Karndean Designflooring brings the ageless beauty of natural flooring to your home without the hassle.

Floors with all the wondrous individuality of wood grain, the luminosity of marble and the subtle textures of limestone and slate, but much easier to install and look after. You can create an even more individual looking floor by laying the flooring at different angles or patterns or choosing finishing touches like borders or inserts to create a customized look.


No matter the size of your project, one of our Karndean advanced team leaders will be assigned to personally manage your project including all:

  • Subfloor Preparation
  • Bespoke Designs
  • Installation Planning
  • Expert Fitting

Karndean advanced fitter ensures your warranty is guaranteed!

Just a few of our commercial customers

Why choose Karndean

The floor is the base of your home life. Your choice determines how you want your home to look and how you want to use it. And you should choose with care. It is easier after all to change your furniture than the floor, so it’s worth spending time getting the choice right, and investing in quality that lasts. So why choose Karndean? 

Realistic, natural effects

Karndean has a heritage of hand selecting the raw materials that inspire our products. Designflooring provides you with realistic wood and stone effects but with none of the practical drawbacks of the materials that inspired them.

Practical flooring designed to last

Karndean can cope with the daily demands of busy family life. Stain resistant and easy to clean, Karndean floors can handle water spillages without warping, and a dropped mug or plate without chipping or cracking. Unlike carpets, our floors don’t harbor dirt, dust mites or bacteria. Designed to last for many years, each floor carries a lifetime residential warranty. Should any tile or wood plank be damaged, a spare can be fitted quickly by your installer. This is far more cost effective than damage to a portion of carpet or laminate, when the whole floor often has to be replaced.

Personalise your living space

Create a floor that’s unique to your home by adding a border, feature or design strip. Each range has a wide choice of complementary effects to choose from. 

Why choose Karndean over other flooring types?

How does Karndean Designflooring compare with other types of flooring such as laminate, carpet, ceramic tiles, real wood and stone?

Karndean v Hardwood

Karndean Designflooring gives you the unique grain and knot details, but without the practical difficulties.

Real wood flooring products come in varying quality and can expand, warp and shrink in reaction to temperature changes and moisture. Karndean Designflooring maintains its shape throughout its lifetime and is water resistant.

In order to keep real wood flooring looking like new it requires frequent maintenance including sanding, staining and lacquering. With Karndean, there’s no sanding, staining or lacquering required – it’s easy to maintain and keep clean. Learn more on our cleaning and maintenance page.

Karndean v Stone & Ceramic Tiles

Natural stone and ceramic flooring can be hard to manage and weight is often a problem, especially if you’re looking to install in a room upstairs. Karndean is much lighter, flexible and easier to install.

The cold touch of stone and marble can be a bit off-putting first thing in the morning or in cold weather. Karndean flooring is much warmer underfoot and is also compatible with underfloor heating.

Natural stone and ceramic tiles can be slippery when wet. Karndean flooring is fully slip tested and its textured surfaces are suitable for commercial and domestic use, even in areas which get wet, like the bathroom, kitchen, hall or utility room.

Karndean v Carpet

Karndean floors do not harbour dust mites or bacteria – unlike carpets.

Karndean is easy and simple to keep clean, especially if you are busy, have children or pets to clean up after.

Our residential guarantee covers the lifetime of your floor for up to 35 years.

Unlike carpets, Karndean can be laid over underfloor heating systems.

In the unlikely event of damage it is possible to replace a plank or tile of Karndean, a huge advantage over carpet which would need to be completely replaced.

Karndean v Laminate & Engineered Wood

Laminates and Engineered Woods are known for looking manufactured and unrealistic in comparison to real wood flooring. Karndean’s product designers beautifully replicate the look and feel of real wood products using advanced manufacturing techniques giving you the look of natural timber without the practical difficulties of maintaining wood flooring.

Many man made materials, including laminate, can curl or shrink whereas our floors maintain their shape throughout their lifetime.

If water gets inside a Laminate or Engineered Hardwood floor, it can cause the top layer of the product to de-laminate and peel making it less suitable for wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Karndean Designflooring is water resistant and perfect to use in any room of your home, including kitchens and bathrooms.

We should point out that Karndean Designflooring does take longer to fit than roll and sheet products such as carpet or linoleum. However, we believe the advantages outweigh this, and in comparison, it is quicker to lay than many other hard flooring products such as stone and timber.

Is Karndean family friendly?

Every home needs a safe, practical floor, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.

Having children is a life-changing event, upending your lifestyle, sleep patterns and, of course, your home. With biscuit crumbs on every surface and your once spotless floor barely visible beneath brightly-coloured plastic toys, do you find yourself questioning what has happened to your formerly pristine living space.

Wood and stone

Taking inspiration from nature, all our designs match a wide range of décor schemes, including country style, Scandi, monochrome and modern rustic. We offer the realistic look of real wood and stone flooring, but with many more practical benefits designed for busy family life. Available in a range of shapes, sizes and effects, our floors are waterproof, easy to clean and compatible with underfloor heating for added comfort underfoot.

Laying patterns

Define you own style with a huge variety of borders, design strips and laying patterns available including parquet, basketweave and block designs, as well as straight lay, 45-degree angle and 90-degree angles. Or why not go room to room from hallway to living room to kitchen and match a parquet, basketweave and a full length plank in the same design?

Mud is no match

It’s reassuring to know that you can explore the great outdoors either on your own or with a four-legged friend and come home without worrying about muddy paws or boots. As well as being fully waterproof, all our designs are stain resistant and straight forward to clean with a simple mop, so you can spend more time doing things you enjoy. Karndean’s textured surface is also highly slip resistant, so it is suitable for areas that could get wet, such as bathrooms, kitchens, hallways or utility rooms.

Quiet underfoot

As your children get older and teenage feet thud bedrooms, your choice of flooring can make a big difference. Both Korlock and Karndean Looselay offer enhanced acoustic benefits, reducing noise transfer to rooms below. Korlock is the only luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring collection to achieve a Quiet Mark accreditation, meaning it’s one of the quietest products on the market.

Clean and Hygienic

Between the school run and helping with homework, there’s not much time left for cleaning the house. Conveniently, our designs are hygienic and easy to maintain with a simple sweep and mop. Unique K-Guard+ technology means that there is no need to apply an additional surface treatment following installation. What’s more, unlike other floor coverings, they won’t harbour dirt, grime or dust mites – good news for family members with allergies.

Environmentally friendly

Having a family can mean increased concern about your impact on the planet. Our flooring has a full Global GreenTag™ certification, meaning that most products have been assessed and certified to comply with low-omitting volatile organic compounds and indoor environmental air quality. Plus, all our adhesives are free from harmful emissions, so you’re protecting the environment and your family, too.

This is why our customers love us as much as we love them!

It was important we hired a professional!

Thank you so much for fitting our floor it’s abolutely stunning and has just finished our downstairs off perfectly. For us us it was important we hired a professional company who would do everything by the book that’s why we choose Luxury Flooring Mnanchester.

“Willing to go that extra mile!”

Working with you guys has been refreshing. You’re customer focused, professional and willing to go that extra mile when it’s needed. Everything from the initial email, through to my home visit and getting quotes was straight forward and streamlined.

“Luxury Flooring Manchester are meticulous!”

As property developers we have to be on the ball 24/7 to suceed. Luxury Flooring Manchester are meticulous in planning, reliable and do not let us down. This is one of the many reasons why we use Luxury Flooring Manchester and you should too!

You helped us find the perfect floor for our budget

My dream floor has always been parquet so when we were in the process of buying a new home we contacted you guys. You helped us find the perfect floor for our budget and even managed to get the floor prepped and the floor fitted before we moved in. Thank you X

“High level of service from Luxury Flooring!”

My wife and I were referred to Luxury Flooring Manchester after you fitted flooring for a dear friend in Bowden. The herringbone parquet floor you have installed in our residence is stunning. However what is also equally important is the high level of service from Luxury Flooring.

“Highly recommended!”

I cannot begin to thank you enough for the outstanding customer service from Janette, your trusted advisors and the fitters. You have all been a godsend in helping get the floor fitted in our new home whilst we were living in another country. Highly recommended! X