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Karndean Designflooring launches six new LooseLay Stone visuals


May 1, 2020
By Karndean Designflooring

Karndean Designflooring has added six new stone visuals to its innovative and award-winning Karndean LooseLay range. This non-interlocking floating floor is notable for multi-directional visuals, speedy install time, acoustic properties (ΔIIC 16dB), individually replaceable tiles and seamless transition to commercial carpet tile.

Known for original product designs, these distinctive new visuals replicate the in-demand looks of travertine, concrete and slate in a 20mil loose lay LVT format.

“Following the success of concrete visuals in our gluedown luxury vinyl, we were inspired to offer additional visuals in our loose lay range and developed clean, neutral designs from travertine, honed slate and concrete that can be interpreted as stained concrete,” director of marketing Jenne Ross said. “In addition to overcoming the installation and maintenance obstacles of natural concrete, these new looks complement what we’re seeing in commercial carpet tile.”

Karndean Designflooring first introduced its innovative K-Wave® friction grip backing in 2011, earning the Karndean LooseLay range a Best of NeoCon Innovation Award, and was most recently recognized with a 2019 Vision Award from FacilitiesNet.com. The K-Wave® backing combined with the weight of the planks, holds the product in place without the use of full-spread adhesive in most applications.

Ideal for overnight retrofits and projects with tight turnaround times, Karndean LooseLay can be laid over most existing hard floors with minimal preparation, as well as over subfloors with an RH of up to 95%. As the company’s most ergonomic flooring product, LooseLay is constructed to perform in a variety of environments, including hotels, retail environments and hospitals, as well as temporary and planned removal spaces.