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Tips from the Table: Karndean LooseLay Design Capabilities

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Our Karndean LooseLay is one of our quickest and easiest to install flooring options but unlike most floating floors on the market, LooseLay is multi-directional, which means it can be installed in a variety of ways. With Karndean LooseLay, you can achieve an intricate layout that won't take up too much of your time.

Karndean LooseLay offers a few size formats across wood and stone looks. Karndean LooseLay features planks sized at 41.3” x 9.85” with tiles sized at 19.7” x 24” and LooseLay Longboard’s wood planks measure 59.1” x 9.85.” Depending on the size of the room you’re laying out, you’ll want to be sure to pick a size that makes the best use of your space. For example, if you're working with a large open area, LooseLay Longboard planks will create a seamless spacious finish while Karndean LooseLay planks may work best in slightly smaller, fully-furnished rooms.

If you wish to keep your layout fairly simple but want to do something outside of your comfort zone, consider laying the floor at a 45° angle. For an extra design touch, use LooseLay planks to create to frame around the room.

Hartford LLP112

Karndean LooseLay - Hartford LLP112

You could also blend different LooseLay products together to create an original look and lay on an angle, like in the previous example. You can blend two complementary colors or two contrasting colors if you wish to make your floor something to stand out among your neighbors'.

Reclaimed Heart Pine LLP305, Lemon Spotted Gum LLP317

Karndean LooseLay Longboard - Reclaimed Heart Pine LLP305 and Lemon Spotted Gum LLP317. Created on Floorstyle.

If you're looking to make your room appear larger, you can create a herringbone or a chevron pattern. The only difference between the two patterns is that a chevron has a slanted edge, while a herringbone’s edges are straight. This is also a useful design strategy for areas that have multiple entry points as the layout doesn't create a directional footpath. You could use one product or blend products as we’ve discussed in recent blogs. You could even lay our LooseLay tiles in a herringbone pattern as shown in the rendering below.

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Karndean LooseLay - Indiana LLT202 *rendering not to scale

If you’ve chosen LooseLay because it’s easy to install, selecting a more intricate pattern keeps the installation time and disruption to your home life to a minimum while allowing you to create a design that reflects your style. Like any of our floors, we want you to work with your local retailer to plan a design that works best for you. Experiment with these and other layouts using Karndean LooseLay on our Floorstyle digital tool. If you have Karndean LooseLay in your home, share it with us using #KarndeanTips or tell us Your Story!


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