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Why choose Karndean luxury vinyl flooring?

Features the style and character of natural wood and stone flooring but with all the advantages of luxury vinyl flooring.  A Karndean floor is durable enough to stand up to the daily demands of busy modern life.

Inspired by nature, Karndean’s luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) combine cutting edge technology with an authentic look and feel of a wood or stone floor. An ideal choice for any room in the house, including kitchens and bathrooms, luxury vinyl flooring comes with many practical benefits:

With a textured yet robust wear layer, vinyl floor tiles are extremely hard wearing and won’t chip or crack.

A special K-Guard surface protection gives our vinyl tiles a hygienic, stain resistant and waterproof surface that is easy to keep clean.

Surprisingly quiet and warm underfoot, a Karndean floor is also compatible for use with underfloor heating. Perfect for upstairs rooms, our loose lay ranges feature an innovative backing that reduces noise transfer to rooms below.

Designed to last, our luxury vinyl flooring comes with a lifetime residential warranty.

Why not combine complementary wood or stone designs or select different laying patterns for a subtle transition from room to room. For a truly bespoke floor, you can even create a custom design with a mix of contrasting planks and tiles.

For the best vinyl floors on the market, you’ll be glad you chose Karndean Designflooring.

Karndean – Opus Grano and Knight Tile Carrara

Below you will find the case study of a recent installation of Karndean Opus Grano and Knight Tile Carrara.

Opus Grano

The Karndean Opus Grano gives you a really contemporary, clean gray wash timber look. Thus providing a modern and versatile backdrop to any room design. Couple with a splash of colour for a vibrant space, or cool monotone stylings for a more understated modernist space.

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Opus Grano WP311

The Opus collection brings you a fresh, modern feel. The wide range of colour tones and mix of surface finishes combined with clean lines means you can achieve a sense of simplicity and visual space whatever your colour scheme.

Add complementary design strips between tiles for a realistic grout effect.


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Below are photos of a recent fit of Opus Grano WP311

Our customer was delighted at the recent installation.

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Karndean – Knight Tile – Carrara

Carrara takes its inspiration from classic white marble. A slightly gray-white background has charcoal marbling throughout for a really classic marble look. If you’re looking for a traditional checkerboard effect, pair with Midnight Black.

Below are photos of the recent installation.

Knight Tile Gluedown

Grey Riven Slate ST16

A customer recently pop into store to take a look at The Knight tile gluedown product. Below is the Grey Riven Slate tile she picked out. The is one of the Knight tile gluedown products.

Our customer explained to us that she was never happy with these old ceramic tiles. The tiles had moved and cracked over time. The majority of the loose tiles was down to poor installation of the tiles. Incorrect plyboard used and gapping throughout the floor made it inevitable that at somepoint the flooring would fail.

We did a full uplift and dispose of old flooring. Then prepped the subfloor with new 9mm ply. You will see in the first photo below the access point in the floor – this is a service hatch. We installed a purpose built matwell with black coir matting in order for the customer to have regular access to the hatch.

Grey Riven Slate authentically replicates the smooth, undulating surface of the natural stone, and combined with stylish, stormy grey tones, the resulting floor design is exquisite. These tiles work well in both traditional and contemporary settings – they can be paired with a light-coloured design strip for a striking effect, or a darker strip for a subtler approach. There’s also the option to have no strips, as the variation within the tiles is enough to create a simply stunning canvas for your décor. 

For more information please follow the links provided below.

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Knight Tile – Karndean

Rose Washed Oak planks feature a worn lime-washed look and authentic surface texture and pattern variation. With slightly pink and rosy tones throughout, this floor is an unexpected alternative to brown and grey floors and looks great when paired with soft pastels and neutrals. KP95 planks are available in a wider than usual format of 36×6″.

Below is a video showing a newly installed floor. Customers chose Karndeans’ Knight Tile and took the product all the way through the entire home.

Below are phtographs of the installed product.

For further information please follow the links below

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Knight Tile Range

The range has a particularly wide range of designs, borders and design strip combinations, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Each floor is supplied in a hardwearing 0.3mm surface layer and comes with a lifetime residential guarantee. The wood effect planks come in a variety of light woods, mid woods and dark woods.

Knight Tile Natural Stone and Slate Effect Floor Tiles

If you are looking for a stone or slate floor but would prefer a warmer surface, easier maintenance and to avoid chips when the occasional item of crockery is dropped, then our stone effect tiles are perfect.

Each is supplied in 12” by 12” (305mm x 305mm) standard size tiles with either a smooth or lightly textured surface. They range from light cream and beige through to dark greys and black, providing you with plenty of tone choices to suit your look.

Residential Guarantee

The Knight Tile range has a lifetime residential guarantee. Our Guarantee has a more comprehensive description of our guarantees.