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Are you happy/unhappy with your Karndean vinyl floor?

Posted by alizacf (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 18, 12 at 15:10

I need to replace my kitchen floor, I currently have laminate which I am not happy with. Previously I had a fantastic vinyl floor which I loved, held up for over 20 years. I don't think that company is around anymore. A friend has a Karndean floor (for 7 yrs) which she loves, she has lots of traffic and says it has held up very well. I got all excited about it till I read some very negative postings here.
Are there happy Karndean owners out there?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Are you happy/unhappy with your Karndean vinyl floor?

It is really not a maintenance free product. They always recommended polishing it. Thus why we never considered it a residential product. More for commercial use.

RE: Are you happy/unhappy with your Karndean vinyl floor?

This floor is installed at a local hospital in the cafeteria. Very high traffic. It looks like a hickory wide plank. It has held up extremely well.

RE: Are you happy/unhappy with your Karndean vinyl floor?

It is all a matter of consumer expectations. Some flooring products show use more than others. Consumers quickly forget that these products are walked on daily and that all flooring degrades from day one.

RE: Are you happy/unhappy with your Karndean vinyl floor?

We had our kitchen floor done with a higher end Karndean in July, 2010. Visitors always mistake it for real wood or at least laminate. It still looks beautiful and is very easy to maintain. I finally got around to applying the Dim Glo stuff which is supposed to be a protective finish. I followed the directions and gave it two coats, but it did result in some hard to detect (but I can find them) smears, which I will have to eventually use their included stripper product to get off. They no longer make Dim Glo, which I am sorry I used. Overall we are very satisfied with our residential Karndean. I saw the installation which was done by professionals who used a heavy roller to set it in right. It is not a DIY product!

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