The Korlock Select system by Karndean Designflooring, shown here in Palazzo Marble’s herringbone arrangement.
Karndean Designflooring The Korlock Select system by Karndean Designflooring, shown here in Palazzo Marble’s herringbone arrangement.

Karndean Designflooring has introduced 17 new stone designs to its Korlok Select line, an interlocking rigid core flooring system developed as an alternative to porcelain tile. The new designs are inspired by natural stone forms, including Calacatta marble, slate, and limestone, as well as Moorish stenciled tiles.

Each new option, except for the two stenciled designs, features the manufacturer’s color-coordinated InteGrout, a smooth, nonporous grout attachment that eliminates the need to apply grout during installation—contributing up to 50% in upfront cost savings, according to the manufacturer. The InteGrout attachment’s formulation is designed not to crack or harbor dirt or bacteria, and can be cleaned with a pH neutral cleaner.

Each of the stones connects together with the manufacturer’s proprietary fold-down locking mechanism, and a whole floor system installs quickly over most existing wood floors. “Every aspect of Korlok Select with InteGrout contributes to a faster installation and significant cost savings when compared with porcelain tile, including the 5G fold-down locking mechanism, waterproof K-Core and pre-attached acoustic backing,” says Karndean Designflooring director of marketing Jenne Ross.

All Karndean floors feature the manufacturer’s K-Guard+ surface protection. The Calacatta marble stone option is available in two styles: 18-by-24-inch tiles and a 6-by-24-inch herringbone arrangement. karndean.com