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New state of the art Karndean Training Academy

Posted on the 15/10/2020 by Karndean Designflooring

We’re introducing our brand new Karndean Training Academy with specialist training courses and workshops designed to train all levels of floor fitters. 

Based at our head office in Evesham, Worcestershire, the training academy introduces eight spacious, purpose-built installation bays, dedicated 10m2 subfloor preparation area and open plan lecture space for group theory sessions. 

There will be three-day fitting courses designed to accommodate all levels, from basic, intermediate to advanced, as well as one-day workshops. The workshops include the preparation and installationof floating floors, geo-metric Heritage collection installation and bespoke motifs and designs.  

It will be delivered by a specialist team of Karndean installers with experience in all aspects of prepping and installing luxury vinyl flooring. 

Darren Robinson, head of technical for UK and Europe, at Karndean Designflooring explains how the new Karndean Training Academy will play an important role in training future floor fitters to avoid a skills gap as well as supporting installers who are looking to further develop.


He said: “With the demand for herringbone laying patterns, bespoke installations and new formats being introduced, we felt it was the right time to invest in our own training facility to support retail partners, trade installers and distributors looking to enhance or learn how to install luxury vinyl flooring.  

“Whereas previously we only had a basic or advanced option, the new suit of training courses have been carefully developed and re-designed to ensure installers stay at the forefront of trends in luxury vinyl flooring, as well as understanding the very latest installation practises covering all formats from gluedown, loose lay to rigid core

“Installers attending the courses can also expect more in-depth practical sessions to improve the quality and ease of installation, introduction to sophisticated techniques and new skills to accommodate custom Karndean floors.” 

The Karndean Training Academy is expected to train over 400 installers per year. To book a course, please call 01386 820170 or email