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Explore the benefits of rigid core in your home

What is rigid core?


Rigid core is a click locking floating floor, which is an ideal alternative to laminate and engineered hardwood click floors as it offers the same benefits of realistic wood or stone look designs, but with the durability and waterproof qualities of luxury vinyl flooring.


Our wood and stone rigid core designs ‘click and lock’ into place without the use of adhesive, and if faster installation times are preferred, our K-Core® technology means it can be fitted over most existing subfloors, floorboards or ceramics in an instant. Its excellent acoustic benefits also makes it the format of choice to boost wellness and achieve a healthy home.


Karndean Designflooring rigid core benefits

Rigid core benefits

The rigid core construction and pre-attached foam backing offers effective noise transfer by up to 21dB making it a perfect acoustic solution for bedrooms, loft conversions, flats and apartments.
With its innovative K-Core layer, Karndean rigid core products can be laid directly over most existing hard floors without the need for extensive subfloor preparation.
Minimise upheaval with reduced subfloor preparation and fit a new floor in less time with a patented click-locking mechanism; our rigid core products are up to 30% quicker to install that other floor types.
Karndean rigid core products can be laid over most existing hard floors, therefore preserving them, perfect for renovating rented or listed buildings.

Explore our full collection of rigid core products.