A lot of people are asking the question, what is Karndean flooring? First and foremost, Karndean is not a specific type of floor covering. Karndean is a brand, and one of the leading manufacturers of luxury vinyl flooring. Often the next question is, what is Karndean flooring made of? The answer is calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments. There are two PVC backing layers, a high definition photographic layer, a PVC wear layer and a protective polyurethane coating.
Harts Carpets have been providing beautiful floors across Suffolk for more than 40 years. We are one of the leading suppliers of LVT flooring and Kardean flooring in Ipswich. Read on to discover some of the benefits of Kardean design flooring.
What is Karndean flooring good at?
There are many benefits of choosing Kardean design flooring, and easy maintenance is high on the list. It’s designed in a way that doesn’t trap dirt, like traditional wood or stone floors can. A simple mop is all you need! This makes it perfect for homes with children or pets, as paw prints and spillages are no longer a problem.
Due to the way it’s manufactured, Karndean’s LVT flooring is remarkably durable and hard wearing. The polyurethane top coating helps protect it from scuffs and scratches, even in areas of high foot traffic. For that reason it’s an ideal flooring solution for a range of commercial premises, as well as homes.
The issue with some other types of vinyl is that they are cold to the touch. Walking barefoot on a stone floor on a chilly winter’s morning would not be a pleasant experience either. However, Karndean flooring retains its heat, meaning it can be used in any room of the house, including the bedroom. This would also be of benefit to allergy sufferers. Carpets can trap dirt and allergens, whereas Karndean is easy to clean, and warm too.
Kardean design flooring in wood or stone effect looks incredibly realistic, and can be used in any area of a home or business. If health and safety is a consideration, its hygienic properties make it a perfect option. It’s also cost effective, as it’s easy to replace or repair a single plank in case of damage.
Where would I use Karndean flooring?
Because it’s so easy to keep clean, Karndean luxury vinyl flooring is the perfect solution for a kitchen. It’s also ideal for utility rooms, where you’re more likely to get spillages or surface water. Muddy footprints in busy hallways could also become a thing of the past. Finally, the fact that it’s warm and comfortable makes it highly suitable for bedrooms or landings. For any room in the house, LVT flooring offers the comfort of carpet with the versatility of vinyl.
Here at Harts Carpets, we have years of experience in the supply and installation of carpets, wooden flooring, vinyl, laminate flooring and rugs. We supply a range of Karndean flooring in wood and stone effect, which could transform your home. If you’re looking for inspiration, visit our website to see our gallery, call us for some helpful advice, or pop into our Ipswich showroom.