Sustainability

Taking steps to a healthy tomorrow


When specifying flooring we understand that sustainability is a key consideration. In a highly connected world, caring for our community and prosperity means also protecting our planet.


We are taking a people centric approach to meeting sustainability goals by working towards minimising environmental impact and maximising health and wellbeing. Sustainable construction reflects our increasing understanding of the connectivity between health and wellbeing, economic prosperity, biodiversity and natural resources.


As our understanding of the relationships between health, economic and environmental impacts improves, our built environment is being redefined. At Karndean, we are working at the forefront of this sustainable construction movement to help you design healthy buildings that support indoor environmental quality.


It is increasingly understood how our indoor environment can have a direct impact on our health and wellbeing. Considerate building layouts and biophilic designs can support our biological connection with nature with plenty of natural light, improved air quality, acoustic management and access to the natural world.


Karndean flooring can enhance a green built environment to improve the health and wellbeing of the occupants and create a cascade of mutually supportive benefits to protect and enhance sustainable development.


All our products are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to protect air quality. Ideal for multi-storey buildings, our Van Gogh rigid core, Korlok and Karndean LooseLay ranges feature an enhanced acoustic backing to reduce noise transfer to floors below by up to 21dB and so support wellbeing.


With all our products meeting SKA criteria and with BREEAM, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and FloorScore® certification, you can be confident that specifying Karndean flooring will help you minimise energy consumption and environmental impact and to protect the generations of tomorrow.


Find a list of our company environmental policies, documents and certificates here.