First license agreements
Välinge offers the first license to Pergo who is not interested. Välinge signs its first license agreements with Norske Skog (Alloc) for laminate floorings and with Kährs for wood floorings. The basic Välinge principles for locking floorboards mechanically gradually develops to a world standard. About 10 years later close to one billion m² of laminate and wood floors have been installed with mechanical click systems.