We are proud to officially introduce Korlok, our premier rigid core locking floor which is available in 12 new colors in a 56” x 9” format.
More than three years have gone into the development of Korlok, resulting in a collection of 12 colors from hand-selected woods across North America and Europe. Korlok draws inspiration from North American and European woods, including Texas Ash, Oak and Butternut, with each design sourced and developed by our internal design team.
Korlok features several elements that help both the speed and ease of installation, making it perfect for projects that need completing quickly, including 5G drop and lock technology, minimal subfloor preparation and no adhesive. Its proprietary, waterproof K-Core technology also provides a rigid core that allows for installation over most existing hard floors. The pre-attached premium foam backing saves on time, cost and labor as there is no need for a separate underlay; it also makes Korlok quieter to walk on, ideal for upstairs rooms in the home where noise transfer is a concern. Korlok is finished with K-Guard+ surface protection, our tried and tested finish, which provides hygienic, durable surface protection that is easy to clean.
“Korlok fills the need for a durable rigid core locking product that has the high-quality designs for which Karndean Designflooring is known,” CEO Larry Browder said. “With the addition of Korlok, Karndean Designflooring offers premium solutions for any installation scenario. Not only do we offer gluedown, loose lay and rigid core formats, but we do so in original, premium designs.”
North American Woods
Four of Korlok’s 12 products were inspired by Texas Ash, which in nature is a consistent, neutral color due to its growth in limestone rich soil. Texas White Ash stays close to the natural planks, allowing its neutral tones to shine through. Three additional colors were developed in this design: Washed Grey Ash, a cool gray; Warm Ash, a warm mid-gray; and Washed Velvet Ash, a warm gray/brown.
Often referred to as “white walnut,” the original butternut boards were sourced from the Eastern United States. After lightly smoking the planks to darken the tannins, the planks were hand-sanded to create a silky luster to develop Smoked Butternut, a lighter alternative to American Black Walnut.
Canadian Urban Oak’s hints of deep blonde were lightly brushed to enhance its natural coloring without taking away its neutral look, to develop a product that complements any interior style.
Sourced from 17th century French Oak flooring, hundreds of years of wear have resulted in a worn and rustic design full of character, personality and striking beauty, as reflected in Korlok’s two French Oaks. Reclaimed French Oak is a cool gray featuring cross sawn details; while Antique French Oak highlights the original plank’s historical markings and tarnishing.
The distinctive markings of Baltic Limed Oak were achieved by mixing ultra-prime and nature grade planks. Its matte, textured finished, combined with warm undertones, make for a go-to product to suit both traditional and contemporary interiors.
Lastly, Korlok’s English Oaks were inspired by grand, striking planks and are full of intricate graining detail and charm. English Character Oak’s mid-tones stay true to natural oak, while Cathedral Oak’s darker patina showcases its intricate detailing, allowing for maximum impact.
Like all our products, Korlok is waterproof, kid and pet friendly, and carries a lifetime residential warranty.
Explore the entire Korlok collection here.