Originally founded in 1985 as one of Sweden's very first laminate flooring brands, Lamett changed course in 2004, making a name for itself as the perfect partner for multi-layer and solid parquet projects that demand that little bit extra. Today, Lamett manufactures in both Asia and Europe and sells its parquet and laminate flooring in more than 40 countries. Its current core markets include the UK, the United States, France, Italy, Belgium, Australia and China, but DOMOTEX 2019 in Hannover - where Lamett is showcasing solutions such as its new "Carcassonne" three-layer parquet collection - could well see the company flourish on the German market, too.

The explicit aim behind developing "Carcassonne" was to capture architects' and end-consumers' imagination with a parquet flooring that looks streets ahead of all previous rustic-effect floors. The manufacturers believe they have achieved precisely that with an innovative, complex process of treating the boards' top layers made of European oak. Apparently, this isn't the only way "Carcassonne" makes a unique impression. The floor's wide, long planks - embellished with open knots and fissures - are elaborately treated by hand and individually inspected to meet the creative aspirations of demanding design aficionados who rightly refuse to comprise on elegance or authenticity.