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.

Premier Modular Office Refurbishment

Premier Modular Office Refurbishment

Premier Modular, the UK's premier supplier of modular building solutions offers its clients an exceptional service, innovative products and build quality. It is also these high standards that would also determine the quality of their recent refurbishment of the practice itself.

In determining the overall look of the practice and its refurbishment Premier Modular turned to S&D Flooring to who understands the importance of a motivating and workable future proof design.

Between Premier Modular, S&D Flooring and Red Frog, a contemporary green and grey colour scheme was agreed to be featured throughout all office work areas. A combination of Desso Rock and Salt ranges was installed due to its striking textured loop pile design and its durability. Available in over twelve contemporary hues, the two complementing ranges create unique spaces and zoning opportunities along with bright bursts of colour.

Due to the active nature of Premier Modular, installation by S&D Flooring and the Boys in Blue was carried out across 3 consecutive weekends to minimise disruption to the organisation. Plus one full intensive week installation over the Christmas period.

Working with Andy at S&D has been a pleasure and also a learning curve to find the right carpet to suit the company's requirements, everyone at Premier Modular was happy to see new carpets for the new year when they returned to work, but myself and Andy had to try a lot of samples and ideas to get the final outcome. It was a pleasure to work with people who can go out of their way to find solutions and also work over the Christmas break to make sure this was achieved whilst everyone else was enjoying the Christmas break. Claire Adamson, Premier Modular

Steve Dixon, Managing Director of S&D Flooring adds our installers worked diligently and with distinction. S&D Flooring was able to complete the project to a high quality that fitted the brief and with little disruption to Premier Modular.


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