Founded in 1922 by Wilhelm Hornung and Dr. Max Fischer, Loba-Wakol is a leading provider of hardwood flooring products with a global presence in over 40 countries. Based in North Carolina, Loba is part of a larger German company that has been in business for over 90 years.
In its early years, Loba focused on producing floor cleaners, stains, and other household products such as candles, shoe cream, ski wax, and dubbin. The company’s name has undergone several changes since its inception, originally being “Vereinigte Wachswarenfabriken AG Hornung und Dr. Fischer” before being simplified to its current form. Loba is dedicated to both finishing and protecting wood flooring.
Wakol is a company with a 60 year history of producing adhesives, including the popular PU 280 Moisture Barrier. In addition to chemical products, Wakol also offers non-chemical options that meet “green” industry standards for safety and environmental friendliness.
Loba is renowned for its high-quality finishes and oils, and both Loba and Wakol offer a range of products that can be used on various types of flooring including hardwood, parquet, cork, and PVC. Wakol is a leader in hardwood flooring adhesives, including moisture barriers and sausage glue. Both Loba and Wakol are trusted by consumers and contractors alike for their reliable and effective products.