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Karndean is considered the benchmark in Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring. However, if you are looking for low cost alternatives then here are some brands to consider.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: September 04, 2019

What Are Cheaper Alternatives to Karndean Flooring?

What Are Cheaper Alternatives to Karndean Flooring?

Karndean is considered the benchmark in Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring. Karndean floors look so stunning that you cannot differentiate them from real wood and stone floors. They are also extremely durable and easy to maintain. These floors are expensive too.

If you are looking for cheaper alternatives to Karndean floors, here are some brands you may want to consider.

Quick-Step Livyn

Quick-Step Livyn feature a protective top layer that safeguards the surface from stains, scratches and water. An advanced Stain Guard and Scratch Guard technology ensures that these floors retain their stunning beauty even after several years.

Quick-Step floors are available in gorgeous wood and stone effects. They are extremely soft and comfortable underfoot. They feature sound-absorption properties, which reduce noise caused by scratching pet paws, high heels, dragging furniture and heavy footsteps, and give you a silent floor to walk on.

Quick-Step floors that support the Uniclic Multifit system give the benefit of easy installation. The planks can be clicked into place without any adhesive, which makes installation easy, quick and efficient.

Lifestyle Floors

The vinyl range from Lifestyle Floors boasts of contemporary colours and designs in wood and stone effects. The floors carry a stunning resemblance to natural wood and stone and are highly practical. They handle day-to-day use without losing their fine looks and performance.

These vinyl floors can be used in kitchens and bathrooms where floors made of natural materials such as wood are used with extreme caution for fear of damage. The vinyl range also consists of floors that are easy to install.


Parador vinyl floors combine the practical benefits of vinyl flooring with the beauty of natural materials such as wood and stone. They are available in contemporary designs and are ideal for modern interiors. They are suitable for heavy-duty residential, commercial and industrial use.

Parador’s vinyl floors support click system of installation, which makes the process easy and fast. The floor design consists of core boards that are resistant to moisture, which minimises the risk of boards swelling up and changing shape. This swell-resistance makes the floors extremely stable.

Parador solid vinyl floors can be used in any room including kitchens and bathrooms. All Parador vinyl floors are compatible with underfloor heating systems.


Bentley vinyl floors comprise multiple layers of vinyl, which give them exceptional strength and stability. There is a photographic layer that brilliantly mimics the looks and appearance of natural floors. The surface features a tough polyurethane wear layer, which protects the floor from daily wear and tear and makes it extremely durable.

Bentley floors feature different wear layers to suit residential, light commercial and heavy commercial applications. There are also vinyl floors that support an easy and faster interlocking system of installation. These floors are highly noise-absorbent, which makes them extremely stable and silent.

Best Karndean Alternative?

Each of these brands offers the best value for your money and are an excellent alternative to Karndean however in our opinion, Bentley floors give you the most value for money.

When you are looking to buy vinyl flooring at the best prices, look no further. Stories Flooring cuts out the middle man to bring you high quality vinyl floors at deep discounts.

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.