Software - Karndean Designflooring

KARNDEAN Designflooring has updated its interactive floor designer tool, Floorstyle, which enables users to view any Karndean product in a variety of commercial or residential settings.

Designers looking for flooring inspiration can make use of Karndean’s free online service when sourcing floor designs at the point of specification. Floorstyle is an online design platform designed specifically to enable architects, interior designers and contractors visualise a multitude of Karndean flooring options, providing a personalised design experience.

Karndean says Floorstyle is highly user-friendly and offers a choice of room scenes in which to explore flooring designs. Users can select a room setting from a catalogue of commercial and residential images, including offices, hospitality, retail, education and healthcare. After choosing a setting, users can add any product to this selected space from Karndean Designflooring’s full catalogue of wood and stone effect designs.

Up to four wood or stone designs can be blended within each room layout, along with a choice of design strips to create a grouting effect. A variety of styling options, including different laying angles and patterns, allow the user to experiment with flooring designs according to a client’s style requirements.

With its split-screen capability, Karndean’s Floorstyle is said to make it simple to compare various products and layouts side-by-side. Reportedly mobile and tablet friendly, it’s also possible to explore flooring design choices during on-site client consultation meetings to bring collaborative design ideas to life.

After creating a flooring design in Floorstyle, Karndean has made it simple to order samples, print off designs, share with clients, save favourite layouts within the application or download designs as individual CAD files for development alongside other design features.

Karndean Designflooring has also developed a dedicated Floorstyle tool for its Kaleidoscope range. With all the features of the original Floorstyle floor designer, Kaleidoscope Floorstyle is an interactive specification service featuring all six geometric Kaleidoscope designs - Apex, Cubix, Hexa, Pennon, Pyramid and Tripoint.

With 100 colour combinations and a range of different laying patterns and angles to choose from, designers can create ‘truly individual and bespoke’ floors. Designs can then be shared on social media and, using the commercial appointment feature, users can book an appointment to discuss their project with a Karndean business manager.

Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring said: ‘Alongside our product selector and augmented reality app, our latest Floorstyle tools have made our entire product collection available to designers and architects as and when they need them. These user-friendly tools offer the ability to explore the versatility of Karndean’s authentic products and create highly personalised designs to suit any location.

‘With the application’s latest features, architects, designers and specifiers can discuss and explore the full possibilities of Karndean Designflooring with clients, including the ability to test out and develop ideas in client meetings or on site.’