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THE COMPANY AND ITS HISTORY
Bourgbarré, site historique, spécialisé dans la production de parquets double lames
Bellême, scierie spécialisée en production de parquet massif en chêne
Redon, production exclusive de parquet mono lames
PANAGET, AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
Panaget was established in 1929.
Panaget is one of the leading French manufacturers of wooden floors, with an annual production of over 1 million m² of engineered wood flooring.
Panaget guarantees that the production of its two sites is 100% French (only the accessories, mosaics and exotic solid woods are bought abroad):
Bourgbarré, covering 11 hectares, is the original site and specialises in production of 2 strip boards and solid wood French oak.
The new site at Redon has played a part in production since January 2005. With an investment of 6 million euros, this factory covering 15,000 m² is dedicated to processing single strip flooring over 4 production lines, namely, glueing, machining, varnishing and packaging.
PANAGET OVER THE YEARS
Some key dates in Panaget’s business:
1929 Panaget established in Bourgbarré
1995 Takeover by the MDB Group, which has invested 12 million euros in modernising the production unit
2001 The Company gained ISO 9001 certification
2002 Panaget obtained the PEFC label.
2005 A new workshop established at Redon.
2007 Installation of a new specific mechanical press to complete the workshop of Redon
PANAGET – FACTS & FIGURES
Head Office at Bourgbarré
– 180 staff on 2 sites:
Production broken down into:
85% glue down
10% solid flooring
3% special flooring
2% parquet flooring
Breakdown by species:
9% exotic woods
6% other species
Annual production 750,000 m²
204 different products:
14 species of timber
Stock of finished parquet flooring: 160 000 m²
PANAGET, A COMPANY THAT MAKES COMMITMENTS
Founded in 1929, Panaget has become one of France’s top parquet flooring manufacturers, with an annual production of 1.3 million square metres. It has three manufacturing sites, and all of its wood products are transformed in France.
We are very much aware of our responsibility to protect the environment and secure the future of the next generations, and this is why we carry out our activities in a way that respects our resources, our employees and our customers.
Choose Panaget, and you’re choosing …
We use locally sourced wood wherever possible, and manufacture our products at plants in Brittany, France.
Our company offers attractively priced parquet flooring, while maintaining quality and respecting health and environmental standards.
Panaget’s Realwood label is the culmination of over eighty years’ experience of producing high-quality real wood parquet flooring. In recognition of our approach to flooring, we have been awarded ISO 9001 (2000) quality certification.
We use wood from PEFC-certified forests which are continuously replanted for future generations. During production, sawdust is recycled to generate energy for our driers and buildings.
Our products are CE marked, guaranteeing compliance with EU legislation, while our varnishes contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and our oils are 100% natural. We also pride ourselves on ensuring that all materials are fully traceable (compliant with REACH legislation).
Respect for individuals
We work with independent organizations to implement our occupational health and safety initiatives. This enables us to make constant improvements to the health and safety conditions of all staff at Panaget production sites.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LABELS
Panaget, keeping up with the times, is responsible in all its areas of activity and meets French, European and international standards.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
PEFC certification guarantees that wood is traceable from the forest where it grew, right through to the end product, and as such helps with the sustainable management of resources. Certified French forests are managed in accordance with management plans developed by the ONF (French National Forestry Office).
As a result of the programme, French forests have been renewed, and the total area has even been expanded by 1.7 million hectares over 20 years.
ISO 9001 (Quality management)
International Quality Management Standard. There are four main aspects of this:
the quality assurance system
continuous improvement (PDCA or Deming cycle)
The CE sign (conforming to European standards)
The CE sign certifies that a product complies with EU safety, health and environmental protection regulations.
100% made in France label
This label was created as part of an initiative by the French Union of engineered wood flooring Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs (UFFEP), and aims to provide consumers with specific guarantees on wood flooring made in France.
The label ensures that the flooring manufacturer meets the following specifications:
Products are made solely on French territory
They favour the use of French or European wood
They have a commitment to machining wood exclusively from certified forests
They guarantee full traceability of the product and follow a quality-assurance procedure that goes beyond the regulatory requirements (reliable after-sales service, VOC emissions below the maximum levels permitted)
Real Wood label
The Real Wood label was created as part of an initiative by the FEP (European Parquet Trade Federation) to ensure that products are made of real wood. Only real, solid wood flooring and laminated wood flooring are eligible to carry the logo.
Our flooring is guaranteed for 30 years which is subject to normal use of the product.The guarantee is valid as from the date mentioned on the invoice of proof of purchase, to be kept with the present 30-year certificate of guarantee, along with the batch number marked under the boards or on the quality control clearance sheet.
TIPS AND DECORATION
Advantages of wood flooring
The main advantages of a wooden floor are:
Long lasting: a wooden floor lasts for an average of 70 years and can last for well over 100 years. Unlike other types of flooring, wooden floors can be easily renovated.
Natural: wood is healthy, it does not produce dust, preventing many risks of allergies. It is also very easy to maintain.
Insulating and sound deadening
Choosing wood flooring
The type of flooring is selected according to the construction (engineered or solid wood), the species, the method used for laying (floating, bonded or nailed) and the pattern (straight, diagonal, etc.).
Various factors also need to be taken into consideration when selecting the flooring:
The lighting in the room, the colour of the walls and furnishings (a fairly light room might have a darker floor whereas a darker room could have a lighter floor).
It is also important to consider whether the floor is to be laid in a room where it will be subject to intensive foot traffic or not. The floor may be a harder European wood or softer tropical wood depending on whether it is intended for a corridor leading to the outside which is subject to intensive wear or a bedroom which is used less often.
In which room will the floor be laid?
Rooms that are not used very often without access to the outdoors: guest room, attic.
Rooms that have moderate to normal usage without access to the outdoors: living-room, drawing room, bedrooms.
Rooms used frequently: all rooms in the house except bathrooms.
Rooms used intensively: all rooms in the house except bathrooms and offices.
Special for bathrooms.
Colours and floors
A dark floor brings out the walls but creates a darker environment: the room needs to be very well lit with bright colours.
Uniform light floor and light walls give an impression of space but need to be defined by reliefs and touches of colour.
You are welcome to ask for samples so that you can compare colours against your wall covering, curtains and furnishings.
You can also try out the effect created by the flooring using our interior decoration simulator.
Different ways of laying the floor
The appearance and visual impact of the floor will depend on how it is laid. There are many different combinations of patterns to meet your tastes and requirements.
Strips laid lengthways will make a room look longer. Strips laid across the width of a room will make it look wider. However, the strips should always be laid in the direction of the light.
Wood flooring can be laid in a wide variety of patterns, from the very simple to the very intricate, mixing shapes as well as colour and texture.
The pattern depends on the size of the room as some patterns do not make the most of small areas.
The most complex patterns require specialist expertise and we advise having them fitted by professionals.
Wood flooring patterns
Strip flooring: Orféo, Traviata, Otello, Diva, Sonate, Octavo and Ulysse
Herringbone: Traviata and Bohême
Double herringbone: Manon
Wood flooring can be laid in three distinct ways.
This is the easiest method which is becoming more common. The blocks are fitted together and placed on the floor. They can be laid over a layer of underlay or sound insulating material.
Laying floating wood flooring without glue “2beclic”
The new 2beclic system is easy to fit (no need for an end-interlocking tool) and allows significant time savings when laying flooring.
Download the instructions
Laying floating wood flooring with glue
This is the classic method of laying laminate flooring, and is based on glued tongue-and-groove assembly.
Download the instructions
This is the traditional method which is still very common for solid wood flooring. The strips are nailed to battens that are loose laid to the sub-floor to form a level surface.
Download the instructions
This is a less expensive method and is the most commonly used. It is suitable for all types of wood flooring and all types of sub-floor. Download the instructions
Boat deck wood strip flooring for bathroom :
We recommend the “boat deck” laying method for your bathroom flooring. Download the instructions
Laying on a floor with underfloor heating :
Finally, here are our tips for laying parquet on underfloor heating/heating and cooling. CARE AND GUARANTEE
For best maintenance ensure the use of door mats and barrier mats which prevent abrasive materials under foot like sand and grit. To clean the floor, use a broom or vacuum cleaner. Any marks or dirt should be removed using a slightly damp sponge or cloth. Never use detergent cleaner like Ammonia, for example. Only mild cleaners are allowed. Wood flooring will last long providing that it undergoes normal use. Fix felt pads underneath all chair, table and furniture legs. Replace narrow furniture casters with wider ones made of rubber. Place a mat in front of work surfaces, sink etc. in order to protect the wood flooring from possible dents and other damage caused by dropping objects etc.
We recommended the application of a liquid brightener. The advantage of this to protect the surface and this, in turn, facilitates regular cleaning.
More information to care our varnished wood flooring
More information to care our oiled wood flooring
Our flooring is guaranteed for 30 years which is subject to normal use of the product.
The guarantee is valid as from the date mentioned on the invoice of proof of purchase, to be kept with the present 30-year certificate of guarantee, along with the batch number marked under the boards or on the quality control clearance sheet.
“How can you tell if your parquet comes from sustainable forests?”
If you are interested in the origins of your wood floor, there are two important labels to look out for. On the whole,PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certification is given to European wood, while FSC certification is awarded to wood from the rest of the world. It is important to note that these have nothing to do with the quality of the wood – they both merely indicate that it has come from forests managed to the best possible standards, with practices adapted to local conditions. These certification systems bring together the three pillars of sustainable development – the environment, the economy and the society. To be sure of the source of European wood, check it bears the PEFC label. Remember though that if it does not bear this seal, the wood has not necessarily come from a poorly managed source.
“When you say your parquet flooring is 100% French, are you referring to the origin of the wood or to where the strips are manufactured?”
The origin of the wood depends on the species, which defines where the trees are grown. Every single Panaget oak parquet floor, however, is made of french oak. For species that do not grow in France, Panaget insists that its suppliers certify the wood does not come from controversial sources. With regards to the production of our floors, this is undoubtedly 100% French, as all our parquet floors are manufactured at our sites in the Brittany region.
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“I’ve heard something about REACH standards, but I can’t see the logo on any of your products. Why?”
Panaget is dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting health and safety, and so we adhere fully to REACH legislation, and ensure all the components of our parquet floors are completely traceable. We don’t feel it is necessary to display a logo, since respecting these standards is obligatory, though it is essential to check wether your suppliers follows the regulations – and properly respects your health.
“JI have a house by the sea and my joiner has recommended I fit Panaget paruet with an oiled finish. I’m a little hesitant as I don’t live there all year and don’t want to spend my holidays oiling it”
Your joiner will have given you this advice because oiled parquet is very long-lasting where there is a risk of scratching – in this case by sand from the beach. As you may have seen already, maintaining this type of parquet is neither complicated nor time-consuming, and so you’ll be free to spend your holidays enjoying yourself.
“When fitting parquet, how important is it to leave a gap around the edge of rooms (called an expansion joint)?”
The expansion joint is an empty gap around the edge of the room measuring at least eight millimetres. Wherever the parquet comes into a contact with a wall (e.g at the edge of the room, and at partitions, cupboards, pillars,etc.), you MUST leave a gap to allow the parquet to move without anything blocking it. In rooms where there is a lot of humidity (e.g the kitchen or bathroom) it is recommended that you fill this space with silicone sealant.
“How can I join two floors at slightly different heights?”
To join parquet with a fitted carpet or tiled floor, for example, you must use an adapter doorsill. These are designed specially to compensate the differences in height between floors and come in a range of sizes – make sure you choose the right model.
“Which materials can click parquet be installed on?”
Click parquet can be fitted on top of screed, lightweight concrete, tiling, old parquet flooring, plastic coverings and more, in combination with an insulating underlay. It is essential that the underlay is completely clean, flat and dry.
“Can parquet be installed above underfloor heating/cooling systems?”
It can only be fitted above low-temperature heating systems that have been installed since 1990. We have, however, used our expertise to develop several high-quality products that are suitable for this type of floor. These are highlited throughout the brochure. We have also outlined the relevant technical specifications to ensure fitting the floor os as straightforward as possible. This information can be downloaded from our website www.panaget.com