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Surface protection made by Osmo


UV-Protection-Oil maintains wood reliably – now in six colour variations


Timber in outdoor areas is gaining even more popularity – the natural raw material is sustainable and robust, and has a look of high quality. Cladding and fencing, however, constantly face wind and weather, in particular sunlight. For reliable protect against the resulting damage and optimal appearance retention, an effective surface treatment is an absolute must. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG have further developed their renowned UV-Protection-Oil and now offer it in six colour variations.

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Privacy with a touch of elegance


Osmo concentrates on design and robust materials for their screens and fencing elements.


With a clever combination of functionality and design, Osmo Holz und Color & Co. KG expands its product range for the garden. Privacy screens and fencing elements in the new HPL series increase the pleasure of the outdoors through their appearance, durability and sustainability.

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Simply ingenious: personalized garden furniture made from pallets


Limitless creativity!  


Eleven boards, nine blocks and thousands of possibilities: the classic Euro pallet is a real all-rounder. Since its introduction in the 1960s, this simple yet effective design for the transport of goods has become a real all-round talent.

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A real vertical newcomer: VERTO cladding system


Osmo brings creativity with colour and dimensions to vertical cladding


Cladding profiles and systems made of solid timber belong to the main competencies of Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG. With the VERTO cladding system, the manufacturer of wood products and wood finishes from Warendorf, Germany has expanded its range of profiles that can be vertically installed and varied in their width, depth and colour tone. For planners, architects and new homeowners, a great amount of creative freedom is thereby offered.

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Osmo timber cladding without noticeable screw heads


Invisible mounting of Rhombus boards with the new PURE fixation system


The wide range of cladding of Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG encompassed not only a multitude of cladding timber, but also the suitable fixation system. For the mounting of Rhombus boards, until now visible screw heads have dominated. However the new PURE cladding system from the wood specialists in Warendorf enables the invisible fixation.

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Quality that convinces


Osmo moves in with the Royals


From Warendorf to London it is about 560 kilometres – but the connection between Osmo and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is significantly closer. Why is that? Really simple: the Royal Child was given a table and four chairs by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, an English charity for the furniture industry. This practical gift was coated with Osmo Wood Wax Finish, which results in a surface that is both safe and colourful.

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Innovations and Trends for 2017


Wood, colour and structure ideally combined


When the BAU opens its doors from the 16 to the 21 January 2017, the construction industry meets up once again to discuss trends and innovations. At the worldwide leading fair for architecture, building materials and systems in Munich, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG presents innovations in timber cladding, privacy screens and decking as well as wood finishes

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Trä & Teknik


Successful fair presence


Just as they did two years ago, Osmo and its partners from Sweden and Norway presented microporous wood finishes for the interior at the Trä & Teknik. The focus of the stand was products for the professional craftsman, but products for the end customer were also shown.

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The deck – a summer dream


Individually designed decking for the perfect outdoor feeling


Whether as a private sun deck, an outdoor office or a welcoming place to meet – an own deck can be used in many ways. In the summer it becomes a living and dining room, a wellness temple or also an outside office. Make your dream home a reality and get creative with Creativ-Decking from Osmo. With this decking, the own personal style and the individual taste of the homeowner is the focus.

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Successful beginning of the year for Osmo and partners


First Export Partner Days and then off to the DOMOTEX in Hanover together


“Let’s talk Osmo” was the banner under which the two-day Export Partner Days on 14 and 15 January 2016 stood. At this event, about 35 Osmo partners from 21 countries met with their German colleagues at Hotel Beverland in Ostbevern to discuss and agree on mutual goals and uniform standards.

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Osmo solid wood flooring staying with the trend


Popular are natural wood surfaces and bright, expressive colour tones


Wooden flooring with a nearly untreated appearance is constantly high in demand. With the new solid wood flooring NATURAL in Oak, Osmo now brings a product onto the market that corresponds exactly with this trend: ready-to-install factory finished solid wood floorboards whose natural colour tone is preserved and whose surface is nevertheless reliably protected.

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Osmo registers a successful beginning for the year in Hanover


Stand at the DOMOTEX attracts many international visitors


Extremely pleased Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG looks back on the DOMOTEX 2016. The 100-square-metre large stand was divided into themes this year and gave impressions of Osmo’s various areas of competency.

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Spray, mop, care – Spray-Mop!


In only three steps the wooden floor is clean again


Paw prints and rubber boots or coffee and red wine stains adorn the beautiful wooden floor and leave ugly marks! Now a quick solution is needed. For situations like these, Osmo introduced the Spray-Mop. Instead of having to tediously fill a bucket with mop water, a touch to the mop is enough. Even before the stains can dry out or spread out even further, they are removed within a few minutes.


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In the middle rather than just nearby


A holiday home on stilts in a water world


Eye-catching – even from afar: the stilt houses in the marina “Im Jaich” on the island Rügen. Along a 150-metre jetty, twelve so-called “floating” holiday homes rise out of the water on stilts and offer visitors a really special holiday experience in the middle of the biosphere reservation South-East Rügen.


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Career start at Osmo made easy!


Apprentices of the Cordes group start together at kick-off event


For most young people, an apprenticeship after leaving school is the beginning of a new stage in life: the entry into the working world. To prepare for this new chapter in life, the Cordes group, to which Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG belongs, invited all of the group’s commercial apprentices to a large kick-off event on the 10th and 11th August 2015.

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Osmo in demand at the Expo 2015 in Italy


The German pavilion receives protective wood finish with Decking-Oils


On the 1 May 2015, the starting signal for this year’s Expo in Milan was given. Up to the 31 October 2015, the gates to the World’s Fair are open from 10 am to 11 pm daily. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG is also present at the fair because the Warendorf company together with their Italian partner Interwood s.r.l. in Novara supplied the wood finishes for the exterior walls and decking of the German pavilion.

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Osmo visits France and China


Natural wood finishes score at the international fairs


The manufacture of wood finishes for the interior and exterior is an important area of sales for Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG and a large portion of the produced wood finishes are exported aboard. This is why internationality is the emphasis of the company. In order to keep customers, distributors and partners around the world informed about the latest developments, and changes and adjustments to the product range, the participation in several important fairs aboard is a permanent fixture in the marketing concept at Osmo.

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Clean up!


Remove patina and green growth from wooden decking quickly and easily


Walk outside, enjoy the fresh air and the view into the great outdors. With one step out onto to the deck, you enter a whole new world and leave all worries and stress of everyday life behind – if it were not for the other worries and stress with untidy or dirty deck boards.

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Know beforehand how much wood finish is needed


Osmo Consumption Calculator figures out requirements in five steps


The plan has been conceived: finally the wooden floor gets a new coat. But how much wood finish is needed and how many cans is that? How should I know whether one coat is enough or would two be better? The labels of individual wood finishes from Osmo disclose numerous details about use and coverage

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Perfect for good


Screens and decking made of robust bamboo


Soon the outdoor season will be completely open. Especially low-maintenance decking is created with the help of boards made of bamboo polymer composite (BPC) from Osmo. This extremely hard-wearing composite material consists of up to 60 per cent bamboo and 40 per cent polymer and is extraordinarily long-lasting.

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BAU 2015 surpasses all expectations


Record attendance at the Osmo Stand in Munich


Not only did the BAU 2015 break records with around 251,200 visitors from the 19th to the 24th January 2015, but also Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG: lively crowds visited the bright, open stand of the wood specialist around the clock.

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Osmo is a supporting member in the BDF


Association President presents certificate at the BAU trade fair


The German association of prefabricated construction, BDF, welcomes Osmo as a new supporting member. The membership was sealed at the fair stand at this year’s BAU in Munich: BDF President Johannes Schwörer presented the official certificate to our managing director Christian Cordes.

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123.5 years of competence


Osmo says goodbye to four employees as they go into their well-deserved retirement


In the last weeks, the company Osmo had to say farewell several times. Not only Jose-F. Gonzales, Manfred Reimer, Bernhard Bruning and Johannes Kuschel left the wood specialist to enter the well-deserved retirement, but also 123.5 years of competence.

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A piece of nature on your nose


Wooden sunglasses with Polyx ®-Oil care out of the bag


What does Osmo Polyx®-Oil have to do with the latest fashion trends? Up to now one connected the protective wood coating with light-coloured, dark or coloured wooden flooring. But, what is good for floorboards can also not harm wood in areas of use. We are not talking about furniture, stairs or other home furnishing made of wood here – instead sunglasses!

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Osmo puts the finishing touches to wood


New sanding and carving machine expands production site in Warendorf


With the investment in a new wide belt sanding machine from the company Costa Levigatrici, Osmo expands the production site in Warendorf.

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Polyx®-Oil Original travels to South America


Protective coating from Osmo for luxurious lodge in national park in Patagonia


On the river banks of the Salto Chico waterfalls in the National Park “Torre del Paine” in Chile, the hotel “Salto Chico” opened its doors in 1993. It was designed by the star architect José Cruz, who is considered to be a master in the application of wood.

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The man of the first hour at Osmo


Manfred Feldhammer goes into retirement


For 37 years, Manfred Feldhammer worked for the brand Osmo – now at the end of 2013, he goes into the well-deserved retirement.



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Compliance mark (Ü-Zeichen) for the new Polyx®-Oil glossy


German Centre of Competence for Construction (DIBt) confirms safety of wood finish


Glossy surfaces are back in fashion. This prompted Osmo to offer the tried and trusted Polyx®-Oil Original as of now in a glossy variation. Whether as an all-in-one finish for wooden flooring or as a surface treatment for boards – the wood finish retains the natural characteristics of the wood surface and makes it very durable and extremely hard-wearing.

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Osmo celebrates flooring relaunch at the DOMOTEX


New product range and new concept introduced with breakthrough success


Around 45,000 visitors from 80 countries visited the fair halls in Hanover from the 11th to the 14th January in order to catch up on the latest trends and developments at the world’s leading fair for flooring. Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG was one of the 1,350 businesses from 57 countries who were represented with a stand.

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New website with improved search options


Internet presence of Osmo even more clearly arranged and more user-friendly


As part of the changes in product range and corresponding to the new catalogue concept, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG has optimised the company website in respect of its clarity and structure. Since autumn last year, the product series for industrial applications also has its own Internet presence

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Osmo turns whole assortment upside-down


The product range “Flooring” is even more present after comprehensive relaunch


Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG starts the New Year with a complete reworking of its flooring range. With these far reaching changes, on the one hand the company would like to reposition all offers for wooden floorboards and on the other hand make them even more customer-friendly.

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With Osmo “Creativ-Flooring” for individual floors


Unique combination of wood species, surface properties and colour


Building contractors desire uniqueness as well as individuality in their own four walls and want to actively design these.  As the only supplier of wood and wood finishes in all of Germany, for Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG there are countless possibilities available to combine different wood species with coloured and modified surfaces.

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Permanently beautiful wooden surfaces


Versatile wooden flooring design with Polyx® from Osmo


The tried and trusted Polyx®-Oil from Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG goes with trends and is available as of now in a glossy variation. Whether as an all-in-one finish for wooden floors or as top coat for colour treated floorboards – the wood finish retains the naturalness of the wood surface and makes it permanently durable and extremely hard-wearing.

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Osmo conquers social media


Coming closer to the end-consumer with meaningful profiles


Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG heads down new communication paths and comes directly a step closer to the end-consumer with it comprehensive social media activities.

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Hard-wearing wood coating


New Interior Wax for modernising wooden ceilings


Renovating old worn panelled wood ceilings? With the new Interior Wax from Osmo, it is now no longer a problem: the hard-wearing wood finish with a wax-like character was especially developed for the interior.

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Natural cladding


The wide world of Rhombus Profiles


Whoever up to now has brought timber cladding in connection with a rustic ambient and quaint cosiness is not principally wrong. But the natural material wood can also be different: evidence for this is the comprehensive offer of timber cladding from the company Osmo

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European Timber Regulation


Osmo uses exclusively wood from legal origins


Since coming into effect on 3 March 2013, the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) obliges wood importers in the entire EU to prove that the wood they import has been harvested legally.

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Investment in a new planing unit


“On the right path into the future” – Osmo invests in new planing unit


While elsewhere plants are being shut and companies are downsizing, Osmo invested around 1.5 million euros in a new planing unit this year. It will be installed in the week numbers 10 to 12 in the planing mill Warendorf and will be commissioned as of the 19 March 2013.

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Osmo products “Made in Germany”


Osmo: tradition and growth “Made in Germany”


The seal of quality “Made in Germany” celebrates its 125th birthday this year. And its expressiveness is as important and strong as never before: it stands worldwide for quality, reliability, precision, beauty in craftsmanship and innovation from Germany.

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Ecologically, economically and socially sustainable forestry


Osmo promotes sustainable forestry and becomes PEFC certified


Wood and wood products which are PEFC certified originate verifiably from ecologically, economically and socially sustainable forestry.

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Cleaning up like the professionals!


Maintaining and cleaning wooden floors made easy


Cleaning up like the professionals! For all oiled and waxes wooden floors which should show the natural structure and wood grain of the material to good advantage, there is the highly effective special cleaning concentrate Wash and Care from Osmo.

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