Karndean celebrates 40 years trading

26 Sep, 13

Ruby anniversary marked by charity campaign

Luxury vinyl floor manufacturer Karndean Designflooring is celebrating 40 years of trading. Having been established in 1973 by Michael Walker, the company is now a global brand and boasts a 500sqm showroom and headquarters in Evesham, Worcester, and employs more than 300 people worldwide.

To mark its Ruby anniversary, the family-owned company has launched its’40 Free Floors for 40 Good Causes’ campaign on its Facebook page. The appeal will call on users to nominate individuals, families and organisations that they think deserve to win a free Karndean floor.

There will be 15 winners chosen from the UK, plus 15 winners from other countries the company serves including USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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In addition, inspired by its logo of Smokey the Dog, the family pet which is still the company’s logo, Karndean will donate £1 for every Facebook ‘like’ to the Dogs Trust.

As part of its launch, Karndean has launched Looselay, as an alternative to click and laminate flooring. It is supported by a brochure which uses augmented reality so designers can see how the product looks insitu.

Managing director of Karndean Designflooring, Paul Barratt commented: “Our 40th anniversary is a massive achievement and we’re extremely proud of where we started and where we are today. And what better way to celebrate than by giving back to our customers and helping a variety of excellent causes.”