Archives - April 2015

Treat yourself to a lie in this national bed month
Treat yourself to a lie in this national bed month

In the UK, we’re getting less sleep than ever before – and failing to get enough shut-eye can have a serious impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. March is National Bed Month, and in this post, we’re looking into merits of the lie-in, and how an extra hour in bed on the weekend […]

5 (not 50) shades of grey
5 (not 50) shades of grey

Grey used to be the colour that described a rainy day or a particularly boring politician, but all that changed when the first book of E.L. James’ sexy trilogy became a phenomenon that took the publishing world by storm. Now, with a film adaptation set to be one of cinema’s biggest stories of the year, […]

I already have underlay, why should I buy new underlay?
I already have underlay, why should I buy new underlay?

We strongly recommend the purchase of new underlay with any new carpet because it will give the best comfort and performance, and will also prolong the carpet’s life. Reusing existing underlay will cause the carpet to flatten more quickly in the areas of heaviest wear because the underlay will be less resilient in these areas, […]

Why won’t the store let me take a sample home?
Why won’t the store let me take a sample home?

Because we offer a range of about 4500 floor coverings in nearly 350 branches, the cost and space necessary to have samples available to borrow makes it impractical for us to offer a sample loan service. As you will appreciate, if a sample is missing from display we cannot sell from it and therefore we […]

Diana Civil trend watch 2015
Diana Civil trend watch 2015

As we enter a new season, it’s really exciting to see the new trends and colour palettes emerging from the tastemakers and designers and filtering onto the high street with inspiring new collections. Nowadays, rather than one or two key trends, decorating our homes has become much more about individuality and personality with themes and […]

How does your mattress choice change with age?
How does your mattress choice change with age?

As we get older, our needs change, and this affects everything, including how well we sleep. Thankfully, getting older doesn’t have to mean giving up on a good night’s sleep – as long as you’ve got the right bed. In this post, we take a look at how our bodies, sleeping patterns and requirements change […]

3 new Spring looks for living rooms
3 new Spring looks for living rooms

Guest post by interior bloggers Ros and Jill from My Friend’s House   Now the tree has been taken down, the room looks sort of sad, doesn’t it? In rooms up and down the land exactly the same conversation was taking place when the decorations got packed away after 12th Night. What had looked homely, […]