The stark colour variation in American hickory produces a dramatic effect when used in flooring. The pale sandy tones of the outer sapwood stand out against the darker heartwood creating a striking and attractive look in any room. Inspired by the weathered appearance of reclaimed planks sourced from the American Midwest, the contrasting greys bring a different dynamic to any interior. Featuring subtle cross-sawn marks found in the reclaimed timber, this hickory design gives character to a room without overpowering.
Create a variety of looks by experimenting with different plank layouts for a classic or contemporary scheme. We have numerous styles and sizes to choose from with our authentic large planks in Art Select, Van Gogh and Opus collections to slim and sophisticated looks in Da Vinci.
You can arrange planks running straight down the length of a room for a simple but authentic look or for smaller rooms why not try laying your planks on a diagonal to give the appearance of a wider space.
Ships Decking Effect
If you are looking for something a bit different try adding decorative strips in between each plank which we call ships decking to really define your floor. Choose a decorative strip as a contrast to your main floor to create a feature around your furnishings or define the shape of your room.
Add a Border
Allow your imagination to run free and create a floor that is unique to you -from a simple angled tramline perimeter strip to a smooth and sumptious Keyline curve, anything is possible with Karndean Designflooring.
Karndean Designflooring has a wide range of personalisation options to help you achieve a unique look for your room. Why not try a design strip between wood effect planks for a different effect or to replicate the gaps between real wood floor boards?
You can also use design strips as borders around the edge of your room or around a key feature such as a fireplace or kitchen island unit. Thinner 3mm and 5mm strips can be used as keyline borders or in combination with wider 10mm, 30mm or 76mm widths to form a tramline design.
Design and feature strips that can be combined with this floor are shown below. Strips can also be requested as samples. To order a sample, simply click 'Add To Basket' next to the strip you like.
Art Select Wood Flooring Art Select woods add real impact to your living space. Our most intricate designs have been lovingly crafted to reflect the natural materials that inspired them. We’ve designed our Art Select range to withstand the pressures of a busy household. It won’t split, splinter or warp and has a non-porous surface that’s hygienic – food and drink won’t contaminate or stain the surface. It’s easy on the eye, quiet on the ear and feels soft and warm on the feet too.
Choose from large wood planks or parquet or even combine the two for a more distinctive floor design.
Residential Guarantee The Art Select range has a lifetime residential guarantee. Our Guarantee has a more comprehensive description of our guarantees.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Karndean Designflooring is hardwearing and is easy to clean and look after. Our enhanced surface treatment helps protect against everyday wear, spills and scuffs.
This makes it easier and more environmentally friendly to clean and maintain your floor, giving you peace of mind that your Karndean floor will look great for years to come.
Should any part of the floor become damaged, the individual tile and plank format means you can easily replace the damaged plank or tile.