Well what a strange year it has been – with a great start to 2020 we had plans in place for a bit of a door revamp in the Blaydon showroom. Our suppliers Quickstep being one of them were in the middle of launching and revamping many of their ranges, which was all exciting.
On a personal level we all had so many things booked and planned including holidays – 50th birthday celebration – 10 year anniversary of the opening Doors and Floors – and or course Neil had his wedding to Kathryn all booked – all of which have had to be cancelled or in the case of Neil postponed until August 2021 due to Covid 19!
Like many businesses we closed during the lockdown and we all stayed at home during these strange times – following the instructions from the Government – watching over family and friends from a distance, supporting key workers and of course eating!
When we were given the go ahead to re-open we did so and it has been non-stop ever since. Whilst we have had to put the showroom plans on hold until the start of 2021 when things are a bit quieter. We have been busy helping all of our customers chose their new staircases, doors and floors with a lot of our customers using our recommended fitters.
Unfortunately, it would appear that suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand since the reopening of the shops as most manufacturers stopped manufacturing their products during lockdown, we are hoping by the end of September stock levels will be much better.
Brand update –
Quickstep have added a few beautiful ranges to their laminate flooring. The Signature range is amazing and is so realistic with the added bonus of being water resistant. Quickstep have also launched Impressive patterns which can be fitted as a chevron or a diamond effect. They have also updated the engineered ranges and have added a magnificent click herringbone. Their vinyl range is in the process of a re-vamp too – so watch this space.
The Doors and Floors Team