Karndean Does Luxury Vinyl Flooring Right!

By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID, Chair Holder, CMG

KarndeanHickoryPaprikaI had the privilege of touring the Karndean Design Flooring facilities in Export, Pennsylvania this week.  After this California girl got over the shock of 50 degree highs for the day (versus 101 degrees left behind in CA) I was able to appreciate the depth and scope of the luxury vinyl plank and tile products Karndean manufactures.

Designers are quickly finding out that Karndean products are highly specifiable for commercial designs.  A newly ordained commercial team across the country is dedicating a huge effort to getting the word out to the A & D community. And, if Karndean LVT serves commercial applications so well—just imagine the excellent performance it can provide in a residence!  Kids, pets, busy families can enjoy the look, texture and richness of nature’s best wood floors and natural stones, without the stress of treating their flooring with extreme care.  It can take it—no matter what a family brings on.

karndean-designflooring-art-select-lm19-gallatin_300Art Select, Michelangelo, VanGogh, DaVinci, Opus, Knight Tile, and LooseLay are the creative product ranges available to choose from.  High-resolution film of wood grains and stones are digitally reproduced onto vinyl to create an ultra- realistic aesthetic.   Register embossing adds to the visual, providing an authentic tactile (even hand-scraped on their woods) replication.  No wonder LVT is the fastest growing product segment in the flooring industry. Beauty and guaranteed performance are an irresistible combination.

Tucked away in the park-like setting of Export, PA, Karndean made the Top 10 Employers list recently generated by the state.  And they are planning a major expansion that will bring many new jobs to the area.  I like the way this company does business.  The depth of their current line along with intriguing new introductions are generating much excitement.

For residential customers, you can see the products locally by searching Karndean’s dealer network at www.Karndean.com. For architects and designers reading this article, please be alert to this design-forward LVT manufacturer and feel free to contact them through their Customer Service department for more information (888-266-4343888-266-4343).  They will send a request to your local commercial rep to contact you and provide a copy of their beautiful, hard-bound Product Selector book.  …A most impressive company—on so many levels.