Super sleek: Tilemates offer their style advice on Karndean Vinyl

Super sleek: Tilemates offer their style advice on Karndean Vinyl

Inspired by nature, Karndean Vinyl has been bringing the outside into customers’ homes across the globe for more than 40 years. From the warmth of wood grain to the polished perfection of marble, Karndean provides a range of natural flooring that it easy to install and maintain.

Here, our team at Tilemates’ Welling store offer their style advice for fitting Karndean flooring.

Any surface covered 

From conservatories and kitchens, to bathrooms to bedrooms, Karndean caters for all rooms in your home with its vast range of flooring to suit any style interior.

Its high quality vinyl flooring is painstakingly designed for authenticity to truly reflect natural coverings including wood, slate, limestone, marble and even ceramic. But it comes without the difficulties of natural surfaces, such as knots, shrinking and warping of wood.

Karndean’s flooring is easy to maintain and clean, comes with a lifetime guarantee and is water resistant so perfect for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

So what should I lay where?

Think about what kind of theme you want your room to have. Do you want to cook in a rustic kitchen, or do you prefer the minimalist look?

Here at Tilemates we are big fans of the Natural Oak design. Perfect for a traditional country kitchen, complete with Labradors lounging by the Aga, this flooring contains subtle colour variations and lends itself to more creative laying patterns.

For a more modern look the striking Madison design provides the perfect base to build your contemporary kitchen. Its charcoal-toned tile effect will make white units pop and sit easily with metal fixtures and fittings. 

Bathroom floors need to be among the hardiest in your home, having to deal with splashes and spills. For a floor that is rugged in looks and durable, Karndean’s Navarra Chalk transports you to the beach with the texture of smooth raised Spanish pebbles, but without the roughness and wear of real sand and stone flooring.

If you’re lucky enough to have an antique bath – or are keen to fit one - the Reclaimed Redwood design provides the perfect stage for your bathroom centerpiece. Every knot and grain has been meticulously recreated, creating a strikingly authentic look.

The finishing touches

Design strips and borders can add a personal touch to your design, and Karndean has a range of added extras to finish off your floor.

Fancy injecting a snapshot of history into your design? Then how about including a touch of ancient Greece with a mosaic border. Other boarders including weave, block and pattern designs are available.

Design strips can also be placed between tile flooring to create a natural grouting effect. A range of tones and textures – including woods, metallics and grouts - are available in various sizes throughout the Karndean range.

Vinyl isn’t all we do

Tilemates has five showrooms across the south east, in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Crayford, Petts Wood and Welling, offering customers a variety of flooring solutions to suit their individual homes and styles.

Besides Karndean’s premium vinyl flooring we supply a range of ceramic, glass and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside accessories, tools, grouts, adhesives and underfloor heating kits for a professional installation. 

To find out more speak to a member of the team at your nearest showroom:


Brighton: 01273 412000

Crayford:  01322 555453

Petts Wood: 01689 878667

Tunbridge Wells: 01892 514004

Welling: 020 8303 4023

Chessington Head Office: 020 8397 6284

  • The Guild
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  • Brighton

    Tel: 01273 412000

  • Crayford

    Tel: 01322 555453

  • Petts Wood

    Tel: 01689 878667

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Tel: 01892 514004

  • Welling

    Tel: 020 8303 4023

  • Head Office

    Tel: 020 8397 6284