Produced in the region, sold in the region – under the motto “Heimat zum Anbeißen” (“a piece of home to get your teeth into”), Karin and Michael Sendl sell regional produce in their large organic food store. The “Biomichl” organic food store in Weilheim sources its fresh produce from its own farm, which has been certified organic according to Bioland standards, as well as from about 25 other organic farms, bee-keepers, dairies etc. in the surrounding area.
With this regional concept, the couple are satisfying consumers’ preferences, confirmed by numerous “support your local dealer” studies, for supporting local producers of everyday food products and consumer goods. Located in Weilheim, the Biomichl store has about 950 square metres of floor space, including its own bistro and natural cosmetics studio. It is one of the largest organic food stores in southern Bavaria and generates one of the highest turnovers.
During the construction of the organic store, it therefore made sense to find a flooring supplier with similar ideas in terms of the use of materials, sustainability, production site and carbon footprint. The architect selected bio-polyurethane flooring from the manufacturer Windmöller, based in Augustdorf, which was fitted over the entire surface area of the organic food store. The wineo® brand PURLINE flooring has been awarded the Blue Angel (Blauer Engel) certification and was fitted in the Biomichl store in a variety of designs. In the spacious entrance area and in the 80-seater bistro, the flooring was laid in planks (1200 x 200 mm), producing a natural rustic floorboard look in an exclusive Samoa Oak wood design. The recreation room and the natural cosmetics studio were fitted with rolled flooring from the LEVANTE PURLINE collection in the colours Cappuccino and Sinai Sand.
PURLINE by wineo® is a permanently elastic, healthy, bio-polyurethane flooring, which is made predominantly from natural, renewable raw materials (castor oil and chalk as fillers). Thanks to a combination of sustainability, high durability (NK43) and long-term easy-care, it is perfectly suited to demanding flooring applications. PURLINE is emission-free, easy-care and free from chlorine compounds, plasticisers and solvents. It also enhances the acoustics in the large spaces of the organic food store.
Resistant, easy-care, cost-effective over the long term
At just 2.5 mm, PURLINE not only has an environmentally friendly product composition, it is also sustainable and economical throughout its entire service life. It has a surface that is easy, fast and hygienic to clean, which ensures savings in staff and cleaning product costs. According to a study carried out by the Pfiff Institute, cost savings of up to 30 percent can be achieved thanks to the organic flooring (compared with other types of permanently elastic flooring). The thermosetting properties of its materials make it resilient and also ensure that traces of indentations (e.g. point loading from racks) will regenerate by almost 100 percent in a short space of time, leaving no lasting marks on the floor surface.
Certification & awards
PURLINE has been approved for construction by the DIBT (“Ü” rating) and has many international environmental labels and certifications, e.g. GreenGuard Gold, EPD, the German TFI-TÜV Proficert certification, the Finnish M1 label for building material, the Danish Indoor Climate Label and the French A+ certificate. PURLINE has also been awarded many prestigious international design prizes by architects: these include the raumPROBE material prize in the Ecology category, the Interior Innovation Award 2014 and the “Best of Best” Iconic Award 2014. Its wave of success in award ceremonies continued in 2015 with PURLINE digital winning the prestigious Interior Innovation Award 2015 from the German Design Council.
„Biomichl“ organic supermarket and bistro, Weilheim Owner: Karin and Michael Sendl www.biomichl.de
|Architects:||Der Petzinger, 85604 Zorneding|
|Installer:||Georg Günther GmbH, Bernried, |
|Flooring:||PURLINE organic flooring |
Planks: Design Sonoma Oak, Format: 1200 x 200mm
Rolled flooring: LEVANTE collection
Designs Sinai Sand and Cappuccino
|Product thickness:||2.5 mm|
|Surface area covered:||950 m2|