Designed to offer interior designers, architects and contractors greater flexibility, it means the same design can be specified in either gluedown or rigid core across different environments as part of the same project.
Whilst rigid core can be installed over most existing hard surface floors or uneven subfloors without the worry of exposing any imperfections underfoot, thanks to its innovative K-Core technology, gluedown is most recognised for its flexibility in design, with bespoke cuts, laying patterns and added design features available.
With 14 of the authentic wood designs (1,220mm x 180mm) now available, Van Gogh rigid core reduces noise transfer to rooms below without the need for separate underlay, making it suitable for an array of commercial environments including multi-level spaces such as offices, apartments and student accommodations.
Van Gogh rigid core features a 5G vertical click-locking mechanism, ensuring that once planks are locked together, they will stay locked for life.
“The designs encompass some of our most popular hues including classic ‘Country Oak,’ traditional ‘Reclaimed Redwood’ and ‘Frosted Birch’ in a gluedown and rigid core option for the first time,” explains Rob Cannone, Head of Sales at Karndean Designflooring.
He explains: “As designers, architects and contractors look to us for more flexibility when specifying our floors, we’re delighted to be taking our first steps in expanding our palette across different formats. It means those looking for the continuity of the same colourway throughout are not restricted to just gluedown, especially if they face the challenge of an uneven subfloor in the next room. It will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with our brand, our Van Gogh collection is one of our most go to commercial collections with a wide palette of designs from traditional rustic to cool contemporary, and we’re confident our new designs will be as well received.”
Van Gogh redwood designs are rustic, industrial-looking planks that will give homeowners and designers alike the look of reclaimed woods without the practical drawbacks of real timber such as splintering, cracking and warping.
Rounding out the collection are five oak designs offering unique colours and distinctive grain details; there are all-rounders that feature natural characteristics to complement any interior styles in the home.
Quieter than traditional laminate and warmer underfoot than real wood, Van Gogh rigid core is waterproof, easy to clean and maintain, and compatible with underfloor heating.
Van Gogh rigid core is available from August.
For more information, visit the Karndean website.