Karndean Design Flooring

Bookham Carpets

We specialise in Karndean so you can be assured of a painless quality job.

Frequently asked questions about Karndean Design flooring.

Who are Karndean Designflooring?

They are a Britsh leading manufacturer of luxury vinyl flooring. To find out more about Karndean and their exceptional products, visit us in the High St where we have display stands & samples that you can borrow.

What is Karndean made of?

Karndean is a vinyl flooring product made primarily from calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments. It is structured with five layers - two PVC backing layers, one high definition photographic layer, one clear PVC embossed wear layer and a top polyurethane (PU) protective coating. For more information on how Karndean products are made, you can view our Environmental Product Declaration here.


Will a Karndean floor be slippery?

As with most smooth floor coverings, water and other liquids can make it slippery. Karndean floors are designed to be slip resistant, but it is always best to clean up any spillages straight away, and keep the floor dry.


What is the difference between each of the Karndean ranges?

Besides having different design inspirations, sizes and formats which make each range unique, each of our product ranges also have a different wear layer. The thicker the wear layer the more durable the floor, but also the more our product designers can do with the finish - adding unique embosses for more texture and bevelled edges. For more information on each of our ranges, visit our range overview.

What are design strips?

There are several main differences between Karndean strips:

Design strips are strips cut from another tile or wood plank. They come in 3mm, 5mm, 10mm, 30mm and 76mm. Added between tiles and wood planks, strips can give the impression of grouting for a natural effect, and a contemporary look and feel to your home.

What are decorative, tramline and keyline borders?

  • Decorative border - a patterned border designed to complement tile and wood plank floors. Karndean have selected an assortment of decorative border options to accompany all of our ranges

  • Tramline border - a simple and affordable way of creating decorative edging. They can be used in combination with feature strips, metallic strips and design strips for a range of effects

  • Keyline border - single strips that can be added to the edge of your floor. Keyline borders are available in 3mm, 5mm, 10mm, 30mm and 76mm and can be used with metallic and design strips.

What ares are suitable ?

Karndean is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, halls, conservatory's, dining rooms. lounges.

The finished effect is quite stunning, our fitters can lay it according to your chosen design. They can do border work, infills, straight lay, 45 degree angles. The beauty of Karndean it comes in individual planks or tiles with numerous design features to complement the main design.

Karndean is very simple to maintain, just a hoover and a mop over. We recommend every 18 months or so using a Karndean cleaning kit.

It will bring your floor back to new.

All Karndean comes with a LIFETIME Guarantee


For a floor like this give us a call 01372 459582