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.

CFA & CFJ 2015 AWARD WINNER

CFA & CFJ 2015 AWARD WINNER

In July 2015, The Contract Flooring Association and the Contract Flooring Journal awarded S&D Flooring with the prestigious installation of the year award for the Whitby Court Care Home project in North Yorkshire. The Contract Flooring Association (CFA) consists of contractors and consultants that specialise in the installation of all floor finishes. Whereas the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) is recognised as providing essential business information, insider comments, expert analysis and lively debates on current flooring issues.

Whitby Court provides person-centred care in a tranquil environment using Karndean Design Flooring

The new flooring at Whitby Court care home was installed by S&D Flooring using Karndean Design flooring as specified by the Fisher Partnership. In short, the work consisted of the design and installation of 2000 square metres over two floors with various themed rooms. The care home wanted a floor that will withstand high traffic in areas, be easy to maintain, hygienic and most importantly looks warm and inviting for the residents.

Whitby Court Care Home Project

For the most part, the brief was to create a themed room of ‘At the Seaside’. Karndean Design flooring’s Michelangelo MS2 Navarra Chalk was used to create the look of pebbles. Whereas Karndean Van Gogh planks were used to resemble a jetty. In addition, a bespoke design was also required in the corridor outside the lounge.

S&D Flooring installers had a tight deadline to meet the client’s handover date. The conditions during the installation were difficult. Cold temperatures, specialist care and expertise was required during the installation of the Luxury Vinyl Tiles to prevent distortion. Overall an excellent finish was achieved by S&D Flooring which was delivered on time and on budget.

S&D Flooring awarded CFJ 2015 Installation of the Year

Managing Director Steve Dixon and Contracts Manager Mark Power attended the annual CFJ and CFA celebrations event in London to receive their award.