Research & Development

Always taking innovation one step further – that’s what drives us forward.

Our research and development team is always on the lookout for new possibilities, ways to make our existing products better, and to develop new products. With extensive expertise, many years of experience, and the desire to become better, we are always working towards taking innovation one step further.

Vision and Development

Employees in Research and Development at our Detmold site are the partners and solution providers for modern, safe and challenging building and living. They are focused on product safety and quality.  With their knowledge and experience, they also ensure that all products are easy to install and maintain.

Research and Development at Windmoeller Flooring

Extremely strict criteria apply to research, development, and quality assurance.

We combine new developments and ideas with ecological requirements and sustainable business practices. As a manufacturer, we have a particular responsibility to protect the environment and our climate. The conscious use of valuable energy resources is just as elementary as covering the necessary energy demands with renewable energy sources. During our development phase, as well as when procuring raw materials, we always look for the best ecological solution.

Being innovative means responding to individual needs. Therefore, we always offer our customers the opportunity to work with us right from the initial stages of product development. We discuss requirements, aspirations and objectives with the customer, ensuring that the result is a product perfectly reflecting the customers’ needs. From product and accessories, through to the packaging solution, we work with you to create a completely unique product offering!



Test, improve, invent — our laboratory technicians continuously optimizing our existing product portfolio, while also making new product ideas a reality. Eleven experienced specialists from Quality Assurance (QA) and Research & Development (R&D) ensure we achieve continuous progress without compromising on quality.

The focus of our work is on quality assurance, the improvement of existing products and the optimization of our production methods. Our quality assurance process starts with inspecting the incoming raw materials, to the systematic inspection of all manufactured products. The most up to date equipment in combination with both official and in-house inspection procedures ensure that we adhere to all specifications, standards and requirements.

We are also constantly working to develop new innovative products, making sure they are ready for the market. Our most recent development is the high performance composite material ecuran. This is based on bio-polyurethane and is used for flooring and many of our acoustic underlayment systems.

In addition to these new developments, we test new additives and modified workflows to continuously improve existing products and manufacturing processes. Not just to improve the product and manufacturing efficiency but also to advance sustainability.

Ideas workshop

Always Looking for the
Next New Product

The Windmöller family and its business have stood for innovation and progress for many years. Driven by the constant desire for something new, in combination with a strive for perfection, many new developments have come out of the Windmöller ideas workshop.

The pioneer and visionary Ulrich Windmöller and a team of dedicated and highly qualified employees are the source of new ideas. Together, they are constantly working on new flooring products, accessories and synthetic materials.

“Years of experience and a team of dedicated chemists and creative product managers are behind the innovations: they have played a vital role in the success of these innovations and continue to do so today.”

– Ulrich Windmöller