Karndean on trend with Da Vinci expansion

27-Jul-2015

Karndean adds 12 new modern rustic designs to popular Da Vinci flooring collection

Karndean Designflooring is launching new wood designs, available from September, as part of its long-standing Da Vinci range.

The Da Vinci collection, popular in commercial environments for its narrow wood effect planks, deep bevel, and smooth finish, will be further enhanced with 12 trendy, new ‘modern rustic’ designs.

Heavily influenced by the trend towards reclaimed and repurposed materials in commercial spaces, the 36ins x 3ins distressed planks replicate the unique look that comes from the transformation of wood over time.

The 12 new planks are split into two groups – the first is made up of seven designs, including four modern limed planks and three classic oak looks; while the second features three burnt and smoked designs alongside two worn, aged driftwood looks.

The 0.7mm wear layer ensures the floor is able to cope with the intense demands of commercial projects and is easy to maintain, while offering the appearance of vintage products and a slip resistance rating of R10.

Inspired by natural fibres and textiles, the soft muted tones of the four Limed Oak designs are enhanced with a striking lime-washed finish, accentuating the unique grain details of each plank.

For a more-traditional and clean-lined style, specifiers should look to the three classic Oak planks, available in three shades of light to mid-brown Oak. With subtle colour variation plank to plank, these products create a more-uniform finish in comparison to some of the ‘choppier’ more variable designs, making them the perfect match for any space.

Karndean’s two new Acacia designs and Scorched Oak have been designed to replicate the look of burnt oak. Acacia woods are known for their subtle appearance and blending of even rich tones, epitomising the uniqueness of this species.

While the acacia designs feature gentle variation, Scorched Oak can only be described as a statement floor with its almost-tiger-like grain and colour variation.

The other two designs in this group mimic the gentle, sea-salt-worn features of reclaimed driftwood. The combination of saltwater, high winds, and shipworms means the natural tannins and nutrients are mostly drained from the wood before it’s found on shore as a partially-decomposed driftwood wood full of unique character - all of which Karndean have been able to capture in the Coastal Driftwood and Beach Driftwood planks. With an option of two soft grey-brown tones, these distinctive rustic designs mimic the natural look of reclaimed timber without the practical drawbacks of real wood such as cracking, splintering, or warping.

With the slimline planks ensuring that even the smallest of spaces can be enhanced and in larger areas an impressive impact can be created, the design possibilities with this collection are truly endless.

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Available with a commercial guarantee of 20 years, the complete Karndean Da Vinci collection will now feature 20 wood and seven stone designs.

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