Leading Australasian luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring has added 12 new designs to its popular Van Gogh Wood collection.

Natural wood goes through a number of changes over time; this natural ageing is now serving as inspiration for product designers who seek to replicate the rustic, reclaimed and repurposed look in new woods.

Following this trend, Karndean Designflooring has added twelve new wood-look planks to their Van Gogh vinyl flooring collection to replicate the natural transformation of wood over time through burning, liming and smoking.

The expanded Van Gogh collection now includes four lightly lime-washed Oak looks, VGW91T Tawny Oak, VGW92T Burgundy Oak, VGW93T Hessian Oak and VGW94T Honey Oak. The Oak look collection is reminiscent of salvaged antique flooring and features the rich grain details while its large scaled planks (48”x 7”) complement both traditional and contemporary architecture. The larger size also means reduced downtime and installation costs.

Three unique designs inspired by American Redwood railway sleepers have also been added to the Van Gogh collection - VGW99T Reclaimed Redwood, VGW100T Aged Redwood and VGW101T Salvaged Redwood. Continuing the theme of reclaimed woods, these three American Redwood designs replicate the unique detail and texture of Redwood ties, which over the years have aged beautifully. Karndean’s product designers used wire brushing and etching techniques to take the natural aging process one step further in the three designs, giving them the look of repurposed timber without the practical drawbacks of real wood such as splintering, cracking and warping.

The new collection also includes three rich brown, smoked designs, ideal for any commercial flooring application. Incorporating the fuming and smoking techniques used by timber flooring manufacturers for years, the rich brown tones of the VGW97T Burnished Beech and VGW98T Smoked Beech planks can be used as a canvas, creating a rich and warming foundation to accompany nearly any décor scheme. The striking variation of VGW102T Charred Oak in the same collection is designed to make a statement.

The extended Van Gogh collection is rounded off by two extremely unique plank designs, VGW95T Lime-washed Cypress and VGW96T Burnished Cypress. Combining the limed finish of Honey Oak and the burnt effect of Charred Oak, these two designs offer high detailing to create a more refined and sophisticated aesthetic in any commercial space.

According to Alex Stock, Head of Commercial Sales at Karndean Designflooring, the new Van Gogh designs are their boldest to date and reflect the trends being seen in authentic and textured interiors for commercial environments.

The Karndean Van Gogh collection will now feature a total of 32 wood designs and is available with a recently extended 15-year commercial warranty and R10 slip ratings.