EDELHOLZ is an innovative specialist in the finishing of oak floors. Our surface treatments emphasize the inimitable, natural properties of Hungarian oak, so that each plank becomes a unique, special piece. For us, colour means the tree itself. The exclusive and special texture of the planks and the playful, stunning colours are brought to life by the combinations of natural surface treatment techniques.
Our 100% Hungarian-owned company is located at the gates of Őrség in Zalalövő. Our products are mainly sold in the markets of Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Far East. We give priority to the Hungarian market, where every year more and more families choose our EDELHOLZ floorings providing trustfulness for generations.
Our life-long managing director József Szalai establishes his first business in the field of wood industry. The main profile of the company, established in Zalalövő on an area of 3 hectares with 11 employees: processing of pine, sale of wood as building material, roof beams and timber in Hungary.
Development and recognition
Thanks to the success achieved in the early years, the recognition and the raw material quality needs of the customers, the company's profile has changed from pine processing to oak processing. As a result, semi-finished raw materials for European, premium wooden floor manufacturers are produced at the plant in Zalalövő.
The birth of the EDELHOLZ brand
Together with the EDELHOLZ brand, the first completely self-manufactured solid wood planks are born for the international market. For the production of the first oak floors, the handicraft surface treatment unit will be set up in a disused plant of only 300 m2.
Debate on the Hungarian market too
EDELHOLZ introduces itself for the first time to the public of the domestic market with self-developed and -manufactured wooden floors. The showroom built within the framework of the Construma exhibition is made of oak in every detail, and it is an overwhelming success.
Period of intensive development
Thanks to continuous innovation and the emphasis on exceptionally high quality, EDELHOLZ wooden floors are extremely successful. The company, whose plant space expands by 4000 m2 within three years, opens its first official showrooms.
Among the best internationally
EDELHOLZ steadfastly places itself on the map of international wood flooring manufacturers. The company becomes a permanent and successful participant of the world 's most famous and largest construction and floor covering exhibitions, such as Domotex and BAU Messe - Munich.
Introduction of TRIPLEX 3-layer premium wood flooring
After studying the Western European trends and completing careful research and development projects, the TRIPLEX wooden floor with 3-layer oak construction is introduced. This flooring provides a premium solution for installation on underfloor heating, demanding no compromises.
1 000 000 m2
Barely 8 years after the first 1 m2 of wood flooring was made, we cross the milestone of 1 million m2 of flooring produced. All this is due to continuous improvement, expansion and optimized oak processing solutions.
Individually designed industrial robot technology is put into operation for the assurance of high quality. Meanwhile, the surface treatment of wooden floors is still carried out by hand in order to preserve the uniqueness of our floors.
2 000 000 m2
Thanks to robotization and continuous improvement, it only takes 3 years to produce another 1 million m2 of wooden flooring in our factory. All this is achieved by maintaining high quality and manufacturable surface treatment.
Eco-consciously looking forward to the future
After the construction of the 15th drying chamber, we can serve our customers with a production hall area of 12 000 m2 and more than 200 employees. All to create sustainable, permanent value for generations in the homes of our clients’, now worldwide.
As a manufacturer, it is important to emphasize to our customers that we apply the principle of environmental awareness in the production of EDELHOLZ products. With the introduction of the FSC system, we have joined the main goal set by the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council to promote responsible and sustainable forest management and forestry in the world. We procure our raw materials exclusively from domestic, Hungarian forests, which have started planned forest management more than 100 years ago, thanks to which today there are more annual oak trees than can be harvested. This will ensure in the long run that our grandchildren can also get to know the rich wildlife of the forests and their unique, unusual atmosphere. In addition, in our innovative manufacturing processes, we use only non-hazardous, solvent-free adhesives and natural, plant-based oils.
More than a quarter of a century has passed since the Hungarian oak treasure, unique and of highest quality in Europe, brought our traditional oak processing plant to life. Noble and timeless - these two properties are common for Hungarian oak, of which our EDELHOLZ floors and solid wood furniture are also made. Its beautiful light brown colour and unique structure are due to the favourable weather in Transdanubia, the soil and the careful work of Hungarian foresters for centuries! With us, quality control starts in the woods. We carefully select the oak logs we use one by one in the forest. With EDELHOLZ products, real nature moves into your home.
Our high-tech and automated wood processing solutions ensure consistent and high quality that distinguishes us from our competitors. The huge, available stock of logs and timber, the careful and precise storing, the large drying capacity and individually developed drying schedules ensure our success for many years to come. Our advanced finishing machines and unique surface treatment machines provide us with the opportunity for continuous development and innovation. We can maintain constant, high quality thanks to our perfect drying and subsequent air-conditioning processes, for which our air-conditioned production halls are an extra guarantee.
In our production, we combine the most advanced technologies with the decades of experience of our carpenters. They convey the values of the past and tradition. At EDELHOLZ, the expertise of three generations of master carpenters and the constant need for innovation come together, so that our carpenters' own stories continue the 120-year history of oak. After all, the indispensable work of the human eye and the human hand makes our most beautiful wooden floors unique. It is these inimitable and special hand moves and skills that add to each plank an exceptional look.
The more than one generation old history of the oak tree radiates serenity, security and permanence that are becoming more and more valuable in today’s fast-paced world. Our goal is to preserve and communicate these values to our customers so that they can enjoy the protective atmosphere and naturalness of our floors in their homes for generations. Since the whole production takes place in one site, we control it from the sawing of the logs till the end: the packaging and delivery of the different items. As a result, we check the quality of our wood floors on the basis of pre-defined, strict criteria at every stage, so that the products can truly serve our customers for generations.