Flooring retailer to open new £150,000 store

A fast growing retailer is opening its first base in Humberside with an outlet in Hull.

Flooring Superstore will launch the store on the city’s Stoneferry Trade Park on 12 April. The retailer is investing £150,000 in the new 4,535 sq ft premises, creating four new jobs.

Flooring Superstore regional manager, Greig Anderson, said: “Throughout the course of 2021 we are planning to open 25 new stores, which will double our retail footprint in just 12 months.

“Hull has always been on our radar as we strive to open more stores along the eastern side of the country, so we’re delighted to be finally coming to the city.

“Just a few years ago, it was the European Capital of Culture and this has had a major positive impact on the local economy, so we are now looking forward to now being able to make our contribution to this economy.

“We’re increasingly seeing shoppers wanting a range of different flooring for their home, so it could be wood flooring for the living room, vinyl for the kitchen, carpet for the stairs and artificial grass for the garden.

“And because we started life as an online retailer in 2012 and have grown our e-commerce platform, it means we can offer online pricing to people visiting our physical stores.”

On the day it opens in Hull, the business will also launch another four stores, in Norwich, Lincoln, Orpington, and Basingstoke. This follows other recent openings in Doncaster, Huddersfield, and Newcastle.