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Expanding its popular range of mid and light toned wood and stone designs, Karndean DesignFlooring’s new Knight Tile collection has been designed to complement the latest colour trends, from monochrome and neutrals to bold, bright palettes. Whether using a single design for a ‘barely there’ streamlined look or combining full sized and herringbone planks for a bespoke style, the subtle features of these designs can be found in cool greys, neutral tones and reclaimed rustic shade – well suited to a range of sectors.
Designers working on coliving developments such as new build, housebuild and student accommodation have the option to choose a single design in a combination of gluedown and rigid core formats to create a clean look throughout the home, including the ability to introduce the ever-popular chevron pattern.
With realistic features and textures of natural materials but also a practical hygienic surface and good slip resistance, the collection offers a streamlined yet traditional look that will suit retirement and supported living accommodation. For areas where a visual differentiation is required, designers can find ample possibilities for interesting tonal combinations as well as laying pattern options.
In commercial spaces such as hospitality, boutique hotels and offices, this collection offers the flexibility to express a brand’s personality and allows plenty of scope for creative zoning. The wide choice of designs in a rigid core option, including herringbone, will allow highly individualised designs to be created with minimum disruption.
The new Knight Tile range presents 10 new wood and 12 new stone designs, with options available in gluedown and rigid core formats, and six herringbone (18” x 3”) designs. In addition, the collection introduces a rigid core format to 10 popular existing designs.
Designers looking to create distinctive and playful floors will appreciate the introduction of a chevron design in a choice of three colourways; Lime Washed Oak, Grey Washed Oak and Rose Washed Oak. Reproducing an iconic chevron pattern in a convenient larger sized plank (48″ x 9″) with a smooth emboss, this is the perfect choice for projects where installation time is key. Designers can choose from a gluedown format or rigid core to suit uneven sub-floor conditions or where sound transmission is a consideration.
“This new collection has been a journey of discovery. Designed to not only meet but exceed aesthetic and technical expectations, we are proud to present this adaptable range of wood and stone designs in our widest choice of formats, available at an accessible price point. Our popular Rose Washed Oak design, for example, is now available in five format and plank size options including our new chevron effect,” says Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring.
“Our latest designs have been influenced by our recent experiences and aim to support wellbeing and a sense of belonging with a natural look that connect our interiors to the outside environment. While intended to offer a stylish palette of pale greys and taupes that will act as a subtle background to the latest interior trends and bold colour choices, this collection doesn’t skimp on character or authentic details.”
Like all Karndean floors, the new collection has been handcrafted for an authentic look and produced with cutting-edge technology for a beautiful and practical floor that will facilitate cleaning and maintenance, reduce noise disturbance and protect indoor air quality.
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