Bringing the natural beauty and intricate textures of real stone indoors, the distinct 12" x 18" (457mm x 305mm) tile designs take inspiration from weathered steel, natural stone and woven fabric, and offer a fresh palette of colours to suit any commercial or residential interior.
The three groups — Weathered Steel, Natural Stone and Woven Fabric — explore the latest trends in interior design including natural weathering, fossilisation and woven fabrics, and reflect Karndean's unrivalled ability to take products from the natural world and recreate them in luxury vinyl tiles (LVT).
"Our product designers have captured new detailing and unique interpretations of real stone with LVT flooring designs that are easy to clean and enduring, without depleting natural resources," explains Alex Stock, head of commercial sales at Karndean Designflooring.
"As well as offering a contemporary twist on stone designs to choose from, our new Da Vinci opens up a new specification, enabling us to offer our popular 12" x 18" tile with a 0.7mm wear layer and 3mm thickness," he adds.
From the striking rust and weathered tones of Molten to the subtle, dark hues of Carbon, all four colourways — Molten, Iron Ore, Eisen and Carbon — present the transformation of weathered steel over time, and are ideally placed against plain walls, exposed brick and simple furnishings for a stark, on-trend industrial feel.
Designed to offer a sophisticated and understated look, the four natural stone designs feature the realistic grain and fossilisation of limestone. They are perfect for both residential and commercial specifications and are available in the creamy tones of Dune and Bluff and the darker, grainier Sable and Drift.
The final three designs in the collection — Burnet, Cambric and Sindon — challenge what people see as stone and offer modern, natural colours with a minimalistic look and subtle strands across each tile. Taking inspiration from natural fabrics and concrete combined, the designs can be purposely misleading and interpreted as natural woven fabric or lightly brushed concrete.
Introducing additional design variations, the new Da Vinci Stone collection comes with the option of contrasting and complementary borders and design strips.
Now available with a 20 year commercial warranty, the complete Karndean Da Vinci collection will now feature 14 wood and 12 stone designs.