Get to Know Loba-Wakol – Wood Floor Finish and Installation Products

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My name is Alfred Melka, I am General Manager at Loba-Wakol, LLC based in Charlotte NC. I am a native Austrian and live with my wife and our daughter in Charlotte, NC.  I started the Loba-Wakol operation in the US in 2008 and we are a proud partner of Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

I am thrilled to contribute to the blog throughout the summer and share with you some of the stories we came across as well as experiences in the wood flooring industry.  Loba and Wakol are leading suppliers for adhesives and finishes within the flooring industry with innovative solutions and systems from the subfloor to the finished floor. Our connected systems program develops products and solutions with absolute compatibility from start to finish.

This summer I will be writing about the following topics:

LOBA is a German company making waterborne finishes for the flooring industry for 90 years. WAKOL is also a German company making adhesives for the job site installation of flooring as well as other non-related chemical products for more than 60 years.  Both companies work together in product development and are operating as Loba-Wakol, LLC in markets outside of Germany

• Steps to a successful installation of wide plank flooring – especially with respect to concrete slab and radiant heat
• Wakol Adhesives, installation systems and solutions
• Loba waterborne Finishes and natural oils, design capabilities and benefits
• Floor cleaning and maintenance, from day to day cleaning to recoating prefinished floors.

Loba-Wakol, LLC based in Charlotte , North Carolina is the US subsidiary of German market leaders Loba and Wakol who have partners and subsidiaries in over 40 countries throughout the world.

Visit our website for more information at or call us at (800) 230-6456.   And stay tuned for more information to come in the weeks ahead!

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