteling with the Kronotex most family and friends thought it was going to be way too dark but everyone, even my mother who was against the idea of a flooating floor admits it looks fantastic and the best colour choice. Sure it cost me 2 packs that I diden’t use but what a small price to pay for the excellent result and many years of happy satisfaction .

    • Thank you for sharing. This is very smart idea if you are not sure about color selection. It is so important to pick the one you really love and it fits into your interior. Bestlaminate.net offers up to 3 FREE samples- you can simply order them online.

  3. I think one has to be very careful when selecting the colour of the floor. I chose Rainier Oak d2242 (Exquisit) it made the room look very dark. I wish I selected a broghter colour. Otherwise no problem with the quality already 2 years now
    In fact I am installing my whole 1st floor as i had problem with my tiles long story

    • Thank you for input. I agree- it is very hard to visualize how new color will blend into your interior. And if your choice is not tarditional “oaky-oak” you are always taking a risk. Good thing is that reputable sellers of laminate flooring are offering free samples- this way you can play with colors before you buy.

  4. We had flooring done in our home. The colour “Amazone Brazilian Cherry” it is a matt finish.
    We are sadly not happy with the end result. The floor looks dull and do not enhance our home.
    We would like to know is their a product we could buy to paint onto the floor to give it a sheen?
    Will it be long lasting and make the difference we are looking for?
    Thank you kindly,
    Sally Clark

    • There is no “miracle” solution to restore shine look to your floor. Some laminate flooring styles are just designed to have more contemporary, satin finish. The best way to keep your floor in good shape and restore their original finish is to clean your floor with water + Vinegar solution- read our article “How to clean Pergo laminate flooring” for more details.

      One more suggestion…please don’t use “orange glow” or wax to make your floor look shiner…many people used it and end up very, very unhappy.

  5. I wanted to ask if the German brand of the Wild Cherry may vary in color shades from the American brand. I had an installer underestimate the square footage of my home and we now are ordering the same laminate from a Kronotex Dealer in the Pittsburgh area and hope that the color will be exactly the same as the German brand that he initially installed.

    Thank you!

    • If this is original Kronotex brand it should have the same color as long as this is the same decor number. Look for d# to double check.

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