Create an oasis of calm in no time

Create an oasis of calm in no time

Rebecca Meldrum

The sun has been shining and your thoughts may be turning to creating a fresh summery look in your home. But with all the demands on our time these days, it’s great to know that you can update your home quickly and easily with our rigid core flooring.

When Instagram home and fashion influencer Rebecca Meldrum @mrsrmeldrum was looking for family friendly flooring she turned to our Van Gogh rigid core range with its authentic look of wood and all the practical benefits of click-locking luxury vinyl.

Having opened out her kitchen into the adjoining room to form a large open plan living space, Rebecca has created a relaxed yet timelessly elegant home with a neutral palette of soft greys and whites complemented by Country Oak from our Van Gogh multi-format range.

With the rustic appearance of unfinished timbers, the Country Oak design introduces gentle mid-brown tones and an interesting oak grain texture. By using the same light colour scheme and flooring throughout all of the downstairs rooms, Rebecca has created a seamless flow that visually expands the space. 

Rebecca Meldrum's kitchen

Above image features VGW81T-SCB Country Oak

With a convenient ‘click and lock’ mechanism that means the flooring can be fitted in no time at all, Rebecca selected her favourite Van Gogh design in a rigid core format and completed her installation with a colour matched scotia for a professional finish.

In her kitchen living room the airy colour scheme is balanced with warm natural elements such as chunky wooden bar stools and a traditional farmhouse table. You might think that a pale colour scheme in a kitchen would be tricky to keep clean but Karndean’s surface protection system means that cleaning our flooring is simple with just a soft broom or a damp mop - a vital consideration for Rebecca a busy family and a dog running around!

Rebecca’s design is restful and calming as your eye isn’t caught by any individual features, while the addition of natural elements and textures adds enough interest to stop it feeling flat and dull. If you’re keen to get this look in your family space, here are some key points to remember:

  1. Choose just a few airy colours in warm tones for a muted yet welcoming effect. Rebecca has chosen a subtle mix of white, off-white and mid-grey
  2. Introduce texture and depth to your scheme with a practical wood design flooring, natural materials and soft comfy furniture
  3. Add coordinating accessories such as blinds, light fittings and artwork in the same restrained colour palette or in barely there glass or metal.

VGW81T-SCB Country Oak

Above image features VGW81T-SCB Country Oak

Like all Karndean floors, the Van Gogh rigid core collection offers an authentic look of a wood flooring but with a hard wearing, hygienic surface that shrugs off spills and stains. The rigid core format also offers a number of additional benefits. With a pre-attached acoustic backing that reduces noise transfer to the floor below, you can be sure of a quiet and peaceful home. In addition, its innovative K-Core layer means it can be laid directly over most existing hard floors without the need for extensive subfloor preparation which is ideal if you’re looking for a quick result or if you need to preserve the floor in your rented or listed home. With 12 designs to choose from, and four also available in a herringbone plank, you’re sure to find the perfect shade to achieve this look in your home.

Discover the Van Gogh rigid core collection.

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