Help Finding the Perfect Flooring

Take the Stress Out with Flooring Express!

Need help finding the perfect flooring? We offer the best selection, prices, and expertise in carpet, vinyl,  laminate and timber floor coverings for both homes and businesses.

At Flooring Express, we know choosing the right flooring solution for your home or business can be a daunting task. That’s why we are here to help you!

We are committed to helping you find the ideal flooring solution for your space, style and budget. Whether you need help choosing the best floor for your home or you need advice on the best installation methods – our team can guide you through the process.

We can help you with every aspect of the flooring journey, from selection to installation. We only use the very best flooring installation contractors who are reliable and take pride in their workmanship. We listen carefully to your requirements to give you the best possible advice.

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Our Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve got you covered, from carpet to timber flooring. Contact Flooring Express Tauranga to talk to our flooring experts. In the meantime, we know choosing and caring for carpet can be a daunting task. So, take a look at our FAQs to get the answers you might need.

Whether you’re purchasing flooring for a small renovation or putting flooring all throughout your home, we offer multiple payment methods to meet your budget.

We accept Eftpos, credit cards, bank transfer, cash, Gem Visa and Q Card.

Gem Visa and Q Card give you the ability to install your flooring solution when you need while providing breathing room for your finances.

Flooring Express cannot provide carpet maintenance or repair services directly, however we are well-connected with local Tauranga and Bay of Plenty tradespeople. Give us a call and we can help you organise any maintenance or repair services.

Craig is available anytime between 9:00am and 6:00pm via phone or email.

Please note, our showroom is available by appointment only, give us a call on 07 570 0321 before popping down. 

Once the initial deposit is paid and depending on product availability, we can get your new flooring solution to you within 3 weeks.

We can also arrange carpet installation for you. Give us a call on 07 570 0321 for a free, no-commitment quote.

At Flooring Express, we ensure our range of flooring solutions is from excellent, high-quality suppliers. All the products we stock come with extensive supplier guarantees. View our product spec sheets to see the comprehensive warranties each supplier provides.
Yes, call us on 07 570 0321 for any questions you may have on carpet, vinyl, laminate and timber flooring solutions.

We deliver and install all flooring solutions across the Bay of Plenty. The areas we service include; Tauranga, Otūmoetai, Tauriko, Te Puna, Greerton, Pyes Pa, Bethlehem, Pāpāmoa, Mount Maunganui, Ōmokoroa, Te Puke and beyond!

If you aren’t in any of the areas listed above, give us a call on 07 570 0321 and the team at Flooring Express can arrange a solution.

When it comes to choosing carpets for high-traffic areas in the home or office, durability and stain-resistance are the most important factors to consider. Here are three suitable options:

  • Solution-dyed nylon carpet: This highly durable synthetic carpet is resistant to wear and tear, stains and fading, making it a popular choice for busy households and office carpets.
  • Polyester carpet: Polyester is another synthetic fibre that is known for its durability. This is a budget-friendly option and also a great choice for high-traffic areas.
  • Wool carpet: Wool fibre is naturally durable and stain-resistant. Although it is a premium carpet option when compared to synthetic fibre carpets, it is known to be a more environmentally-friendly solution.

In addition to fibre type, the carpet style is also an important factor to consider for high-traffic areas. A carpet with a low pile height will help it resist matting and crushing from foot traffic.

On average, if a carpet is well-maintained, it can last between 5 to 15 years. Some carpets can last longer, especially if they are made from high-quality materials such as wool or nylon.

Extend the life of your carpet with the correct carpet maintenance. At Flooring Express, we recommend you look after your carpet by vacuuming regularly, cleaning stains and spills immediately and having it professionally cleaned every 12 to 24 months.
Avoid wearing shoes inside, especially those with hard soles, as they can speed up wear and tear.

Loop pile carpet and cut pile carpet are commonly used terms in the flooring industry, but what actually are they?

These are the two main types of carpet construction. Here is the difference between the two:

  • Loop pile carpet: Loop pile carpets have loops of yarn that are woven through the carpet backing. This creates a series of loops that are left intact. These loops often vary in size, giving the carpet a range of textures and patterns. Overall, loop pile carpets are considered to be more durable compared to cut pile carpets because the loops help to resist crushing and matting.
  • Cut pile carpets: Cut pile carpets refer to a method where the carpet has loops of yarn that are then cut. This leaves the individual strands of yarn standing upright. Cut pile carpets have a range of textures and styles because they can have different levels of thickness and density. Cut pile carpets are often considered to be softer and more plush compared to loop pile carpets.

There are also hybrid styles of carpet that combine loop pile and cut pile construction. An example of this is cut-loop carpets, which have a combination of cut and looped fibres This creates a unique texture and appearance.

Although removing carpet stains might be challenging, many stains can be successfully removed with the correct equipment and methods. Following these general procedures should help you get carpet stains out of your carpet:

  • Blot the stain: As much of the stain as you can should be removed with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Rub the stain gently; else, it can get worse.
  • Apply cleaning solution: Cleanse the stain with a cleaning solution. The kind of stain will determine the kind of solution you use. White vinegar and water can be used in equal parts to create a straightforward cleaning solution.
  • Let the solution sit: Permit the cleaning agent to sit on the stain for a few minutes so that it can permeate the carpets fibres. 
  • Blot again: Wipe up the cleaning agent and the stain with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. To completely remove the stain, you might have to repeat this process multiple times.
  • Rinse with water: Rinse the area with water to get rid of any last traces of cleaning agent.
  • Dry the area: Dry the area as rapidly as you can by using a fan or opening windows. This will stop the growth of mould and mildew.

You might need to use a specialised stain remover or seek the help of a professional carpet cleaner if the stain is very difficult to get out. It’s also critical to keep in mind that some stains, like those caused by red wine or pen, might not be completely reversible.

Vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and other materials. This is a popular flooring choice as it is low-maintenance, durable and affordable.

Vinyl flooring is available in three main forms: vinyl sheets, vinyl planks and vinyl tiles. Sheet vinyl is a continuous roll of flooring that can be cut to fit any room, while vinyl tiles and vinyl planks are individual tiles and planks that can be arranged in a variety of patterns.

Vinyl flooring options are designed to mimic the appearance of other flooring materials like hardwood, tile, or stone.

Vinyl is resistant to water, stains and scratches, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas and areas prone to moisture like kitchens and bathrooms. With proper installation and maintenance, vinyl flooring can last for years. Vinyl flooring can be installed by a professional or by a skilled DIYer.

Vinyl flooring is a highly water-resistant flooring option that can withstand exposure to moisture better than most other types of flooring materials.

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and sheet vinyl, in particular, can be considered waterproof if installed correctly, as they have a waterproof core that helps prevent water damage. However, self-adhesive vinyl tiles, also known as peel-and-stick vinyl tiles, may not be completely waterproof and are only water-resistant.

It’s important to keep in mind that while vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens, spills and moisture should still be cleaned up quickly to avoid any potential subfloor damage or mould growth.

Installing vinyl flooring can be done by an installation professional or by a skilled DIYer. Vinyl flooring can be installed in a few ways depending on the type of vinyl flooring used.

To install vinyl flooring, prepare the subfloor by making it level and clean.

Then, cut the vinyl flooring to fit the room and apply adhesive or use a click-lock system to lay the vinyl flooring.

Trim the edges and seal them as necessary.

After installation, allow the adhesive to dry before walking on the vinyl flooring.

Following the manufacturer’s instructions is essential.

Consult a professional installer if unsure.

 

Installing vinyl flooring can be done by an installation professional or by a skilled DIYer. Vinyl flooring can be installed in a few ways depending on the type of vinyl flooring used.

To install vinyl flooring, prepare the subfloor by making it level and clean.

Then, cut the vinyl flooring to fit the room and apply adhesive or use a click-lock system to lay the vinyl flooring.

Trim the edges and seal them as necessary.

After installation, allow the adhesive to dry before walking on the vinyl flooring.

Following the manufacturer’s instructions is essential.

Consult a professional installer if unsure.

 

The best way to take care of your vinyl floors is to sweep and vacuum regularly to remove all dirt and debris. Additionally wipe up spills immediately to prevent staining. For a deep clean, mop the floor’s surface with mild detergent and water. Avoid using any abrasive cleaners such as scouring pads or harsh chemicals.
Also, avoid dragging any heavy furniture or appliances across the floor as this can lead to scratches and dents.

Vinyl flooring solutions are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. This is because vinyl is highly water-resistant and easy to clean. Make sure when you are installing vinyl flooring in kitchens or bathrooms to choose a style that is suitable for wet areas.

Depending on the range laminate and timber flooring selected, they can be water-resistant. Many of our laminate and timber flooring ranges are treated to increase water-repellent protection.

To protect laminate and timber flooring against mould, it is essential to keep the floors dry and clean. Avoid excessive moisture and humidity by ensuring proper ventilation and avoiding water spills that can seep into the floors. Regular cleaning with a damp cloth or mop can also help prevent the growth of mould. If mould growth does occur, it is important to treat it immediately to prevent further damage.

Reviews From Our Valued Clients

Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
Monique Vaai Matatia
Monique Vaai Matatia
September 26, 2023
Highly recommend Flooring Express. Craig and his team met some pretty tight timeframes for us, at a reasonable price and worked around our situation with lots of communication to keep our peace of mind. We were really happy with the carpet, and the service here was the best. Thanks Craig.
Gordon Stacey
Gordon Stacey
August 16, 2023
This is the go to place for carpet .good price good service . Thankyou craig . Gordon stacey .
Sarah Kendrick
Sarah Kendrick
July 2, 2023
Awesome service and our new carpet is amazing!
Hayley McClymont
Hayley McClymont
June 27, 2023
Craig at Flooring Express is great to deal with, so knowledgeable, professional & he makes the whole process easy. Craig was the first person to respond promptly to my many carpet enquiries to different suppliers. Craig goes the extra mile for his customers & his pricing is very reasonable. We have now used Craig twice over the past 2 years & highly recommend him and Flooring Express.
Gavin Stokes
Gavin Stokes
June 27, 2023
Craig was a star throughout! Given the urgency of the time frame I required he came through with excellent communication throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Flooring Express Tauranga to anyone wanting carpet &/or flooring in the B.O.P area.
Sarajane Maire
Sarajane Maire
August 12, 2022
Craig is awesome to deal with, so knowledgeable and professional, highly recommend him and Flooring Express. We purchases Godfrey Hirst hybrid flooring and its a great product.
Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson
July 2, 2021
Thanks Craig and Carol for our lovely new floor. The process was much easier than I thought it would be. As soon as I talked to Craig on the phone I was impressed by his system for measuring and quotes and describing all the options. He organised the removal of our tiles and installation of the new laminate. I was very happy with both sets of contractors. They were professional, came on time - and very tidy! Even with the tile removal which I was dreading. Craig personally was easy to get hold of and efficiently dealt with any questions or small issues that arose. Highly recommend- Thanks again 😀
Martin Sydenham
Martin Sydenham
January 26, 2021
What great service - Craig came out the day before Christmas shutdown, gave us a competitive quote, and arranged installation of carpets immediately after Christmas to meet our tight schedule. Installers did a great job too, very clean and tidy. Recommended.
Conrad Cranfield
Conrad Cranfield
September 8, 2020
Craig from Flooring Express went above and beyond to organise an urgent carpet replacement for our new home. Not only did he manage to organise a very fast turn around, he provided excellent advice to match a carpet to our needs AND had the best pricing for our selected carpet out of any of the other quotes we got. Highly recommend.
Shelley Yeatman
Shelley Yeatman
July 14, 2020
Really good to deal with. Very quick with great prices. Thanks guys:)