Karndean Art Select - how tough is it?

Discussion in 'Vinyl / Impervious floor coverings' started by Arla, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:31 AM.

  1. Arla

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    I am in the process of getting the kitchen replaced and I am going round and round in circles to decide on the flooring. The kitchen isn't that big 2mx6m.

    Currently there is laminate flooring which is showing its age and needs to be replaced.

    I was looking for something that is waterproof, heard wearing and easy to maintain.

    I was initially looking at some waterproof laminate from quicksetp but after reading online I was put off by it. I then thought putting down procelain floor tiles and they seem to tick the criteria of being hard wearing and waterproof but over time doesn't the grout get discoloured and need to be replaced?

    Then I came across Karndean or LVT and reading about this it seemed to tick all criteria but how hard wearing is it? I have a lovely heavy oak table but wouldn't that depress the LVT over time?

    What other options have I missed?
     
  2. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Art select is Karndeans top spec flag ship range And looks and last great when installed correctly. You shouldn't have any problem with depressions in the product with heavy furniture
     
  3. Arla

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    What other products are in the same quality bracket? I am looking for a stone effect design.
     
  4. pf flooring

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  5. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    It won’t compress but if you pick a dark tile it will scratch and mark easily compared to porcelain and laminate. You will need to maintain it and put felt pads on the feet of any furniture that moves.


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  6. Arla

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    I have just had a quote for Art Select Melbourne - actual area is 13sqm - half is floorboard, half is concrete. What I was unsure was that they would put flooring grade plywood down on the floorboards and self leveling screet on the concrete area to level -is this correct? Units will cover about 3 square metres its just a simple galley kitchen ( 2m x6m)

    Could I get the floor put in before the kitchen units? Or should I get the kitchen units put in and then the floor. I have 4 freestanding appliances (not a fan of integrated)

    They mentioned they could put the plywood and screet down, get the kitchen fitted and then comeback and lay the Karndean after the kitchen is in. However would that not damage the plywood and screet whilst the kitchen is being installed?
     
  7. Arla

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    If I pick a lighter shade of Karndean - will that fair better?

    I have young kids who will put the flooring to the test, draggin chairs, spilling water and probably writing on it!
     
  8. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Prep done is best then kitchen fitted.
    Then fit floor after the kitchen is in
     
  9. RMG

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    mid tones are best
     

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