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Introducing Korlok Stone

Introducing Korlok Stone

Posted on the 24/02/2021 by Karndean Designflooring

We are excited to announce that we have added 12 new stone designs to our popular Korlok rigid core range. This allows you to now select stone look options in our quick and easy to install rigid core format.

Korlok stone is a floating floor option that clicks into place using our amazing 5G® click-locking mechanism without the use of adhesive. This format is our quietest to walk on thanks to the built-in acoustic underlay, ideal for upstairs rooms in the home where you wish to minimise noise transfer to rooms below and your entire home.

An ideal alternative to laminate and original stone flooring, Korlok stone offers quick and easy installation that hides subfloor imperfections while having the durability and waterproof qualities of luxury vinyl.

Korlok stone can be installed over most existing hard surface floors or uneven subfloors without the worry of exposing any imperfections underfoot, thanks to its innovative K-Core technology. 

Unlike typical textured grout, smooth and nonporous Karndean InteGrout® is available with our Limestone designs will that nether harbor dirt and bacteria nor crack with seasonal temperature fluctuations. Explore all the benefits of rigid core.

Backed by our lifetime warranty, you can rest assure that just one click locks tiles for life. The familiar click-locking system and enhanced core technology means you can achieve an authentic and luxurious Karndean floor in any space with minimal subfloor preparation, meaning less upheaval and disruption in your home. 

We also have colour coordinated accessories that are available for our Korlok stone range to add that perfect finishing touch to your space. View the rigid core accessories.

As with all of our luxurious vinyl products, we have taken inspiration from the natural world around us to bring you these 12 new beautiful flooring designs that you’ll love for a lifetime.

 

Concrete

The popularity and appeal of using concrete as a key theme for interior finishes has soared over recent years, and has become the perfect canvas for industrial inspired contemporary design. ‘The Concrete Look’ is no longer viewed as something grey and dull. It has evolved into a clean contemporary style that features depth and character. Our designers experimented with different colouring techniques to transform the classic, neutral design into an incredibly versatile, contemporary set of concrete-look tiles. Each colour variation highlights different features contained within the design, and the tonal shift within the individual tiles creates a visually appealing palette. The result is an attractive product that adds a new warmth and elegance to a solid industrial material, making it appealing for both commercial and residential applications.

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Limestone

Recognising the trend for tiles with neutral, understated colour tones, our product designers chose a batch of subtle limestone to work from. They put the stone through an etching process, sandblasting it to create a ‘bleached’ effect, which exposed the raw colour of the underlying material. The design team then implemented a ‘satino’ process, which results in an aesthetic that is smooth and has a satin-like feel to the final product. The porous nature of limestone gives it great staining capabilities, allowing degrees of re-colouration that are impossible with most other types of stone. The original grey limestone was used to produce further shades of black and white, as well as a light sandy colour reminiscent of the traditional stone found in the Cotswolds, UK and recognised the world over. The final set of colours offer a broad palette, suitable for any interior.

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Terrazzo

Terrazzo originated in Italy where quarry workers used stone offcuts in their own homes. Although around for centuries, terrazzo is currently enjoying a resurgence in both residential and commercial areas. Traditional colourful terrazzo looks are being seen alongside more modern looks with tone on tone tiles, suiting the ongoing preference for a more neutral floor design. The original slabs that our designers sourced had quite a busy pattern and contrasting colour chips. In order to hit the combined concrete and terrazzo trend, they removed the coloured chips, as well as any very dark chips, to then insert a concrete backdrop that would be visible. The aim was to provide a more neutral look, allowing the tone to be the biggest attribute, while leaving the terrazzo features visible, but not as dominating as in the original stone.

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Italian Marble

Calacatta marble has long been recognised around the world for its striking beauty and was allegedly Michelangelo’s favourite stone to carve from. It originates from one single source: a mountainous area of Italy known as the Apuan Alps, making the original product both limited and expensive. Calacatta has two essential features: a pure white background and clear, bold veining*. These make it unique in the world of marble and our design team have spent over a year developing our first Calacatta design to ensure that our recreation of this beautiful stone, in an LVT format, reflects the original’s quality and aesthetic. Our Palazzo Marble design features the classic grey veining that graces palaces and cathedrals throughout Italy and is a truly cool classic that oozes elegance.

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Korlok stone is now available for you to purchase via your local retailerOrder your samples through our website today.

View this amazing range in your own home today using our Floorstyle floor visualiser tool and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest pages to stay up to date with our latest flooring inspiration. 

 

*Please note that this is a feature of the design these products incorporate a high variation between individual tiles.