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The LooseLay floor is an exclusive collection of Luxury Vinyl Tiles from Karndean, the world leader in this segment. The range features stunning vinyl tiles in both wood and stone finish.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: February 27, 2018

Karndean LooseLay Flooring Review

The LooseLay floor is an exclusive collection of LVT from Karndean, the world leader in this segment. The range features stunning vinyl tiles in both wood and stone finish.

The floor is an exceptional collection where the tiles are specially crafted for quick installation. The tiles offer all the practical features of a top-class vinyl floor that is matched by unparalleled beauty.

Whether you love the warmth of wood floors or the dazzle of stone floors, the LooseLay collection has just the right solution for you.

This Karndean LooseLay flooring review provides detailed insight into the features of this exceptional collection.

The In-Depth Review

As a leading brand in LVTs, Karndean was one of the first to introduce the LooseLay concept of installation to their vinyl floors. This highly innovative technology is used to create tiles with special materials at the bottom of the surface that use friction to create a strong and sturdy grip with the subfloor underneath. The installation is, therefore, quick, easy and fuss-free without requiring any adhesive or nails.

Moreover, floors installed using the LooseLay method are extremely stable and do not shrink or expand during seasonal changes. You can enjoy these exclusive floors for decades without worrying about repairs or replacement.

Apart from this exceptional feature, the tiles score high on aesthetics and other practical features too.

The wood finish tiles flaunt unbelievable resemblance to wood species such as oak, pine and walnut. They come in exotic shades such as champagne, raven, twilight, French grey and shiny pearl.

The surface is crafted further to create floors with unique finishes like distressed; old-world charm, bleached, lime washed and other exclusive patterns. With random grains and knots, these tiles replicate the texture of natural timber so perfectly that it’s hard to tell the difference.

The stone collection too flaunts LVT floors with an incredible resemblance to natural stones like travertine, slate and even concrete. Here too, the floors flaunt exotic shades of grey, black, brown and beige.

As far as durability goes, few vinyl floors can beat the Karndean LooseLay collection. The 4.5mm thick planks/tiles are protected with a 0.5mm thick wear layer. This layer is coated with polyurethane (PU) that makes these floors resistant to scratches, stains, and humidity and damp.

In fact, these floors can be safely installed in any space including bathrooms and kitchens. These scratch and stain resistant LVT floors are perfect for high traffic areas and for families with kids and pets.

Karndean LooseLay Features at a Glance

  • Innovative LooseLay technology makes installation super quick and mess-free
  • The special installation technique makes these floors extremely sturdy and stable
  • Exotic designs, patterns and shades in both wood and stone with incredible similarity to the natural material
  • Compatible with underfloor heating systems
  • Resistant to scratches and stains
  • The floors are virtually waterproof
  • The thick floors provide good sound insulation
  • The floors are very comfortable underfoot and are slip-resistant too
  • Minimal, hassle-free maintenance
  • Highly durable floors that boast a 15-year warranty on commercial installations and a lifetime warranty on residential installations.

Our Verdict

The LooseLay collection of LVT floors from Karndean is an excellent addition to any commercial or residential space. With a wide range of shades, patterns and textures, the floors blend in easily with your existing decor.

With several practical benefits and exceptional looks, these floors are a perfect long-term investment.

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.