Bona: The Past, Present and Future of Floor Care
A wooden floor can be a real investment, so when it comes to taking care of it, we like to seek out professionals with a wealth of knowledge, and a company with almost 100 years of experience certainly fits the bill. Bona started off in 1919, with its founder Wilhelm Edner selling floor wax off the back of his coffee business. Based in Malmö, Sweden, the wax sideline was seen as a fruitful innovation, and grew into the family company we know and love today.
Ever taken a stroll through the National Portrait Gallery, or caught a show at Carnegie Hall? Have you ever wondered what the Moulin Rouge stage, Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge all have in common? That’s right, Bona is cleaning up globally. With 90 distributors in countries all over the world, they’ve really had an impact; and the Parisian can-can dancers are just one set of happy customers. They’re even the official partner of the NBA in the US, meaning after every basketball game, Bona’s products ensure the courts stay clean and maintain that all-important sheen.
Performance and Trust
Following on from Edner’s legacy, Bona is still family-owned today, and they’ve expanded their expertise to parquet, tile and laminate too. The speciality, pH-neutral solutions are hailed as the Number 1 for professionals due to the streak-free, residue-free clean. Overrun with commendations, their Wood Floor Cleaner and Microfibre Pad picked up ‘Best in Test’ from Good Housekeeping in 2015, and Bona have won Contract Flooring Journal’s Best Finishing Product, not just once, but 16 times! We think this is especially important as it’s voted for by its readers – industry experts from maintenance teams to floor installers, who are quick to champion the solutions at every opportunity.
Passionate about Sustainability
Pioneering a plethora of sustainable solutions is second nature to Bona now; they’re also making it a priority to push the boundaries in floorcare innovation at every opportunity. They were the first in their field to be certified by Greenguard Environmental Institute, which looks at reducing exposure to chemicals which can pollute indoors up to 2-5 times more than outdoors. This means Bona were first in their industry consistently working to improve your indoor air quality. We love that Bona have also partnered with charities like Hand in Hand, an organisation that endeavours to reduce poverty through sustainable job creation in developing countries. 100% passionate in everything they produce, customer satisfaction and caring for the environment are at the forefront of every move Bona have made since that first floor wax in Malmö.