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Tips from the Table: The Look You Love in Different Sizes

Posted on the 5/19/2020 by Karndean Designflooring

In previous posts, we’ve explored determining which layout would work best in your space, and this post will take this concept a step further and explore how you can use the same color throughout multiple spaces in different sizes and patterns.

We now offer several colors in multiple sizes:

Glacier Oak: 56" x 9" (RL21) and 18" x 3" (SM-RL21)
Fumo: 18" x 24" (SP216) and 3" x 18" (SM-SP216)
Washburn: 18" x 24" (LM07) and 6" x 36" (LM27)
Caldera: 18" x 24" (LM08) and 6" x 36" (LM28)
Gallatin: 18" x 24" (LM09) and 6" x 36" (LM29)
Silver Barnwood: 56" x 9" (RKP8208) and 24" x 6" (SM-RKP8208)*
Salvaged Barnwood: 56" x 9" (RKP8209) and 24" x 6" (SM-RKP8209)*
Weathered Barnwood: 56" x 9" (RKP8211) and 24" x 6" (SM-RKP8211)*

*Rigid core small planks are manufactured to be installed in a herringbone pattern only


Salvaged Barnwood RKP8209, SM-RKP8209

Why might you want to carry the same color through multiple spaces? Some prefer to keep the same color across an entire level of their home because it creates a cleaner overall look, especially in open floor layouts, but you can do this even if rooms are separated by walls. Continuing the same color in more than one space may sound like it limits your design creativity, like you may be required to lay the floor in only one direction, but it actually enhances it. 


Fumo SP216, SM-SP216

Consider incorporating a pattern into a smaller room or to zone (section off) certain areas in an open space. You can use the accent plank in smaller rooms like bathrooms (above right), hallways or entryways and the full-size plank in larger rooms or open spaces. You could even incorporate both sizes into one design to create an area rug effect under a dining room table (below right) or on a staircase landing.


Rendering uses Glacier Oak RL21, SM-RL21

What’s most important is that you create a floor that reflects your style and completes your room or space. Other floor coverings have restrictions with how they can be laid down, but Karndean Designflooring is about creating opportunities for designability, so take advantage! Your Karndean Designflooring retailer can assist you with determining ways to incorporate patterns and sizes into your upcoming projects. To get started, find your local retailer!