By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID; CMG

Unfortunately, the renowned artist lives on only through his masterpiece canvases. But the inspired second edition of Karndean DesignFloors’ VanGogh collection (luxury vinyl wood planks) has been newly reincarnated. Volume one of this collection remains a stronghold for the manufacturer, for both residential and commercial use. But volume two is destined for even greater fame.

Trying to describe this collection is a real challenge. What comes close to capturing the essence of VanGogh in words would be “daring, high-character woods, with dramatic visuals and tactile graining.” Rather than using pen-to-paper descriptives, let’s actually look at some of these new styles:

Charred Oak from Karndean DesignFloors’ VanGogh collectionCHARRED OAK (VGW102T)

Karndean is taking the LVT industry back to school and showing the industry just how “unique” is done. Charred Oak is available in 7” x 48” planks with a durable 0.5mm wear layer. High-character planks that make a huge statement would best describe Charred Oak.

Reclaimed Redwood from Karndean DesignFloors’ VanGogh collectionRECLAIMED REDWOOD (VGW99T)

Reclaimed Redwood brings vintage good looks to contemporary interiors. Reclaimed woods are a hot commodity, and securing quantities of real wood “finds” is getting more and more difficult, especially for larger projects. Consistency in the quality of natural wood is a challenge, and Karndean has solved that challenge with an authentic creation available in any quantity desired. Add to the mix a 15 year commercial warranty, and this VanGogh standout is a true find.

Hessian Oak from Karndean DesignFloors’ VanGogh collectionHESSIAN OAK (VGW93T)

This mid-toned oak floor brings all the beauty of natural oak to the table without the worry of damage from wet spills, scuffing, soiling or fading. The 20 mil urethane wear layer ensures extreme durability, even in high-use commercial areas. On the home front, it is definitely family and pet friendly.

Tawny Oak from Karndean DesignFloors’ VanGogh collectionTAWNY OAK (VGW91T)

The beautiful satin finish on this floor brings elegance to the style Tawny Oak. Karndean is noted for creating vinyl wood planks with undetectable repeats, which adds to the realism of the woods. Shown here in a master bedroom setting, Tawny Oak adds warmth and subtle pattern to a restful monochromatic design.

I would share more of this great collection if I could, but my blog is in danger of turning into a book. So I will leave it to you to research further and discover the remaining treasures on your own. It’s worth it, I promise.