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Specialist in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring is expanding its stylish Opus collection with six new modern and contemporary hues, including limed oak wood, shuttered concrete and limestone designs.

Designed for home decorators looking for a sophisticated floor in an extra large plank (48” x 9”) and tile (18” x 24”) design, Opus also welcomes two exclusive (18” x 3”) small ‘herringbone’ tile designs for the first time.

With the growing trend to match designs ‘room to room’ in separate rooms, open-plan spaces and broken living areas, the new small tile design – available in Fumo and Argento - can be perfectly placed alongside the matching full stone tile and laid in a herringbone, block or brick laying pattern to bring an extra sense of style and interest to any room.

Combining the natural characteristics of European Oak with a unique shuttered concrete look, Fabrica is thought provoking with its classic knots and cross-sawn markings subtly displayed. The contemporary white tones can be ideal for creating a modern and clean décor.

Ideal for home decorators looking for a soft and sophisticated finish with distinctive grain details, Columba and Avena are designed to offer a neutral limed palette suitable for any room.

Joining already popular grey and poured concrete designs, Opus welcomes Fumo, Argento and Lutum as its new limestone offering. Interestingly, Karndean’s in-house design team sourced the original piece of limestone whilst trekking local quarries throughout England, and successfully created three individual designs.

Stella Coyle, National Retail Sales Manager of Karndean Designflooring, explained: “We’re delighted to be adding new wood and stone designs to our popular Opus collection.

“Most recognised for its modern greys and sleek designs, Opus is extremely popular with style-conscious home decorators looking for a larger plank and tile design. The contemporary new hues will work perfectly in a wide range of décor schemes including Scandi, country and modern.

“Having the option to introduce smaller tile designs in an alternative laying pattern against our matching full stone tile adds a new visual element to consider. Likewise, it’s an extra selling point for our independent retailers

“What’s more, there will be point of sale (POS) updates available from July for our independent retail network with existing stands.”

With a lifetime residential guarantee, Karndean’s updated Opus collection now features 13 woods, 12 stones and two small tiles. 10 | Tomorrow’s Retail Floors ►

Karndean Designflooring, Opus Fumo SP216

Karndean Designflooring, Opus Columba WP422

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