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Karndean Designflooring launches Van Gogh rigid core format

Export, Penn.–Karndean Designflooring now offers best-selling designs from its Van Gogh range in a rigid core format, in addition to the existing glue down luxury vinyl format.

According to the company, Van Gogh glue down provides homeowners with peace of mind that planks will be permanently adhered to the subfloor and allows them to personalize their floor by choosing the direction and pattern in which planks are laid. This format also allows for the addition of “design strips” to create an inlay border or shiplap effect. Alternatively, Van Gogh rigid core is a floating floor that clicks and locks into place without the use of adhesive. This format is the company’s quietest to walk on, ideal for upstairs rooms in the home where consumers wish to minimize noise transfer to rooms below.

“By offering these 14 colors in both glue down and rigid core, consumers can first choose a color that matches their space and then select the format that better suits their needs. Homeowners may even choose to use both formats throughout the home by enjoying the designability of our glue down planks on the ground level and the acoustic properties of rigid core in upper levels,” Larry Browder, chief sales & marketing officer, said.

With its textured emboss and replication of natural woods, Van Gogh continues to be a go-to range within the LVT sector. Popular favorites now available in rigid core include Reclaimed Maple, Aged Redwood, Country Oak and Vintage Pine. Van Gogh planks are sized 48 X 7, feature a 20-mil wear layer suitable for commercial applications.

Like all Karndean rigid core products, Van Gogh rigid core planks feature the company’s proprietary, 100% waterproof K-Core technology for installation over most existing hard floors, without the worry of exposing subfloor imperfections. With this technology, install teams can turn jobs quickly without the use of adhesive. Van Gogh rigid core also features an acoustic foam backing that does not promote the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Unlike cork backings, this layer will not flake apart on the job site. These planks are secured in place with a patented and proven click-locking mechanism.

Both formats are finished with K-Guard+ surface protection, which uses polyurethane technology to provide a hygienic and durable surface that, unlike aluminum oxide coatings, will not turn white if scratched or leave stress marks when handled. Both lines are backed by a 15-year commercial warranty and lifetime residential warranty.

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Mohawk's SolidTech sets new standard for luxury vinyl

Calhoun, Ga.Mohawk’s new SolidTech ushers in a new generation of luxury vinyl tile that allows consumers to have elegant style, durability and cleanability in one easy-to-install product.

mohawk_solidtech_vershire_shadowwood“For elevated style that can handle everyday life inside your home, Mohawk SolidTech sets the new standard for greatness in luxury vinyl flooring,” said Tammy Brogan, director of hard surface brand. “In fact, it’s a completely new, revolutionary class of flooring. SolidTech combines the strength and rich visual of real hardwood with the gorgeous style, durability and cleanability of luxury vinyl tile or laminate. It’s a totally unique product.”

SolidTech’s modern, fashion-forward color selections and sophisticated textures allow homeowners to create bold, innovative floors and unforgettable rooms. Wider planks and unparalleled low-frequency pattern repetition give SolidTech a natural hard surface visual.

Three distinctive SolidTech collections meet the latest trends and design options that consumers crave:

  • Galvyn collection boasts 12 striking designs such as Nightfall, Pearl Platinum and Castle Rock.
  • Revella collection brings rooms to life with a touch of class found in eight alluring colorways including Brownstone, Sandstone and Burnt Ember.
  • Vershire collection showcases the widest plank design for enhanced elegance, along with inspired color selections and design potential.

Easy to Install, Easy to Live With

SolidTech is engineered to perform in any room, from kitchens to living rooms to mudrooms. One of the most impressive aspects of SolidTech’s superior engineering is the ability to be easily installed at all angles for flawless results. Uniclic MultiFit technology allows for true DIY ease of installation with quick, professional results.

Uniclic’s advanced locking system also creates an impenetrable lock between planks that makes SolidTech floors waterproof, odor-free and a breeze to clean—the perfect solution for active homes with kids and pets.

With a thick, rigid construction, SolidTech planks look and feel just like real hardwood. They are 50% denser than average composite core flooring so SolidTech planks will not telegraph visual imperfections of the underlying surface. SolidTech planks also resist scratches, scuffs and indentation and maintain dimensional stability under heat and extreme temperature change.

People, Pet and Pug Approved
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To boost the excitement about SolidTech, Mohawk is teaming up with social media sensation Doug the Pug. Doug is now the face of SolidTech, illustrating how SolidTech’s technological innovations can handle the everyday challenges of active pets with ease and superior performance.

A pop culture phenomenon, Doug has amazing social media credentials, including more than 4.5 million likes on Facebook, over 2 million followers on Instagram and over 5 million YouTube video views.

“Doug the Pug’s appeal will help us deliver our message to the extremely valuable pet-owner market, ranging from the older demographic to today’s media savvy, socially connected millennial shopper,” said Brogan.

SolidTech is also backed by Mohawk’s All Pet Protection and Warranty, which covers all pets and all accidents.

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MP Global repurposes plastic bottles in LuxWalk

image004Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products has expanded the scope of recycled resources used in its manufacturing processes to include fibers from discarded plastic beverage bottles. The company recently introduced LuxWalk, a high performing acoustic and insulating underlayment engineered especially for use under new luxury vinyl flooring (LVF).

Containing 31% post-consumer materials, LuxWalk uses plastic fibers from discarded water bottles diverted from landfill, helping preserve the environment. The underlayment is LEED compliant and will contribute to MRc 4.1–4.2 credits.

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Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Shanghai — The Shanghai-based flooring producer Chinafloors Timber Co. has announced the launch of its brand-new program of luxury vinyl planks. The collection will be marketed under the Lamett brand and features 21 decors that will be available both in a dry back as well as in a click version for floating installation. Continue reading Chinafloors enters vinyl category