Top 10 Benefits of Karndean & LVT

1. Price

As already mentioned Luxury Vinyl Tiles are an affordable alternative to its substitute flooring products. Bringing luxury designs to your home for significantly lower prices. Thicker LVT tends to be at the higher end of the pricing range to represent the undeniable quality. A 5mm tile consists of an impressive 0.55mm wear layer to protect the design and increase the longevity of the tile.

2. Durability

Manufactured from extremely robust materials LVT is built to withstand the pressures of a commercial environment. Excessive traffic, flame resistance and exposure to moisture; there’s not much this flooring cannot endure. With many designs made from 100% vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles meet the green building standards for commercial applications. You can rest assured, when laying this flooring in your home you’re using a high quality product that’s built to last.

3. Versatile

Hard wearing, waterproof and providing excellent grip & slip resistance; LVT is perfect for those high risk areas where practicality overrules design such kitchens and bathrooms. The stunning aesthetics make it an ideal solution for dining and living rooms too. There’s nowhere in your home we wouldn’t recommend using LVT – it even looks great on the stairs.

4. Warmth

Unlike tiled and wood flooring, LVT provides a warmth underfoot whilst the thickness of the tile adds a cushioned feel. Compatible with underfloor heating, the level of heat conducted through the flooring is impressive.

5. Insulates Sound

At an average of 2mm thick LVT is significantly quieter to walk on compared to tiles, wood and laminate. As the thickness of the vinyl increases the sound becomes subdued. High traffic areas would require a thicker tile to guarantee sound and wear prevention.

6. Maintenance

When cleaning LVT you can afford to be a little rougher compared to other flooring types as the protective layer provides fantastic scratch, scuff, stain, chip, crack and dent resistance. We’re not saying to get a scouring brush and go all out but tough marks are easily removed. As a hygienic flooring, a simple cleaning regime with a damp mop is suffice. If you require a deep clean, the flooring is resilient to chemical cleaners.

7. Innovative Design

Unless under the expert eye, it’s extremely difficult to differentiate LVT from hardwood and tiled flooring. The design, texture and finish are an impeccable standard. Bevelled edges add realism whilst additional feature strips enhance the detail of the design and eliminate the need for grouting.

There’s a huge range of unique vinyl designs to choose from. Mosaic and checked patters are particularly popular with contemporary stylists. Although modernists with a creative flare prefer striking colours and bold configurations. Stand out from the crowd and create your own unique flooring. Mixing multiple tile shapes and colours can result in some wonderful statement pieces, guaranteed to earn admiration from your peers!

8. Easy Installation

Available in click or stick down options, installation is much quicker compared to wood, ceramic or stone flooring. A lower profile makes working with static furnishings, door openings and transitions a lot easier. LVT can be installed over existing plywood or concrete subfloors as long as the surface is flat, smooth and structurally sound.

Click LVT operates with the same click lock installation method as laminate flooring, with each tile simply clicking together. Moreover, stick down does exactly what it says on the tin, sticks down using a vinyl adhesive. Which method you use is down to personal preference and the ability to add feature strips; compatible only with stick down LVT.

Grouting can be a messy job, feature strips eliminate the process. As a grouting substitute, the strips are much more efficient to install whilst replicating the look.

9. Replacements

We all know accidents happen, if a piece of LVT suffers damage it’s much easier to replace. Sold in individual tiled packs as opposed to a vinyl roll, damage to a centre tile is no longer a nightmare. You can simply replace the tile instead of trying to patch up or replace the whole flooring.

10. Lifespan

Depending on traffic levels, location and maintenance, LVT flooring will uphold its high performance throughout an average 15-30 year lifespan. As a result, we’re so confident in the manufacturing process and longevity, each flooring comes with an extensive warranty.

Karndean & LVT Videos

Today’s job in North Chailey, supply and fitting of Polyflor Camaro – Wild Amber Oak with walnut marquetry strips to kitchen and hallway, uplift existing laminate flooring, install 6mm plywood to subfloor then applied micro coat filler. This was installed using a ship deck design, I think it’s made the floor look pretty real

Here’s the video of today’s job installing Karndean Art Select to a bathroom, this was installed on a 9mm plywood and screwed down, then a coat of micro coat filler then stuck down fully with Karndean pressure sensitive adhesive. Thanks for watching.

Luisa Baker
Luisa Baker
27/11/2022
I used Barnard Flooring in November to lay a new cork floor throughout the downstairs lounge and kitchen. They are a small, organised company who are professional and friendly. The finish was of a high standard and they were clean and tidy. Would recommend.
Agnieszka Drzewiecka
Agnieszka Drzewiecka
12/11/2022
We have been with Barnard Flooring for years now. The most recent job was floor installation in the lounge. It is a great pleasure to work with Emma and Paul, their standard of work is superb, well organised and super tidy. Always very efficient, approachable, and providing a great service. Highly recommend them !!!
George Matthews
George Matthews
01/02/2022
Paul and Emma are hard working professionals producing a great job. They got on with the work with the minimum of fuss. very tidy and conscientious. Great value and we are really glad that we selected their service. They provided advice, a competitive quote and you can just leave them to get on with it and produce excellent results.
Julie Haiselden
Julie Haiselden
30/09/2021
Excellent work from Paul and Emma. Very happy with the end result.
Jonathan Crawford Jones
Jonathan Crawford Jones
07/09/2021
We used Paul to fit oak engineered flooring to our hallway and living/dining room. He came round to initially quote and we found him to be extremely professional and personable. He gave some really good advice and was very knowledgeble. He sent his quote very quickly and we were more than happy to book his services. The floor was installed to a very high standard and we are absolutely delighted with it. We would not hesitate to recommend Paul and his team. A fantastic job and brilliant service. Thank you Paul.
Julia Shaw
Julia Shaw
24/05/2021
Paul gave us good advice regarding fitting oak flooring to our dining area and carpet to lounge, and then arrived as planned with his colleague Ben and together they have done a great job and have left the place clean and tidy. I would not hesitate in recommending Paul or using him again. Competitively priced and excellent workmanship
Rupe Browning
Rupe Browning
16/05/2021
Very good advice received when quoting for the LVT flooring, delivery of job was at the agreed time and work undertaken was of the highest standard. Excellent company! Highly recommended
Michael Fardell
Michael Fardell
28/04/2021
First class company to deal with, more importantly my new laminate flooring looks great. I highly recommend.
gina luck
gina luck
16/04/2021
We had a great experience with Paul. He’s knowledgeable, experienced, helpful, calm, prompt and efficient. He was happy to spend time discussing our options and deliver what we wanted. And he finished ahead of time. What more could you want!