Karndean Designflooring returns to celebrate 45th anniversary

The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring is returning to CDW to mark its 45th anniversary.

Visitors will take a step back in time with Karndean’s replica vintage Morris Minor van based on the original driven back in 1973 when the business first started in the West Midlands. It has since grown to a global brand and household name supplying luxury vinyl flooring throughout the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.

Located near St John’s Gate, Karndean’s iconic van will also open as a pop up exhibition presenting ‘then and now’ to demonstrate its innovative vinyl flooring designs for commercial spaces. The display will feature some of Karndean’s most intriguing and intricate ranges including brand new designs joining its contemporary Knight Tile and Opus collections.

It will include new Scandinavian Pine, limed oak, limestone and mixed material designs with a unique ‘shattered concrete’ effect to name but a few.

“CDW always has such a buzz about it and the streets come alive with show-stopping exhibitions and installations,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

He said: “We’re extremely proud to be celebrating our own 45th anniversary during the festival and what better way to mark it than demonstrate how far we’ve come in replicating the natural beauty of real wood and stone in luxury vinyl flooring.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to introduce our latest Knight Tile and Opus designs and share the individual inspiration stories behind each new product.”

As well as taking to the bustling streets of Clerkenwell throughout CDW, Karndean also plans to host its exclusive Sundowner event at Lazybones on Cowcross Street on Wednesday 23rd May. Inviting friends from the world of interior design, architecture and construction, the event will mark Karndean’s birthday celebrations and offer guests a first look at new designs.

To request an invite please email events@karndean.co.uk

Last year, Karndean partnered with British artist, Sally Hogarth, to commission a series of unique Kaleidoscope installations along the official trail of CDW. The mirrored designs provided visitors with a constantly changing floor design and attracted hundreds of shares across Instagram and Twitter.