Karndean, also known as Karndean Designflooring, is a UK manufacturer of vinyl flooring made to simulate the appearance of a natural wood or stone floor. This allows for a floor that looks like wood, but won't become loose or creak, or a floor that looks like stone but won't crack over time. Synthetic vinyl flooring by Karndean has five layers, consisting of limestone, PVC, and a polyurethane coating.
Seven main collections of flooring are offered by Karndean: Art Select, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Opus, Knight Tile, and Karndean Looselay. Some of these collections offer both hardwood and stone looks. Optional Karndean Wood and Stone Borders and Custom Feature Designs add the finishing touches to a floor. All lines come with a lifetime residential warranty.
Karndean's Synthetic Wood Flooring Collections:
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Karndean's newest type of vinyl flooring is called LooseLay. It doesn't click into place nor does it require glue, staples, or nails. Instead, each piece has a grip backing that holds it into place with friction and weight. If one plank or tile needs replacing, you simply take it out and install a new one. Karndean recommends this type of flooring for smaller rooms that require quieter flooring, such as a bedroom or playroom.
Karndean was started in 1973 by Mike Walker in the United Kingdom. It has now grown into a global brand, opening Karndean Australia in 1982 and Karndean USA in 1996. The Karndean logo and website were rebranded in 2011 and 2012, with the addition of the phrase "Designflooring".
The Karndean website has numerous resources for their flooring customers. For each flooring line, you can view the available styles and colors, request free samples, and read instructions on how to lay patterns, create effects, and add borders. Warranty terms, cleaning advice, and maintenance guides are also available for every Karndean product line.
With the Floorstyle web app, choose an example space such as a living room or a kitchen, and see how each type of Karndean flooring will look if it were installed on it. Floors can be chosen by look, tone, color, and range. Compare your designs side-by-side with one another, save them for later, or share via email or Facebook.