Being a brand of flooring that is enjoying a great deal of popularity, many people in the UK, and now worldwide, have heard of or even used Karndean products in their homes, office and work spaces. A question that is posed to us quite regularly by customers looking for a floor covering is often, ‘What is Karndean?’.
Well…what is it?
Firstly Karndean is a flooring company that began in 1973 as a small family business, which has expanded and grown into one of the worlds best known and respected flooring companies. They have a drive for creating innovative, beautiful and versatile products as showcased by the latest range of Karndean Looselay Longboard.
Karndean is a vinyl flooring product manufactured from calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments. It has a five layer structure comprising of two PVC backing layers, one high definition photographic (printed) layer, a single clear PVC embossed wear layer and a top polyurethane protective coating.
In the manufacturing process the raw materials are mixed and heated. This mixture is then laid into sheets to create the backing or the clear PVC layers. Those sheets are then cut and laminated with a printed film. It then gets coated with a lacquer and tempered. Finally the sheets are cut into planks or tiles and then packaged. Quality checks are undertaken at each stage of the process.
And that, in brief, is what Karndean is. A Luxury Vinyl Tile product that not only looks fantastic in homes and commercial spaces alike, but is also extremely versatile in application. REMEMBER…Karndean is NOT a laminate flooring!
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