We are extremely proud to announce that we have been named Best Flooring Retailer 2018 by leading industry magazine, Interiors Monthly. The award, which recognises excellence within the furniture and interiors sector, saw us beat off some opposition within an extremely competitive sector, and highlights the continued hard work of our flooring teams nationwide.

Best Flooring Retailer 2018’

On the success, Farren Murphy, Head of Flooring at ScS, said: “In recent years we’ve successfully grown our flooring business and our position as a leading retailer and specialist in this area. This award really is the icing on the cake for our hard-working team, from taking customers order right through to delivery and beyond. However, the hard work doesn’t stop here, we have plans already in place to invest in the further growth and development of the team and in the overall shopping experience for our customers.”

At ScS, we pride ourselves in customer service, and we know that purchasing a new carpet is a huge decision for the whole family. To make sure you’re as clued up as possible before buying, we’ve put these useful hints and tips together:

What type of carpet is right for you?

Before you think about what pattern or colour of carpet you’d like, one of your first considerations should be what type of carpet is best suited to your home. Depending on your family or pets, you need to think about durability and resistance to stains, in order to find the most appropriate option for your household. Likewise, when looking at flooring for different room types you must consider specifically designed styles, for rooms such as kitchens, or bathrooms. Investigate the pile height and density before making a decision. It is also important to consider your budget at this point. Make sure you know exactly how much your budget is, to ensure your dream carpet is affordable.

What style are you looking for?

After deciding your carpet type, it’s now time to choose the colour and pattern. The fun part! Flooring offers such a wide range of options to choose from, in terms of style, materials and feel. Farren Murphy believes the perfect way to refresh your home with new flooring is to introduce bright colours and patterns in to a space, creating an ultra-modern look. He says “Stripes, checks and other bold patterns are all fashionable looks in flooring. Team up these designs with natural upholstery and décor for a really modern look. Alternatively, create a contemporary statement by selecting a carpet that features zig-zags, hexagons, circles or other on-trend geometric designs”.

When looking at your carpet style, it is also important to consider how it will match with your existing room. You may have just purchased a new sofa, and need to make sure your new carpet compliments the furniture well, in order to make the ultimate statement in your revamped home.

After choosing the flooring style you want, the next key step is to ensure you measure up your rooms correctly before ordering. Sounds difficult, however it can actually be quite simple. The golden rule is to measure the length and width of your room in metres, then add 10cm to both of these measurements to allow for cutting around doorways and any other fixtures and fittings.

Following our top tips will help make the journey to your new flooring as easy and simple as possible! You can find a complete detailed breakdown of the process along with FAQs in our carpet buying guide.