Karndean specified for 02 VIP suites

As part of major refurbishment plans to upgrade existing VIP suites, The O2, London, looked to add an extra touch of luxury by replacing existing laminate flooring with Karndean Designflooring.

The multi-entertainment venue, which hosts some of the world’s biggest events, chose the opulent grain and knot details of Art Select Morning Oak and our Auburn Oak Parquet. The O2 chose to have the individual parquet planks laid in a traditional herringbone design.

Simon Carter, fabric manager at The O2, commented:

“VIP isn’t just on the ticket, it’s in the experience. Therefore we had to ensure that the quality of the refurbishment speaks for itself.

“Having previously specified Karndean in our O2 Lounge, we know the floor will maintain its ‘wow’ factor for years to come.”

The O2 used complimentary carpet tiles against Karndean, in a bid to create a lavish statement.

Simon added:

“Our brief was simple: luxury. Therefore it was vital that we chose a premium product to fit with our high specification. Karndean has helped us achieve this, with the golden design of Morning Oak and the rich texture of Auburn Oak creating a really sumptuous feel. We have achieved a visually amazing space full of glamour, in keeping with the experience we promise our VIP guests.”

So pleased with the feedback from the 64 revamped boxes, The O2 are now planning to install Karndean in the 32 remaining suites.