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Amtico Vs Karndean – Lifestyle Flooring take a look

  • 18 Jan 2019

Lifestyle Flooring have taken a look at two popular types of vinyl flooring; Amtico and Karndean, analysing what to consider when choosing between them.

There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to vinyl flooring solutions but patrons will quickly point out Amtico and Karndean are more popular when it comes to getting the perfect combination of design, durability, and cost.

These two brands have been big favourites for decades. However, deciding between Amtico and Karndean can be tough, as both brands have their own unique selling points.

While Amtico has marked its presence for over 50 years, Karndean has also given it competition for the last 40 years.

When it comes to choosing between Amtico and Karndean, Lifestyle Flooring are asking people to consider the following parameters.

Product Type

Amtico vinyl flooring is made from plasticisers, resin, and stabilisers, which are combined together and then compressed under high temperature and pressure.

This process results in a very thin yet extremely durable floor that also offers a high level of flexibility. Amtico vinyl floors almost resemble natural stone or wood textures with a matte finish, offering excellent wear for long years.

In case of Karndean, each flooring tile is made from a combination of two PVC backing layers, an HD photographic layer, a clear PVC embossed wear layer and finally a top protective layer of PU coating. This process makes Karndean flooring durable and glossier than Amtico matte flooring.

Place of Manufacture

Amtico flooring is manufactured at their own facility meeting top A+ BREEAM/BRE Green guide rating. The company is dedicated to protecting the environment and encourages customers to return used floors to their manufacturing plants for recycling.

Karndean flooring is manufactured by the company’s affiliates in Asia. But this does not affect the quality of the flooring.

Karndean ensures a beautiful finish for its vinyl flooring that offers convincing stone and wood effects just like Amtico.

Price Comparison

Amtico flooring may be considered slightly expensive in comparison to Karndean flooring, which is a great favourite with people on a budget. However, Lifestyle Flooring assure that the best prices are guaranteed through them, whether purchasing Karndean or Amtico.

In Conclusion

Both Amtico and Karndean are worth your money for a great looking floor. For a matte finish, Amtico would be the ideal choice. For a glossier look, choose Karndean. Ultimately, the final decision regarding the right flooring solution should be a fine balance between budget and preference.

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