Cornwall LivingIssue #65
Feel good flooring
Alfords Carpets & Flooring offers a fantastic array of flooring as well as the comfort of a family-run business.
Something that’s often overlooked when it comes to home interior projects is the flooring, yet it really can make or break your dream home. Enter Alfords Carpets & Flooring in Helston, run by husband and wife team Mark and Melanie Alford. Melanie explains how exactly this local company has become synonymous with top-quality floors: “Being run by a carpet and flooring installer, we have the ability to guarantee that our flooring will last, as well as assess and solve any potential subfloor works at the time of measuring.”
“… it can often be tempting to play it super safe, but with a little guidance and instalment of confidence, we’ve seen some astounding home projects come to life.”
This is crucial – through years of experience in the industry, Mark understands that even the highest-quality flooring simply won’t last for long if you don’t have the correct subfloor preparation and installation. It’s this level of understanding that makes the all-inclusive Alfords service one that customers return for, time and time again.
Inside the store, there’s a fantastic range of flooring to peruse, including a whole host of top brands. Two that particularly stand out are recent additions to the showroom – Amtico and Harvey Maria. Options from these ranges are absolutely stunning – so much so that, with the right care and attention, they could easily become a central design feature to any home project. We ask Melanie how they tackle the competition of other floor providers.
“We may not have the largest showroom, but it’s the most comprehensive and full of brands you can trust. We specialise in bringing flooring and carpets to our clients that are different, new and exciting. Simply put, we are flooring specialists who offer a complete package; everything is available under one roof, with no subcontracting.”
On modern trends and keeping a finger on the pulse, she informs us that flooring is no longer limited to beige carpets and vinyl. Instead, she says, “flooring tastes are becoming more vibrant and people are willing to take the plunge with exciting textures, patterns and materials. We’re here to guide them through these decisions – it can often be tempting to play it super safe, but with a little guidance and instilment of confidence, we’ve seen some astounding home projects come to life.”
So, if you want to realise your dream interior from the floor up, perhaps the Alfords Carpets & Flooring showroom would be a good place to start.
"... it can often be tempting to play it super safe, but with a little guidance and instalment of confidence, we've seen some astounding home projects come to life."