Why is Karndean the most popular choice for flooring?

What is Karndean?

Made from a a durable form of customised vinyl, the flooring is completely waterproof, quiet and warm underfoot, hard-wearing, stylish, versatile, and it is easily personalised to suit your individual lifestyle.

One of the key distinctions of Karndean is that it is highly customisable; customers are able to choose the designs which they like and add decorative strips, borders and effects such as a natural looking grouting to make their flooring completely unique to them.

Each floor comes with 40 years of experience and expertise, as well as a Lifetime Purchase Guarantee.


How does Karndean compare to other flooring types?


Versus Hardwood

  • Whereas knots and grains can cause difficulties during installation, Karndean gives the same visual effect with the practical issues.

  • Unlike real wood, which is prone to expansion and shrinkage in different temperatures, Karndean maintains its form throughout its lifespan and does not warp with moisture.

  • There is no maintenance required with Karndean, so you won't need to spend time sanding, staining and lacquering it like real wood.

Versus Stone/Ceramic Tiles

  • Karndean is a much lighter option, particularly for upstairs room, where the weight of stones and tiles can be an issue. It's also much easier to install.

  • Karndean feels warm underfoot, and it's also compatible with underfloor heating which makes it a great choice for a bathroom or kitchen.

  • Karndean is non-slip which makes it much safer than natural stone or ceramic tiles when wet. It's ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens or utility rooms.

Versus Carpet

  • Great option for allergy sufferers as the flooring does not harbour any dust mites or bacteria, whereas carpets will need regular steaming to achieve the same level of cleanliness.

  • It is easy to replace a small section of a Karndean floor if required, without having to replace an entire carpet.

  • Karnean floors are really easy to keep clean, there is a maintenance guide which you can follow.

  • Unlike carpets which may come with a 5-10 year guarantee, Karndean floors some with a guarantee to last the lifetime of the floor up to 35 years.

Versus Laminate

  • One of the major selling points of Karndean is the realistic look and feel of real wood; something which laminates and engineered woods can't really achieve.

  • As with real wood, laminates can curl or shrink, but each strip in a Karndean floor maintains its form for throughout its lifetime.

  • In wet rooms laminate can peel back the top layer when exposed to moisture, but Karndean floors are waterproof and won't delaminate after contact with water, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms, hallways and utility rooms.


Why Should You Choose a Karndean Floor?

  • Easy to maintain and install

  • Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee

  • Extremely hard-wearing and durable

  • Flexible on design – can be tailored to your exact requirements

A family run business, Karndean have been in the flooring industry since 1973 and are one of the world’s most renowned and respected luxury flooring companies. Karndean Designflooring is an increasingly popular choice of flooring due to it's versatility and flexible design.


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