Designing the kitchen can be an intimidating process for homeowners, especially when it comes to narrowing it down to colour and layout schemes.

Karndean presents a few scenarios for the kitchen, helping homeowners visualise the various possibilities of the Designflooring range.

Design strips

Consider design strips to add variety to small kitchens. Take a traditional kitchen floor with tile and grout or a stone look a few notches high on the design quotient by adding grout strips. One can add variety to a small kitchen using strips without overpowering the space. In addition to the improved aesthetics, design strips also offer a practical benefit as they won’t crack, chip or stain as grout would. Strips can also be added between planks, not for a grouting effect, but to create a streamlined ship's decking effect.

Framing the island 

Creating a border around a kitchen island will add visual interest and anchor the floor. For larger spaces, the kitchen island border can be balanced with a complementing border around the perimeter of the kitchen. Karndean Designflooring offers a selection of pre-assembled design borders – one can either use a single design strip to create a keyline border, or two or three strips to create a tramline border.

Angled lay pattern

An angled lay pattern suits larger kitchens; for instance, laying the product at an angle in a large or open kitchen that leads into another room, will fill out the space nicely and allow for a seamless transition to the next room. The product can be laid at a 45° angle, or for a more elevated design, planks can be installed in a herringbone pattern.

Try incorporating a design component into your kitchen project for a completed look. Start experimenting with Designflooring using Karndean’s Floorstyle tool. Simply select a space, choose a floor and lay pattern, and add your design components.

Image: Da Vinci - Natural Oak RP102 (with Chocolate design strip border)