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ALL-WHITE

Sarah

This apartment in the sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm features very bright, light-filled interiors and elegant luxurious textures in wood, marble, velvet and brass.

The Kährs Oak Limestone wood floor enhances the natural light in the apartment with its whisper-white finish and clean and even expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the timber. The matt lacquer finish eliminates glare while protecting the wood from daily wear.

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SWEDEN!

Sarah

Happy Swedish National Day! 🇸🇪

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TESTIMONIAL: ULRIKA

Sarah

Our client, Ulrika Hedlund, Co-founder and Managing Director of Dubai-based Business Productivity, transformed a standard Rimal apartment in Jumeriah Beach Residence into a beautiful family home.

Ulrika, a Swedish native, wanted to create a cozy home for herself, her husband and three children that reflected their Swedish heritage and enhanced the beautiful views over JBR and Palm Jumeirah, as well as the glittering turquoise sea.

Along with other major changes done by Noaf Interiors, Ulrika selected two of our classic Swedish wood floors: the 2-strip Kährs Oak Verona & 3-strip Kährs Oak Siena instead of the standard floor tiles to complete the overall look and feel of her home.

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Here is what Ulrika had to say about her experience with us:

Q: How was your overall experience with Nordic Homeworx?

A: The overall experience dealing with Nordic Homeworx has been extremely positive – from the first viewing of the floor in the founders own home, to showroom demonstrations, installation and post-installation fixes. Everyone we have met along the way has been very professional and service-minded.

Q: How has having a natural wood floor in hour home affected everyday living?

A: The floor really makes a huge difference, making the apartment feel like “home”.

Q: Did you find our installers kept your house clean?

A: The installers were very quick and clean.

Q: Do you feel that this flooring increases the value of your home?

A: I absolutely feel the floor increases the value of our home. It makes it stand out from other apartments and gives it an overall feeling of high-end quality.

Here are some before & after pictures of Ulrika’s home. You can also view more images of Ulrika’s home here. What a transformation!

Living / Kitchen:

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Hallway:

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All photography by Studio Zee

AMALFI SUMMER

Sarah

Our new Floor of the Month Kährs Oak Alloy reminds us of a relaxed summer in the beautiful and romantic Amalfi Coast in Italy. Sun-kissed grey, beige and white tones, inspired by the dramatic Italian landscape with its sheer cliffs, rugged shoreline, pastel-coloured fishing villages, terraced vineyards and hidden bays.

The owl-grey hues in Kährs Oak Alloy create a peaceful expression, punctuated by naturally occurring colour variations in the timber. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the texture of the timber.

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TESTIMONIAL: RITIKA

Sarah

We all know renovations can be a bit daunting, messy and quite costly. Therefore, our goal is that our clients’ experience with Nordic Homeworx and investment in a Kährs wood floor will be a positive one.

Our boutique-style concept, combined with our Swedish ethos, means that we cater to our clients in a more personalised manner. We focus on our clients’ individuals needs, where our main priority is their satisfaction with their experience with both our service and with their Kährs wood floors – before, during and after the installation – including coordinating and cooperating with other works ongoing during the renovation process.

That is why we are starting a series of client feedback posts to highlight some of our wonderful clients and their beautifully transformed homes in Dubai. We hope their genuine words and beautiful homes will inspire you to transform yours as well!

The first in the series is Ritika. She selected the luxurious, nearly black Kährs Oak Java wood flooring for her Jumeirah Islands villa which works perfectly as a contrast to the stark white walls and mouldings. Ritika designed all the interiors herself- renovating the villa into a harmonious home for herself and her family.

View more images of Ritika’s elegant home here.

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Photography by Studio Zee

BEFORE AND AFTER

Sarah

Last week we visited our client’s apartment with our trusted partner Studio Zee for a photoshoot of their newly renovated home. We had been to the apartment back in November 2016, before renovations began, in order to get some before shots – and we are so happy we did because what a transformation it was!

Here are a some before and after pictures of the client’s apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai:

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As you can see, the client made huge some pretty big changes in their apartment – including going from the standard tiles to our natural Kährs Oak Verona wood flooring. We love!

You can view all the pictures of the client’s apartment here.

BALI DREAMING

Sarah

Inspired by our Floor of the Month, we are dreaming of the bohemian and tropical island of Bali. Neutral Balinese interiors with a Nordic touch, that together create a calm and harmonious feeling. Raw and natural materials such as linen, wood, rattan and bamboo in neutral white and beige tones, with accents of black that add an edgy feel.

Our Floor of the Month for May, Kährs Pale has a semi-transparent white colour with balanced contrast that allow the warm oak nuances to shine through. The perfect base for a light, nordic style interior.

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HELLO MAY

Sarah

Proudly presenting our new #FloorOfTheMonth Kährs Oak Pale: a floor with a semi-transparent white stain with balanced contrast that allows the warm oak nuances to shine through. The perfect base for a light, nordic style interior, and comes with a 30-year warranty. Offered with a special 20% discount during May 2017.

Click here for more details!

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PREPPING FOR SWEDISH SURFACES

Sarah

On Wednesday, 26 April 2017, the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Jan Thesleff, will transform his private residence into a gallery for an evening.

The evening will see a showcasing of Kährs wood flooring from Sweden by Nordic Homeworx alongside unique art and carpets by Swedish artist Cecilia Setterdahl of Carpets CC.

We are very honoured to have H.E. Farida Abdulla Kamber Al Awadhi – President of the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), as honorary guest for the event.

We look forward to celebrating Swedish craftsmanship, art and design in the UAE!

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WHY KÄHRS?

Sarah

Wood is the most sustainable, beautiful and versatile flooring material there is. That’s why we only work with wood. Few materials can add as much warmth and character as wood. It softens the most minimalistic designs, while accentuating a more traditional interior. And although trends may come and go, quality and style never go out of fashion. That’s why a wood floor from Kährs will be as appreciated tomorrow as it is today.

Here are 6 simple reasons why you should choose Kährs wood flooring:

1. A LONG TRADITION

Kährs is the oldest wood flooring manufacturer in the world still in operation, with a 160-year history dating back to 1857. It is also the most innovative with a tradition of leading the development of the modern parquet floor.

Kährs was founded as a family business 160 years ago in the small town of Nybro in southern Sweden – a region known for its wild beauty, rugged scenery and dense forests.

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2. THE MOST INNOVATIVE FLOORING COMPANY

In 1941, Kährs was granted a patent for a multi-layer wood flooring construction – the world’s first engineered wood floor. The construction ensures that the floor remains intact despite seasonal fluctuations of humidity.

In 1999, Kährs was the first floor manufacturer to introduce a mechanical glueless joint system – the ingenious Woodloc® system. This system revolutionized the wood flooring market. With the Woodloc® 5S joint, the system has been even further perfected.

Kährs has put a lot of effort and research into finding surface treatments that are strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear, but thin enough to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. All our surface treatments are naturally free from solvents, formaldehyde and isocyanate.

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3. ENDLESS DESIGN OPTIONS

Whatever the size of your room or interior style, there’s a Kährs floor that will enhance the space. The floors come in a great variety of colours and species, sizes, patterns and finishes.

Brushed, handscraped, bevelled, silky smooth or matt. Each Kährs plank is unique and individually treated, according to its own unique composition of knots and graining.

The ultimate feeling and look of the floor depends on the surface treatment. Kährs provides several options. The silk matt lacquer gives the floor a smooth surface, and the matt lacquer will make it appear untreated, while the nature oil gives the floor a wonderfully natural feeling.

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4. BEAUTY WITH A CONSCIENCE

Kährs multi-layer construction means that the wood raw material is utilised as efficiently as possible. At the plant in Nybro nothing goes to waste. The parts of the logs that cannot be used for floors become bio-fuel that heats up the production facilities. About 45,000 people in the neighbourhood also enjoy the warmth of our recycled wood.

Kährs production process has been designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Over the years, the company has introduced a number of manufacturing and flooring innovations that have enabled a more responsible, green production.

Kährs Swedish heritage characterises everything the company stands for, from high regard for quality and design to concern for the environment. It earned the company an ISO 14001 environmental management certification more than a decade ago.

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5. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Kährs has been manufacturing quality, multilayered wood floors for more than 60 years – floors that have been perfected over the years. This means that we can offer more extensive guarantees than any other wood floor manufacturer. Combined with a complete care and maintenance program, Kährs offers a guarantee of up to 30 years.

Kährs floors works perfectly well combined with underfloor heating. One reason is the strong Woodloc® joints, another the stable and well-balanced construction of the board.

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5. COMPLETE SYSTEM

Kährs offers a complete flooring system where every detail – from the skirtings to the wide range of installation and maintenance products – has been design to enhance the beauty of strength of the floor.

The smallest things often make the biggest difference. This is true of a Kährs floor, where the highest level of skill and craftsmanship is added to every detail, including the skirting boards and different types of mouldings.

Kährs Care and Maintenance range covers all you need for daily care as well as regular maintenance of the floor. It also includes products for a damaged floor.

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Want to learn more? Call us on tel. +971 4 369 55 69 or book an appointment with one of our Kährs wood flooring specialists, and visit our showroom in Sidra Tower, Dubai!

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