Every home needs a safe, practical floor, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.
Having children is a life-changing event, upending your lifestyle, sleep patterns, and of course, your home. With biscuit crumbs on every surface and your once spotless floor barely visible beneath brightly-coloured plastic toys, do you find yourself questioning what has happened to your formerly pristine living space?
We’re here to help with styles to adore.
A freelance journalist, blogger, and busy mum, Maya takes us through her inspired 1970s house and her journey to picking a Karndean floor. Along the way, Maya introduces us to her beautiful family and explains why Karndean was the perfect fit for her home - ticking boxes for comfort, durability, and easy maintenance.
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Wood and stone
Taking inspiration from nature, all our designs match a wide range of décor schemes, including country style, Scandi and modern rustic. We offer the realistic look of real wood and stone flooring, but with many more practical benefits designed for busy family life. Available in a range of shapes, sizes and effects, our floors are waterproof, easy to clean and compatible with underfloor heating for added comfort underfoot.
Define your own style with a huge variety of borders, design strips, and laying patterns available including parquet, basketweave and block designs, as well as straight lay, 45-degree angle and 90-degree angles. Or why not go room to room from hallway to living room to kitchen and match a parquet, basketweave, and a full-length plank in the same design?
Mud is no match
It’s reassuring to know that you can explore the great outdoors either on your own or with a four-legged friend and come home without worrying about muddy paws or boots. As well as being fully waterproof, all our designs are stain-resistant and straightforward to clean with a simple mop, so you can spend more time doing things you enjoy. Karndean’s textured surface is also highly slip-resistant, so it is suitable for areas that could get wet, such as bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, or utility rooms.
As your children get older and teenage feet thud bedrooms, your choice of flooring can make a big difference. Both our loose lay and rigid core collections offer enhanced acoustic benefits, reducing noise transfer to rooms below. Our Korlok range is the only luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring collection to achieve a Quiet Mark accreditation, meaning it’s one of the quietest products on the market.
Clean and hygienic
Between the school run and helping with homework, there’s not much time left for cleaning the house. Conveniently, our designs are hygienic and easy to maintain with a simple sweep and mop. Unique K-Guard+ technology means that there is no need to apply an additional surface treatment following installation. What’s more, unlike other floor coverings, they won’t harbour dirt, grime, or dust mites – good news for family members with allergies.
Having a family can mean increased concern about your impact on the planet. Our flooring has a full Global GreenTag™ certification, meaning that most products have been assessed and certified to comply with low-omitting volatile organic compounds and indoor environmental air quality. Plus, all our adhesives are free from harmful emissions, so you’re protecting the environment and your family, too.