A joint-venture of three Belgian companies, each with solid know-how in their own specific field. We believe that the combination of this know-how is exactly what makes our product exceptional.
It may seem unconventional or unexpected to combine high-tech machinery with craftsmanship and yet, this is exactly what Belgiqa does. We combine ancient craft techniques with state-of-the-art machines and allow highend wood flooring to be produced on a larger scale, without having to compromise on aesthetics or quality. The result is high-quality wood flooring in terms of stability, fitting, finish and colour – valued by architects and designers around the world.
It's our mission to present the perfect range of wood flooring to architects and designers.
In 1920 Henri Vanlandschoot started off as a manufacturer of wood veneer for the high-end furniture industry. However, after a couple of successful years, the company decided to use its knowledge for the production of engineered wood flooring, resulting in perfectly pressed and profiled planks with an excellent fitting.
With more than 100 years of experience and under the management of Henri’s grandsons Kurt and Tom, Vanlandschoot has grown to be one of the strongest players in its field. Today, Vanlandschoot operates as Belgiqa’s official saw mill.
First, the sawn top layers are manually sorted by grading, after which they are glued to the plywood by cold pressing.
Once pressed, the boards are plugged up with paste. This is done either manually or mechanically, depending on the grading. The Art and Art+ gradings, for example, are sorted manually.
Next, the boards are calibrated by sanding the underside to ensure a perfect fitting for profiling. During profiling, they are subsequently fitted with tongue and groove and the desired joint.
Last, but not least, the fitting of the boards is manually checked. After this, the boards are ready for finishing.
Ivan Soenens first started his car body shop in 1984, specialising in car painting and thus becoming an expert in matching colours, shades and textures. Much like Vanlandschoot, he later on decided to use this expertise for the finishing of wood flooring. The extreme precision that is needed for the painting of bodywork, is reflected in the high standards that Miva maintains for the colouring and finishing of Belgiqa’s wood flooring.
As far as parquet flooring finishes are concerned, the possibilities are endless. Depending on the client’s wishes, the boards may or may not be brushed or aged. After that they are oiled or stained and even within that, there is a choice of hard wax oil or UV oil and reactive stains or pigmented stains.
Some finishes can even be combined. And it doesn’t quite stop there: we haven’t even mentioned very different types of treatment yet, such as soaping or finishing with wax. The bottomline is: anything is possible.
Nature is literally our business. We therefore consider it extremely important to do our part for the environment. Belgiqa always looks to the future and that also applies to the future of our planet. We have invested in solar panels and charging stations for our 100% electric fleet.
The Belgiqa saw mill is heated with our own wood waste and every year we plant a new forest. In addition to that, our packaging is made from recycled plastic and we try to pursue a paperless policy in our daily activities. These are only a few examples of how we try to contribute to the conservation of the environment, but every day we try to find new ways to do more.
At the production site in Ledegem, we created an inspiring space to showcase our collections and innovations. Everyday we welcome clients to discover the latest novelties.