Award Winning Opus Flooring Range

21 June 2010

OPUS, Karndean International’s latest entry into the commercial-grade flooring market, was previewed and recognized with a Silver Award in the Best New Products Competition at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, held from June 14th through 16th at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago.

The competition, sponsored by Contract Magazine, pitted OPUS against 13 competitors in the resilient flooring category. In all, 60 jurors reviewed 400 new products in the competition.

"We are exceptionally pleased to be recognized by NeoCon with this prestigious award," commented Michael Lang, Senior Marketing Manager for Karndean International. "OPUS opens an endless range of creative possibilities for architects and commercial designers, delivering performance specifically for commercial environments."

About OPUS

Launching exclusively as a commercial line on September 1, 2010, competitively priced, and suitable for an extensive range of commercial applications, OPUS is available in 22 colors -- 12 simulated wood designs and 10 stone patterns. With Karndean’s new K-Guard+ surface treatment requiring no initial sealing, OPUS is engineered for durability and longevity, and is available in a variety of plank and tile sizes to simplify and streamline installation.

Engineered to work in large or small installations, OPUS simulated wood planks will be available in 36"x 6" and 48"x 9" sizes. OPUS simulated stone tiles will be available in 18"x 18" and 18"x 24" dimensions. A new selection of six, 3mm-wide strips in the tile finish will be on the market shortly. All OPUS planks and tiles are 2.5mm thick, and are equipped with a 0.55mm wear layer for scuff resistance and finish durability.

About NeoCon

NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. It is a showcase of thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors, and features more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors.