Karndean is a leading global brand of luxury vinyl flooring that is designed to be both practical to look after and stunning to look at. Each comes with a selection of customisable features so you can create something really special and personal to you. With so many styles, finishes and formats to choose from, everyone can find something to suit their personal style.
Karndean Designflooring brings the ageless beauty of natural flooring to your home without the hassle. It’s a hard-wearing flooring solution that brings the wondrous individuality of wood grain, the luminosity of marble and the subtle textures of limestone and slate, with a lifetime guarantee.
Why Choose Karndean Designflooring?
One of the main benefits of Designflooring is the ability to enjoy the unique characteristics of wood and stone flooring without the drawbacks. Karndean is softer, warmer to the touch, and easy to clean without the porous qualities of wood, carpet and some stones.
This luxury and comfort is not at expense of strength, as it’s very hard wearing. Karndean can cope with the daily demands of busy life. Stain resistant and easy to clean, their floors can handle water spillages without warping, and a dropped mug or plate without chipping or cracking. Designed to last for many years, each floor carries a lifetime residential warranty.
Should any tile or wood plank be damaged, a spare can be fitted quickly by your installer, which is far more cost effective than replacing laminate or carpet.
How Does Designflooring Differ From Laminate?
Karndean Designflooring is a more versatile and practical alternative to laminate flooring in numerous aspects. It’s a lot quieter underfoot than laminate, and warmer too! This is because it’s created from a vinyl composition which is soft and malleable, as opposed to laminate which is created using rigid fibreboard. Laminate flooring is also far less versatile, and can easily be damaged by leaks, spills and drops.
The most significant difference between laminate and designflooring though, is their reaction to differing environments. Laminate can’t be used in areas that are too warm, cold, wet or damp, meaning its use in a bathroom or kitchen is problematic. Whilst laminate flooring will expand in heat (causing buckling), contract in colder temperatures (causing splitting) and warp with water damage, Karndean flooring is completely waterproof and able to withstand these environments.
Here are some more benefits of Karndean flooring:
✔ Fully customisable and easy to personalise
✔ No need for sanding, staining and lacquering
✔ Lightweight (unlike stone tiles)
✔ Doesn’t harbour dust mites or bacteria
✔ Easy to clean
✔ Natural looking