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Cheaper Alternatives to Karndean LVT Flooring: a Lifestyle article

  • 20 Mar 2019

Karndean is considered the benchmark in Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring; so stunning that they cannot be differentiated from real wood and stone floors, they are extremely durable and easy to maintain.

However, they are expensive too; if you are looking for cheaper alternatives to Karndean floors, Lifestyle Flooring have looked at some brands you could 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 guarantees 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 and 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.


Cavalio vinyl floors consist of 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.

Cavalio 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.

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