Karndean Designflooring LooseLay in a living room

Discover the benefits of loose lay flooring

What is loose lay?


Loose lay is a format of luxury vinyl flooring featuring our K-Wave friction grip backing that holds the product in place. It creates a strong bond to the subfloor using a combination of weight and friction.


Perfect for temporary and permanent use, Karndean LooseLay is ideal if you are interested in changing out the flooring frequently or want to reduce sound passing to rooms below. What’s more, it’s quick and easy to install, requiring only the use of a light tackifier in the majority of installations.


Our Karndean LooseLay collection features a wide-ranging palette of colour such as the distressed hues of Hudson, the deep chocolate tones of Dover and the vibrant copper tones of Winchester. Choose from traditional oak looks, contemporary blends and exotic species or from our collection of popular stone effects including travertine, concrete and slate. Our Karndean LooseLay Longboard designs feature a collection of 12 woods in a 1.5 metre extra-long format.


Benefits of Karndean loose lay

Loose lay benefits

The construction of Karndean's loose lay product offers effective noise transfer by 13dB making it a perfect acoustic solution for bedrooms, loft conversions, flats and apartments.
Due to the innovative K-Wave friction grip backing, Karndean loose lay products can be laid directly over most existing, level, smooth hard floors with minimal subfloor preparation.
No expansion gap needed
Karndean loose lay products can be fitted tight against straight and curved walls and fixtures, meaning no need to leave and cover up any expansion gaps.
Minimise upheaval with reduced subfloor preparation and fit a new floor in less time with an innovative friction grip backing holding the planks and tiles in place.

Explore our full collection of loose lay products and order your samples.