The first thing you notice about the new Papakura Flooring Xtra showroom, is how much more there is to see and how much room there is to see it! Spanning an impressive 350sm, the showroom at 20 Elliot Street, is designed to fully showcase the extensive range of flooring options chosen by local owners Trish and Richard Wickett.
“We have always wanted a space big enough to house the many different options there are, to give our customers the best choices. Now we do! There are over 3000 carpet samples, with the growing trend in hard floor laminate and luxury vinyl plank & tiles we have showcased all the major brands on our presentation floor. We also carry a large range of sheet vinyl stock,” enthuses Trish.
The Wicketts come from a strong trade background and have been in the flooring business for more years than they care to remember so it makes sense to see them first when you are choosing carpet for your new home or updating the flooring in your existing one. Their extensive knowledge coupled with their sales, measuring, admin team and a crew of dedicated professional installers provides them with the ability to make your flooring experience as seamless as possible.
“Flooring needs have changed over the years and the products have changed too. There is a lot more variety and choice now and we can use our experience to provide guidance for all the families now coming in to buy flooring. Often it will be for their first home and will have to withstand the rigours of children’s rough and tumble. Everyone has a different need when it comes to choosing flooring for their home.”
The ability to showcase such a wide range of product is in part due to the benefit that a strong carpet identity in Flooring Xtra brings. As part of New Zealand’s largest flooring retail brand with over 60 stores nationwide, customers can be assured they have access to the best range possible and at a competitive price.
“We stock all leading brands: Cavalier and Norman Ellison, including the exclusive Bremworth collection, Godfrey Hirst, Feltex, Signature and Victoria Carpets’ new and exclusive loom collection range of New Zealand wool carpets which are in store.
“The choice of hard flooring includes laminates, timber, engineered wood, cork tiles, bamboo, sheet vinyl, vinyl plank and the ever popular luxury vinyl planks and tiles, view them in store now.
“We also have a huge range of synthetic and solution dyed nylon carpets and carpet tiles which are cost effective and wear exceptionally well, suitable for families, flats or commercial applications. The Belgotex premium range of solution dyed nylon carpets is extremely durable. They’re practically indestructible, with a stain and fade proof warranty, and if you do have a stubborn stain it’s easily removed. They come in a wonderful palette of colours. This is seriously tough carpet which looks and feels brilliant.
“If you are in store you can even walk on it along with other presentation squares on our showroom floor or take a sample home to view how it suits your existing furnishings.
“Our new Look Book ‘Muse’ is a product directory and inspiration guide available in store or to order online. Choosing new flooring is a substantial investment for people and we want them to be totally happy with what they are choosing to walk on in their homes so we go out of our way to make sure it is done right and they are happy with their choice.”