Inspired by reclaimed natural wood materials, the 12 distinct new plank designs replicate the unique look that comes from the transformation of wood over time, in addition to processes such as burning, liming and smoking.
The four groups, French Oaks, American Redwood, Scottish Beech and Mexican Cypress ensure a grain and colour palette to suit a wide variety of commercial and public sector projects.
The four lightly lime-washed French Oak looks, VGW91T Tawny Oak, VGW92T Burgundy Oak, VGW93T Hessian Oak and VGW94T Honey Oak are reminiscent of salvaged antique flooring. The rich grain details and large scaled planks (48”x 7”) complement both traditional and contemporary architecture, and the larger size means reduced downtime and installation costs.
The collection also includes three unique designs inspired by American Redwood railway sleepers – VGW99T Reclaimed Redwood, VGW100T Aged Redwood and VGW101T Salvaged Redwood. Running with the theme of reclaimed woods, Karndean’s product designers were drawn to the unique detail and texture of the Redwood ties, which over the years had aged beautifully. Introducing wire brushing and etching techniques, they have taken the natural aging process one step further with these three designs, giving the American Redwood designs the look of repurposed timber without the practical drawbacks of real wood such as splintering, cracking and warping.
A perfect foundation for any commercial environment, the three rich brown, smoked designs create a rich and warm canvas. Incorporating fuming and smoking techniques that have been used by real wood flooring manufacturers for years, the rich brown tones of our VGW97T Burnished Beech and VGW98T Smoked Beech planks can accompany nearly any décor scheme, whilst the striking variation of VGW102T Charred Oak makes a real statement.
The new collection is rounded off by the stunning VGW95T Lime-washed Cypress and VGW96T Burnished Cypress. Combining the limed finish of Honey Oak and the burnt effect of Charred Oak, these two designs are some of the most detailed in the entire collection. The result of liming and smoking techniques is a more refined and sophisticated aesthetic, perfect for any commercial space benefiting from a highly realistic, rustic feel.
“Our new Van Gogh designs are our boldest to date. They are a welcome addition and reflect the trends we’re seeing for authentic and textured interiors for commercial applications,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director at Karndean Designflooring.
“The collection is not only design-led, but also retains all the durability, ease of maintenance and availability our customers have come to rely on.’’
Available with a recently extended 15 year commercial warranty and R10 slip ratings, the complete Karndean Designflooring Van Gogh collection will now feature a total of 32 wood designs.