Updated: Jun 12
When it comes to flooring there is perhaps nothing more pleasing on the eye than the natural knotting and grain of hardwood. Its appeal is timeless; it never dates, and here in Cornwall, it complements the natural landscape wonderfully. But with budget ever a constraint – particularly now – outfitting your home with new hardwood flooring is a costly exercise. What’s more, whilst it is beautiful, maintenance can prove a real problem when it comes to hardwood – especially for those who like to make the most of the outdoors! Fortunately, Karndean Flooring has a solution.
Those with pets will understand the angst that only a trail of dirty paw prints on an otherwise gleaming floor can cause you. What’s more, parents whose children love to jump in puddles on those wet weekend walks will know that stomping all of that mud back inside the house leaves the mop with its work cut out. This, of course, might not be too much of an issue in the grand scheme of things. But when you consider the lack of water resistance with hardwood floors – and the fact that chemicals can spoil their appearance – it makes sense to run a material underfoot that’s up to the task of life in Cornwall.
Introducing Karndean Flooring
One cost-effective alternative to hardwood flooring, is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), and perhaps the finest example of LVT that we at South West Carpets can offer, is that from Karndean. Mimicking the aesthetic of a real hardwood floor, there is a wide selection of laying patterns to choose from, each with its own array of colours to suit your home. Patterns include Herringbone plank, herringbone tile, straight lay, basketweave, ship decking and chevron.
The team at Karndean Flooring live by the motto that life is lived on your floors, which is why each pattern, colour and style is designed for everyday life. And since flooring is an investment that you need to be able to live with for years to come, it pays to ensure you safeguard yours against the very worst that Cornwall’s coastal lifestyle can throw at it!
Where to use LVT
Luxury Vinyl Tiles can suit almost any area of the home. They are especially at home in a bathroom and in utility rooms, due to the water and humidity these areas of the home tend to experience. Where hardwood could be worn down and warped, LVT requires only the occasional mop, and it’s back to looking like new!
Will LVT cope with a young family?
Absolutely. As floorings go, LVT is virtually indestructible, which makes it perfect for tiny feet scampering their way around the home. It’s also great for homes with dogs, its scratch resistance proving a real bonus over real hardwood.
Where can I see Karndean’s LVT flooring?
You can see it by paying us a visit! We always welcome new customers to come in and see of the options in person. And for those who really want to envisage their new flooring, the new ‘view in room’ feature from Karndean allows you to do just that. Simply upload an image of your room, pick your flooring, and you can see exactly how it’ll look before you commit to purchase.