Karndean Designflooring is celebrating the understated colour tones found in natural limestone by introducing five new stone designs to its modern Korlok collection.
Designed to offer quicker installation times and enhanced acoustic benefits, it is the first time the brand has added stone to its rigid core portfolio. It enables architects, interior designers, and contractors to specify wood and stone rigid core design in the same space when looking to support wayfinding.
With an R10 slip resistance rating, a durable 0.55mm wear layer, and 6.5mm thickness, the 18” x 24” tiles are easier to maintain than natural stone. They can be specified in large and open plan commercial projects.
The new Korlok stone palette of hues includes a range of silvery and warm mid-greys, muted and soft neutrals, and honey colours. From the striking charcoal-grey tones of Volcanic Black to the understated Frosted Stone with its beautiful chalky limestone effect, there is a tone to match a wide range of design schemes.
The collection also features Urban Grey and Metro Grey with its contrasting warm, mid-grey colorways, and Cotswold Stone reflects the natural beauty of the golden-brown limestone found in the quintessential Cotswolds.
Like all Karndean floors, the designs are handcrafted to reflect the understated colour tones found in natural limestone and have been developed to include subtle veining, delicate mottling, and a chalky appearance to create a realistic finish.
As it clicks and locks into place without adhesive, Korlok features Karndean’s K-Core® technology meaning it can be fitted over most existing subfloors, floorboards, or ceramics. With sound having a significant impact on wellness and well-being in the workplace, K-Core® also provides excellent acoustic benefits by reducing sound transfer to rooms below 21dB.
“This is the first time we have introduced stones to our Korlok collection, so it’s great news for specifiers looking for a tile option in a rigid core design,” commented Fleur Carson, Commercial Sales Director Karndean Designflooring.
“Our new limestone inspired stones are perfect if you’re looking for an understated tone for a timeless or neutral backdrop. The colourways are so versatile they will work well in a range of sectors, including offices, hospitality, and retail.
“With its enhanced acoustic properties, Korlok is a popular collection in multi-storey, co-working, and co-living communities. By adding stones, our wide palette enables specifiers to incorporate varied design features such as rug effects with contrasting limestone colourways.”
All Karndean designs are extremely durable, waterproof, and compatible with underfloor heating, low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and phthalate-free.
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