Export, Pa. – Karndean Designflooring has added six new products to its LooseLay Longboard range. Featuring 59-inch planks, this non-interlocking floating range is notable for its multi-directional planks, speedy install time, acoustic properties, individually replaceable planks and seamless transition to commercial carpet tile. The company, known for its original designs, developed the new LooseLay Longboard visuals from the delicate variation of European Oak and the rustic beauty of American Pine.
The range features Karndean Designflooring’s K-Wave friction grip backing, which was first introduced in 2011. This backing, combined with the weight of the planks, holds the product in place without the use of full-spread adhesive in most applications.
Ideal for overnight retrofits and projects with tight turnaround times, Karndean LooseLay products can be laid over most existing hard floors with minimal preparation, as well as over subfloors with an RH of up to 95%. As the company’s most ergonomic flooring product, LooseLay is constructed to perform in a variety of environments, including hotels, retail environments and hospitals, in addition to temporary and planned removal spaces. At 4.5mm thick, this product allows for a seamless transition to carpet tile.
Influenced by weathering applications in textile design, the new fabric oak design explores the effect of weathering beyond what happens when wood is exposed to the elements – a softer and more worn approach. Cross-sawn patterns skip through the boards, creating a layered effect, as though fabric has been worn directly onto the plank. This design is available in three colors: Worn Fabric Oak, Shadow Fabric Oak and Urban Fabric Oak.
In addition to the Fabric Oaks, one additional design was also developed from European Oak, a wood known for its subtlety and soft features. Like the Danish “hygge” style, the color and delicate grain within Vanilla Oak denotes a quality of coziness, evoking feelings of contentment and wellbeing.
The American Pine design was developed from barn boards from Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountain region. These barns were used for drying tobacco in the late 1800s and early 1900s, inspiring the coloring and aged character of the design. Uneven wear in the original varnish highlights the character and grain of the boards. Colors include Weathered American Pine and Distressed American Pine. Shown here is Distressed American Pine.