Välinge launches push down installations with enhanced flexibility

Viken, Sweden

Onepush™ is a brand-new installation technology featuring a unique, integrated locking system that improves both flexibility and durability of the new generation of resilient flooring products.


“With resilient floors becoming more rigid, push down installations are put to the test. If the installation system is not flexible enough it may result in damages on the floor panels during installation”, explains Laetitia Kimblad, Floor Locking Director at Välinge Innovation.  “Onepush solves this problem brilliantly and efficiently thanks to its flexibility, created in a unique post-forming process where parts of the profile are shaped with heat.”


The new one-piece installation system is the successful result of an exclusive collaboration between Välinge and the European companies Inovame and Kreafin, who jointly developed the post-forming production method. The companies further improved the process and the locking profile together in order to offer an efficient technology with new, unique features.


“The post-forming process enables a profile shape that is impossible to achieve with tools alone”, says Thierry Miclo CEO at Inovame. “Onepush is a smart solution for all manufacturers who want to create resilient flooring that is easily installed and dismantled without using tools.”


“Onepush overcomes the well-known limitations traditional locking systems for resilient flooring applications face”, comments Yves Michel CEO at Kreafin, part of Gerflor. Olivier Ceysson, Innovation & Sustainability Director at Gerflor Group, adds: ”The new Onepush locking system enables fast installation and easier dismantling, which is done by simply angling the panels out. The solution facilitates possible product reuse and is a great sustainable innovation!”


Välinge is well-known for its pioneering mindset and cutting-edge inventions. They continue to lead the development of the flooring industry with their patented technologies and vast experience.


”We are happy to offer third parties various opportunities for cooperation in all areas, from research and development to licensing and commercialisation of a technology”, continues Laetitia Kimblad.


”Välinge is a perfect partner to promote this new and unique way of installing floors”, Yves Michel concludes. Thierry Miclo adds: “They have the experience and network to ensure that Onepush reaches the market and is adapted to its needs.”


Domotex 2024 will be the world-premiere of this innovative technology. Don’t miss the chance to explore the many benefits for yourself. Meet the Välinge team in Hall 20, Booth A08 on January 11–14.


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Ellinor Persson

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