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Introducing Van Gogh Rigid Core

Posted on the 12/03/2019 by Karndean Designflooring

We are excited to share that we now offer 14 best-selling designs from our popular Van Gogh range in a rigid core format, in addition to the existing gluedown luxury vinyl format. This allows you to choose the visual you prefer in the construction that best suits your project.

Van Gogh gluedown provides end users with peace of mind that planks will be permanently adhered to the subfloor, and you a higher level of designability by choosing the direction and pattern in which planks are laid. This format also allows for the addition of “design strips” to create an inlay border or shiplap effect.

Alternatively, Van Gogh rigid core is a floating floor that clicks and locks into place without the use of adhesive. This format is our quietest to walk on, ideal for upper levels in multi-story structures or environments that require enhanced acoustic qualities (ΔIIC 22). With this format, install teams can turn jobs quickly to meet aggressive project timelines.

“By offering these 14 colors in both gluedown and rigid core, you can utilize either the designability of our gluedown planks or speed of installation and acoustic qualities of our rigid core,” Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Larry Browder said. “In multi-story applications, including hotel and multifamily settings, you could take advantage of both formats in different areas of the space. Use multiple gluedown products and lay patterns to create pathways that facilitate visitor or resident flow on the ground level or in common areas, and rigid core in upper levels to ensure acoustics are maximized.”


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Woods within the pioneering Van Gogh range were first introduced in 2001 and over the past 18 years have evolved to meet market tastes and trends while continuing to showcase enduring American style and performance. With its textured emboss and incredible replication of natural woods, Van Gogh continues to be a go-to range within the LVT sector. Popular favorites now available in rigid core include Reclaimed Maple, Aged Redwood, Country Oak and Vintage Pine.

Like all our rigid core products, Van Gogh rigid core planks feature our proprietary, 100% waterproof K-Core technology for a quick installation over most existing hard floors (including VCT), saving significant subfloor preparation, install time and labor; and keeping project costs down.

Van Gogh rigid core also features an acoustic foam backing that does not promote the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Unlike cork backings, this layer will not flake apart on the job site. These planks are secured in place with a patented and proven click-locking mechanism.

Both formats are finished with K-Guard+ surface protection, which uses polyurethane technology to provide a hygienic and durable surface that, unlike aluminum oxide coatings, will not turn white if scratched or leave stress marks when handled. Van Gogh planks are sized 48” x 7”, feature a 20 mil wear layer suitable for commercial applications and are backed by a 15-year commercial warranty.

View the selection of Van Gogh rigid core and visualize your design using our Floorstyle floor design tool!