Amtico vs Karndean – Which is Best For You
LVT – Luxury Vinyl Tiles has fast become a favourite choice of flooring.
In both residential and commercial settings alike, LVT promises unprecedented functionality, and a bespoke appearance to match. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
But there’s a lot of competition out there…
Leading LVT brands have been working tirelessly in recent years to deliver better solutions than their opponents. Consequently, it’s hard to know which brand is right for you.
We are here to help.
We’re discussing two of our most popular brands.
Amtico v Karndean
Both manufacturers are pioneers in their field, delivering unrivalled vinyl flooring and exceptional customer services.
Let’s take a closer look…
Eco-responsibility is at the heart of all modern LVT operations. With growing concerns surrounding the production of plastics, it’s important for leading LVT brands to take extra care, and look to reduce environmental impact.
Amtico are winning the race in environmentally friendly flooring solutions. Their LVT collections have been certified for low chemical emissions, and are completely phthalate free.
Additionally, Amtico have been awarded a number of certificates for eco-responsibility, granting them further credibility.
Karndean have also been awarded certification in regards to the environment. Their entire range of vinyl flooring qualifies for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points, and has been certified by SGS.
Durability is a hard category.
Naturally, the durability of a product varies from range to range, so make sure to check exactly what your home needs.
Both companies are close contenders in regards to wear resistance. Amtico’s Quantum Guard is one of the highest rated urethane coatings on the market, whilst Karndean’s K Guard + brings commercial level durability to the domestic setting.
Although, it’s close, Karndean wins the battle. K Guard + has been awarded the highest wear rating possible, demonstrating impeccable abrasion resistance.
On the other hand, Amtico have more to offer in terms of impact resilience. With wear layers ranging for o.3mm to 1mm in depth, you’re sure to receive versatility like no other. The 1mm wear layer towers above Karndean’s maximum of 0.7mm, making it perfect for the heaviest of residential footfall.
Luxury vinyl tiles truly shine when it comes to practicality. Whether installed in bathrooms, conservatories, or above underfloor heating, you’re guaranteed a long lifespan, and unfaltering performance.
Amtico and Karndean LVT is no exception, proving 100% waterproof, and stable in heat and direct sunlight. Both are also easy to maintain, requiring only minimal cleaning and upkeep.
Alongside low maintenance, Amtico boasts high slip resistance with an average rating of R12. This is equally matched by Karndean’s 40+ score on the pendulum wet test.
Additionally, both offer heat and sound insulation. However, Amtico takes the lead with a 20dB acoustic rating. This ensures low noise pollution, and undisturbed comfort.
To conclude, both Amtico and Karndean have a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for great value and durability, or eco-friendly practicality, you won’t be disappointed.
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