We've never been busier,” says Richard Wickett, co-owner of the store with his wife Trish.
Having local support means a lot to the Wicketts. Long established in the district and well known through their sporting contacts, they're committed to Papakura and delighted to be part of the town's progress.
Not only do Trish and Richard have a solid trade background, their team of layers have decades of experience between them to provide a full preparation and installation service.
“We're able to provide guidance for the younger 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.
“Our range of products is constantly expanding, and we're always willing to discuss the best option for each individual situation.”
Trish and Richard have noticed changing trends in flooring, with hard flooring no longer confined to kitchen or bathrooms and more and more people are carpeting their garages.
The choice of hard flooring includes cork tiles, bamboo, laminates, timber, engineered wood, vinyl plank and the ever popular luxury looselay vinyl planks and tiles.
If carpet is your caper, Flooring Xtra Papakura has plenty to choose from, and Richard, Trish, Glenn or Sharon can guide you through the process with their extensive knowledge from years in the flooring business.
“Traditional wool carpet offers so much choice in texture and feel. It's a natural product, hypoallergenic, fire resistant and ecofriendly right down to its jute backing - it can end its life in your garden as mulch.
“We stock all leading brands: Cavalier, including the exclusive Bremworth collection, Norman Ellison, Godfrey Hirst and Feltex wool carpets mostly made in New Zealand. “We also have a huge range of synthetic and solution dyed nylon carpets which are cost effective and wear exceptionally well, suitable for families, flats or commercial applications.
Trish and Richard encourage customers to take samples home to view with existing furnishings. The Flooring Xtra online tool Floorcaster also enables people to experiment with different looks in their own homes.
Whatever your final flooring decision, Flooring Xtra Papakura measure and quote for free.
“Flooring can be a substantial investment in your home,” says Trish. “It's our mission to help our customers find the best value for their money and choose a product they'll be happy to walk on for a long time.”