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Complete guide to commercial Karndean Flooring

Commercial Karndean flooring

Commercial areas are busy places that need quality durable flooring but also must have an aesthetically pleasing aspect that can add to the company’s culture. Karndean flooring presents the best solution, so here is our complete guide to commercial Karndean Flooring!

A commercial area is someone’s workplace – employees want to work in a nice area where they can feel comfortable, especially with studies showing that the aesthetics of an employee’s workplace can improve their overall productivity.

We believe that Karndean is one of the best options for commercial flooring! This guide will walk you through why Karndean is one of the best brands on the marketplace and outline why you should consider it for your property!

Choosing the correct type of flooring in a commercial area can have a great impact, especially on appearance. No matter what kind of commercial area it may be – a shop, restaurant or even a health care centre – Karndean flooring is the best option out there.

Karndean flooring is a brand of Luxury Vinyl Tile.  The brand is becoming increasingly popular all thanks to its top of the range flooring. Some Karndean flooring collections that are best for commercial areas include Art Select, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Knight Tile and Opus.

Karndean Commercial Flooring is Realistic

Karndean flooring is best known for realistic-looking designs and its numerous benefits such as its versatility and durability. Some designs include stone, tile, and mosaic effects. Each design has its extensive range of colours, tones, textures, and details.

The Van Gogh collection, for example, is commended for “stunningly realistic looks and textures of timber designs.”

Unlike laminate flooring and engineered wood, the product designers at Karndean have convincingly achieved the look and feel of wood thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques.

Karndean flooring looks good in any commercial setting

Thanks to Karndean’s range of collections and realistic designs, it looks great anywhere. From restaurants and pubs to reception areas in medical practices – there is a Karndean collection to suit any room’s needs.

A wood effect flooring looks particularly great in restaurants, bars, and cafes. It offers a stylish and sophisticated appearance.

Karndean Flooring is Durable

Karndean flooring benefits

Karndean flooring is extremely durable which is all thanks to the several layers that make up Karndean and add thickness. However, there’s one layer, in particular, that is more important than any other – the wear layer.

The wear layer sits at the top and is a protective, clear layer that’s complete with a polyurethane coating. It protects the flooring from scuffs, scratches, and stains – the type of protection that you don’t get with some other kinds of floor-covering.

Wear layers vary in thickness and can determine the price of the flooring. Thinner wear layers are best suited for areas where there’s less foot traffic. Thicker wear layers, on the other hand, would be best for the commercial areas where there is heavier foot traffic.

From a long-term financial perspective, Karndean is the perfect option due to the protection its layers give ensuring there will be little to no maintenance work over its lifespan.

Karndean flooring structure

Waterproof and slips resistant

Karndean commercial flooring

One of the best flooring options to go for in rooms that require water resistance alongside style is Karndean. All Karndean floors are water-resistant.

This is another reason why Karndean flooring is perfect for commercial restaurants, bars or cafes. The use of lighter grade Laminate or Engineered Hardwood flooring is not always recommended in areas like such. If water gets inside the laminate the floor can ‘de-laminate’ and start to peel. When this happens, floors look shabby and unattractive.

Moreover, Kardean flooring is also slip-resistant for certain uses. With slips, trips and falls being the most common cause of injury in the workplace, Karndean flooring can reassure safety. Floors from the Opus Enhance collection have the highest slip floor rating, with a 40+ wet pendulum test rating.

Low Maintenance

Hardwood flooring requires regular and time-consuming maintenance, such as sanding, staining, and lacquering. Carpets require regular hoovering and replacement (see our carpet tiles for an easily replaceable office carpet solution).

Low-maintenance cleaning tasks are a top priority in a busy commercial environment. But with Karndean, you won’t need to worry about doing any of this. To keep Karndean flooring clean, all that’s required is regular sweeping and simple cleaning with a Ph neutral cleaner to remove any stubborn stains.

Keeping up with the regular low-maintenance routines will help keep the floor long-lasting.


Karndean commits to offering environmentally friendly products with low amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

VOCs are a range of chemicals that are found in flooring and are invisibly released into the air. They are major contributing factors in the production of air pollutants that produce potential health risks.

Some of Karndean’s products carry a low VOC test certificate from the US Green Guard Environmental Institute and meet the ‘for use with Children and Schools’ standard.

Moreover, all of Karndean’s flooring products use recycled PVC with some ranges containing over 50% recycled content.

Karndean Flooring is Hygienic

Keeping commercial areas hygienic is vital to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Certain types of flooring can be a huge trigger for allergic reactions, as some types of flooring – especially carpets – can retain dirt, dust mites or bacteria.

Karndean flooring is one of the most hygienic types of flooring on the market. Karndean’s luxury vinyl tiles restrict liquids from seeping through, so bacterial growth is unlikely. It’s no surprise that places such as hotels and health practices use Karndean.

Low VOC emissions in Karndean products ensure that the floors will not be emitting high levels of health-damaging toxic gases.

Karndean Flooring is Compatible with Underfloor Heating

Although already softer and warmer underfoot than other flooring choices, if it’s laid over an underfloor heating system then it provides extra warmth. This is perfect for employees or visitors during the cold winter months.

At Allfloors, we supply and install Karndean flooring. If you’d like to find out more about Karndean and our services, you can contact us.

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