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How to Incorporate Designflooring Features Into Your Interior Design

Posted on the 2020-03-04 by Karndean Designflooring

Well thought out and curated décor schemes deserve an equally inspiring flooring design, one that supports your personal style and highlights the character of your home. 

By adding simple features or laying patterns to your design, your floor can quickly become a striking asset. Our exclusive designflooring features enable you to create a floor that is just as unique as your style. Here's a quick and simple guide to using these in your layout.

Design Strips – using our range of design strips, consider these three easy ways to develop a look that will highlight your interior style: 

Canberra LM06 with 3mm wide Chalk design strips

Grouting effect – if you’re considering a stone look design for the kitchen or bathroom, our design strips can be used to create the look of real grout. Choosing a colour to match the tone of the tile will bring a delicate, seamless detailed finish. Or you can instantly add depth to the design by choosing a contrasting shade. This will enhance the individual tiles, as well as creating a subtle statement.

Spring Oak RL01 with 3mm wide Russet design strips

Ship’s deck – using our dark design strips between each wood look plank, you can bring a classic, nautical feel to a space, whatever its size. This design helps to elongate the look of the planks, thus making your room look much larger. Winner!

Nickel Spotted Gum KP140 with Chalk design strip

Keyline border – define the area of your space with a keyline border. This simple effect will add a sense of sophisticated style and with an array of colour to choose from, will pair easily with your existing décor and color scheme.

Decorative Borders – finish your floor with a decorative wood or stone border to frame the room and highlight any architectural design features.

Portland Stone ST13 with Mosaic border

Pairing one of our wood or stone designs with a complementary decorative border will add character to the floor, and can truly redefine an interior. A great design element if you have an open-plan living area where you may be looking at ways to create harmony and subtle transition from one function to the next. Here are some suggestions for pairing our decorative wood and stone border options.

Combination and Layout – using a combination of tones or a unique laying pattern, you can create an individual flooring design for your home. 

Limed Linen Oak RP98 and Limed Cotton Oak RP99 separated by a series of three design strips

Combining designs – if you’re seeking something different that falls between statement and conventional floor design, consider using a combination of two wood or stone designs. As exampled above, by using designs from the same colour palette, but contrasting tones, you can create a sense of texture and allure.

Otono L15 and Fiore LM16

Layout – laying patterns such as herringbone, checkerboard or straight lay on a 45-degree angle can add that delightful additional detail to your interior style. Transforming a blank canvas into an interior ensemble.   


Gallatin LM09 tiles surrounded by Gallatin LM29 planks

Define with size -  our decadent Art Select Stones collection offers two tile formats with fully beveled edges; a classic 18” x 24” tile and the 6” x 36" plank-like tiles. These tiles masterfully combine and blend to either define a particular area or create unique but subtle design variation.
The design choice is yours with Karndean Designflooring – your local retailer will be able to show you any of the above design options. To find your nearest Karndean Retail Partner, use our handy Find a Retailer tool.