Our timber comes from forests extending from Normandy to north-eastern France. It’s selected by expert buyers whom we’ve collaborated with for many years. PEFC certification assures you where the timber has come from, and shows our commitment to sustainable forestry.
Arriving at the sawmill. The logs are sawn into pieces of fixed lengths and thicknesses, pre-agreed with our suppliers.
Our highly skilled team of designers develops the products of the future. Design is a key part of our business, and we are committed to continuing to create high-quality original flooring and wall coverings. We call it the French touch.
Each day, we receive an average of 2.5 truckloads of mouldings, planks, panels and other components.
The aim of this process is to achieve uniform moisture levels of between 25 and 30%, making it easier for us to machine the timber and control its quality.
We adapt the drying cycle to the specific species and moisture content of each batch, placing the wood in dryers that can reach up to 67°C to eliminate wood-boring insects. We prefer this natural process as opposed to using chemicals – and it is actually more effective. At the end of the cycle, the timber has a moisture content of around 7%.
We then let the wood rest to restore its moisture balance.
Planing is the first machining process. We plane all four faces of the planks, then cut them lengthwise in preparation for sawing.
At each stage of the production process, our products are checked by specialist inspectors. We have also adhered to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard since 2001.
We use our shavings and sawdust as fuel for the timber dryers and to heat our buildings. All other wastes is handled by specialist companies.
We use a variety of saws to cut small widths of timber into panels and large ones into cladding. Later, the panels are assembled into two-ply flooring, whereas our cladding consists of single-ply wood. Next, the timber is sorted by appearance for the various Panaget ranges: Prima, Classic, Tradition, Authentic, Zenitude, Salvagio, Origine.
In the case of engineered products, the components of the wear layer are assembled and spliced end to end.
Making Carmen tiles requires a combination of speed and extensive experience. The tiles are manually assembled and factory finished one by one.
This is the stage where engineered flooring starts to take shape. It consists of three glued layers sandwiched together: a counterbalance at the bottom, a core in the middle, and a solid wood wear layer at the top.
One of the last stage of the production process is machining, which is carried out using high-precision diamond tools. This determines whether the flooring is click-together or tongue and groove, and whether it is floated.
The 130-metre multipurpose varnishing line uses a variety of technologies to create the different Panaget products. First, the surface is prepared by sanding, spraying, filling any knots, and brushing if necessary. Next, the timber is treated with non-toxic varnish that complies with the European Union’s REACH regulation. This is applied either using a roller or in powder form, depending on the required finish. Some wood may receive up to seven coats, each serving a different purpose and designed to maximise quality, durability and spill resistance.
We carry out a variety of tests on a daily basis which simulate how our flooring will be used by customers. In doing so, we evaluate: - The strength and stability of our oils and varnishes - The floors’ resistance to spillages - Their resistance in extreme conditions - Compliance with emissions labels
A wide variety of machines are used to package the flooring, assemble and label the boxes, and shrink-wrap these on pallets.
The packages are kept in our 100,000-square-metre warehouse for finished products, until they are transported to the store. We keep over 200 products in stock to enable rapid delivery.
This department makes the mockups used by our resellers to demonstrate the product to installers and members of the public on a daily basis. These are intended simply to help you make the right choice about your flooring.
Flooring and wall cladding is distributed by Panaget resellers, who act as our ambassadors in more than 30 countries around the world.
It takes… One 100 years for a tree to grow to the point where we can use it. Eighty85 years of experience and passion passed down through generations at our workshops in Brittany, to make flooring that meets your exact requirements. A few hours to install your floor. … And a lifetime to enjoy it.