Karndean Designflooring takes its Da Vinci collection to the next level with new wood and stone designs
Australasia’s market leader in luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), Karndean Designflooring is introducing 14 new wood and 12 new stone designs to its popular Da Vinci collection.
Da Vinci Wood Collection
Popular for its narrow wood effect planks, deep bevel and smooth finish, the Da Vinci wood collection will be enhanced with twelve trendy, new ‘modern rustic’ designs.
Heavily influenced by the trend towards reclaimed and repurposed materials in architecture and interior design, the 36” x 3” distressed look planks replicate the unique look that comes from the transformation of wood over time.
The twelve new planks are split into two groups – the first group is made up of seven designs, including four modern limed planks and three classic oak looks, whilst the second group features three burnt and smoked designs alongside two worn, aged driftwood looks.
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 uniformed finish in comparison to some of the ‘choppier’ more variable designs, making them the perfect match for any space or décor.
With striking colour variation from plank to plank, our 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.
Whilst our 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 that 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 we’ve been able to capture in our Coastal Driftwood and Beach Driftwood planks.
With an option of two soft grey-brown tones, these distinctive rustic designs give specifiers the natural look of reclaimed timber without the practical drawbacks of real wood such as cracking, splintering or warping.
With the slim line planks ensuring that even the smallest of spaces can be enhanced and in larger areas you can create an impact, the design possibilities with this new collection truly are endless.
Da Vinci Stone Collection
Bringing the natural beauty and intricate textures of real stone indoors, the distinct 12” x 18” (457mm x 305mm) tile designs take inspiration from weathered steel, natural stone and woven fabric and offer a fresh palette of colours to suit any commercial or residential interior.
The three groups – Weathered Steel, Natural Stone and Woven Fabric – explore latest trends in interior design including natural weathering, fossilisation and woven fabrics, and reflect Karndean’s unrivalled ability to take products from the natural world and recreate them in LVT.
“Our product designers have captured new detailing and unique interpretations of real stone with LVT flooring designs that are easy to clean and enduring, without depleting natural resources,” explains Alex Stock, head of commercial sales at Karndean Designflooring.
He said: “As well as offering a contemporary twist on stone designs to choose from, our new Da Vinci opens up a new specification, enabling us to offer our popular 12” x 18” tile with a 0.7mm wear layer and 3mm thickness.”
From the striking rust and weathered tones of Molten to the subtle, dark hues of Carbon, all four colourways – Molten, Iron Ore, Eisen and Carbon - present the transformation of weathered steel over time, and are ideally placed against plain walls, exposed brick and simple furnishings for a stark, on-trend industrial feel.
Designed to offer a sophisticated and understated look, the four natural stone designs feature the realistic grain and fossilisation of limestone. Perfect for both residential and commercial specifications, there’s the creamy tones of Dune and Bluff to the darker, grainer Sable and Drift.
The final three designs in the collection – Burnet, Cambric and Sindon – challenge what ‘we’ see as stone and offers modern, natural colours with a minimalistic look and subtle strands across each tile. Taking inspiration from natural fabrics and concrete combined, the designs can be purposely misleading and interpreted as natural woven fabric or lightly brushed concrete.
Introducing additional design variations, the new Da Vinci Stone collection comes with the option of contrasting and complementary borders and design strips.
Now available with a 20 year commercial warranty, the complete Karndean Da Vinci collection will now feature 14 wood and 12 stone designs.
For more information visit www.karndean.com
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