January 2023


Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has swept the floor with a raft of new and refreshed carpet, vinyl and LVT collections.

The company has introduced a contemporary new sustainable cushioned sheet vinyl offer (Styletex Deluxe) and launched an additional contract carpet range (Designer Tweed). It has also added an 80/20 wool twist to its portfolio (Franklin Twist) and refreshed its ever-popular Designer Knight Tile offer.

Styletex Deluxe, which replaces Designertex, includes a choice of 22 colourways in on-trend wood, stone and tile designs with a textile backing made using 100% recycled material. It means in an average kitchen or bathroom (approx. 17m2) fitted with Styletex Deluxe, there are 100 recycled plastic bottles of which 10 are saved from going into the ocean.

Ideal for refurbishment and new build projects, the felt backing reduces ambient noise, provides thermal insulation and is also tolerant of slight imperfections in the subfloor, saving both time and money.

Designer Tweed is a 100% polypropylene, heavy commercial, two-ply tufted carpet range available in four and five metre widths. It is a hard-wearing, easy care cut pile twist available in a patterned tweed design. The 12 warm, cool and bold colours are suitable for domestic and commercial applications. Ideal for high traffic areas, it is also bleach cleanable.

Wool rich Franklin Twist comes in 40oz and 32oz options offering a durable carpet choice for all areas of the home. Available in 10 natural colours it comes in four and five metre widths, bringing both quality and affordability together under one umbrella range.

The company’s hugely popular Designer Knight Tile Collection has also been refreshed and updated and now includes two fashionable, staggered chevron wood effect options. In addition, there are six wood effect planks designed to reflect the grain detail of natural timber and five stone effect tiles, reproduced with a lightly textured surface. Offering all the attractions of wood and stone without the practical drawbacks of natural materials, the PU coated vinyl tiles and planks are exceptionally durable.

Said commercial director Louise Walters: “Following the recent launch of our Apollo Plus Volume 2 and Hometex Volume 2 ranges, we are now rolling out the next tranche of our new and updated flooring collections. It represents the culmination of many months of work and development to ensure our total offer remains on trend and within budget.”

Designer Contracts operates nationally. As well as flooring, the company provides blinds and curtains, furniture and lighting, and operates a show home interior design service division.