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Swedish design company Bolon is driven by an indomitable will to change the view of the conventional, in whichever form it may now appear - from the square view of floorings to the antiquated attitudes to entrepreneurship. A willpower which has taken the enterprise from simple rag rugs to the vinyl floorings praised by the world's leading couturiers, designers and architects.
The Swedish flooring company, Bolon, was founded in 1949. The family firm is owned and operated by sisters Annica and Marie Eklund, the third generation of Eklunds to own the company. From its origins as a traditional manufacturer of woven flooring, the company has developed into an internationally-successful design company, with a focus on superior quality innovative flooring. Bolon was the first company in the world to produce woven vinyl floor coverings, and has always designed all of its floors itself. The unique way in which the flooring is produced, together with its range of design options, has created tremendous international interest in the product. It looks like a textile floor covering, yet it has all the practical advantages of vinyl flooring, particularly when it comes to long life and maintenance.
The products are sold in more than 30 countries today. Bolon's customers include such well-known companies as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, and Sheraton, and such high-profile architects and designers as Tom Dixon, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano. All Bolon floors are produced for public environments, with a focus on hotels, shops and offices. They meet all the stringent standards for fire safety, wear and durability, sound insulation, etc.
Bolon has been implementing a progressive and inclusive environmental improvement programme in all areas of its operations for many years. Bolon works continuously to update its products to meet the stringent environmental requirements of the market. Bolon has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard since 1999.