Karndean expands its Art Select range, featuring statement stone and wood designs.

Calacatta d'Oro & Canterbury Oak

Karndean Designflooring has unveiled its finest collection of opulent stone and wood designs, including marble, onyx, Ceppo di Gré, quartzite, European oak, and English ash.

Well-known for its ability to replicate the textures and hues found in nature, Karndean's premium Art Select range sees the introduction of 39 new designs - inspired by some of the most exclusive, highly coveted materials from around the world. These designs of ancient woods and precious stones are reimagined in a practical format, suitable for a wide range of settings, from workplace and retail to hospitality and co-living.

The collection is available in a range of contemporary colourways and sizes, including a new slimline plank, a large herringbone size, and a basketweave. The reviewed range also offers a high end finish, as well as the opportunity to seamlessly blend materials in bespoke designs.

From the light warm blonde tones of Damask Oak with its natural unfinished effect, to the deep black colouring and striking veining of Corinthian Marble, the collection offers designers and specifiers endless potential to compose imaginative floors, whether recreating historic styles or inspiring wellbeing with conscious design and organic joyful spaces.

Tolsford Ash

Tolsford Ash

Golden Artisan Oak

Golden Artisan Oak

Managing director at Karndean Designflooring, Fleur Carson comments: “This collection has been two years in development and is an expression of our commitment to the craft of creating beautiful flooring that also meets the stringent technical requirements of today’s built environment.

“The enhanced Art Select collection is our largest ever launch and will build on our offering of timeless classic styles with a contemporary twist, including designs that are rarely available as flooring in their natural state. In addition to brand new wood and stone designs, our Art Select range will incorporate existing Da Vinci designs in compatible formats, giving designers even more styling possibilities.

“Our designers have travelled extensively to find unique samples of wood and stone that exhibit the most beautiful features of each natural material, from the interesting wood knots and grains of Spanish holm oak to the iconic veining of Italian and Greek marbles and the pearlescence of Persian onyx. Each design has been painstakingly coloured to complement modern interiors and finished with our unique embossed surface and bevel detailing. We are very proud to present a new collection that pushes the boundaries of flooring design.”

Rose Onyx

Rose Onyx

Naturale Ceppo

Naturale Ceppo

Whether using a single colourway in different laying patterns for room to room continuity, seamlessly blending areas in different materials to highlight activity zones or creating bespoke designs with unique colour combinations and hand-cut shapes, the new Art Select collection offers flexibility to conceive custom outcomes.

From the high contrast design of English ash, available in four colourways as 48” x 4.5” stripwood planks, to a selection of characterful limed, washed artisan oak designs in a choice of large 56” x 9” and herringbone 18” x 3” planks, 20 brand new wood designs offer a unique opportunity to create expressive interiors with warm natural beauty and long-lasting elegance.

Featuring either a hand-scraped emboss - which gives the bevelled edge a distressed, undulating appearance - or an authentic registered emboss with pin sharp definition that traces the wood grain precisely, each design combines an exquisite aesthetic with the practicality of cutting edge luxury vinyl flooring.

Exploring the historic Basque region of Spain, Karndean’s designers were inspired by a sample of ancient 400-year-old holm oak that was acquired following necessary woodland management. A symbolic feature in the landscape, the acorns of the holm oak are a traditional feed for Black Iberian pigs, the source of the area’s famed jamón ibérico.

Silk Travertino

Silk Travertino

Black Onyx

Black Onyx

Summerhouse Ash

Summerhouse Ash

Making Italian chic an accessible and practical option, the new Art Select statement stone collection includes expressive veining of Greek marble, Calacatta marble and the rustic, terrazzo-style Ceppo di Gré. These nineteen new stone designs offer the opportunity to create immersive spaces that either soothe or add a touch of drama.

Back in the design studio, the characteristic dark knots of holm oak were muted with a milky wash and the grain emphasised with a lightly scraped and brushed effect. Available in three neutral colourways; in a larger 56” x 9” plank and a new 28” x 4.5” herringbone size, Basque Oak, Bellota Oak and Serrano Oak will introduce a richly distinctive style to any interior.

Karndean offers practical application of these luxury surfaces that are typically unsuitable for flooring in its natural form due to its fragility and porosity. Designed for reliable performance in high traffic environments, the Art Select glue-down range features a 0.7mm wear layer and 3.0mm thickness.

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Pearl Onyx

Pearl Onyx