Why choose Karndean Flooring?
What is Karndean Flooring?
Karndean flooring, are luxury vinyl flooring that replicates the beauty of real wood. In fact, many people actually prefer it as there are so many different styles and finishes. You can create your own style to fit in with any room or interior design – just like real wood flooring. There are even waterproof vinyl floors which means they're perfect for kitchen and bathroom areas where spills and splashes could happen all the time! They come in plank sizes which means you can easily install them to suit a certain room or area too. Waterproof Vinyl floors can also be laid in any room of the house, including bedrooms and living rooms, as they're flexible too.
Karndean is a luxury vinyl tile flooring. As with all floors, you need to consider the room, your lifestyle and your budget before making a choice. Karndean is available in lots of different styles, textures and colours. It's also easy to clean and can be fitted using adhesive or click-lock systems.
A great advantage of Karndean over other materials including wood is that it doesn't require sanding or varnishing (which potentially releases harmful chemicals into the air), therefore ensuring healthy indoor air quality for your family.
Other advantages include:
Quiet – Karndean floors are one of the quietest flooring options, so are ideal for rooms where you'll be spending time relaxing or watching TV.
Heat and cold – The long-lasting nature of Karndean means that it's suitable for even the hottest or coldest areas in your house, making it great for kitchens too.
Quick fit – With systems available to suit any skill level, quick fitting makes the flooring easy!
Perhaps you are considering a new kitchen, bathroom conversion or just something new for your living room, Karndean is sure to transform any space into one you'll love. Most major flooring suppliers stock Karndean. You can browse through the range of designs to find a style that is perfect for you.
Is Karndean flooring a good investment?
Karndean is a very popular choice for both homes and commercial areas as it looks great, feels comfortable underfoot and lasts longer than other types of flooring. Karndean floor covering has all the benefits of laminate with none of the disadvantages from chipped or damaged surfaces to cold feet in winter – because its real wood or stone look means you'll love your new floor for years to come.
So if you're looking to revamp your bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, Karndean is a great option. You can speak to the experts at Bedford Flooring Services for advice and guidance.
Is Karndean flooring durable and scratch proof?
One of the main advantages of Karndean flooring is its durability. It's designed to last and has an anti-scratch coating for extra protection.
Is there a difference between Karndean Solid Wood and Real Wood?
Karndean solid wood was the first tile collection on sale in the UK with just 12 colours available. If you compare it to the Real Wood range they both look great but have many differences depending on where they are used in terms of durability, wear resistance and performance. Flooring products such as Karndean rubber hardwood floors are not recommended under heavy furniture or other items that can trap moisture and cause discolouration or mildew.
Is Karndean flooring waterproof?
Yes, it is and so much more. Karndean flooring has a complete range of luxury vinyl tiles that are not only waterproof but also fire rated and completely washable - making them the ideal bathroom flooring. The durability and premium quality make these products ideal for all areas of the home such as kitchens, living rooms, conservatories and hallways etc. In addition, they have excellent resistance to most everyday household chemicals including cleaning fluids, bleach, paint removers, insecticides, ironing water, toilet cleaners, carpet cleaners, dishwashers/wash cycles etc.
Which is the better option Amtico or Karndean flooring?
Amtico and Karndean flooring both have their unique benefits. Amtico flooring comes in varieties including Tile, Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Tile - all of which offer an exceptional level of comfort. Karndean flooring has a vast range of options available with four luxury collections to choose from. Amtico's luxury vinyl tile collection offers the widest range of colours in any tiles on the market today. You can even match different shades across your room for a unique look.
Karndean Flooring by comparison is renowned for its stunning designs that are inspired by nature. The clever use of colour enhances the natural beauty within these ranges creating a unique texture more like real wood than tile or vinyl. Manufactured via their Micronised Composite Material (MCM) process, Karndean is able to capture the natural characteristics of wood and other materials in a tile format.
The tiles have been expertly crafted by hand with eight separate layers of material and unique textures, grains and knots replicated for that real wood feel. These are then bonded together using state-of-the-art technology ensuring dimensional accuracy so you get perfectly straight lines and interlocking edges every time!
Karndean's revolutionary Integral Shade system has also been developed from high-quality ceramic particles which allow at least 15% lighter shades to be used. This results in reduced impact on your floors' temperature as well as lower overall energy consumption. The colours are also extremely versatile making them perfect for any room - kitchen, living room or bathroom - and ideal for all types of lighting. The Integral Shades also come with a patented fastening system for quick and easy installation.
When it comes to luxury vinyl flooring, Karndean is king! There are over 100 styles of vinyl flooring available in the UK covering carpets, tiles, wood effects, stone effects and even cork. Whatever the location - kitchen or bathroom - you can be sure to find something suitable.
What is the cost of fitting Karndean flooring?
The average cost of Karndean flooring ranges from £18 - £40 per m2 material cost only. This will depend on the type you choose and whether you choose to have it fitted or not. The cost of fitting only is from £20 to £50 per m2. You'll also need to factor in the cost of removing your old flooring. We always recommend finding a professional to fit your new Karndean flooring to save you time, stress and money.
How long will Karndean Flooring last after fitting?
Karndean vinyl has been awarded 25-year anti-slip certification from UKAS for use on wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens as well as non-wet areas such as hallways! The average life expectancy of Karndean flooring is about 15 years, which is less than solid oak flooring, but still far better than vinyl from many other brands.
What would be the cheapest way to install these floors?
If you are doing it yourself (DIY), the best way to install your vinyl floor is probably using an adhesive – a paste that has glue inside so all you need to do is put it down and leave overnight. Don't use too much or it could come up at a later date. You can buy an Adhesive Vinyl Flooring kit that includes everything you'll need including a roller, cleaner and activator. As fitting any type of flooring make look simple but be a bit tricky, we advise you to hire the experts that are equipped with the right tools, expertise and knowledge to deliver first time.
Is Karndean flooring a better option than laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring on the other hand is one of the most popular options for homes as it's low priced, yet still gives you a great choice of designs and colours. It's also very durable – UV rays don't affect laminate flooring in the same way they do normal wood floors as they're not made from real timber.
It all depends on your taste and where you want it installed. But you get more versatility and variety with Karndean flooring as there are a wide range of styles and designs that look like carpets, real wood, hardwood etc.
Not sure whether Karndean flooring is a good choice or will work for your property? Call our friendly flooring experts at Bedford Flooring Services for advice and guidance.
We have been installing Karndean flooring products for near 2 decades. As we continue to keep pace with advances and changes in manufacturing processes, you are guaranteed to get a professional service only matched by a great finish.