Karndean FlooringIf you’re currently renovating or planning to renovate your house, there’s a good chance you’ll have considered Karndean as an option for your flooring. You’ll know how durable it is, how easy it is to fit and how cost-effective it is compared to other flooring products. But before you take the plunge there may be other wuestions you’d like to ask, so I thought I’d give you the answers to some of the most commonly asked things before buying Karndean flooring:

Is it easy to clean?

In a word; yes. Although it’s not advised to used steam cleaners on Karndean flooring, it simply needs to be swept regularly and cleaned using the fluid that Karndean makes to keep your floors clean, free from streaks and in tip-top condition.

Isn’t it going to feel much colder than with carpet?

Karndean is specifically designed to feel warm underfoot. Unlike laminate or other hard flooring options, Karndean doesn’t feel cold, even first thing in the morning, and and is also compatible with underfloor heating. There’s also nothing to say that you can’t use a rug, but people rarely do once they realise how warm Karndean is by itself!

Do I need to worry about scuffs and scratches?

Karndean is really hard-wearing and resistant to scuffs and scratches, however as with other wooden floors, it’s recommended to use footpads under heavy furniture and avoid walking across it in stiletto heels! Also, if you do notice minor scuffs, Karndean has a product called “Refresh” which can help to get it looking good as new again.

Where can I have Karndean flooring?

The answer to this is basically anywhere! Karndean can be used all over the house, even in bathrooms and conservatories. Karndean also have ranges which are perfect for using in office or corporate buildings!

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.

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