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Karndean Design Flooring Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013


InterceramicKarndean Design Flooring

Back in the early 1970s, luxury flooring was vastly different than what it is today. With so many changes over the past few decades, it's remarkable not only that Karndean has survived it all, but that it has remained a family-owned business since its inception.

How has Karndean Survived So Long?

Despite the constant changes in needs, trends, technology and resources, Karndean has remained committed to its core values of developing innovative products with a flair of imagination. They remain dedicated to providing customers with luxury vinyl flooring that looks and feels just like natural floors.

Their commitment to excellence doesn't only show in their products. For the second year running, Karndean was named one of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces (by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Companies were chosen based on workplace satisfaction, benefits offered, and leadership, among other factors.

Design Flooring

Beyond just keeping up with trends in the flooring industry, Karndean has always cemented itself as a trendsetter. While other manufacturers resigned themselves to creating vinyl tiles that were exact replicas of one another, Karndean sought to create distinct and individual planks and tiles. This not only makes your flooring look more natural, but also gives you more control over how your flooring will look.

But design doesn't just stop there. Karndean has always been about customization and individuality, which is why they offer other design options for their customers, including:

  1. Decorative Strips
  2. Borders
  3. Medallions

Many customers use the decorative strips to create a natural grouting effect, while the borders are often used to design unique patterns across a space. Karndean provides seven custom medallion designs; however, customers preferring their own medallion sketch can make that happen as well.

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InterceramicThe Look of Karndean

Anyone in the market for new flooring is bound to compare and contrast not only different manufacturers, but also different types of flooring. This includes comparing laminate, carpet, ceramic tiles, sheet vinyl and natural wood and stone to that of Karndean's luxury vinyl tile. So how does Karndean compare?

Unlike carpet, linoleum and laminate, Karndean's luxury vinyl tiles are designed to replicate the look of complex natural materials such as limestone, slate and timber. Other types of flooring struggle to achieve this effect. Furthermore, Karndean tiles offer you the look of these natural materials without having to suffer the many drawbacks, such as expanding, curling, cracking, and chipping.

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The Ease of Maintaining

In fact, their easy-to-maintain flooring is what draws so many people to Karndean to begin with. Luxury vinyl tiles don't harbor dirt, dust mites or bacteria, and are resistant to water stains or spills. This makes Karndean flooring the perfect solution for any family with children or pets. And while grout in other tiles will discolor over time, Karndean's grout-effect strips have the same resistant properties as their tiles, meaning you'll never have to worry about your grout.

Each flooring line is guaranteed to last for up to 20 years, and, since Karndean works with tile, it's far easier to replace a damaged section of your flooring.

InterceramicThe Types of Karndean Flooring

You can choose among three styles of flooring with Karndean. Their wood flooring lines capture the beauty and warmth of real wood, without the drawbacks, and feature shades ranging from Ebony to Sycamore.

Their stone line offers the unique appearance of stone without the unattractive underfoot feel that natural stone offers. Products include the tiled look of Opus and the natural appearance of Copper Slate.

Their iconic line features some of the most unique approaches to flooring, including Italian mosaic, Spanish pebble, and modern metallic floor tiles.

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Constantly Leading the Pack

InterceramicWhile they remain committed to their core values, Karndean is always looking at new ways to deliver premium products to their customers, and making it easier to find new flooring.

Thus they recently launched Karndean Looselay, which is an innovative style of luxury vinyl flooring that makes installation easy and much quicker. But that's not the only attribute of Looselay. This new style of vinyl flooring also has enhanced acoustic properties and is better for the environment, as it requires little to no adhesives for most installations and is 100% recyclable. It can also be installed over most existing hard floors.

Beyond their new technologies in flooring, Karndean is also dedicated to making life easier for consumers. They recently launched their iPad and iPhone app, making it easy for you to see how any Karndean floor would look in your home. Not only does the app make it easy to access, mix, and match Karndean's entire catalog, but it also allows you to share your creations with friends and family via email or social networking.

Rooted in History Yet Reaching for Tomorrow

Karndean has survived the countless changes in the flooring industry because they remain rooted in their mission of providing luxury vinyl flooring, without sacrificing the need to evolve and adapt. By constantly adapting, they're able to offer state-of-the-art vinyl flooring that meets the demands of today's customer.

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