Karndean loose lay flooring is a product we have featured on floortalk before. In 2012 we discussed the release of the Karndean loose lay product, its construction, warranties, and styles (view that article here). At the time this was a new product and it was impressive then and still is.
American Carpet Wholesalers in Dalton, GA installed a large area of the Karndean loose lay vinyl plank in its showroom in 2012 before its open house celebration. The loose lay vinyl plank was installed in a high traffic area in the showroom that is used heavily everyday and from the photos we can see that it has really stood up to the job and is an excellent product!
In 2012 American Carpet Wholesalers of GA had the loose lay vinyl plank installed over a clean concrete surface with no additional padding. The non-adhesive backing on the Karndean loose lay not only holds the product in place it is an effective sound buffer and is able to act as its own padding. Even two years later it is almost impossible to tell which plank just came out of the box and which has been in use in the showroom!
The installation in this case was pretty straight forward and would be relatively easy enough for most to tackle as a DIY project. However, if your room has a fireplace or other sections that could give you issue you should consult with a professional installer familiar with the Karndean loose lay vinyl plank products.
Visit American Carpet Wholesalers on the web to view a wide selection of Karndean loose lay or other Karndean flooring products. Or you can call (800)548-2706 to discuss your flooring options with a ACWG flooring expert and, as always, the showroom is open to the public and features a large Karndean showcase area to see the product samples in person.