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Karndean flooring is one of the top luxury vinyl brands in the world. With more than 40 years’ experience, Karndean flooring supplies both domestic and commercial customers with imaginative, innovative and versatile luxury vinyl tiles that are as practical as they are beautiful.
You deserve only the best when purchasing and installing your Karndean flooring and our comprehensive service has everything covered, and as the premier, Karndean flooring fitters in Ipswich and across East Anglia, installing this luxury brand in your home or office couldn’t be easier.
You can come to visit us whenever we're open, or you can arrange an appointment or home visit to discuss your Karndean flooring options.
We'll professionally measure the area where you’d like your new Karndean flooring, ensuring you achieve the most cost-effective solution.
Once you've selected your favourite type of flooring, we'll order it from Karndean and arrange a fitting day that suits you.
Our expert installers will lay your Karndean Flooring quickly and with minimal disruption, leaving you with a beautifully fitted floor.
Very helpful and pleasant staff from choosing a carpet right through to fitting . An easy, hassle - free process.
Very pleased with the result : bedroom carpet fitted at agreed time and it looks great.
Thank you for your excellent work throughout: a great experience for the customer.
We needed to change the flooring in kitchen, breakfast and utility rooms. Having decided to try Donnelly Watson we have not been dissappointed.
They were very professional from the initial enquiry and site measuring, through to completion of the works.
We had decided upon LVT for our flooring and were ably assisted by Kirstie and Louis who were both a pleasure to deal with, despite a number of changes of mind by us.
The fitters, whos names I cannot recall, were just brilliant. Attention to detail from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble.
I would have no hesitation in recommending or using this business again.
Excellent service from beginning to end. Very knowledgeable about the right product for us, competitive prices and first class fit. Would highly recommend
This is the 3rd time I’ve used Donnelly Watson Flooring for my flooring. They never disappoint, from the staff in the shop to the fitter, everyone is kind and professional. The fitter Ben done a brilliant job of fitting my bedroom carpet and tidied up once the fit was complete.
I won’t hesitate to recommend them to friends and family.
Karndean boasts some of the most realistic designs in the market, recreating the natural looks and textures of raw materials from wood to marble, slate or stone.
Constantly creating and researching, Karndean works with designers, architects and engineers to supply you with the most contemporary designed floors and up-to-date flooring technology. Every Karndean floor is completely customisable, with a huge range of borders, feature strips and key squares that allow you to create your own personalised flooring unique to your home or business.
Real wood and stone floors can be costly to purchase and hard to install as well as high maintenance and cold underfoot. With Karndean, each luxury vinyl tile boasts a PV coating that makes it not only waterproof but also more hygienic than using natural materials, as well as being more hard-wearing, low maintenance, and easy to clean, while retaining the nature-inspired realistic colours and textures of wood and stone.
Each range also features the company's own Karndean Looselay quick-fit flooring system, meaning you enjoy a hassle-free installation process whichever design you choose.
Karndean have a range of complementary borders in a variety of designs ranging from Keyline to Tramline and Decorative.
In open plan homes, using zoning is the perfect way to divide spaces while maintaining the openness and airiness of your modern layout. A simple strip or border is a chic way to demarcate where one area ends and the next begins, creating a sense of order. Borders look gorgeous, even in more traditional homes, adding a sophisticated touch and finishing flourish to your tiled look.
Do you want to add statement flooring to your home? Once upon a time, vinyl tiles would limit you to a simple “one note” look. Now, an abundance of options are available, including the opportunity to add “feature tiles” to your room. A modern and eye-catching alternative to dust-collecting, trip-inducing rugs (and a great way to add a little flavour to your flooring), statement tiles are a flooring trend simply asking to be tried out.
As with any other type of flooring, Karndean tiles and planks can incur slight fading if frequently exposed to direct sunlight.
Yes, all Karndean floors are scratch-resistant due to Karndean's K-Guard+ coating and surface protection system. Using PU technology, K-Guard+ gives Karndean flooring a hygienic and durable finish that protects it from wear and tear - including scratches and scuffs. Even if your floor does become scuffed or scratched, marks are easily fixed with Karndean’s Care Kit. The care kit includes both Karndean Remove and Karndean Refresh – two cleaning products that are designed to get your LVT looking like new.
Karndean flooring lasts many years and all Karndean floors come with a 35-year lifetime quality guarantee. This guarantee is even transferable so it can be passed on should you decide to sell your home. Since Karndean flooring is water-proof, scratch-resistant, and durable – it is ideal for high traffic areas and busy homes - and is incredibly long-lasting.
Whether or not Karndean's LVT is better than laminate depends on your needs and the room it is being used in. Karndean’s LVT is hard-wearing, durable, flexible, versatile, and waterproof. Laminate is just as durable and can be more affordable than LVT, but is less well-suited to areas of high moisture. We would recommend Karndean for high-moisture areas – it’s fantastic for kitchens and bathrooms.
Yes, Karndean is perfect for kitchens because of its PV coating, which makes it both waterproof and hygienic. It’s non-porous, unlike raw materials, so won’t hold on to any liquids or dropped foodstuffs. Both Karndea’s tiles and planks are wipeable and moppable – great for dealing with any kitchen spills. Karndean LVT is also specifically designed not to allow any spillages to seep through tile edges or custom cuts.
Yes, Karndean flooring is both safe for humans and is environmentally-friendly. All Karndean flooring products are certified by Global GreenTag™, which means the products meet various environmental air quality standards. Each Karndean flooring range also comes with its own BRE Global Green Guide rating as well as a LEED certification rating. Unlike other vinyl brands, Karndean floors are ortho-phthalate free, do not emit toxic gases and are recyclable. Karndean flooring is also only manufactured in ISO 14001 environmentally friendly and ISO 9001 quality certified factories. Karndean flooring has also been certified safe for children and schools via the Greenguard Environmental Institute. Besides use in education, they are also slip-resistant and hygienic, making them great for a family environment.
Yes, you can use Karndean flooring in a bathroom. Karndean is perfect for bathrooms because it is fully waterproof, stain-resistant, and hygienic. It will not retain moisture nor allow water to seep between tiles. Karndean flooring is also designed to be slip-resistant, making it a safe option for bathroom flooring – especially in family homes.
Yes, you can polish Karndean floors, however they do not require it. If you decided you'd like to shine your Karndean flooring, Karndean recommends using its own Karndean Clean and Karndean Refresh products to clean and restore your LVT flooring.
No, steam mops or steam cleaners are not recommended for use with Karndean flooring as they can damage your floor and make your luxury vinyl tiles lift. Instead, Karndean supplies its own cleaning and maintenance system that has been designed for use with LVT. Karndean Clean is more effective at cleansing your LVT floor than a steam mop, as it has been formulated especially for luxury vinyl tiles and will not cause any damage.
It is not recommended to use general polishing products with Karndean flooring. Instead, you can shine your Karndean floor using Karndean Clean solution. Complete with Karndean Refresh to add a protective satin finish. If you have any more questions about Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring, or you’re thinking of having Karndean installed in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information. You can also pop into our flooring showroom in Ipswich to explore our large range of Karndean LVT in person.
Yes, all Kardean flooring is waterproof. Unlike porous natural materials such as timber floors or ceramic tiles, Karndean's luxury vinyl is impervious to water. It is non-porous and will not retain any moisture or allow any moisture to penetrate your floor. It’s additional PV coating and vinyl backing make Karndean floors completely waterproof and great for use in high-moisture areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and porches.
Yes, Karndean flooring is durable, highly resistant to stains and easy to keep clean. Karndean flooring has also been tested for abrasion and wear compliance and has the highest industry wear rating possible. Its unique surface protection system makes it ultra-durable and perfect for high-traffic areas in your home. It also remains durable even in wet conditions as it is non-porous and completely waterproof.
Yes, Karndean is a high-quality luxury vinyl flooring product manufactured to contain calcium carbonate (limestone), polyvinyl chloride and pigments. Its structure is comprised of five layers including two PVC backing layers, one high definition photographic layer, one clear PVC embossed wear layer and a top polyurethane (PU) protective coating. Realistic, Karndean's luxury vinyl tiles are almost indistinguishable from raw materials like stone and wood. Karndean also supplies borders, feature strips, and key squares so you can create a completely customised, unique LVT floor that is designed specifically for your home. Ranges include Michelangelo – Meditteranean-inspired mosaics and pebble tiles, Art Select – hard-wearing planks and parquet tiles for busy homes, Knight Tile – nature-inspired wood and stone-look finishes, and Opus – contemporary colours and designs for the modern household.
Yes, Karndean flooring is compatible and suitable for use with most types of underfloor heating systems. However, your Karndean flooring may require additional insulation to ensure surface temperatures are kept at safe levels and do not exceed 27°C (80°F) as this can be dangerous. It’s always best to talk to your Karndean installer about underfloor heating first, to make sure the correct insulation, subfloor, and adhesives are used.