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Karndean Designflooring looks at 5 flooring trends that are worth investing in today yet will also look great for years to come. 

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We all love to keep up with the latest home styles but how do you select a flooring that will complement the seasons’ changing trends and still look amazing?

If your flooring needs a style overhaul, we're teaming up with luxury flooring company, Karndean Designflooring for this year's Good Homes roomsets at the Ideal Home Show, where they will be featuring their latest yet timeless flooring looks.

In the meantime, we sat down with flooring experts to find out Karndean's stylish floor ideas to keep your home on trend for 2019, and beyond.

A modern interpretation of parquet

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Image: Art Selection Moutain Oak, Karndean Designflooring

"The eye-catching sophistication of Karndean’s parquet flooring is guaranteed to add interest and character to your room. The striking diagonal designs offered by this versatile flooring style have been rediscovered in recent years and given a new lease of life with contemporary interpretations in brick, block or chevron patterns.

Now available in a wide range of wood and stone effect designs, from traditional warm honey tones to gentle pink-beige and contemporary greys, why not combine parquet and full-sized planks in your favourite shade to effortlessly create a sense of flow throughout your home."

Recreate the elegance of Victorian villas

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Image: Heritage Collection Clifton, Karndean Designflooring

"Your hallway is a visitor’s first glimpse of your home, so you want this hard-working space to make a great first impression with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Recreating the opulence of period style is easy with Karndean’s Heritage Collection, the very latest range of impactful geometric tile designs inspired by grand Victorian interiors. Combine a striking monochrome floor with a neutral colour scheme to add character and interest, reflecting light and visually expanding the space.

For a traditional look, choose the classic combination of black and white, while contemporary shades of grey or taupe make for a more modern interpretation that reflects your personality and individuality while it oozes elegance."

Be bold with dark, intimate colours

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Image: Korlok Antique French Oak, Karndean Designflooring

"Interiors are increasingly featuring dark moody shades to create an indulgent cosy look, with walls, kitchen units and furnishings in emerald green, teal, mustard and blues so dark they’re almost black.

To balance the impact of these sultry dark hues choose a flooring that holds its own with warm rich tones, such as the traditional weathered look of Karndean’s Antique French Oak.

The Korlok range by Karndean Designflooring not only boasts a realistic look with all the grain and knot features of natural wood, but its rigid core structure also has a foam backing to reduce noise underfoot and a click-lock mechanism for quick and easy fitting."

Bring the outdoors in

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Image: LooseLay Longboard Neutral Oak, Karndean Designflooring

"Mental wellbeing and environmental issues are big news and we are increasingly recognising the benefits of our emotional connections with the great outdoors. Including natural themes in our interiors brings a feeling of well-being and relieves the stresses of everyday life.

To bring the natural world into your living room, why not combine botanic prints and houseplants or fresh flowers with light reflecting walls and flooring in a warm oak design. Karndean’s LooseLay Longboard range comes in extra-long planks for a clean, streamlined appearance. Complete the look with a natural fibre rug and you have a perfect spot to relax."

Concrete look flooring

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Image: LooseLay Colorado, Karndean Designflooring

"The industrial appeal of concrete flooring has been a designer favourite for a number of years but increasingly people are discovering the benefits of interpreting this look with a luxury vinyl tile alternative.

With many practical benefits such as being warmer and softer underfoot, Karndean’s concrete effect designs offer the attractive look of polished concrete without the drawbacks. Available in Karndean’s popular LooseLay format, this range offers the additional benefit of quick and easy installation without the need for adhesive and can even be easily re-lifted!

Karndean Designflooring sees flooring differently, travelling the world in a quest to bring you exceptional floors that inspire and delight, seeking out expressive and intriguing forms in the natural world to influence unique floor designs. By combining these original features with cutting edge design, Karndean creates simply beautiful floors that you’ll love for a lifetime."

To find out how Karndean’s extensive range of luxury vinyl flooring can complement and enhance your home, visit the Karndean Designflooring website.

Book tickets to the Ideal Home Show where we'll be revealing the on-trend shades in our roomsets from our sponsor, Karndean Designflooring.




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