A dream becomes reality


Sometimes our customers come into our stores knowing exactly what they want.

They’ve seen a picture, heard about a product, talked to a friend. And they have this dream. Can we recreate it in their own home?

And the answer is nearly always, yes!

Take Mrs Hogg. She knew she wanted laminate on her landing and in her living room and bedrooms. But she wanted to make a feature of her stairs. She was imagining a wood effect on the treads and risers but contrasting chrome pieces on the stair nosings.

Daniel & Steven worked alongside Mrs Hogg and together they looked at various options. The best solution it turned out was to fit Amtico Spacia on the stairs and premier trim chrome nosings.

It’s all very well having a dream, but you need craftsmen fitters to turn that dream into a reality. Gary and his team have decades of experience fitting on different surfaces – creating amazing looking spaces that customers can be proud of.

It’s clearly worked because Mrs Hogg’s next-door neighbour has come in and ordered the same products. And, she’s referred another two customers to our Newtongrange store for a similar makeover.

That’s our dream. Happy customers telling all their friends how much they’ve enjoyed shopping at Kristoffersen Carpets.

Smooth operators


Ms Gray’s 300-year-old cottage kitchen was due to be modernised. But the sub-floor was all over the place. And if it’s one thing that’s true about floors, it’s that they only look as good as the sub-floor below.

Any imperfections underneath will be obvious once a new covering is installed so the first thing Daniel did when he surveyed Ms Gray’s kitchen floor, was to work out just how we were going to smooth over 300 years of lumps and bumps.

Not only was it uneven, various extensions over the years meant that some parts were wood and some stone or concrete.

Fortunately, we have the top team when it comes to getting the foundations right. Gary and Liam Ardex NA

screed and built up sections with 9mm SP101 plywood so that the floor was evened out completely – ready for Amtico to be fitted.

All this work was completed in advance of the kitchen being fitted. That way, there was a sound and smooth surface on which to install the units and appliances.

I think you’ll agree it’s a fantastic job from floor to ceiling.

A stunning transformation.

Breakout room at Leading Edinburgh Corporate

This was an interesting job completed out of office hours to allow the client uninterupted use of the facility. Brian and his team worked hard to deliver the project on budget and on time. A few different products including LVT and carpet tiles from Milliken (with built in underlay) were used. Various thicknesses of ply were needed to provide seamless transitions between areas.

Sisal Runner by Dougie’s team

I thought this was a well designed and executed installation.

Commercially Creative

We have been working with Strathmore properties for nearly 15 years, in that time we have been involved in over 50 projects within Strathmore’s offices throughout Edinburgh. 

On this occasion when Sami came into our Newtongrange branch he was looking for something different. He wanted to give a wow factor to the newly decorated hallway in York place. 

The building is over 120 years old and has many period features. The main hallway is the path to every office and meeting room, so the floor had to be durable and easily maintained. Amtico was the natural choice, Amtico Spacia Sherwood oak laid in herringbone was the chosen pattern laid with a walnut strip that ticked all the boxes. 

The guys walked into an unexpected surprise on Saturday morning. An unlucky member of staff hadn’t noticed the fresh screed and had stepped all over it on their way out of the building.

As usual, the team took it in their stride. Rubbing down and re-screeding the damaged patch ready for the Amtico to be laid.

They fitted the floor on Saturday, finishing within the expected time scale and on budget. The client was thrilled with their fantastic floor and gave us the order for the same to be laid in the St Andrew’s Street office.