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Introducing the Karndean LooseLay Originals collection

Posted on the 31/10/2021 by Karndean Designflooring

Setting the standard in luxury vinyl flooring

For almost 50 years, Karndean Designflooring has been a leading global innovator in luxury vinyl flooring in Australia and New Zealand. Now, launching Karndean LooseLay Originals – inspired by nature, designed for performance and ready to add a beautiful finish to your next project.

The market leader in luxury vinyl flooring

The market leader in Australia and New Zealand, our designers travel the world to find inspiration in nature and in the timeworn patina of timbers and stones featured in beautiful interiors. 

Continuing a tradition of quality and performance

Originally launched in 2011, our loose lay format quickly became a favourite with consumer and commercial customers alike. This premium luxury vinyl flooring is specified not just for its realistic and natural appearance, but also for its impressive specifications and practical benefits.

A decade on, our new and updated LooseLay Originals range brings some timeless favourites from the original offering together with newly created designs. The range features 18 wood-look planks and 12 stone-look tiles developed to complement a wide range of interior projects

For domestic or commercial applications alike, Karndean luxury vinyl flooring ticks all the boxes – a versatile choice of colours, textures and sizes, quality manufacturing for long-term performance and durability, ease of installation, acoustic qualities and wet area applications, a life of low maintenance and comfort underfoot.

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Explore the full range

The authentic and versatile looks of classic wood and stone

The market leader in Australia and New Zealand, our designers travel the world to find inspiration in nature and in the timeworn patina of timbers and stones featured in beautiful interiors, working to capture the authentic details, colours and tones in their timeworn patina.

The new collection of wood-look luxury vinyl planks celebrates the timeless and in-demand beauty of oak. Choose the natural grains and classic shades of European Oak, the aged and weathered patina of Character Oak or the versatile good looks of Limed Oak in wide format planks measuring 1050 x 250mm.

Also taking inspiration from nature, the collection of stone-look tiles offers a directional and contemporary colour palette. Choose from the Pietra collection, capturing the earthy tones of stone slab floors, the popular look of Honed Limestone, or the Concrete collection, the designer's go-to range for versatility and simplicity. Large-format tiles – 500 x 610mm – help to create the authentic look of stone-paved floors or a poured and finished slab.

Why choose Karndean Designflooring for your next project?

Whether your next project is updating a single room, planning a new residential build or specifying a commercial interior, Karndean Designflooring can help transform any space with ease. Your own allocated Commercial Business Manager can support your specification needs.

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It's not just design versatility that makes loose lay such a popular choice for homemakers and professional designers. Many choose Karndean for its impressive 4.5mm thickness plus a protective 0.5mm wear layer that delivers firmness with uncompromised ergonomic comfort underfoot. Others choose Karndean for its superior acoustic qualities that can reduce noise transfer by 14dB. It's even suitable for use on upper floors without the need for a separate acoustic underlay.

For others, it's the GreenStar rating or slip resistance – R10 for planks and R9 for tiles – that make Karndean Looselay Originals their first choice. Whatever the reason, this practical, cost-effective and low maintenance flooring is backed by 15-year commercial and 30-year domestic wear warranties.

Low maintenance, long life

A multi-layered design includes our K-Guard+ surface protection system. This commercial-grade, protective top layer offers outstanding resistance to scuff marks, stains and fine scratches to keep floors looking good for longer.

Every loose lay product also features Karndean K-Wave® friction grip backing. This innovation uses weight and friction to hold the flooring in place. No clicking. No locking. In the majority of installations, a minimal amount of Hi-Tack Pressure Sensitive adhesive is all that's required. It's ideal for overnight transformations or fitouts where minimal downtime is required. Individual planks or tiles can be easily replaced if needed. 

A clean and green choice

Karndean Designflooring is also specified for its hygienic qualities as it is free from BPA, phthalates and formaldehyde. Dan Lovell, Managing Director of Karndean Designflooring stressed the importance of environmental considerations. “At Karndean, we are fully aware of the impact manufacturers can have on the environment and make every effort to continually assess and improve our business processes to ensure we meet all environmental requirements and legislation without compromising quality or performance.”

Karndean Designflooring has GreenTag™ GreenRate Level A and GreenTag™ LCA Rate Silver certification and recognition. “With these industry recognised trademarks, specifiers can look to Karndean for eco-points and full compliance on GreenStar building projects,” said Dan Lovell.


Christine Weaver, Head of Product at Karndean Designflooring extends an invitation to designers, specifiers and architects to find out more about the new collection. "At you can discover flooring ideas, laying options, full product specifications and our interactive Digital Specification Library, that lets you visualise a future floor”.

"We've also released an inspiring series of trend pieces. More than ever, in our homes and in commercial spaces we are seeing a style that's more authentic, raw and closer to nature. The key trends are all about a less polished, personal approach to interiors but one that doesn't compromise on luxury or style." View the trend reports and mood boards at today.


To view the entire selection of Karndean LooseLay Originals, click here

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For further information, product samples and images for publication, please contact Anita Pacini, Marketing Manager at Karndean Designflooring ANZ, via