As a busy mum to two sets of twins I like to keep life as simple as I can without totally abandoning my style goals, which is why the first thing we did to our new home last Summer was rip up the carpets and lay Karndean’s Sundown Oak parquet in the hallway with matching full length planks in the sitting room/ dinning room.
Our big twin boys are seven years old and the little twins are 10 months so the beige carpet we inherited with the house was highly unpractical - and a bit dull! The iCandy lives indoors and beyond the pushchair years we face more than a decade of muddy wellies, football boots and paw prints so a durable wipe clean floor was a must, and it looks fantastic!
Though modern our house won an award for being built in the style of the listed buildings that surround it, so a contemporary floor with a traditional feel was the perfect choice for us. The subtle texture and attention to detail is so realistic and the blend of parquet and full plank has really opened up our downstairs space.
After school is a busy time at Twin Twin HQ and between after school snacks, homework, craft fun and tea time all manner of drinks, crumbs and glitter finds its way onto the floor; knowing that I can clear up with little more than a simple wipe and be ready for the fun to start again at breakfast takes (some of!) the stress out of the end of the day.
It wont be long before the little twins are taking their first steps, and what a stylish stage we have laid for their big walking debut! We are really enjoying turning our house into a home and look forward to filling it with memories, and I look forward to never wasting a moment worrying about who didn’t take their shoes off before they came in from the garden!
As a floral designer, I make a mess. A beautiful mess that is. Big buckets filled with murky flower water, thorns, petals, dirt, you name it. It all gets pushed around on the floor, spilled, cut and stepped on. Clean up was never fun at our old house. We had hardwood floors and I was constantly laying down drop cloths and cleaning up every drop of water as soon as it hit the floor. It was a nightmare. I knew that I needed something that would be water friendly and durable. Our Karndean floors are just out of a dream. Every time I create my florals, I am now able to concentrate on designing my arrangements vs. cleaning up and wiping down my mess.
My husband Henryk and I relocated across the USA as soon as he graduated engineering school. We were on a new grad budget, so we purchased an old fixer upper that had the possibility of having charm of yesteryear. Henryk used recycled materials such as an old beam from a barn, salvaged floor boards to plank the ceiling, and stair boards for open shelving. When it came to the flooring we were hopeless. Henryk had pulled up linoleum from 1940. Under it was soft Douglas fir. He restored it and within a year it was destroyed from every day use of the dogs going out to the wet muddy garden.
I knew I wanted something durable, something that would fit in with an old cottage style setting and it had to look beautiful and fit our budget. After googling flooring options we watched "Jezzfest" We knew right away Karndean flooring checked off every aspect we were looking for so honestly the decision was easy! Karndean sent us a catalog and about 8 samples we requested free of charge. They spent time on the phone giving advice and instruction. Karndean has allowed our home to express it's original character; It also allowed modern convenience by ease of care to maintain it. Words can not describe how gorgeous Portland stone is! It truly looks like old stone that has been well maintained.
We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! We have just a bit more molding to go around and it will truly be a dream kitchen. Thanks Karndean for making this beautiful, long lasting floor choice.
I have just had the kitchen of my dreams fitted and finished. The only flooring that I knew would be as amazing as my new kitchen was Karndean. The Cumbrian Stone tiles look rich and warm. I love my new floor!! I have now got Karndean in three rooms in my home and it looks fantastic and so easy to care for. Thank you Karndean.
Karndean flooring was perfect for our garden room / dinning room. It was very easy to clean and very hardworking. We chose Art Select Clip Fiore from the lime stone range and it looks wonderful and realistic!
We had a real challenging finding the flooring for our new kitchen. We loved the original slate tiles but they were cold under foot in the winter. Our builder recommended Kardean’ lime stone range.
We decided on the Art Select range Clip Fiore and absolutely love the look. It complements our kitchen design and very low maintenance, which is bonus!
We had solid oak floor fitted 12 years ago in our lounge and web really like the natural and versatile look of it. I wanted similar look for all the 4 bedrooms upstairs to replace the the old carpets.
My local Kardean specialist Recommended Vangoh Wellington Oak and I was pleasantly surprised how close it looks to the original oak floor we already have in our living room but without the maintenance!
Very pleased with the overall quality, fitting and the service provided by Albany Carpets in Aylesbury
Some friends have Karndean and I was very impressed. This flooring looks awesome with a gloss white kitchen. Very easy to keep clean even with 2 kids running in and out!! Comes with a lifetime guarantee. I'm that impressed will eventually have all down stairs done in Karndean.
My kitchen and hall were fitted in 2013. As advised I used qualified Karndean fitters who made sure that the floor was correctly prepared and did a fantastic job. Both the kitchen and hall floors still look as though they had been completed 12 days ago rather than the 12 months that have now passed. The flooring is soft and warm to the touch and underfoot, even first thing on a winter morning. It is easy to clean with just a brush or a damp cloth which is important for us as we have six grandchildren who sometimes decide that the best place for their food is on the floor!!
Karndean flooring is excellent value and I have on several occasions recommended it to my friends and family. I will shortly be purchasing more flooring from Karndean when I re-decorate my dining room.
We love our Karndean floor! We chose Classic Oak laid on the diagonal with a border strip around the edge of the room and the kitchen units. With a four year old, a two year old and a newborn we needed a floor for our kitchen and family room which was easy to keep clean, was warm underfoot and could withstand anything a toddler could throw at it and our Karndean floor has not disappointed. It complements the traditional feel of our kitchen, giving the room a classic yet sophisticated feel.
Karndean has provided my wife and I with the perfect finishing touch to transform our bungalow, into our home! We initially discovered Karndean at the Grand Designs show in London last last year (2014) and as they say, the rest is history.
So sleek and ultra contemporary, the perfect finishing touch to our new en-suite. It's so easy to keep clean and warm to the touch. So pleased with our new floor we are looking forward to fitting more around our home!
We are delighted with the flooring. We have had an extension on the kitchen with bifolding doors, taking the room into the garden. The Karndean flooring has been used from the front door right through the hall and kitchen. We are impressed with how warm it is. We did think we would need underfloor heating but are glad we didn't. The Country oak is easy to live with and enhances the light wooden kitchen units. Our 18 month old grandson loves running and playing on it. The cars go very fast!!
Following the death of my mother, I have taken on the complete renovation of the family home that my parents bought new in 1937. My very competent builder recommended Karndean flooring for my bathroom which has been totally transformed from the old two separate rooms into one unit. I am delighted with the choice from the Knight Tile range and am now in the process of choosing another Karndean floor for my new kitchen, then another later for the new cloakroom and conservatory. The local company who have fitted it were excellent and have done a precision job with an excellent product that is pleasing to look at and warm and safe to walk on. I am a pensioner myself and safety is a priority for me. Now I am showing my bathroom floor off to everyone who visits. I am enjoying developing my childhood home into a comfortable, modern house where I can look forward to many happy years there.
The floors in my house have always been real stone tiles. I have always found this very cold to walk on early in the morning, noticeably so in the winter months. Since changing to Karndean a few years ago, there has been a marked improvement in warmth! I have Art Select Guernsey Limestone in my bathroom, which looks so authentic, and still looks as good as new. When I purchased my floor, from Gainsborough Carpets in Preston, they cleaned it for me the following day – a routine which I have followed meticulously. If all my Karndean floors last as well as they have so far then I won’t ever have to replace them, which makes what I paid for them a very reasonable price.
It's comfortable, low maintenace, great value, looks great and is generally really practical - especially with young children. Van Gogh Ebony is dark but really striking and I wouldnt change it for anything! Highly recommend Karndean!
Hi, my name is David, I'm a design floor installer from Northern Ireland. I have over 15 years' experience in the floor covering industry working with many different products, both domestic and commercial. I cut my teeth with Karndean flooring when I was just an apprentice many years ago and fell in love with the product. The versatility of the many ranges, and feature designs still give me a lot of satisfaction and simply blow my mind from start to finish of an installation. I've met many lovely people through my working life so far and had the pleasure to fit some amazing floors both at home and as far away as a tiny island in the Caribbean! I'm looking forward to many more years fitting and meeting new people all with the love for Karndean flooring. Simply an amazing product not just for the customer, but also for us fitters. It's simply a joy to work with!
Nine years ago I went to view a house, it had Karndean throughout the downstairs. I'd never heard of it before but immediately fell in love with the design. We were sadly gazumped, but I vowed I would get Karndean one day.
Anyway, after Christmas I decided it was time to get the hall done and my first stipulation was Karndean.
On recommendation we found a fab shop that was also recommended by Karndean on their website and even better we got our carpet there, too (Phil Williams flooring Liverpool). So the Floor was chosen - Pale Limed Oak -and has been in a few days now. It has had lots of visitors who think it is fab.
Any regrets.. YES... Why didn't I get it in the front room, too (I will)! The product is so warm and looks like the quality floor it is!
We wanted a dark wood floor for our new bathroom installed in 2014. Having opted for a dark wood, high gloss product and we were devastated when it bubbled, peeled and was basically wrecked within weeks. The suite had to be removed to allow the floor to be ripped up. We managed to get a refund, and replaced the floor with Karndean Atra. We are so pleased with the durability, it is fit for purpose, not slippery and looks amazing. Thank you for rescuing our bathroom!
After having my kitchen replaced after 30 years with a striking cream kitchen. I wanted a floor with the wow factor.
I decided on the Santi limestone with Canterbury border. It looks amazing. Everyone comments on it. It is a large kitchen and the border makes it look so special. I loved it so much had my hall done straight after with with RP91 Lorenzo warm oak with a light border. I now want the bathroom done. Well, in fact, would like the whole house done.
The product is so warm to walk on not like my old thick quarry tiles and the staff at Karndean were very helpful sending me lots of samples.
Our Karndean floor in our kitchen means family time. It was fitted as the final part of a Grand Designs extension that saw our house without a kitchen for 18 months. As a family we were dispersed! After builders, plasterers, electricians, heating engineers, decorators, glazers and carpenters, the relief when the flooring contractor arrived was immense.
So now the work is over and the floor is down we have a room that together we can all enjoy; share stories of the day and like any modern family spend the majority of the evening glued to a screen or another!
However, once the floor was laid the final icing on the cake for the family arrived, she was an 8 week puppy called Lottie.
We selected Summer Oak from just a sample and are extremely delighted now we have seen it across a large area. The bigger planking is very effective. It looks modern and fresh in daylight and warm and inviting in the evening. The texture gives it a vitality not expected and makes it hardly distinguishable from the real thing.
We've also underfloor heating which works superbly well and is ideal for those winter mornings. Everyone loves it when they visit.
And back to the dog; she's put the floor through its paces in one way or another but it's taken everything she can throw at it literally. She's now growing up, a big part of the family and bringing no end of stuff in from the garden including mud, rocks, plants and a passion for chewing branches to a fine saw dust.
However, whatever she does we have no worries as the floor is always easily swept and cleaned!
We've got karndean American oak in the hall already, it's been down 8 years now and has been so enduring. So having created an open plan kitchen/dining space the only choice for us was Karndean flooring again because we wanted to create the realism of a stone floor, but with warmth underfoot safe in the knowledge that it would be a sound investment. The final result in Portland stone looks stunning. It's so durable, easy to maintain and provides the "wow" factor to the overall project.
My floor provides extra comfort on those cold mornings when you put your bare feet on the floor and when normally the floor is freezing cold, this isn't. Along with the great look and feel of the product you instantly get the feeling you are walking on a real wooden floor. I've had friends and family who all think I've had real wooden floors put in throughout my house and every time I have to lift their jaws from off the ground when I tell them that it is actually vinyl.
We used to have white ceramic tiles in our kitchen, which we loved at first, but over time they started to chip and crack and they were also a worry with small grandchildren in the house - I was always paranoid about them slipping or falling and hitting their heads on the hard floor. We also have an Irish Wolfhound who loves to knock his water dish all over the floor and needed a floor that we could easily mop up - and not have to worry about water damage.
Converted our 4th bedroom into an en-suite bathroom. We previously had Karndean fitted in the hallway and because it looked so good we decided to go with the same product for the bathroom, just used a slightly different design. This proves how versatile Karndean is, as it looks fantastic in both rooms. Really impressed as it looks so classy whilst being hard wearing and soft to walk on.
Karndean looks really impressive in the hallway of our Edwardian home. The fitter Liam from Southport Flooring did a great job with the curved strips around the bullnose at the bottom of the stairs. I would recommend it for it's durability, great designs and warmth. It looked so good we decided to go with the same product for the bathroom, we just used a slightly different design. Karndean is really versatile as it looks fantastic in both rooms.
At Whitby Holiday Home.com we established our luxury family self catering business in 2011, with our Whitby Pad apartment being the very first property we offered to guests. We wanted the apartment to be luxury but child friendly, so thought carefully about the kind of flooring we should use.
We discounted carpets as an option straight away as we wanted a cohesive look throughout the apartment and so needed something practical enough to go under a dining table. We seriously considered solid wood floors, but were worried about causing too much noise for the apartment below. Karndean's high quality vinyl seemed the perfect solution. Easy to clean, with the stunning look of wood; but much warmer and quieter under foot.
Three years on, it still looks perfect and has lived up to the rigours of holiday guests. We are currently renovating our third apartment in preparation for holiday guests and plan to use one of the stunning Karndean Parquet products throughout.
Quality and design that suits my 1913 cottage. Apart from it's stunning look it's easy to clean, comfortable to walk on and is everything I hoped it would be. I also love the grout strips that add to the finished effect. Superbly laid too. Very happy customer.
I love all of my new kitchen, but the best part is the Karndean floor which I chose to provide some drama and to work well with the adjoining dining room carpet. As soon as I put the samples out on the design table in the Evesham showroom the floor I'd imagined came to life. The fitter from Newman's in Tewkesbury understood exactly what I wanted and took care positioning the tiles in relation to grain and colour. It's beautiful quality and gives us constant pleasure.
I am an animal lover and have several pets. I am so delighted with my Karndean floor as it is so warm, easy to clean and quiet. Here is my pet dog Tilly looking super cute on my beautiful Karndean floor. I would recommend Karndean to anyone. Thank you Karndean!
The space just became more liveable, it felt warmer, the tones and hues of the flooring complemented my furnishings, and my wooden furniture came to life. The whole place feels cleaner, brighter and much more of a home.
We have had our lounge and porch fitted with Knight tile. ..absolutely loving it. It looks rich beautiful and natural. VERY difficult to mark which is a fantastic bonus! It's been greatly admired so much so that my sister is going to replace all the carpets on her bungalow with Karndean! Highly recommend it.