This took place symbolically on 09.06.2021. From all the projects submitted, and after much debate, the project of the Polish national winner was chosen as World Champion. The national winners from Azerbaijan and Argentina were rewarded with second and third place respectively.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the grand finale with all national winners and the announcement and recognition of the world champion could not take place as planned as a face-to-face event at Pallmann in Würzburg. Nevertheless, fun and entertainment were not neglected: the virtual event was supported by an entertaining presentation and a live band, creating a festive atmosphere and interaction with great music and song requests from the participants. In the individual countries, the National Champions followed the events on the screen together with their Pallmann relationship managers.
After a review of the milestones of the international competition and an overview of the reference projects submitted, it was finally time for the winners to be announced.
3. Place: Argentina
Third place went to the company Pablo Genovese GMEH e hijos from Argentina with the renovation project of 400 m² of chequerboard parquet in pine and walnut in a private villa.
2. Place: Azerbaijan
ARTEKO from Azerbaijan won second place. The elaborate new installation of sophisticated inlays also impressed the wood floor installers present worldwide.
In a private home, in several rooms, the company laid a visually impressive and unique inlay parquetry floor (270 m²) made of oak, ash and various exotic woods.
1 Place: Poland
First place, and the title of World Champion, went to the company F.H. HiM Magdalena Marszalek from Poland. The company impressed with the new installation of 750 m² of wood floor in Pałac Czeczów in the village of Kozy. In the rooms and staircase of the palace, which dates back to the 18th century, the wood floors were newly laid with elaborate installation patterns. The wood types oak, maple and merbau provide exciting colour contrasts. The building currently houses a library, an event hall, exhibition and art rooms.
Pallmann is delighted with the large international participation in the competition:
"We are still overwhelmed by the large number of submissions," says Klaus Stolzenberger, brand manager at Pallmann. "For me personally, the wide range of projects submitted was particularly exciting. The reference floors couldn't have been more different and each individual project demonstrated the challenges of the wood floor installion and renovation industry." In each project, the challenges were hidden in different details: whether elaborate block steps, floorto- ceiling sloping roofs, edge friezes with curves, the replacement of individual wood strips in extremely damaged wood floor. Each story was rich in detail and each project told its very own story, testament to great craftsmanship with Pall- X 96 lacquer. For their part, the participants were motivated by the event: "The competition inspires us to grow and make our customers happy," so one of the national champions.
Background: Pallmann symbolically launched the international Pall-X 96 Wood
Floor World Cup on 9.6.2020 and thus the search for great craftsmanship in connection with the wood floor lacquer Pall-X 96. From June to the end of November, wood floor installers had the opportunity to enter their best project in which Pall-X 96 was used. In this way, a total of 84 entries from 18 different countries were received.
With their reference project, the participants first took part in a national competition: from each country, an expert jury consisting of industry experts decided on the respective national winner. All national champions were invited by Pallmann to the grand final.