IP and R&D company in flooring and furniture industries

Founded in 1993, we pioneered the concept of glue-less click flooring and changed the way people install and use floorings. Our worldwide-patented technology introduced a fast and easy way of installing floorboards mechanically, without using glue.

Today, our technology base covers all fields related to floating flooring but also to other applications such as furniture and surfaces. Our patent portfolio is one of the most comprehensive in the flooring industry. It comprises more than 3,100 granted patents and a global license base of over 250 licensees. All R&D activities take place at our facility in Viken, which is considered to be the world's most advanced R&D centre related to laminate, resilient flooring, wood and wood-powder based flooring technology.

Each day, we make sure our licensees get access to the latest flooring, furniture, and surface technologies used in people's everyday lives.

Facts & figures



  • CEO: Mr. Niclas Håkansson
  • Founder: Mr. Darko Perván
  • Owners: Perván family (Majority) &  Kirkbi Invest A/S (Minority)
  • Employees >300

Economical data

  • Turnover: >200 M€ (2020)
  • Granted patents: >3,400
  • Licensees: >250

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Customer service and supply

Välinge provides extensive support to its licensees to help improve production efficiency and quality. A few examples are prototype production, training/education and special activities.

We are a major supplier of the special materials, components and equipment needed for the introduction of new technologies.

A considerable amount of our revenues is reinvested in the development of new innovative products and cost efficient production technologies that further supports profitable growth for our licensees.