CFL Prepares for Next Growth Sprint with Private Equity Coming in as Shareholders

CFL Flooring (Creative Flooring Solutions), the worldwide leader in Stone Polymer Core (SPC) and other multilayer flooring new materials, has been growing rapidly over the last years. The company now employs 4,500 people and has invested more than US$140 million in the last 18 months. Its second-to-none production facility covering an area of 700,000 ft2 in Calhoun, Georgia (USA) is now fully operational. In addition to its US, Taiwan, Vietnam and southern Shanghai operations, the Company also started a large new facility in Hunan, China for its expansion in the Chinese market. CFL grew about 50 % in 2021 with a very strong order book going into 2022.

The success of CFL over the last years has not gone unnoticed. The founders have decided to let external PE investors join CFL in order to prepare the company for the next growth sprint all the while keeping a strong overall majority ownership. The new investors will allow the company to accelerate its international expansion, as well as further its reach within the Chinese market.

While the investors will not drive operations, they will bring with them, among other things, know-how related to international financing, HR, corporate governance and public relations.

The company will continue to bring first-to-market technologies to the industry allowing its loyal customer base to differentiate and excel in the market. The company is the inventor of waterproof laminate flooring, engineered stone-based flooring, SPC flooring, and several other products out of new materials with new patented technologies coming to market very shortly.