Luxury architectural surfaces brand Duchateau has introduced a new collection of luxury vinyl tile. The new 10-color Kindred collection is aimed at the same audience adding in the ease of maintenance and high livability they are looking for, the company said. 

“This is a high-spec and low-maintenance product that is perfect for the homeowner looking for an easy-living but high-style floor,” said Patrick Bewley, vice president of marketing for Duchateau.

The flooring features wide 9” planks, 60” in length. Careful attention was paid to both the look and feel of the floor, the company said. 

Our retailers are telling us what their customers request,” said Rick Wagner, vice president of sales, Duchateau. “Minimal pattern repeat, hyper-realistic wood visuals, and embossing-in-register all made the list, and Kindred not only offers all three, but really checks every box when it comes to the specifications customers want.”

The company chose to make Kindred an SPC product so that customers can benefit from the stability it offers. The 3L TripleLock click system was selected to make installation as fast and easy as possible. To make sure it feels great underfoot, the Kindred Collection also features a 1.5mm IXPE foam backing, which is 50% thicker than standard LVT.  

“Waterproof is a key selling feature for LVT, and Kindred has that and more,”  Wagner said.  “The 22-mil wear layer is scratch and stain resistant, making Kindred the ideal floor for every member of the family. Like all LVT, Kindred offers easy maintenance."

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