Interior trends to inspire you

PUBLISHED: 12:26 22 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:26 22 September 2015

Flooring solutions

Flooring solutions


Choosing the right flooring for your home to suit your space and the durability you require can be challenging. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts who can help guide you to making the perfect decision

The Style: Tasteful Textiles

Established in 1886, Hatfields Home Furnishers has thousands of carpet options to suit any requirement, all provided by the world’s leading manufacturers. Hatfield’s latest collection is the Riviera, an exclusive and completely unique range. Not previously available in the UK, Riviera offers luxurious textile flooring of the highest grade which has previously graced homes, palaces, offices and hotels around the world.

David Baker, flooring manager at Hatfields Home Furnishers, says: ‘The Riviera Home brand is synonymous with the production of quality textiles distributed worldwide. Riviera Home flooring delivers a range of broadloom carpets and products, which incorporate the latest in design and colour. Striking a balance between the use of traditional skills and the latest technology, Riviera’s quality products are available in a myriad of designs, colours and fibres with luxurious texture, appeal and quality at the core.

For further information contact Hatfields on 01206 765444 or visit

The Style: Timeless Tiles

Tiles are an ideal addition to any home, Being versatile and resistant to stains and spills, they provide any interior with architectural integrity. Family-run business Specialist Floors has been trading for more than 25 years and supplies a free quotation to all customers from reliable fitters. And with an extensive display of tiles, customers are spoilt for choice.

Director, Jane Hilliard, explains: ‘Specialist Floors offer distinctive floorings like our innovative ‘life tile’ collection. It is a luxurious vinyl tile/plank and is very hard wearing. It looks as authentic as any real wood, stone or ceramic floor. The new parquet range is just superb with its registered embossed design, plus the added benefit of being easy to clean and maintain. There is also a great choice of colours and designs to choose from in the wood plank collection.’

For further information contact Specialist Floors on 01206 579603 or visit

The Style: Woven Wonders

A fine crafted rug is an investment beneath your feet, which can be a dazzling centerpiece handed down for generations to come, and can also be an easy method of transforming the lounge décor. The Rug and Carpet Studio has been dedicated to providing more than 20 years of high quality rugs, in both contemporary and traditional styles.

Owner, Sara Tatum, says: ‘The colourful tribal Qashqai carpets and rugs are hand-woven in the Fars province of south-west Iran and are brought to market in the capital city of Shiraz. The Qashqai tribes, now largely settled, who weave these beautiful rugs are particularly well known for their use of vibrant colours, achieved through high quality, hand-spun and often naturally dyed yarns. The Qashqai rugs not only look magnificent in traditional settings, but look equally good in modern rooms with bare floors, providing a contrast between old and new and a feeling of depth, history and timelessness.’

For further information contact The Rug and Carpet Studio on 01787 882214 or visit

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