The projects from all 18 countries have now qualified for the final. This means that the following countries are in the final round: Germany, Austria, Nether-lands, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Czech Republic, England, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, France, Georgia and Ukraine. Interested parties can get an idea of the quality of the submitted refer-ence objects via the event homepage: https://en.woodfloorworldcup.com/na-tional-champions.
"We are really pleased about the enormous response to the competition," says Klaus Stolzenberger, brand manager at Pallmann. "For us, the very high inter-national participation is a very strong symbol. In particular, the participation of very distant countries such as Argentina or Azerbaijan not only makes us proud, but shows us how we can stand together within the industry even in these times."
Due to the pandemic, the grand finale with all national winners and the an-nouncement and recognition of the world champion will unfortunately not take place as a face-to-face event in Würzburg as planned. The organiser has now decided on a digital format. Nevertheless, fun and entertainment will not be ne-glected. In addition to the World Champion (1st place / gold), the 2nd and 3rd places (silver and bronze) will also be awarded. And of course, the 3 winners and all National Champions are still cordially invited to come to Würzburg as soon as this is possible again for all participants.
Background: Pallmann symbolically launched the international Pall-X 96 Wood Floor World Cup on 9.6.2020 and thus the search for great craftsmanship in connection with the wood floor lacquer Pall-X 96. From June to the end of No-vember, wood floor installers had the opportunity to enter their best project in which Pall-X 96 was used. In this way, a total of 84 entries from 18 different countries were received.
With their reference object, the participants first took part in a national competi-tion: for each country, an expert jury consisting of industry experts decided on the respective national winner. All national champions were invited by Pallmann to the grand final.
Overview of all national winners:
Country Wood floor installer Project
Germany - Link Bodenkonzepte - New installation of 100 m² herringbone with border frieze
Austria - EDEL Bodendesign GesmbH - Renovation of 100 m² smoked oak
Netherlands - Luxoket - Renovation of 100 m² oak parquet with piping and sealing tape
Finland - Parkettiliike Witick KY - Renovation of 200 m² merbau and oak
Sweden - Alemo Production AB - Renovation of 35 m² Dutch patterned oak
Spain - Pavimol - Renovation of 240 m² of eucalyptus, walnut, pine and oak inlays
Portugal - Smartacos - Renovation of 200 m² Jatoba as stairs and border frieze
USA - Colorado Hardwood Flooring - Renovation of 3,000 m² red oak in public building
Argentina - Pablo Genovese GMEH e hijos - Renovation of 400 m² pine and walnut in chequerboard pattern
Czech Republic - Zepa - New installation of 1,500 m²
UK - Sussex Floor Restoration - Renovation of 130 m² pine wood floor
Poland - F.H. HiM Magdalena Marszalek - New installation of 750 m² oak, maple and merbau
Russia - Parketiko - Renovation of 230 m² inlaid parquet in oak, maple and mahogany
Azerbaijan - Arteko - New installation of 270 m² inlays of oak, ash and various exotic woods
Switzerland - Bürkli Boden AG - Renovation of 20 m² panel parquet in oak and walnut
France - Christophe Malfroy - Renovation of 110 m² oak and walnut
Georgia - Dimitri Buzuladze - New installation of 100 m² inlay parquet in oak, beech and mahogany
Ukraine - Nikita Veligorskij - Renovation of 60 m² oak parquet flooring