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Introducing the Karndean LooseLay Originals Collection

Posted on the 8/01/2022 by Karndean Designflooring

Setting the standard in 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.

Continuing a tradition of quality and performance 

Originally launched in 2011, our loose lay 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, the new and updated LooseLay Originals range brings some timeless favorites 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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Products featured above: Lampione LLP147 & Vermont LLT217 

The authentic and versatile looks of classic wood and stone

The Karndean 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. 

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 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 Pierata 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.

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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 is 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 its free from BPA, phthalates, and formaldehyde. Dan Lovell, Managing Director of Karndean Designflooring ANZ stressed the importance of environmental considerations. "At Karndean, we are fully aware of the impact manufacturer 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.

** Published by Flooring Magazine on January 9, 2022