Sometimes The Cheaper Product Offers the Best Solution

karndean vinyl flooringSometimes the most expensive option isn’t the best, and I’d like to show you an example involving floor coverings.

Choosing a floor covering for the home can be a difficult decision. There are a variety of factors that must be considered in order to find the right fit for your circumstance.

Karndean flooring is a great choice for a wide variety of uses; it offers beauty, durability and a wide variety of styles.

Several important factors can help determine if Karndean might be a good fit for your home.


Karndean flooring can provide a look for just about any room layout, whether it’s in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, hallway, or bedroom.

The appearance of floors can be tailored toward any type of wood flooring. The end result is that any room can look like it has beautiful hardwood floors, but the hassles and upkeep associated with real hardwood are almost eliminated, since cleaning it is as simple as wiping it with a suitable recommended detergent.

Among the available types of planks there are light, medium and dark tones as well as traditional, wide plank and parquet designs.
Stone is another type of flooring that is very popular. It gives a rich, luxurious appearance to any room. One of the downsides is that natural stone can be expensive and quite labour intensive to maintain.

Karndean offers flooring with the appearance of limestone, marble, slate and other types of stone. These give the same appealing look as real stone, but the required maintenance is drastically reduced.

Other striking design options include Italian mosaic, Spanish pebble and metallic effects, and so you can see that the vast array of different looks gives you great flexibility and a huge range of options in terms of design and style.


The cost of Karndean flooring varies depending on what you are looking for.

There are custom products that do tend to run a bit higher in price, but this is true regardless of what material you choose. There are however options available for almost any budget and most of them are going to be competitive with other materials, and certainly with other makes of vinyl floor tile.

In the case of natural hardwood, stone or tile, Karndean floors are most likely a more cost effective alternative. For more detailed information regarding pricing, contact the company or an authorized retailer through this link:

Comparison Vs. Laminate

Laminate flooring is another popular option for people who do not want to pay the high costs associated with hardwood flooring. The price of laminate tends to be slightly lower than Karndean designfloors, but there are other factors to consider:

  • Karndean floors can be exposed to moisture more readily than traditional laminate. If laminate flooring gets wet it will sometimes come apart or warp.
  • Choosing Karndean designflooring will result in less noise than the average laminate floor. Many laminate products are very loud, but Karndean designs their flooring to provide quieter footfalls and no creaking. This enhances the feeling of luxury given by these products.
  • Karndean provides products that are very durable and come with a guarantee that most other products cannot match.
  • Provided the proper coating is applied to Karndean flooring after installation, the removal of most scratches is simple. Stripping off the coating and then reapplying will remove the appearance of scratches in most cases.


Maintaining floor coverings can be difficult and expensive.

Stone and tile can chip or break. Along with this risk, cleaning can also be a chore (particularly the grout lines which can stain and discolour). In many cases stone and tile will require expensive maintenance cleanings done by trained professionals.

Karndean designflooring gives the look of stone and tile without these hassles. The maintenance is simple, just a weekly mop with a neutral pH cleaner.

Natural wood floors have their own set of problems. They scratch and the finish wears off over time. As with the stone and tile this usually leads to obtaining the service of a professional to sand and/or refinish the floor.

Karndean products are very difficult to scratch and refinishing is a snap. A tailor-made product is available to strip off the old finish and then a new finish can be applied.

Additional Features

Beyond what has already been stated, Karndean design floors have more to offer.

  • Underfloor heating systems are compatible with Karndean products. Although they already tend to be warmer than natural stone, tile or wood additional warmth can be added with an under floor heating system.
  • Warranties extend between 12 and 20 years depending on the product, which is fantastic.
  • Karndean products can be used on stairs. This provides customers with additional versatility when it comes to home design.

When it comes to ease of use and maintenance, Karndean designflooring is unparalleled.

For homeowners or business owners seeking an incredibly customizable and durable solution to their flooring needs, Karndean likely has the answer.

Whatever the intended use may be, visit a locally authorized Karndean supplier to find out which product will fit your needs.