Par-ky loves wood, so we are very careful how we use this precious, natural resource. We optimise the use of this raw material by slicing it into very thin flitches instead of using thick lumber boards where most of the wood is underutilized. In addition, all our wood comes from sustainable forests.
Nearly one third of the energy that we need for the production of our floors is generated by our own solar panels. Last year we also installed 2 wind turbines that provide us with extra sustainable energy. We also reduce our waste by collecting sawdust and wood chips which can be used as heating fuel during the cold months. Less waste, less fuel, fewer emissions. And there's more good news: we are aiming to be able to produce on a completely CO2-neutral basis by 2017!
Every Par-ky board has a top layer of thin wood. That's why our floors look like solid parquet. Just like in nature, no two Par-ky floorboards are the same. In addition, the wood also feels pleasantly warm to the touch.
With Par-ky you have all the practical benefits of laminate without actually using laminate in your home. Our floors are easy to maintain and come with the handy UNICLIC®-SYSTEM for fast, easy installation.
A Par-ky floor is not only strong but also extremely impact-resistant, thanks to its ULTRA-STRONG HDF CORE (High-Density Fibreboard). The HDF is combined with a wood top layer and then finished with EIGHT DURABLE LAYERS of UV cured lacquer. This ingenious composition ensures that our floors are more resistant to impacts than solid parquet.
All bevels are stained, lacquered and protected from humidity thanks to our Aqua Sealing Complete system. The V-groove is also given an "Ultrafresh" antibacterial protective coating. This ensures that bacteria cannot take root there. So your floor remains not only clean, but also hygienic.
It's a fact: the quality of the air is better in rooms with a Par-ky floor. How is that possible? We use only water-based stains, glues without VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and lacquer with a minimum of solvants. The HDF layer (High-Density Fibreboard) which is used in the core of our board is of the highest quality only. This allows our floors to earn an A emissions grade in Europe with some Par-ky collections scoring as high as A+
The + collections have a 2 mm layer of integrated cork on the back. This makes them quiet to walk on, just like a solid, glued down wooden floor.
A brushed finish accentuates the natural structure of the wood. These floors are also given a mat varnish, which preserves the wood’s natural look.
With a sealed finish, we fill the wood pores with the varnish. This creates an extremely tough protective layer on the natural wood that gives the floor additional resistance to dampness and dirt. These sealed floors are satin lacquered, thereby giving them a beautiful shine.
The 8 hardened lacquer layers make Par-ky an ultra strong floor and protect the wood from moisture and dirt.
The secret of our strong floors lies in the DSI system. DSI stands for Double-Sided Impregnation. During the pressing process, the glue is pressed as deeply as possible into the wood until the saturation level is achieved. During the lacquering of the top layer, the wood absorbs part of the varnish, that hence makes contact with the glue. The wood is completely saturated and becomes extra strong after hardening.
All our floors allow heat to radiate faster than other parquet floors. This means they are ideally suited for installation over radiant heat floor systems. You can find our handy installation tips at www.par-ky.com/au/downloads.