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					Walking on sunshine!
THE BOEN COLLECTION -                   ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING




Höhns, Das ProfiParkett and Boen Parkett have joined forces under one strong brand: BOEN   www.boen.com
                    Walking on sunshine!

THE BOEN COLLECTION -   ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING




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                        LIGHT
                        WOOD


                                     It is said that the sun is a source of life.
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                                     Nature gave life to BOEN’s products.

                                     A natural source. Our raw materials
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                        GOLDEN       are manufactured with respect for
                        WOOD
                                     their origins. Nature. Born from the

                                     sun. The sun gives warmth and energy,

                                     and this is how it feels to walk on a

                        22           BOEN parquet floor. A feeling of
                        DARK
                        WOOD         warmth and energy.



                                     Welcome to our world!


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                        DREAM-
                        LINE




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                        BOEN
                        TECHNOLOGY



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                        BOEN
                        PRODUCTS
                        – OVERVIEW
    Legacy  BOEN - a history of people, growth
            and developement.




       The History of BOEN

            The history of BOEN is a story of       raw materials have always been
4           people, loyal and hard-working          and remain the key to BOEN’s
            people with real drive and a love of    exsistence.
            nature, which dates back to the 17th
            century. As early as 1641, there were   Out into the world
            two saws in operation at the BOEN       During the 1970’s, BOEN began
            waterfall on the Topdals river near     exporting their production concept,
            Kristiansand, in the south of           and among those interested was
            Norway.                                 Th. Höhns KG GmbH, in Germany.
                                                    The owners of BOEN took over this
            For over 350 years, the people at       company in 1976. Moreover, the two
            BOEN have manufactured timber           companies had a common
            and in all those years, quality has     philosophy and shared the same
            remained the essential point            values; respect for nature,
            behind all their labours.               thoroughness, quality, innovation
                                                    and expertise. The acquisition was
            The history of BOEN is also a history   strategically important for a
            of invention and innovation. From a     number of reasons. Together, BOEN
            mill to a saw mill. From farming to     and Höhns were able to establish
            the manufacture of parquet              one of the most modern production
            flooring. Over the centuries, the       lines for multi-layer hardwood
            people at BOEN have invested their      flooring in Europe. In addition,
            time and efforts into moving            Mölln had a central location in
            forward, finding the best solutions,    relation to important ports in
            making the best products and at         Germany and Holland and was
            the turn of the centuries, one basic    close to the central markets of
            principle has remained at the core      Europe – the road to the world
            of BOEN’s culture and history;          markets was now much closer for
            respect for nature’s resources. The     BOEN and Höhns products.
                                                    BOEN and Höhns have worked side
                                                    by side on the global parquet
                                                    market since then.


                                                    The acquisition of Dominga in
                                                    Lithuania in 1998 allowed BOEN to
                                                    develop its production operations in
                                       “There has been a
                                        saw mill in
                                        operation at BOEN
                                        for over 350 years.”




an increasingly challenging market.
Dominga is recognised as a quality                                                     5
saw mill and manufacturer with
advanced production lines and
employees with high levels of
expertise within the business.


BOEN and Höhns are now
international players in the multi-
layer hardwood flooring market.
Our products are sold in more than
35 countries on 4 continents. In
addition to production sites in
Norway, Lithuania and Germany,
BOEN has sales offices in Norway,
Germany, Denmark, Belgium,
Austria, France, Italy and the USA.


This increased international
operation has necessitated the
change to an even more
streamlined service. The BOEN
Group has therefore decided to
bring all marketing activites under
one brand name – BOEN.
                                                               “Even by the start of
A parquet floor is more than just a                             the 18th century,
                                                                BOEN was already a
floor. It is alive and should last a                            prominent saw-mill
life-time. BOEN’s floors are                                    in Norway.”
designed to appeal to one’s esthetic
senses, whether in a home, a
cathedral, an office or sports-hall.
They are designed for movement –
designed to move.
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     LIGHT WOOD

     Invite summer into your home with
                                            Light Wood
     large windows and a light and
     vibrant floor.

     Interaction in interior design is
     exciting. Light Wood floors
     harmonize with strong, fresh colours
     – and with tones of blue and white.

     Light Wood floors appear less formal
     and typically Scandinavian.

     Light Wood floors combined with
     materials in glass and concrete
     provide a modern and exclusively
     urban style.

     The use of textiles such as wool and
     cotton accentuate the Scandinavian
     style.

     In the Light Wood category you can
     find the following products:

    • 1-STRIP; PRESTIGE 10 mm,
     TRAFFIC 12 mm
    • 2-STRIP; 14 mm, 15 mm, 21 mm, 23 mm
    • PLANK; 15 mm, 23 mm
    LIGHT WOOD
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                            LIGHT WOOD
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BIRCH NATURE, 2-STRIP
     OAK NATURE ECOLINE WHITE, 2-STRIP




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                                           LIGHT WOOD
ASH PLANK COUNTRY        CANADIAN MAPLE NATURE, 2-STRIP
ASH NATURE, 2-STRIP




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     ASH           ASH WHITE OILED




    BIRCH        BEECH ECOLINE WHITE




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   HICKORY       MAPLE WHITE OILED




CANADIAN MAPLE   OAK ECOLINE WHITE




                                       LIGHT WOOD


EUROPEAN MAPLE       ASH POLAR




     PINE
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      GOLDEN WOOD

      Golden Wood floors bring a warm and
                                                Golden Wood
      continental style to your home. They
      are recommended together with
      classical furniture.

      Fill your home with natural colours.

      Stone, steel or wrought iron bring a
      warm and elegant note to your rooms.

      Don’t be afraid of contrast! Experiment
      with linen and leather in curtains and
      furnishings.

      In the Golden Wood category you can
      find the following products:

     • 1-STRIP; PRESTIGE 10 mm,
      TRAFFIC 12 mm
     • 2-STRIP; 14 mm, 15 mm, 21 mm, 23 mm
     • PLANK; 15 mm, 23 mm
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     GOLDEN WOOD
BEECH NATURE, 2-STRIP




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     GOLDEN WOOD
OAK PLANK NATURE        CHERRY NATURE ECOLINE, 2-STRIP




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                                               OAK ANTIQUE SELECT, 2-STRIP
                       DOUSSIE PLANK ECOLINE
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                                                                             GOLDEN WOOD




“There are no
 seasons in tropical
 areas – that is why
 tropical trees have
 no annual rings.”
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                              BAMBOO DARK        DOUSSIE




                                 BEECH         OAK GOLDEN




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                                CHERRY      BAMBOO WHITE OILED




                              OAK ANTIQUE




                                                                 GOLDEN WOOD


                                 OAK




                                RED OAK
OAK NATURE ECOLINE, 2-STRIP
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      DARK WOOD

      Dark Wood floors evoke the exotic.
                                              Dark Wood
      Heavy, exclusive furnishings help
      intensify the spirit of the floor.

      Combine colour with your floor by
      using yellow tones in the decor and
      choosing materials such as ceramics
      and bamboo.

      If you really want to inspire, use a
      light, golden colour on your walls,
      preferably with structured wallpaper.

      In the Dark Wood category you can
      find the following products:

     • 1-STRIP; PRESTIGE 10 mm,
      TRAFFIC 12 mm
     • 2-STRIP; 14 mm, 15 mm, 21 mm, 23 mm
     • PLANK; 15 mm, 23 mm
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     DAR K WOOD
OAK EXOTIC (STAINED OAK), 2-STRIP




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     DAR K WOOD
     ASH TROPIC (STAINED ASH), 2-STRIP




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                              DAR K WOOD
WALNUT SELECT, 2-STRIP
JATOBA PLANK ECOLINE
                            JATOBA, 2-STRIP




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  ANGELIQUE       PANGA-PANGA




   BUBINGA           TEAK




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IROKO / KAMBALA     WALNUT




    JATOBA          WENGE




                                DAR K WOOD


   MERBAU          ASH TROPIC




    MOABI          OAK EXOTIC




   MUTENYE
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      DREAMLINE

      Dreamline is developed for customers
                                                  Dreamline
      seaking something out of the ordinary.
      With the Dreamline consept, we can
      offer exclusive floors with distinction –
      a floor with that something extra.

      Lighting is all important. A Dreamline
      floor is easily recognized by
      appearance of informality plus its
      exotic and exclusive quality.

      Stonewashed is at its best when
      combined with dark furniture,
      preferably of robust materials. Baskets,
      stones and braided materials are also
      suitable.

      We recommend the use of mellow
      colours, possibly with a touch of
      sophisticated and subdued pastels.

      In the Dreamline category you can find
      the following products:

     • PLANK with bevelled edge, 15 mm
     • PLANK Stone-washed, 15 mm
     • SHIPS PLANK, 15 mm
     • SHIPSTYLE, 10 mm
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     DR EA MLI N E
OAK PLANK MOUNTAIN (WITH BEVELLED EDGE)
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OAK STONE-WASHED BROWN        DR EA MLI N E
JATOBA SHIPSTYLE WITH DARK SEAMS
                                   JATOBA SHIPS PLANK WITH DARK SEAMS




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                             DR EA MLI N E
OAK STONE-WASHED GREY
OAK SHIPS PLANK WITH DARK SEAMS




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 OAK STONE-WASHED      OAK STONE-WASHED
       GREY                 BROWN




 JATOBA SHIPS PLANK    JATOBA SHIPSTYLE
    DARK SEAMS            DARK SEAMS



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 JATOBA SHIPS PLANK    JATOBA SHIPSTYLE
    LIGHT SEAMS          LIGHT SEAMS




  OAK SHIPS PLANK        OAK SHIPSTYLE
    DARK SEAMS            DARK SEAMS




                                          DR EA MLI N E


OAK PLANK MOUNTAIN        OAK ALAMO
  BEVELLED EDGES        HAND SCRAPED




 ALUMINIUM LINES
CAN FIT WITH SEVERAL
   WOOD-SPECIES
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         HARDWOOD PATTERNS

         Patterned hardwood flooring has a
                                                   Patterns
         long tradition, and was in olden days
         used in handsome castles and on
         elegant large estates. BOEN Variant
         offers a wide selections of patterns
         e.g. basket weave, squares and
         herringbone, the latter being the
     New text widely chosen.
        pattern most

         Pattern Variant needs to be glued or
         nailed to the subfloor to perform well.

         Standard patterns from BOEN:

        • 1-STRIP Herringbone, 10 mm
        • 2-STRIP Herringbone, 15 mm
        • PLANK Herringbone, 15 mm
        • 2-STRIP Basket Weave/
         Squares 15 mm, 417 x 417 mm
        • PLANK Basket Weave/
         Squares 15 mm, 417 x 417 mm
        • 1-STRIP Basket Weave/
         Squares 10 mm, 476 x 476 mm
        • 2-STRIP Dutch Pattern, 15 mm
OAK DUTCH PATTERN
                       DUTCH PATTERN




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                    HERRINGBONE PATTERN




                      SQUARES PATTERN




                                          PATTER NS


                       BASKET WEAVE
                    WITH CORNER MARKING




                       HERRINGBONE
                    WITH CORNER MARKING
              95 per cent of the hardwood we use in our production facilities
Environment   comes from Europe – from forests with an extensive re-
              forestation programme.




              BOEN Environmental Care

                          Wood has been used for flooring for    species of wood coming from
40                        over 3000 years. In Scandinavia,       sustainable sources. All our efforts
                          since time immemorial, wood has        related to development of new
                          been the most important building       technology and new production
                          material. In the early Middle Ages,    methods are aimed at achieving
                          wood-based building styles spread      this goal, as soon as possible.
                          to different regions which had
                          connections with each other, via the   Jiffy International is a subsidiary
                          Vikings’ Baltic trade routes.          within the BOEN company. Jiffy
                          Scandinavia has a long, vigorous       produces peat pots and peat
                          tradition within the manufacture       briquettes which are used to plant
                          and sale of wood products. As a        more than 100 million trees per
                          supplier of wood products since        year – throughout the world. With
                          1641, BOEN has played a role in this   these products, we can make a
                          Scandinavian tradition.                contribution to new forestation. We
                                                                 are sowing more than we reap.
                          Respect for nature                     Jiffy’s products contribute to re-
                          BOEN admits to having an ethical       forestation 100 times greater than
                          dilemma with regards to the            BOEN’s annual consumption of raw
                          manufacture and sale of products       materials.
                          from forests threatened with
                          eradiction. That is why we have        BOEN’s production methods are
                          continual dialogue with                noted for their quality and excellent
                          environment protection authorities     utilization of resources:
                          and organizations. BOEN has now
                          developed a clear policy of only       • The timber is quickly transported
                          manufacturing flooring from            to the saw mill and cut, so that the
                                                                 drying process can start as quickly
                                                                 as possible thereby avoiding
                                                                 discolouration.


                                                                 • All raw materials are carefully
                                                                 dried in the open air for several
                                                                 months before they are sent to the
                                                                 final drying process in chambers.
This allows us to guarantee the
highest degree of stability for our                            41
floors.


• Multi-layer hardwood flooring
provides considerable savings in
resources compared to solid
hardwood flooring. The use of
hardwood is limited to the top wear
layer. 3/5 of our parquet are based
on spruce and pine woods, which
also ensures a more stable product.


• Our manufacturing methods
produce absolutely no toxic or         Wood is made up of




                                                              BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
hazardous bi-products.                 40-60 % cellulose,
                                       20-35 % hemi-
                                       cellulose and 15-35
• Sawn and planed chips are a          % lignin. It also
natural bi-product which are           contains resin, fat,
                                       egg vitamin and
entirely utilized in the factory’s
                                       various parts of
heating system for the drying kilns,   mineral constitu-
hot water and fuel pellets.            ents. Wood is
                                       affected by light
                                       due to the lignin
• The glue, lacquer and oil we use     being broken down
do not produce any hazardous           by ultraviolet rays.
gases or other bi-products.


• During cleaning and maintenance
of equipment, any bi-products are
placed in separate containers which
are transported to approved sites
for destruction.
     The term ‘tradition’ is derived from the Latin word tradition,
     meaning to pass on. For BOEN, this is the essence of tradition –
     to pass on the expertise and experience gathered over several
     centuries; to work with nature’s raw materials.




     BOEN Competence

                 Quality is one of BOEN’s main            can help us achieve an ongoing
42               values, the key to their philosophy      process of improvement for our
                 and it forms the basis for all           products.
                 processing of raw materials,
                 through production and finally           BOEN’s products are subjected to an
                 customer service. BOEN’s concept         extremely strict quality control
                 for high quality is manifested by        which applies to the entire
                 the unification of traditional           production process, right up to its
                 Norwegian technology, Lithuanian         delivery at project site or home.
                 diligence and German efficiency.
                                                          We dedicate our utmost attention
                 Since the 1970’s, when BOEN              to the stability of the total floor
                 acquired ownership of Höhns, we          construction and the tongue-and-
                 have achieved a renowned name for        groove profiling. Highest precision,
                 our products within the                  razor sharp edges and perfect
                 professional hardwood flooring           linkage of the hardwood elements
                 segment. For several decades now,        come from the production
                 Höhns’ products have been                procedure ConneXPress where
                 associated with quality floors. It has   production lines were designed
                 been a tradition in southern and         specifically for this purpose.
                 central Europe to have professionals     Constant supervision guarantees
                 to lay hardwood flooring. These are      extraordinary dimensional stability
                 craftsmen who make stringent             and consistently high quality. You
                 demands on quality and                   can actually see it.
                 functionality. We at BOEN have
                 always recognised the importance
                 of their experience and maintain
                 close contact with them. Through




                                                            Com
                 close dialogue and feedback, they
 BOEN’s products are distributed and
 sold via a network of partners all       43
 over the world. This implies
 stringent demands on quality,
 logistics and service.
 We want:
 - Our products to be presented and
 recognized alike all over the world.
 - Our dealers to provide correct and
 competent answers to all relevant
 questions about our products.
 - Our partners to share our
 philosophy concerning quality.
 It is all a question of wanting the
 best and doing our best – for the




                                          BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
 good of our customers.


 What is our objective? We want to
 lay a real masterpiece at your feet, a
 source of enjoyment for genera-
 tions to come.




mpetence
                             Hardwood lives. As wood is a hygroscopic- natural product;
                             it assimilates and emits water. It has to adapt its internal
                             moisture content to the relative humidity of its environment.
Stability
                                         BOEN Stability

                                         Wood exists with its                    insulating layer and a durable layer
44                                       surroundings                            of hardwood serves to ensure a
                                         The volume of wood is constantly        stable product. In this type of
                                         changing – it works in step with its    design the width of the piece of
                                         surrounding environment. In order       parquet is also an important
                                         for a wooden floor to be stable it is   stability factor. This is why most of
                                         important to avoid large                BOEN’s parquet is supplied as 2-
                                         fluctuations in temperature and         strip pieces of parquet, with a
                                         humidity. BOEN’s products have          width of 139 mm. Most of the
                                         been adapted to normal room             parquet on the market today
                                         temperatures with a relative            consists of 3 strips, something
                                         humidity of 40-50% at 20oC.             which we believe increases its
                                                                                 likelihood of moving.
                                         A BOEN floor will, however, remain
                                         stable when the relative humidity       This is why we maintain that
                                         is between 30% and 60%. In our          sometimes one strip less is actually
                                         part of the world this presents a       an advantage.
                                         challenge during the heating
                                         season, since the relative humidity
                                         can actually fall to as much as 15%
                                         if no moisture is added to the air.
                                         We therefore recommend the use
                                         of a humidifier during the winter
                                         months.


     “Wood increases                     Sometimes one strip less can
      in strength at low                 actually be an advantage …
      humidity.”
                                         A balanced lamellar construction,
     “Heavy wood is                      consisting of a base layer, an
      stronger than light
      wood, provided that
      the levels of
      humidity are alike.”
                                                     Low relative humidity
               High relative humidity                This outline shows, how SOLID wood
               This outline shows, how SOLID         shrinks if the relative humidity is
               wood expands, if the relative         low or the sub-floor is damp. The
               humidity is high. The wood            solid non-stabilized strips will shrink
               expands in a convex way. You can      in a concave fashion. If the wood
               also see the pressure on the joins.   dries and becomes damp again, the
               Even if the wood dries, they will     joins will fail to return to their
               never return to their original        original form, as the wood’s
               form.                                 flexibility constantly deteriorates.




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Middle-layer




                                                                                               BOEN TEC H NOLOGY




                                                                      Top-layer




                        Under-layer
            BOEN places considerable emphasis on protecting the
            environment during all phases of production. Neither
            lacquer nor oil emit gases which are harmful to humans or
            the environment.




            Surface treatment

                                   B O E N E CO L I N E                     Cleaning and maintenance of
46                                                                          oiled parquet
                                   Warm and natural surfaces                For daily cleaning we recommend
                                   Pre-oiled parquet can be supplied        using dry cleaning methods such as
                                   with natural, white or dark pig-         dry mopping or vacuum cleaning.
                                   mented oil which has been pressed        When washing an oiled parquet
Pre-oiled

                                   into the wood. Oil gives a slightly      floor, we recommend the use of a
                                   more matt surface than varnish.          mild detergent which will not cause
                                                                            the surface to dry out.
                                   Oil is a natural product, made from
                                   renewable raw materials such as          An oil-treated floor requires more
                                   sunflower oil, soya oil, carnauba        frequent maintenance than a
                                   wax, beeswax and other dry               varnished one, but maintenance
                                   materials. Our oiled surfaces have       can be limited to small areas –
                                   been hardened using ultraviolet          without visible transition marks
                                   light and they do not emit any           showing. In other words, you do not
                                   hazardous substances. The surfaces       need to oil the whole floor each
                                   are water-repellent, easy to look        time, just those areas which are
                                   after and resistant to dirt and stains   subjected to the heaviest traffic.
                                   (certified in accordance with
                                   DIN 6886).                               BOEN can supply detailed instruc-
                                                                            tions on the cleaning and mainte-
                                   BOEN Ecoline also complies with the      nance of oiled parquet floors.
                                   stringent requirements relating to
                                   bio-hygienic properties laid down in     For further information:
            “The long life         Norway’s RAL-RG 430 regulations,         www.boen.com
             enjoyed by oak is     and is certified by the ECO, Institut
             attributable to its
             high content of
                                   für Ökologie in Cologne.
             tannic acid.”
Pre-lacquered
                                                 “The oak tree was
                                                  considered to be
                                                  sacred by the Celts
                                                  and the Teutons.”

                                                 “In Nordic mytho-
                                                  logy the oak tree
                                                  was recommended
                                                  for medicinal
                                                  purposes.”




           B O E N P R OT E C T U LT R A          Our products, which have been           A LT E R N AT I V E S
                                                  designed for the private                                                      47
           Hard-wearing surfaces                  (residential) market, have been         Stone-washed
           Boen has always been interested in     factory finished and do not require     Brushed, stained and oil-treated. A
           surface finishes since these are an    any immediate after-treatment.          grey or brown surface treatment,
           important part of the company’s        Other instructions apply to floors in   which creates a unique floor in
           products. Protect Ultra is an          public places, offices, sports halls,   which the annual growth rings in
           extremely durable lacquer, a so-       restaurants, etc.                       the wood are enhanced.
           called “anti-scratch lacquer” which
           is incredibly resistant to surface     Cleaning and maintenance of             Stained surface
           scratching. Lacquer provides a         varnished parquet                       Alternative surface colours,
           beautiful, silk matt sheen and a       We recommend dry cleaning               protected by our general, durable
           surface which is easy to maintain.     methods such as dry mopping or          Protect Ultra varnish.
                                                  vacuum cleaning. If washing is
           The lacquer is cured using             necessary, it is important that a       For further information:




                                                                                                                                BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
           ultraviolet light and does not emit    minimal amount of water is used.        www.boen.com
           any hazardous gases.                   Never allow water to remain on
                                                  parquet to dry by itself. BOEN can
                                                  supply detailed instructions relating
                                                  to the cleaning and maintenance of
                                                  lacquered parquet flooring.
                    Taking a closer look, some hardwood flooring really appears to be
                    from yesterday; Uneven edges, which appear as ugly swelling all
                    over the floor, messy joints, edges and seams. This is before the
                    wood has even started to expand and contract.




      BOEN ConneXProcess

                                                              In the past the tongue and groove
48                                                            used to be milled first before
                                                              treating the surface; we now do the
                                                              opposite. Firstly, we treat the
                                                              surface using varnish or oil, and
                                                              then we mill the tongue and
                                                              groove. The milling technique we
                                                              employ is called ConneXProcess –
                                                              an optimal process which produces
                                                              perfect joints.


                                                              ConneXProcess ensures that the
                                                              edges of each board are completely
                                                              straight and that the finished floor
                                                              will have no visible joints. Having a
                                                              precise tongue and groove joint is
                                                              also crucial for rapid and secure
                                                              installation.


                                                              ConneXProcess has been introduced
                                                              for all of our products: single strip,
                                                              2-strip, planks and BOEN’s patented

                                                 No rounded
                                                              sports flooring.
                                                 edges.




     Completely straight edges
     give a precise fit.




conneXProcess
Floor technology
                                  To be installed floating, glued down or
                                  nailed down? Is it a free choice or are there real
                                  arguments for each alternative?




            BOEN Floor technology

             Installation techniques for              installed as floating floors. 23mm      Underfloor heating
             varying requirements                     parquet should be nailed to joists or   A floor which has been glued down     49
             Laying a floating floor is the most      softwood battens. Our 10mm and          permits greater heat transference
             common method employed in                12mm products should generally be       than a floating system. However, it
             private houses and flats, although       glued to the sub-floor but they can     is important to adhere to certain
             nailing or gluing the floor to the       also be nailed down if required.        rules when underfloor heating has
             sub-floor are also good alternatives.                                            been installed – a maximum output
             In public buildings (hotels, airports,   Sound technology                        of 60 W per m2 and/or a maximum
             offices, etc.) we recommend that         From a technical point of view,         surface temperature of 27°C. Beech
             the floor should be glued to the         floating floors are a suitable          and maple are types of wood which
             sub-floor.                               alternative if you need to reduce       have relatively great movement
                                                      the sound of footsteps crossing the     when temperatures and humidity
             Parquet which has been glued to          floor above (impact sound               fluctuate, and they should not be
             the sub-floor is extremely stable        transmission), whilst parquet,          used in connection with underfloor
             and provides far greater flexibility     which has been glued to the sub-        heating.




                                                                                                                                    BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
             when using alternative furnishing        floor provides much better sound
             solutions. Floating floors must be       conditions in the actual room of        BOEN can supply detailed
             allowed to move freely without           installation (reduced room              instructions on the methods
             having any fixed attachments.            resonance).                             employed for laying these various
                                                                                              types of flooring.
             Our 14mm, 15mm and 21mm
             products may all be glued down,                                                  For further information:
             even though they are usually                                                     www.boen.com
                              Perfection with accessories: A floor is never completed




Accessor
                              before the final touch is made.




     BOEN Accessories

                                          BOEN has a wide selection of              Lacquer: We recommend BonaTech
50                                        mouldings – from scotias,                 Traffic for post-lacquering or
                                          quadrants and skirtings to stair          subsequent maintenance
                                          nosing and reducers used, for             lacquering.
                                          example, between a carpet and the
                                          hardwood floor. Pre-fabricated pipe       Lacquer refresher: BOEN Ultra
                                          collars are also available for pipes,     Refresher is a product developed for
                                          which protrude through the floor.         periodical maintenance. It refreshes
                                                                                    matt lacquer surfaces, protects the
                                          Flooring is the surface in all            lacquer and provides a shining,
                                          buildings most subject to wear and        durable surface.
                                          tear and proper site preparation is
                                          the key to every successful project.      Polish: Lacquered floors subjected
                                          It is essential that the sub-floor is     to significant wear and tear should
                                          even and level to ensure that             be maintained with Bona Polish.
                                          satisfactory installation can be
                                          achieved.                                 Oil: Oiled surfaces require more
                                                                                    frequent maintenance, and we
                                          BOEN offers a full range of support       recommend the BOEN Bio Ultra
                                          materials, including adhesives,           products.
                                          lacquers and mouldings, to ensure
     “We shape our                        each installation is completed to         Cleaning and maintenance
      buildings, and after-               the highest possible standard.            instructions are available from your
      wards our buildings
                                                                                    professional floor layer, dealer or on
      shape us.”
        Winston Churchill                 Maintenance products:                     www.boen.com
                                          If the floor is well cared for, it will
                                          remain beautiful for decades.
                                          Simple precautionary measures
                                          include having a proper door mat at
                                          the point of entry. BOEN can provide
                                          you with a complete range of pro-
                                          ducts for cleaning and maintenance
                                          of lacquered and oiled parquet.
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            BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
ries
                  BOEN Products

                                                                                            Dutch                          Strong-   Boflex
                                             Brinell    2-Strip    2-Strip     Plank        Pattern   Prestige   Traffic   line      P1       Clic
                                             scale      15 mm      23 mm       15 mm        15 mm     10 mm      12 mm     21 mm     28 mm    14 mm

      LIGHT WOOD
      Ash                                    4,0        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                   GL a c     GL a c    Lac       Lab      LIa

      Bamboo                                 4,0                               Lac

      Birch                                  2,7        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                                                           LIa

      Hickory                                3,5        Lac        Lac         Lac

      Maple Can.                             4,8        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                   GL a c     GL a c    Lac       Lab      LIa

      Maple Eur.                             3,2        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac

      Pine                                   2,0                               Iac

      Ash Polar                              4,0        La

      Ash Ecoline white                      4,0        Lc                     Lc                     Lc         Lc

      Beech Ecoline white                    3,8        Lc                                            Lc         Lc

      Oak Ecoline white                      3,5        Lc                     Lc                     Lc         Lc

52    Maple Ecoline white                    4,8        Lc                     Lc                     Lc         Lc

      GOLDEN WOOD
      Bamboo Dark                            4,0                               Lac

      Beech                                  3,8        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                   GL a c     GL a c              Lab      LIa

      Oak                                    3,5        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac         Lac       GL I a c   GL a c              Lab      LIa

      Oak Antique                            3,5        GL a       GL a

      Red Oak                                3,3        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                                                           LIa

      Cherry                                 3,2        GL I a c   GL I a c    LIac                   Lac        Lac

      Doussie                                4,0        Lac        Lac         Lac                    Lac

      Oak Golden                             3,5        La         La

      DARK WOOD
      Angelique                              4,6        Lac        Lac         Lac

      Bubinga                                4,2        Lac        Lac         Lac

      Iroko/Kambala                          3,4        Lac        Lac         Lac          Lac       Lac

      Jatoba                                 4,6        Lac        Lac         Lac          Lac       Lac        Lac                          LIa

      Merbau                                 4,6        Lac        Lac         Lac          Lac       Lac        Lac       Lac

      Moabi                                  4,1        Lac        Lac         Lac

      Mutenye                                4,9        Lac        Lac         LIac                   Lac        Lac

      Nogal                                  3,4        Lac        Lac         Lac

      Oak Exotic                             3,5        La         La

      Panga-Panga                            4,5        Lac        Lac                                Lac        Lac

      Teak                                   3,9        Lac        Lac

      Walnut                                 3,5        GL a c     GL a c      LIac                   GLac       GLac

      Wenge                                  4,5        Lac        Lac         Lac                    Lac        Lac

      Ash Tropic                             4,0
      DREAMLINE
      Ash Ships plank w/dark seams           4,0                               Lac

      Oak Stone-washed Brown                 3,5                               Lc

      Oak Stone-washed Grey                  3,5                               Lc

      Oak Ships plank w/dark seams           3,5                               Lac                    Lac

      Jatoba Ships plank w/dark seams        4,6                               Lac                    Lac

      Jatoba Ships plank w/light seams       4,6                               Lac                    Lac

      Oak Plank Mountain                     3,5                               LIc

      Oak Plank Castle                       3,5                               Ibc

      Maple Can. Ships pl. w/dark seams      4,8                               Lac

      Merbau Ships plank w/dark seams        4,6                               Lac

      Merbau Ships plank w/light seams 4,6                                     Lac



     G = Select    L = Nature   I = Rustic    a = Protect Ultra b = Untreated c = Ecoline
Before choosing a hardwood floor and dimension, the use of the floor should be considered thoroughly. Boen
offers a wide selection of different products with various dimensions and properties, for different applications.
These are the various hardwood floorings in the Boen program:




 BOEN 10 mm Prestige, ShipStyle                                                         BOEN 12 mm Traffic
                                                                                                                                                                       53
Performance Classification 1-2               Quadrant      Strip   Strip    Ship-      Performance Classification 3                                 Strip    Strip
                                                           476     590      Style                                                                   476      590
10 mm Prestige is a one-strip                                                          12 mm Traffic is a one-strip hardwood flooring
hardwood flooring, which can be laid                                                   with approx. 6 mm top-layer. The floor can be
in various patterns. Prestige is                                                       laid in various patterns, and is designed for
designed for adhering directly to the                                                  adhering directly to the sub-floor.
sub-floor. Approx. 4 mm top-layer.
                                                                                       Measurement: 12 x 68 x 476/590 mm
Measurement:
Prestige: 10 x 68 x 476/590 mm
ShipStyle: 10 x 72 x 790 mm




  BOEN 15 mm 2-Strip, Plank, Ships plank, Dutch Pattern                                 BOEN 23 mm 2-Strip, Plank

Performance Classification 1-2                 2-Strip     Plank   Ships    Dutch      Performance Classification 1-2                                Plank   2-Strip
                                                                   plank   Pattern
Can be laid floating                                                                   Self-supporting for nailing directly onto
on any correctly                  Variant                                              joist or battens with c/c = 60 cm.
prepared sub-floor-                                                                    Approx. 4 mm top-layer.
construction. The




                                                                                                                                                                       BOEN TEC H NOLOGY
                                                                                       Measurement: 23 x 139 x 2200 mm
hardwood flooring
can also be nailed or
glued. Approx. 4 mm
top-layer.
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                                     7




Measurement: 2-Strip, Plank,
Ships plank, Dutch Pattern:
15 x 139 x 2200 mm
Variant: 15 x 139 x 417 mm




 BOEN 21 mm Strongline                                                                  BOEN Clic 14 mm 2-Strip

Performance Classification 3                                                 2-Strip   Performance Classification 1-2                                        2-Strip

Hardwearing 2-strip with a hardwood thickness of                                       Made for floating installation, without use
6 mm for areas subject to intensive usage, suitable                                    of adhesive or nails.
for floating installation, nailing or gluing directly to                               Approx. 4 mm top-layer.
the sub-floor.
Measurement: 21 x 139 x 2200 mm                                                        Measurement: 14 x 138 x 2194




Performance Classification 1 = Normal                        Performance Classification 2 = Medium                    Performance Classification 3 = Heavy
Hardwood floors in living areas subject to                   Hardwood floors in living areas, in                      Hardwood floors in heavily frequented areas
normal usage. Exception: Wet areas and                       administration, meeting and conference                   such as shops, restaurants, entrance areas,
entrance areas.                                              areas, kindergartens, consulting rooms etc.              schools, conference halls, dance halls, etc.
                                                             subject to average usage.
                                                                    Grading
                            BOEN Grading
     BOEN SELECT G




                            European standards                      The concept categories:
54                          European standards for labelling
                            graded wood have recently been          BOEN SELECT:
                            introduced. The symbols used are a      Subtle palette of colours and
                            circle, a triangle and a square. This   principally free of knots.
                            enables consumers to compare
                            graded wood, regardless of the          BOEN NATURE:
                            grading concepts used by the            A more vigorous palette, features
     B O E N N AT U R E L




                            various manufacturers.                  heartwood and knots are
                                                                    permitted.
                            BOEN has its own criteria, which are
                            comparable with this standard:          BOEN RUSTIC:
                                                                    A more robust palette with knots,
                            G   Cat 1 = BOEN Select                 providing a stronger impression of
                            L   Cat 2 = BOEN Nature                 life and nature.
                            I   Cat 3 = BOEN Rustic
                                                                    BOEN AKZENT:
                                                                    A whole palette of colours in the
                                                                    surface – principally free of knots.
     B O E N R U ST I C I
      BOEN AKZENT
Design: Trigger
Text: Dale&Bang
Print: Norprint
09.2003 30.000

Photo: Johan Wildhagen
Stanley Haaland
G.B. Alessandri
                                                                                                                               THE BOEN COLLECTION -
                                                                                                                               ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING
BOEN BRUK AS, NO-4658 Tveit, Norway. Tel. +47 38 06 66 00
BOEN Parkett Deutschland KG (GmbH & Co.), Postfach 1240 – 23872 Mölln/Lauenburg, Germany. Tel. +49 4542 80030




Hardwood Flooring Supplies Ltd.
Unit 1
Goldsworth Park Industrial Est.
Woking, Surrey, GU21 3AZ
Great Britain
Tel: +44 1483720202. Fax: +44 1483724494




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