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Global GreenTagCert™ Level A Certified, range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) is made from durable customised vinyl suitable for both residential and commercial applications. 


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The product has achieved GreenRate Level A for GBCA Design and As Built v1.1 and Interiors v1 Sustainable Products third party certification. 




Various choices of colours, sizes, patterns and design options


Over 150 individual colourway options in tiles, slabs and planks


Residential: 35 years wear guarantee

Commercial: 15 and 20 years wear guarantee depending on the range quality selected

Expected Life

Up to 35 years Residential

Up to 20 years Commercial

Indicative Costs

Recommended Retail Prices

Prices on application


Purchase Options

Karndean Design Flooring is available throughout Australia and New Zealand from all reputable floor covering retailers and commercial flooring contractors who offer a complete free measure and quotation 'supply & install' service.


Karndean products are made up of modified PVC, plasticizers and UV stabilizers.

*Exact constituent names, percentages and weights are confidential, but have been confidentially sighted and verified by Global GreenTag.

Technical Specifications

Products are tested in accordance with the relevant National and International Standards.

Please see the ‘Green Specifications’ tab for more details on the Technical Specifications.

National & International Standards

National Standards

AS/NZS 9239.1 Reaction to Fire tests for floor coverings

AS/NZS 4586 Slip resistance classification of pedestrian surface materials

International Standards

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management

FloorScore® Indoor Air Quality Certified

National Asthma Council Australia and Asthma & Respiratory Foundation New Zealand - Sensitive Choice Program

BS EN 649 Resilient floor coverings. Homogenous and heterogeneous polyvinyl chloride floor coverings. Specifications"

Green Building Rating Tools

GreenTag GreenRate Level A
Green Star® Certified Credits:

  •       Level A for Sustainable Products, Indoor Pollutants credit/s for Design and As Built v1.1 and Interiors v1.1 rating tools
  •       Level A for Procurement & Purchasing –Refurbishment Materials credit for Performance v1 rating tool
  •       Level A for Legacy Rating Tools Materials and Fitout Calculators: Flooring
  •       IEQ: Volatile Organic Compounds

GBCA Disclaimer

Other Green Building Tools

National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Compatibility


Country of Origin

Karndean flooring is manufactured overseas and is fully imported.


Big W



Coles Supermarkets

Myer Department Stores

NZ and Cairns International Airports Departures

Movie World and Outback Spectacular on the Gold Coast

Porter Davis Homes

Centro Shopping Centre Food Courts

Amity Healthcare

Brotherhood of St Lawrence Aged Care


Installed to AS/NZS 1884 Floor coverings - Resilient sheet and tiles - Installation practices: 2012 (AUS) & 2013 (NZ).


GreenTagCert™ GreenRate Assessment


For Karndean’s Life Cycle Analysis, please click here.



The boundary of the cautionary assessment process covers Karndean’s Manufacturing and distribution Facility.

Issues of Concern / Red Lights

The products have successfully passed the Ecospecifier Cautionary Assessment Process (ESCAP) and no issues of concern or red lights comments exist regarding the toxicity of the products. The manufacturer of Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tiles has a certified ISO 14001 EMS and has demonstrated the gathering of data on toxics usage and generation in a format that allows tracking of all toxics purchased or generated with the aim of elimination of toxics in the production process, along with a commitment to continuous improvement.

The product contains Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC's durability, long performance life, resilience to moisture and low maintenance requirements make it a commonly used product. The first step in production of PVC is making the monomer, vinyl chloride. This process involves chlorine gas and may involve mercury in the case of other manufacturers (see Glossary). Vinyl Chloride monomer (VCM) is a Category 1 carcinogen with potential worker health impacts during manufacture. Contemporary air filtration minimises OH&S implications. Disposal via incineration (unlikely in Australia) can produce dioxins. Karndean offers a Product Stewardship Program (see PAC 7 End of Life) to minimise environmental impacts of products' end of life.



Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
The company operates under an ISO 14001 Certified EMS at their manufacturing facility.


For Karndean’s water accounting, please click here.


Karndean has not been involved in any litigation in the past 5 years and has demonstrated compliance with relevant social and environmental legislative or other legal requirements.


Petroleum, the primary raw material of PVC, can have significant marine biodiversity impacts in its extraction and potentially catastrophic impacts when spills occur.

The mining and processing of calcium carbonate can produce emissions to land from surface impoundments of liquids, solids, slurries and from storage facilities.


Product demonstrates compliance with the Standard for EN 649 “Resilient floor coverings; homogenous and heterogeneous polyvinyl chloride floor coverings; specifications and other relevant national fitness for purpose standards.

Karndean Luxury Vinyl Tiles can be replaced individually and Karndean provides replacement parts upon request.


Karndean offers a publically available Product Stewardship Program (PSP) – for Karndean’s Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), which entails contractual arrangements with their customers where used Karndean LVT can be returned to Karndean (conditions apply). The Suitably qualifying returned tiles are sent to an Australian PVC recycling plant, where the components are able to be recycled into PVC automobile component products.

Karndean has provided evidence that the necessary arrangements and relationships exist in order to carry out the obligations of its PSP.

The purpose of design for disassembly is to ensure products are designed in a way that enables their easy separation into base constituent materials to improve end of life recycling. Karndean’s Luxury Vinyl Tiles can be fully recycled through the Karndean Designflooring takeback Scheme into a variety of new PVC products and hence it satisfies the criterion of design for disassembly.


IEQ Certification:  VOCs: This product is certified to Meet Green Star® IEQ VOC credits for carpets and resilient flooring.

The GreenTag GreenRate certificate may be used to demonstrate compliance to the relevant Green Star® IEQ credits for VOC emissions of flooring products.

Indoor Environment Quality 

Karndean Luxury vinyl Tiles has been tested for TVOC to ASTM D5116 and complies as a minimum with TVOC emissions limits as follows:

a)   Total VOC limit 0.5mg/m2/hour

b)   4-PC (4-Phenylcyclohexene) 0.05mg/m2 per hour.

Product does not adversely affect IEQ and these low emissions add to a healthy indoor environment.

To maximise the health benefits of using this low VOC flooring product (during both the construction and operational phase), Karndean recommends a range of GreenTag certified installation adhesives with similarly low VOC emission levels, please click here for more information.

Information last verified on 13th Oct 2015.  Certification valid until 27th July 2016.



sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Promotes safety and security

Improved indoor environment

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Reduced aquatic impacts

Reduced waste generation

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Resource Depletion

Recycled content-min 10% post consumer

Resource efficiency


Eco packaging

Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Certified EMS

Legal Compliance

Other Vital Signs

Quality Management System

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Independent LCA

Ecolabel / Certification