The Unizip locking system by Unilin Technologies solves logistical and installation issues associated with a traditional herringbone floor. The technology allows flooring manufacturers to produce only one type of panel instead of two, allowing manufacturers, distributors and retailers to reduce the number of SKUs they need to stock. In addition, installers work with one type of panel during installation. 

Unizip can be used for a range of base boards, such as laminate and SPC. Novalis Innovative Flooring was the first adopter of this technology for SPC, launching multiple products with Unizip locking in collections for the American and European markets. 

“The reception of this product has been amazing,” said John Wu, CEO of Novalis. “To keep up with the rising demand, recently we have invested in more production lines for Unizip products. We are excited to lead the trend for herringbone SPC.”

Six more manufacturers have invested in the technology. One of these producers is Jiangsu Shengchang, a manufacturer that also produces laminate.

“As the first manufacturer in China for laminate Unizip, this profile has been game changing," said YH Tao, general manager from Jiangsu Shengchang. "Since there is only one type of panel, we do not have any turnover time. The engineers at Unilin Technologies helped us with the configuration of the jumper machine into our online continuous production, without sacrificing quality or efficiency.”