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Parquet and flooring

Silvan Floors, formerly only a UK specialist flooring installer, increased profitability and have grown by establishing a self-contained flooring production in their hometown. They report on the process of financing and setting up a full production facility from round log to finished board. Five...
Ireland’s only fine wood flooring producer who saws his own timber reports cut costs, improved income and more flexibility in sawn boards since installing a small narrow blade sawmill. Sean Tiernan of Woodhill Timber Flooring, Dromore West, county Sligo has had a band sawmill for three years,...
The quality cutting and high-yield of Wood-Mizer's 'workhorse' LT40 sawmill have provided an essential starting point for the top grade rubberwood manufactured by India's Gomma Wood Products. Walking into the office of James Kutty, founder and managing director of Gomma Wood Products Pvt Ltd, in...
Simba Parquet sprl in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has boosted parquet manufacturing since it switched to sawing its own timber rather than buying it in ready sawn. Established in 2003, the company now produces 6 000 square metres per month of finished parquet which it...
By education Mr Vladimir Becar is a veterinary surgeon. In the past he worked in a big ‘kolkhoz’ , or collective farm, made up of four adjoining villages. Some while ago the kolkhoz chairman asked Mr Vladimir to organize the production of wooden fruit boxes in a local joiners shop. It was the first...
A Swedish parquet floor producing firm has effectively bucked the trend in Swedish small timber processing and the owner reveals that a stationary band sawmill is a key to its success. Bo Werkstrom started a building company, Byggmostaren AB, at Solvesborg in Southern Sweden, in the 1960s,...
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