Why Karndean Flooring is the No.1 choice for bathrooms

Bathroom flooring can be a tricky one.  You want to keep it clean but you don’t want to sacrifice on style.  You love the look of bathroom tiles but they’re cold and not very practical.  You’d like to try a wooden floor finish but you’re not sure about laminate.  We recommend considering Karndean luxury vinyl flooring in a bathroom as it has many advantages.

Authentic yet very practical
Probably one of the best features of luxury design flooring is while it’s a vinyl, the planks look every bit like real wood and the tiles like real stones.  It’s a win-win situation – you can bring the natural beauty of real wood and stone into your bathroom yet know your bathroom flooring is extremely hard-wearing, water-resistant and warm underfoot with Karndean. 



Showing LM15 Otono Marble from the Karndean Art Select range.

Realistic stone effect flooring 
Unlike real stone tiles which can be cold in the Winter months, sometimes slippery and often expensive to install, stone effect flooring offers a safe, practical, cost-effective alternative.  Karndean’s broad range of stone tile effects have been designed to reflect the unique patterns of real stone.  From modern slate look tiles to intricate limestone and natural stone surfaces, they have instant bathroom appeal.  And with the stone effect tiles having a range of surface textures from subtle to more prominent, there’s a good level of non-slip to keep the family safe.  The Michelangelo range for example is perfect for a real textured finish underfoot.


Showing MS2 Navarra Chalk in the Karndean Flooring Michelangelo collection.

Many people tell us they find keeping the grout clean between real stone tiles a problem.  The Karndean stone effect vinyl is perfect in this instance as there is no grout (plastic design strips can be laid to look like grouting, see the image below) and spills can be simply wiped or mopped up without leaving any discolouration or wet marks.  And while stone effect tiles are warmer than real stone, you can still turn up the heat as all Karndean flooring is compatible with underfloor heating.


Showing ST12 Bath Stone in the Karndean Flooring Knight Tile range.

Go contemporary with wood effect 
Wood effect flooring is becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms with people looking to complement or contrast their suite and décor with the natural beauty of wood, without sacrificing on practicality. 
From a design perspective, there’s so much choice in the wood effect planks from Karndean – whether a dark aged oak effect is wanted to contrast white walls and bathroom suite, or a vintage feel is sought with mid limed oak boards that give a worn, rustic appearance.  There’s a wood effect vinyl plank to suit every style, size of bathroom and budget.



Showing VGW88T Brushed Oak in the Karndean Flooring Van Gogh collection with intricate graining and variable tones.

Fitting your Karndean flooring bathroom floor
We are expert luxury vinyl floor installers and have been fitting Karndean flooring to homes across the North West for over seven years.  We are now a Karndean Gold retailer, a status granted to us by Karndean thanks to our luxury vinyl flooring expertise, quality of service and high standard of floor fitting.  At each of our three showrooms you will find the complete collection of Karndean Flooring.  And when you choose us to supply and install your Karndean Flooring, we register every installation with Karndean directly so they can send a purchase guarantee certificate directly to you. 



Showing Karndean Art Select vinyl tiles we fitted to a bathroom at a home in Northwich, Cheshire.

When it comes to your new bathroom flooring, we will spend time with you at your home or in our showroom to talk through designs.  Once you are happy and have chosen your Karndean vinyl flooring, our expert installation team will spend time preparing your floor with a screed for laying the vinyl tiles or planks, then acclimatising the products to room temperature before laying them.  Once the work has been completed, we will visit you again or welcome you back to the showroom to talk you through how to clean and care for your new Karndean floor, and get the best from it for years to come.  Whatever happens, we know you won’t be disappointed when you choose Karndean luxury vinyl flooring for your bathroom!

Look out for our Karndean flooring bathroom offer being delivered to homes across South Manchester in the next few days.  Karndean bathroom flooring supplied and fitted from £399 inc VAT (subject to terms and conditions). Take a look at some of the latest Karndean flooring installations we have done or visit the Karndean website to explore the full product range.