What a difference a decade of transforming our nation’s floors can truly make

What a difference a decade of transforming our nation’s floors can truly make

What a difference a decade of transforming our nation’s floors can truly make to a small enterprise in Hull! – Hull Daily Mail Editorial

S&D Flooring Specialists Ltd are a Hull based elite team of highly skilled floor layers specialising in commercial and domestic flooring. On Monday 21st May, 2018, they celebrate 10 years in business but also celebrate their continuing journey, development and expansion of their craft. S&D Flooring are proud to be considered by clients as a forward thinking and highly successful commercial contract flooring organisation dedicated to providing an outstanding supply and installation service of highly popular flooring brands. But this didn’t just happen overnight!

Roll back 10 years, S&D Flooring Specialists Ltd begun trading from the back of a van down the streets of Hull with just current Managing Director Steve Dixon and a former business partner installing Karndean Design Flooring to domestic properties. After several years of building up a reputation for installing quick, simple and top quality domestic flooring, S&D Flooring expanded into the commercial market. In doing so they became a part of many prestigious projects across the city; secured industry recognised awards and, now currently employs 22 expert hands including several exceptional apprentices.

Picture: S&D Flooring Specialists Ltd Team. Photo: Courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail and Jerome Ellerby

Through years of positive word-of-mouth reviews, recommendations and building excellent working relationships with clients, S&D Flooring and its elite team of installers – more commonly known as the #BoysinBlue on social media – have developed a portfolio of exceptional installations across a multitude of sectors ranging from education and healthcare through to leisure and hospitality. S&D Flooring are regularly contracted by well-known Hull-based construction and design companies and private investors such as: Chameleon Business Interiors, Eco Modular Buildings, Sewell Group, and the Strata Group. Some of their notable projects with these clients have included the renovation of several wards at Castle Hill Hospital, C4Di, Ron Dearing UTC, Rollits Solicitors, Essex House, University of Leeds School of Fine Arts and the Turner Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi at the Ferens Art Gallery.

Rolling into 2015, S&D Flooring were awarded the prestigious Contract Flooring Journal Industry Award for designing and installing an at the Seaside themed flooring design at Whitby Court Care Home on behalf of Karndean Design Flooring. It was also around this time that S&D Flooring begun to improve its sustainability – becoming an active contractor for the Recofloor take back vinyl scheme, which recycles all their waste vinyl and turns it into stylish new flooring for flooring giants Altro and Polyflor.

10 years is a huge milestone for many small organisations and S&D Flooring is no exception. But rather than looking back at all the great work they have done, S&D Flooring continues to seek new opportunities to build upon and expand into new markets over the next ten years. Part of this includes S&D Flooring aiming to become one of the best flooring companies in Yorkshire. By continuing to regularly conduct and promote their high quality and professional installations nationwide, S&D Flooring looks forward to welcoming and working with new contractors to continue transforming our nations flooring for the better. Grow its operations, train more apprentices and give more back to the community that has helped S&D Flooring survive and thrive.

Picture: Managing Director Steve Dixon, Photo: Courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail and Jerome Ellerby

If you are thinking of a new flooring project for an interior, no matter how big or small, S&D Flooring are right by your side as their Boys in Blue create your masterpiece. As part of working with S&D Flooring, they promise to provide expert consultations and first-class advice every step of the way, including outstanding aftercare, which they believe is just as equally important and has helped them secure even more projects for the future. Plus help set S&D Flooring apart from their competitors. If you are unsure about how much flooring you need, the dedicated sales team will conduct a free site survey, if required, along with answering all your queries about a project. With a wide range of textures, styles and colour palettes from leading brands such as Karndean Design Flooring, Polyflor, Tarkett, Forbo and more… The only limit is your imagination. So, stop reading the paper, pick up the phone and get ready to leave a lasting surface to walk over with S&D Flooring.

Think and create it with S&D Flooring! Call us today on 01482 839801 or, Email sales@sanddflooring.co.uk for further information and ­­ideas.

S&D Flooring 2017 Recofloor Red Letter Day Experience Winner

S&D Flooring 2017 Recofloor Red Letter Day Experience Winner

S&D Flooring Ltd have been awarded a £100 Red Letter Day experience gift card from the Recofloor vinyl take-back scheme following the end of their summer promotion.  

S&D Flooring Red Letter Day Gift Card
S&D Flooring Red Letter Day Gift Card Experience

Recofloor, a leading vinyl take-back scheme founded by reputable manufacturers Altro and Polyflor for the commercial flooring industry, recognises the importance of raising the sustainability of the flooring industry. It is also currently used by hundreds of organisations across the UK. 

As part of their summer promotion event, S&D Flooring Ltd and many other flooring organisations were required to continue to recycle their waste vinyl flooring with Recofloor during August 2017. For every two bags filled with waste vinyl collected, the organisation would receive one entry into a draw for a chance to win one of three £100 Red Letter Days Gift Cards.  

Working on over 20 various sized projects during August 2017, many of which included the removal and installation of vinyl, S&D Flooring Ltd managed to generate 20 bags which equated to 2.25 tonnes of waste vinyl being saved from going to landfill.  As a result, this secured S&D Flooring Ltd with 10 entries into the Recofloor summer promotion.  

On Friday 1st September 2017, S&D Flooring was selected as one of the recipients for the £100 gift card voucher along with two other flooring organisations.

S&D Flooring employee Sam accepting the prize on behalf of Recofloor
S&D Flooring employee Sam accepting the prize on behalf of Recofloor

Steve Dixon, Managing Director of S&D Flooring said: “Working with Recofloor over the last couple of years has been great for improving S&D Flooring’s commitment to sustainability. Having being awarded this special prize from Recofloor for continuing to use their service and recycle waste vinyl flooring has been a great bonus for the company at the end of a busy summer.  S&D Flooring would like to thank Recofloor for selecting us in this year’s summer promotion and I look forward to giving this award to a hard-working employee at the organisation.

For further information, contact: 

S&D Flooring Ltd
Call us on: 01482 839801 or Email at: sales@sanddflooring.co.uk 

 Recofloor
Call us on: 01613 557618 or Email at info@recofloor.org  

We’ve made a Recofloor First, Here’s what we did!

We’ve made a Recofloor First, Here’s what we did!

In a Recofloor first, S&D Flooring Ltd was named double award winner for Brand Ambassador (new for 2017) and Outstanding Achievement – Gold, for our contributions to the Recofloor scheme.

Recofloor is a leading vinyl take-back scheme which recognises the importance and benefits of recycling vinyl flooring. It is used by hundreds of flooring contractors and distributors across the UK. All uplifted and off-cut vinyl flooring products are recycled into either new flooring products by leading flooring suppliers Altro and Polyflor or traffic management products such as cones and sign bases.

Described as the ‘epitome of productivity’ S&D Flooring was given recognition for having a dedicated Recofloor webpage and an active presence on a wide range of social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. S&D Flooring also managed to accumulate and recycle one of the largest volumes of waste and uplifted vinyl by any contractor, which led us to be presented with two awards at the 2017 Annual Recofloor celebration event in London.

Joe Gardner, Project Officer at Recofloor said: “S&D Flooring is the first company in the history of the Recofloor scheme to win two awards in one year at our 2017 awards; they won both the Brand Ambassador and Outstanding Achievement awards”.

“S&D have been nothing short of exemplary, in 2016 they collected the largest volume of material by any contractor (14.6 tonnes) and it was all good quality material with no contamination issues whatsoever. S&D are on track this year to smash last year’s target.”

S&D Flooring Recofloor Brand Ambassador and Outstanding Achievement awards

Flooring Fact:  These trophies are made from the vinyl S&D Flooring helped to recycle. 

Steve Dixon, Managing Director of S&D Flooring said: “In September 2015 S&D Flooring begun its Recofloor journey. Since then our Boys in Blue have recycled over 20 tonnes of waste, uplifted smooth, safety and off-cut vinyl flooring. We have won multiple awards from Best New Comer and Bronze in 2016 to Outstanding Achievement and Brand Ambassador in 2017. At S&D Flooring we continually look to improve our sustainability and reduce our waste disposal costs. Using and promoting our participation with the Recofloor Scheme has helped the organisation save thousands of pounds annually, improve our sustainability and helped secure future projects. Each year we set an increasing vinyl recycling target. This year S&D Flooring aims to recycle 18 tonnes”.

For further information about our Recofloor achievements and how your project with us fits into the scheme, contact:

S&D Flooring Ltd

Call us on: 01482 839801 or Email at: sales@sanddflooring.co.uk