More from Karndean – LooseLay & Rigid Core tiling

In addition to its gluedown ranges, Karndean manufactures luxury vinyl collections using two different forms of construction – rigid core (also known as Korlok) and LooseLay.


Rigid Core

Karndeans’ rigid-core range comprises 12 wood-finish styles.

This is a click-locking floating floor with a thick central core, making it an alternative to laminates and engineered hardwood.

Karndean’s proprietary K-Core technology is particularly suitable for installations where acoustics are important, subfloors are uneven, or the existing hard floors need to be preserved.

The Korlok 5G locking mechanism allows for quick installation, and the vinyl’s pre-attached acoustic backing means no separate underlay is required.

The planks, which are 6.5mm-thick with an 0.55mm wear layer, are large-scale, measuring 56” x 9” (1420mm x 225mm). 




Karndean’s LooseLay range uses K-Wave, a special friction-grip backing. It is designed to create a strong bond to the floor through a combination of weight and friction, so no adhesive is needed. Tiles and planks are 4.5mm thick, with an 0.55mm wear layer.

LooseLay is suitable not only for permanent use, but also temporary installations. So if you want to be able to change your flooring, need underfloor access, or want to reduce sound passing to rooms below, you have another reason – apart from these attractive wood and stone designs – to consider the LooseLay collection.


LooseLay Wood

The LooseLay wood collection has a wide colour palette from bleached oak to distressed grey hues or deep and rich tones. Choose from traditional oak looks, contemporary blends or exotic species.

Longboard plank options are also available, measuring 59” x 10” (1500mm x 250mm).


LooseLay Stone

The stone collection in LooseLay includes popular effects like travertine, slate and concrete. These are large-format rectangular tiles, typically measuring 19.7" x 24" (500mm x 610mm).

Impressively authentic, the tones ranges from plainer hues such as Indiana and Colorado to the bolder colours of Arizona and Texas, and textile options like Nevada – offering a twist on the traditional tile look.


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