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This customer came to Floor Designs Falkirk looking for advise on choosing flooring coverings they had interested in carpets, solid wood flooring, Karndean and Amtico flooring for two Hallways and their new Kitchen that continued into their Sunroom and utility room.   In the end they decided to go with Karndean Flooring and choose from the Knight-Tile Range for all the areas.

It became apparent very quickly when Floor Designs turned up to measure and survey that this would not be a straight forward job.  The Sunroom had ceramic tiles fitted that were considerably higher than the Kitchen areas subfloor.  The kitchens subfloor was floorboards with hardboard on top.  The customer wanted the Sunroom and Kitchen to flow into one, without any obvious height difference.

Conservatory Finshed

The first step was to uplift the existing ceramic tiles and remove as much of the left over adhesive as possible.  In the Kitchen 9mm plywood was used to prepare the floor as the Sunroom  needed primed before two screeds were applied due to the uneven condition of the subfloor.   Between the Kitchen and the Sunroom a feather finish compound was then used to create a slight ramp which married the two rooms together.

Finished Stairs

The next step was to prime both the Kitchen and Sunroom before a special flexi screed was used over both areas.  This is basically a self levelling compound that allows the Karndean or Amtico fitter to screed over various types of subfloors including plywood, leaving an ideal surface to install Karndean and Amtico Flooring.  The final stage once the flexi screed had set was to use feather finish compound over some of the flexi screed to take out some of the slight imperfections before the Karndean adhesive could be applied.

The preparation of the utility room and back hallway was less complicated.  The subfllors in both areas were concrete, therefore the floor was primed and a standard screed was all that was required.  The only time consuming part was boxing off the concrete steps in the Hallway before they could be screeded.  The main Hallway only needed to be prepared using 6mm plywood before the Karndean flooring tiles could be installed.

Hall Way

The customer had a new modern Kitchen with cream units and a dark worktop.  They wanted to keep the floor simple and in the end decided to go for the Karndean T102 Ramsey Tile from the Knight-Tile Range as this worked well with the dark worktop and gave a sharp contrast next to the cream units.  The stripping inbetween the tiles was 3MM Karndean ST3 Aurora which again created a sharp contrast against the tiles and tied in the lighter units.

Finished Kitchen Floor

The Karndean T102 Ramsey tiles were continued into the utility room and back Hallway including some steps.  The steps were finished off using bronze stair nosings which complimented the choice of Karndean flooring.   In the main Hallway the customer decided on Karndean KP53 Rustic Ash from the Knight-Tile Range.  The main reasons they choose this particular wood plank was that it had a lot of texture in it and that the colours tied in very well with the Karndean T102 Ramsey tiles in the other areas as well as their mahogany skirting and facings.


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