Spring is a time for re-decorating, re-designing and refreshing and flooring is never the easiest part of the job. However, for local flooring providers Alfords, this is their time to shine, with ranges of styles both on-trend and classical, alongside a friendly, welcoming team who know a thing or two when it comes to finding flooring you’ll love walking on.

Alford Carpets and Flooring opened their doors five years ago in what was the next, exciting phase in the successful career of carpet and flooring fitter Mark Alford. Serving the homes of Cornwall for 20 years, Mark Alford has a reputation as a high-quality fitter with an eye for detail, design and dedication to his work. His carpet and flooring showroom of the same name, which he opened alongside wife Melanie, brings his high standard of fitting alongside a range of stylish products to suit all tastes.

“From the beginning we wanted to offer something a bit different,” explains Melanie Alford, “over the years we’ve strived to take on manufacturers that can offer floor coverings that can create a design individual to you.”

As explained by both Mark and Melanie, they’re not salesmen, and they pride themselves on that ethos. Instead, visitors to the showroom get experienced, honest advice on what will be best for their flooring needs, it’s as simple as that,

Melanie says, “As a company we feel that no matter what you need from your product, should it be luxury or practicality, our customers want longevity from their flooring, which is why we choose to fill our showroom with well-known brands that we can trust.”

A wide array of stunning crafted floor coverings are available at Alfords, including high quality designer ranges for a bespoke feel or classic designs for an all-round elegant look. With a wealth of knowledge under their belts, the team at Alfords are keen to discover what you’re looking for and what might be best suited to your project.

“Even though our showroom focuses on brands we know you can trust, we also know that no matter how good the product is, if the installation isn’t perfect you can’t expect perfection from the product,” Melanie describes. “At Alfords, whether it’s the longevity of the product or how it looks aesthetically, our employed team will help you achieve flooring you can be proud of, from remedying subfloors and precise fitting to using high end flooring accessories to get that perfect finish.”

Self-employed, Mark would often be subcontracted by many local companies to utilise his skills in carpet and floor fitting and was the main fitter for the long established Oliver’s and Son in Helston, a trusted name in the business. As a result, Mark holds a high reputation for his craftsmanship. Heading up the showroom side of the business is Melanie, an equally formidable force in the field when it comes to choosing flooring right for customers needs,

“Grey was most certainly the colour of 2019,” she explains, “whether it was hard floorings or carpets we have several attractive shades and luxurious textures our customers loved. Luxury Vinyl Tile allows you to achieve modern or classic parquet floors and original Victorian tiled hallways. Our customers are also becoming more adventurous, bringing a bit of style and texture in with bold patterns and striking stripes on stairways, with bright pops of colour on statement rugs.”

When it comes to what Melanie keeps in her own home, as well as catching her eye, there’s a particular product that stands out both in individuality and practicality,

“For me, Luxury Vinyl Tile will always be my go-to. We have children and pets, and the tile’s durability, easiness to maintain and its ability to be replaced individually is key. As well as its practicality, Amtico’s British designed and British made Luxury Vinyl Tile ranges provide a huge spread of designs, including barnwood textures to replicate that real wood feel. If you want your home to stand out from the rest and enjoy getting creative, Amtico Signature offers endless possibilities to mix and match shapes and designs, it allows you to be completely unique.”

Of course, if hard flooring isn’t your thing then Alford’s range of carpet manufacturers is equally innovative. Discover silky softness from London based company, Elements London and their Teksilk collection. Offering muted and natural tones to strong, vibrant colours, the carpets are praised for their look and feel, and their processes mean the it’s incredibly hardwearing.

Whatever your style, you can be assured that this local provider offers not only a fantastic range of carpets and flooring but an attentive hand, from the selection process to the final fitting. Whether you’re looking for an interior designer’s eye or an effective, practical product, Alford Carpets and Flooring are ready and waiting to give your abode the perfect finish.

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