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5 Step Guide to Choosing Your New Floor

Whether you're remodelling, moving house or building a new home from scratch, one of the biggest decisions you're faced with is choosing your floors. Although curtains, paint colours and furnishings change frequently over the years, your floor is something you keep much, much longer. To help make your decision just that little bit easier, we've put together a simple 5 step guide to choosing your new floor.


1. What style suits your home – classic, contemporary, traditional?

Have a look at our Inspiration pages for style ideas, flick through interiors magazines, create mood boards and play around with our flooring products in 20 different room settings with our interactive room viewer, Floorstyle.

2. What look are you after – wood, stone, iconic?

With a wide range of nature inspired products, Karndean Designflooring offers you a wealth of design options but all with the same highly durable and easy to care for surfaces. Whether you're looking for a wood or stone design, or even something a bit different and Iconic, we have you covered.

3. Which tone or shade would best suit your space?

Lighter wood and stone tones bring a fresh, spacious feel to living spaces, as well as brightening up darker areas of your home, whilst mid-toned wood planks and stone tiles can be a good match to neutral colour schemes and add warmth. If you're looking to add a touch of luxury and richness to your room, our darker toned wood planks and stone tiles could be just what you're looking for.

4. What size of plank or tile might suit your room?

If you have a larger space to fill, consider the larger tiles within our Opus collection or our wider scale wood planks available in the Van GoghOpus and Art Select ranges. If  you have a smaller room or would like to achieve a more traditional look, try our Da Vinci narrow wood planks or smaller Knight Tile products.

5. Would you like to make your floor even more unique?

With Karndean Designflooring it's easy to personalise your floors with a wide range of design strips, borders and other bespoke design options.


Once you've decided on the best floor to suit your space, your needs and your style, contact your local retailer who will offer specialist advice and make sure you have a professional floor fitter to help you bring your ideas to life in your home.

If you get stuck along the way, don't worry. We're here to help! Contact us and we'll try to answer any of your lingering questions. You can also check out our blog or find us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for more ideas and inspiration throughout the process.  

Choosing a Retailer

Once you have selected your look, have a look at our Project Checklist to help you prepare for a retailer visit. Your local retailer will be able to offer expert advice, helping you choose the best floor for your home.

To find out more about what a retailer can offer view the ‘Choosing your Retailer' page.

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