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Karndean Flooring Installation Cost & Prices 2023

A cheap and easy-to-install alternative to hardwood or stone flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are growing exponentially in popularity in the UK.

Great for both residential and commercial purposes, LVT has a range of advantages, the most significant being its strikingly similar appearance to hardwood flooring and easy to maintain surface.

Karndean is one of the leading LVT brands and has built a solid reputation over the past 40 years for its high-quality versatile and durable flooring.

In this guide, we’ll cover the costs of installing Karndean flooring, factors that affect the cost and other common questions related to Karndean flooring.

Average Cost

The average cost for installing Karndean flooring in a medium-sized room is between £700 and £1,000 including materials and labour.

There is a range of different Karndean flooring options, each with their own price. We’ll cover the variations in price between them later.

The average price per m² ranges from £17 to £35 for the material cost only. Labour costs are between £100 and £200 per day. The duration of installation can take anywhere between 1 and 7 days.

The table below gives you an idea of how much you can expect to pay to install Karndean flooring in different rooms within your home.

Room TypeAverage SizeTotal Cost
Hallway5m²£450- £575
Bathroom7m²£670 - £900
Kitchen13m²£1,200 - £1,550
Bedroom14m²£1,400 - £1,800 
Living Room20m²£1,650 - £2,200

If you’re looking to install Karndean in your entire house, the total cost can be pretty high, but bear in mind that Karndean flooring is incredibly high-quality and has many other advantages, which we will list later on. 

Factors That Affect the Cost

The cost of installing Karndean will vary depending on a number of factors. Some of these variables are listed below. 

Preparation Required

The number of days needed to lay Karndean is dependent on the size of the space and the preparation required before the flooring can be laid.

To ensure a smooth, even finish, your contractor will need to lay a subfloor and depending on the type, you may have to wait a couple of days or even weeks for the subfloor to dry. This is because Karndean can only be laid on a surface with a 75% or less relative humidity.

Additionally, some subfloors such as those made of concrete will cost more than others, such as plywood. 

Supply Only vs Supply & Install

The installation cost will vary depending on whether you choose to buy the flooring from a supplier and then hire your own contractor to fit it or work directly with a contractor.

The first option is preferable if you are looking for a custom size or styled pieces.

However, it’s important to find a contractor who has experience with Karndean to ensure durability.

Some companies will offer to remove and dispose of your existing flooring but at a price, so be sure to discuss the whole process and all related costs before committing to a project. 

Type of Karndean

Karndean floors come in a whole host of designs, from wood and stone to more metallic looks.

There are several different ranges of Karndean, some more expensive than others. The four most popular types of Karndean and their starting price per square metre are:

  • Opus: a modern range of wood and concrete textures in natural colours, starting from £25 / m².
  • Palio Clic: a luxury range with a click-locking feature, starting from £27 / m².
  • Da Vinci: this range has a traditional, rustic aesthetic featuring ceramic and stone style finishes, starting at £28 / m².
  • Korlok: a more expensive range, starting at £35 / m². These tiles have K-Lock technology designed to reduce noise.

When choosing your Karndean style, you’ll need to decide on the plank thickness and the wearability level. While the thicker and more durable planks are more expensive, they do last longer and require less maintenance. 

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About the Author

Alex Johnson is a qualified quantity surveyor and writer with a passion for conducting original research and uncovering the true cost of jobs. His cost data has been referenced by EDF Energy and the Scottish Government.