KronotexUSA, a division of Swiss Krono Group, began distribution in the United States in 2000 and later opened its current manufacturing facility in Barnwell, S.C., in 2005. Due to the growing popularity of our flooring, we invested $45 million in 2011 to expand this facility, almost doubling its size. In 2015 another expansion added equipment to do our own paper and overlay treating, which gives us even greater control over quality, just-in-time production, and finished product output speed. Today they have a 670,000 square-foot, state-of-the art laminate flooring plant. The capacity of this plant now is 375 million square feet, making it the largest producer of laminate flooring in America.
At Barnwell, we create virtually any style, shape, finish, texture, scrape, bevel, locking system, thickness, size and attached pad of laminate-flooring planks sold through distributors, dealers and chains nationwide. This amazing growth and our ability to supply the needs of the marketplace has earned us the nickname “The Quiet Giant” of laminate flooring that’s proudly made by Americans; made for Americans.