Karndean makes a meal of design scheme

KARNDEAN Designflooring says it’s part of the new design scheme for Tool & Gauge Kitchen, a café and shared kitchen based in the new Frome Business Park in Somerset.

Bath-based interior design and fitout company, Interaction, opted to specify Karndean’s statement Heritage collection as part of its modern monochrome design that respects the building’s industrial history.

Designing the prominent café space at the heart of the development, the team at Interaction was keen the flooring complemented the industrial monochrome style of the centre yet offered a practical surface with heaps of character.

‘We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Karndean and knew we could turn to them to bring to life the flooring for Frome Business Park’s café area,’ explains Zoe Parr, designer at Interaction.

She said: ‘With the vision to keep some of the building’s original features, while also instilling a modern feel, it was important to select tiling that would reflect the vision for the space.

‘Karndean provides an extensive array of vinyl tiles and we knew they’d be able to realise the design we had in mind – the look of porcelain Victorian tiling but without the cost.

‘Karndean was committed from the outset, providing samples and moodboards to help the client envisage what the finished flooring would look like. We knew we could trust them when it came to something so intricate. The finished look is amazing!’

Installed by RB Flooring, three complementary monochrome designs from Karndean’s Heritage Collection - Clifton, Lansdown and Montpellier – were used to create a floor with ‘individuality and interest’.

Says the company: ‘The flooring design combines the geometric patterns with borders to create zones and walkways, identifying different working areas and supporting wayfinding. Completing the look, a bespoke design on the stairs to the upper office spaces offered a quirky humorous feature.’

Fleur Carson, commercial director at Karndean Designflooring, said: ‘The team at Interaction has designed a contemporary social space where people can eat, drink and connect, with a modern monochrome design that respects the building’s industrial history.

‘We’re thrilled to see our Heritage collection as part of the new design scheme and Interaction has certainly achieved a practical floor covering with plenty of character and a sense of intrigue.’