A look behind the scenes
How are fittings, rugs, floorboards, poufs and lamps produced? And by whom? We have asked for details and got interesting insights in the philosophy of some manufacturerers. Photos catapult us directly in several production sites. Have a look!
The standard: Quality
The use of lead-free, 100 % recyclable raw materials and high-quality (single)components enable the return in the material cycle.Sanding dusts are sucked off and directed to recycling by our air filter system which are used in the area of surface treatment. Thanks to in-house developed electroplating technology water consumption was reduced by 70 %.
All fittings are produced in Dornbracht’s own manufacturing site in Iserlohn, Germany. Even approx. 70% of all suppliers are located with their production facilities within a radius of 80 km to the Dornbracht factory.
Rugs from the arctic circle
Since 1968 ANKI produces in Kaavi, Finnland, only a few kilometers far from the arctic circle. The traditional manufacturing creates employment in a sparsely populated: Fair Trade in Europe!
The rugs are hand dyed using öko-tex 100 certified dyes. All the materials are washed before the weaving, so there is minimal amount of chemical residue in them. The warp ends are knotted to keep the rug tight and also to keep it from coming apart. Machine stitching is not durable enough. That’s why all ANKI rugs are only stitched by hand.
It’s in your hand
What a slogan! But it should fit for doorhandles – even figuratively.
Since 1991 everything gets a green light at FSB. Optimization, energy efficency, savings and investments in most modern and environmentally friendly systems, noise prevention and waste avoidance or reduction by the construction of a new anodising plant are some realised tasks so far.
Water is needed in many manufacturing processes. To look after this valuable resource, at the end of the 1990s we built a water treatment plant for the anodising process with which both rainwater and water from production is treated so that it can be reused.
Needle boards in use
As a family-owned company Findeisen takes its values and tasks seriously and invests in the company, in the site at Ettlingen near Karlsruhe and in its employees. They mainly work there over many years and stand behind the company by conviction which is obvious when they show and explain manufacturing processes.
For its low-emission needled carpets the company focuses on modern production processes, latest technology and modern design. Since 2013, the company has also produced a new generation of needled carpets that is predominantly made of renewable raw materials, setting an example for future generations to handle our resources with great care.
Each trunk is personally examined and chosen. The know-how in choosing the raw material is crucial – with it quality starts.
The manufacturing process requires years of experience, precise technology and handcrafting for finishing. The entire raw material originates from sustainable forestry.
Pur natur does not only guarantee sustainability but proofs it with the first proof of origin for floorboards worldwide. Upon request, the exact geographic data of the place where your floor stood, can be shaped into the floorboards.
Linseed oil, cork flour, resin , jute and a hint of colour
Since 1882 (!) the linoleum is produced in Delmenhorst in the northern part of Germany and meets highest environmental and ethical standards.
Sustainability is the main focus of DLW Flooring: starting from the used raw materials to the production processes, the real use, the recycling or the thermic usage.