Karndean Designflooring unveils new-look Knight Tile collection


Range includes Scandi Pine, European Oak, and Slate designs

Karndean Designflooring is introducing 15 new contemporary designs to its Knight Tile collection including eight woods, three stones, and four exclusive smaller-plank designs.

As well as expanding its modern oak offering with popular light, neutral tones and statement slates; it is the first time the collection will feature Spotted Gum and Scandinavian Pine designs.

Inspired by Northern Scandinavian Pine, all three designs – Natural Scandi Pine, Grey Scandi Pine and Washed Scandi Pine – feature the natural slow growing properties and tight grain found in this type of natural wood.

Interestingly, Karndean’s in-house product designers also hand selected complementary flowery boards from the same region to create a more-balanced variation of planks.

Whereas Natural Scandi Pine offers a true likeness of the original design, typical of on-trend Scandinavian interiors; Grey Scandi Pine enhances the darker grain patterns, creating a twist on the classic neutral look; and Washed Scandi Pine brings a white washed effect for a crisp, fresh finish.

Looking to create something unique and distinctive away from the traditional Australian spotted gum wood, Karndean opted to combine this design in its raw form with the Northern European and North American grey tones of choice. The result is a modern twist on a traditional design, ideal for specifiers looking for a contemporary grey.

With an R10 slip resistance rating, 2.0mm thickness and 0.3mm wear layer, the new designs are ideal for use in healthcare settings.

And,with the growing desire to match designs ‘room to room’ in commercial environments set to continue; Knight Tile also welcomes Washed Scandi Pine, Grey Limed Oak, Pale Limed Oak and Lime Washed Oak in a new 18” x 3” small plank design.

Washed Scandi Pine brings a white-washed effect for on-trend interiors

Washed Scandi Pine brings a white-washed effect for on-trend interiors

The new plank size can be perfectly placed alongside the matching 36” x 6” full length plank and laid in a herringbone or block design to create a sense of direction or zone out individual areas in open plan spaces.

“We’re thrilled to be updating our Knight Tile collection with new contemporary and characterful wood and stone options to inspire architects, interior designers and contractors looking to specify our designs,” explains Paul Barratt of Karndean Designflooring.

“Knight Tile is extremely versatile and popular in commercial spaces where specifiers are looking for a high slip resistance rating or smaller plank or tile design.

“Having the option to introduce a smaller plank design in a herringbone or block designs against our matching full-length plank adds a new visual element for specifiers to consider. For those looking for stone options, Knight Tile features our larger 18” x 12” stone options in three new slate designs.”

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There are also design strips and border options to consider when looking at adding extra features including a new Quadrant with its tessellated wood feature and Windsor border with its block design.