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Nursing a flooring success

KARNDEAN Designflooring has launched a contemporary collection designed to meet the specific needs of the community living sector. The Karndean Living Collection includes a range of ‘beautiful neutral wood and subtle stone designs in a convenient choice of formats and a unique chevron pattern’.

Says the company: ‘With designs chosen for outstanding versatility, durability and breadth of colour, the Karndean Living Collection aims to inspire imaginative living designs and create nurturing interiors that evoke the healing power of nature.

‘Selected from the popular Knight Tile range and including the cool greys of Honed Pebble Slate and Dove Grey Concrete, the warm neutral tones of Rose Washed Oak and the reclaimed rustic charm of Washed Character Oak, this stunning new collection is expected to find favour in areas such as traditional housebuild, build to rent, retirement living and student accommodation, among others.’

Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring, said: ‘This collection has been curated with living in mind and offers the perfect balance between design and practicality. Following extensive market research and trend analysis, we have assembled a collection of contemporary designs that will introduce authentic natural looks and textures to the latest pared back interiors.
‘Whether used as a single design for a barely there streamlined look or to create a bespoke style with a combination of full-sized planks, herringbone and our unique chevron design, the subtle features of these designs will bring a sophisticated elegance to any interior.

‘The flexibility of this collection will appeal to the end-user looking for a personalised floor whilst also giving developers a convenient choice of formats, providing solutions to the potential conflict between design preferences, technical specifications, budget restrictions and project deadlines.’

The company continues: ‘The Karndean Living Collection comprises six stone and seven wood designs, with three wood designs also available in a chevron effect. Each design is available in a choice of glue-down and rigid core format, allowing designers to take a desired floor from room to room even over changing conditions such as uneven subfloors and new surfaces that are still drying.

The inclusion of a rigid core option makes this collection the ideal choice for multi-level developments where noise can be a concern.

‘With an enhanced acoustic layer, a rigid-core floor will reduce noise transfer to the floor below by 19dB while its convenient click-locking mechanism means installation is quick and easy.’

Designers looking to create distinctive and playful interiors will appreciate the introduction of a chevron design in a choice of formats and three colourways; Lime Washed Oak, Grey Washed Oak, and Rose Washed Oak.’

Reproducing an iconic chevron pattern in a convenient larger-sized plank (48inx9in) with a smooth emboss, this is the perfect choice for projects where installation time is key, says the company.

The company concludes: ‘Inspired by natural materials from around the world and designed to stand up to the wear-and-tear of demanding situations, the versatility and durability of Karndean flooring makes it the ideal choice for creating elegant and cohesive co-living interiors that stand out for all the right reasons.’

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