Karndean Changes the Way You See Flooring at TISE 2019
Karndean Designflooring invites retail store owners and associates, commercial designers and architects, and flooring installers to visit booth #4507 at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas to See Flooring Differently. From original visuals to designability and ordering, the unique Karndean Designflooring approach to luxury vinyl will change the way people see, design and specify flooring.
Karndean Designflooring has been a family-owned business since 1973, hand-selecting materials from around the world to develop original product designs across gluedown, loose lay and rigid core constructions, and combines these designs with cutting-edge technology for industry-leading performance. TISE Attendees will see first-hand how “Seeing Flooring Differently” is at the core of all aspects of the company and allows attendees to gain a higher margin and increase referrals, in addition to offering a protected way to grow their business.
“Designflooring refers to how we develop original designs, the component-style system of our luxury vinyl, and the personalized collaboration between an end user and their retailer or designer to build a floor unique to the style and function of a space,” said Larry Browder, chief sales and marketing officer. “Our most successful partners are the ones who embrace our Designflooring philosophy.”
In total, 45 new products will debut at the show, with new designs available across gluedown, loose lay, and rigid core constructions. The handcrafted Art Select wood gluedown collection brings the beauty of natural wood to life through meticulous attention to detail and careful selection of the most beautiful and inspiring woods. This range includes the company’s most intricate designs, realistic embosses, and distinctive beveled edges.
Following the immense success of its premier rigid core collection, Korlok Select, Karndean will add Hawaiian Koas, English and European Oaks, and American Barnwood visuals to the range. Featuring waterproof, 100% PVC K-Core technology for installation over most existing hard floors, Korlok Select is the only rigid core product on the market to feature the security of the HoldFast 5G Locking Mechanism, which guarantees securely locked planks stay in place. For environments where acoustics are a primary concern, Korlok Select has an industry-leading ΔIIC of 22dB.
Art Select and Korlok Select will introduce shorter parquet accent planks in addition to their full 56x9 in. size, allowing homeowners and designers to scale the format to different sized rooms. Parquet accent planks are perfect to use in small areas or breakout spaces or in adjoining rooms when used alongside the longer plank. Within Art Select, Glacier Oak is offered in both a 56x9 in. plank and an 18x3 in. parquet format. Create a high-end look in a variety of patterns by laying the two sizes either alone or together in a variety of patterns, including herringbone, chevron, block, or on a diagonal with a full plank border.
Korlok Select offers three American Barnwood colors in a 56x9 in. plank and 24x6 in. parquet format. Parquet planks within this construction may be laid in a herringbone pattern and may be bordered with the full size planks with the use of a transition strip. The advent of a rigid core product that may be laid in a pattern is a groundbreaking development within this segment, a testament to the company’s design innovation within LVT.
The success of Korlok Select has prompted the company to introduce 14 time-honored visuals from the Van Gogh gluedown collection in an additional Van Gogh Rigid Core option. The pioneering gluedown Van Gogh range was first introduced in 2001 and its enduring American style and performance captures nature in its rawest form. Popular favorites include Reclaimed Maple, Aged Redwood, Country Oak and Vintage Pine.
Lastly, the award-winning Karndean LooseLay Longboard collection, the company’s non-interlocking floating range, gains eight new designs featuring Fabric Oaks, American Pines and European Oaks. Due to its 59 in. length and loose lay application, this collection is ideal for overnight retrofits and projects that require a speedy turnaround. LooseLay Longboard allows for an easy transition to carpet tile, its planks and tiles may be individually replaced, and it reduces noise transfer by 16dB.
Visit booth #4507 to see each of these Karndean Designfloors and follow along on social media with #SeeFlooringDifferently.
For more information, visit www.karndean.com.