41 years ago, Gérard Cabannes gave shape to his dream. He began a veneer processing company surrounded by the inspiring vineyards of the Bordeaux region. He constantly built on his successes and with the second generation, Benoit and Julien Cabannes, this led to the production of laminated parquet in 2000.
Their brainchild, the parquet system à la carte, with which the customer can assemble a wooden floor as desired, turned out to be another bull’s eye. Quality and flexibility took the company to the top of the upmarket wooden flooring segment in no time.
After a professional relationship with the Decospan Group which lasted over 25 years, and in view of the synergies between the two companies, Benoit and Julien decided to make the partnership more permanent and Cabannes was integrated into the Decospan Group. Since January 2016 their parquet has been available in specialized parquet shops under the Cabbani name. The new name does not change our focus: Cabbani is and remains synonymous with French quality parquet.
Decospan gives respect for the environment a central place in its policy. This belief was embodied in the Pure Wood Charter. Suppliers are asked to sign and adhere to this charter. It gives a clear signal to both customers and suppliers that engagement in preserving the environment is an important part of our strategy.
OXYGEN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Trees and forests are the green lungs of our planet. They take up CO₂ from the atmosphere and produce oxygen in the process. Relative to other building materials, wood can lead to a significant reduction of the amount of carbon dioxide. Every cubic metre of wood is equal to 2 tons less CO₂ in the atmosphere.
ATTENTION FOR FORESTRY
Responsible forest management with replanting and controlled felling maintains the total amount of trees and forests. This prevents this valuable resource from being exhausted prematurely and keeps our environment in balance. With this and other measures, we can confidently say that choosing wood means choosing the future while promoting a sustainable economy.
CARE FOR THE FUTURE
Wood is a sustainable and optimally recyclable resource. At the end of its lifecycle, it is perfect to reuse in new products and applications. In this way, a large volume of carbon is stored in the wood for a long time. Reusing wood also means that no other, often non-renewable, materials need to be used.
HEALTHY INTERIOR CLIMATE
In the meantime, a Cabbani parquet floor improves the air quality in your home. Indeed, all our efforts during the production process focus on making your house into a healthy home. We achieve this by only using harmless water stains and adhesives that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Our lacquers also contain a minimum of harmful solvents. This gave us an A+ label, which stands for the best residential air quality.
Our products also meets all of the necessary qualifications to be certified FloorScore® conforms to the CDPH/EHLB Standard Method v1.2-2017 (California Section 01350), for the school classroom and private office parameters when modeled as Flooring.