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. 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 2020!
Every Par-ky board is finished off with a wear layer in real wood. This means you get a floor that looks like a solid floor, although at affordable prices. Since we use real wood, with Par-ky – just like in nature – you won’t find two identical boards. What's more, the wood also feels pleasantly warm.
With Par-ky, you enjoy all the practical benefits of laminate, without having laminate in your home. This is because our floors are equipped with the clever Uniclic® and Unifit X® system for a fast and easy installation.
Par-ky is exceptionally resistant to impacts. The secret lies in its well thought-out structure. This is because Par-ky consists of an ultra-strong, High Density Fibreboard (or HDF), onto which the wood top layer is pressed with the DSI system (Double Sided Impregnation). During the pressing process, the glue is pressed into the wood as much as possible, until it is saturated. The top layer is then finished off with no less than 8 thick varnish layers, which are also absorbed by the wood and thus come into contact with the glue. In this way, the wood is entirely saturated and becomes extremely strong when setting. Thanks to this structure, our floors are exceptionally resistant to impacts, and are stronger and more stable than solid parquet.
Thanks to the Aqua Sealing Complete system, the V-grooves are coloured in and lacquered over, protecting from moisture.
The V-groove is also provided with “Ultrafresh” antibacterial protection. This means that bacteria will not settle there, and so your floor remains not only clean, but also hygienic.
Be sure also to see our adapted cleaners for maintaining your Par-ky flooring effectively and easily.
To finish off our floor boards, we only use water-base stains, glues without VOC
(Volatile Organic Compounds) and lacquer with a minimum of harmful solvents. This makes it scientifically proven that air quality is better where a Par-ky is fitted. The HDF layer (High Density Fibreboard) in the middle of our boards is of the highest quality. This is why our floors achieve the quality label A+.
Finally, Par-ky also passed the following international VOC tests: M1 EU, French CMR, German AGBB / ABG, Belgian regulation, Indoor Air "comfort", EN717-1 class E1, BREEAM international complient, CPDH complient.
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.
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/en/downloads.