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Beauty and design flexibility meet performance

With nature inspired interiors high on the agenda, Gavin Smith looks at the almost
endless potential to customise an LVT floor.

A QUIETLY luxurious interior in soothing warm neutrals and authentically natural materials has the sophisticated simplicity that today’s market is looking for. However, clients also require cost effective installation and a hard-wearing floor that can stand up to the demands of a busy commercial setting.

LVT is the ideal choice to achieve all these ambitions, offering realistic designs and options for bespoke design as well as a practical surface that’s suitable for almost any commercial space.

Why choose LVT?
Whether you need a low maintenance, durable and waterproof surface, a flooring with enhanced acoustic benefits for a multi-storey development or one that’s compatible with underfloor heating, LVT has the required technical specifications.

Combining all the beauty and textural detail of natural wood and stone with the latest cutting-edge technology, LVT is available in a choice of formats to cope with various conditions. For subfloors that are uneven or still drying, a rigid core format offers convenient installation and a robust structure for stability. A loose lay format is ideal for temporary floors, while a gluedown format allows for almost endless customisation.

Creative freedom
Imaginative floor designs can link an interior to its environment and form an emotional connection, support wellbeing and inspire creativity. The beauty of LVT is its versatility to create truly original designs in almost any pattern imaginable. Tiles can be hand-cut in any shape, from curved walkways and geometric shapes to inset brand logos.

With a consistent tile thickness across each range, stone and wood designs can easily be combined in bespoke patterns. For example, marble effect tiles can be mixed with an oak design, or polished concrete used alongside ash. With colourways available in a choice of formats and sizes, a seamless look can be achieved across changing subfloor conditions or different patterns used to introduce individuality to adjoining rooms.

Changes in flooring can usefully communicate different activities or aid wayfinding. For example, areas in a terrazzo design can be inset with activity zones in a wood design or solid colour. Alternatively, an area in herringbone will create a sense of movement to help visitors navigate a space or visually enlarge a smaller space.

LVT is available in a vast range of designs and various pattern options providing performance and opportunities for creative expression.
Gavin Smith is marketing director at Karndean Designflooring

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