Wealth of Experience

Flooring in a home can make an immediate impact and comes at no small expense, so its essential to get it right when investing in this major element of a home.

COVERED. spoke to Balgowlah Choices Flooring store manager Adam Evans, about why it is best to be guided through the process by experts and have access to the very latest products on the market

We have been here for 22 years now, nearly a quarter of a century, and we have literally thousands of house plans dating back to 1994. The combined knowledge and flooring experience of the people, who have been part of Choices Balgowlah, would easily surpass 200 years.

The latest ontrend flooring is Pure Sisal a natural product that is luxurious and can be woven to have generous soft loops but is also strong and hard wearing.

The best pure sisal yarn starts life in the fronds of agave sisalana grown in East Africa and It ends up in showrooms in many different hues from creamy white through golds and greys to chocolates and even high-tech black. 100% Pure Sisal now available at Choices Balgowlah.

Store manager Adam Evan believes clients win out in the long run by choosing the experience that is inherent in the team at Choices Flooring Balgowlah.

The store has only had three owners, Gordon McNeil, then Margaret Gleave and now Adam, who worked there for eight years before taking over.

“We have layers like Steve Mitchell, who’s father to famous surfer Beau Mitchell, who has been laying flooring for 52 years. 

“That experience flows into all aspects of the over-all flooring experience and result. It means we can offer a level of craftsmanship that others cannot,” explains Adam. 

An important element of the Choices Flooring service is the measuring for carpet and ‘metre-up’ plans. They have a full-time measurer who draws onsite plans to scale.
“As carpet comes in different widths and sometimes has a pattern that needs to be pattern matched across multiple widths. an accurate plan can be invaluable for working out the correct amount required,” Adam explains.

Choices Flooring shapes the carpet before it is sent to site. By having the large warehouse connected to the store and the ability to roll out 15 to 20 metres of carpet at a time, the team can intercut pieces which saves carpet and eliminates joins, leading to a better job.

“I think in this day and age, we are losing some of these real skills and craftsmanship as organisations look to cut corners to make more profit as we become a more throw away society. 

“It is a trend that should not be flowing into floor coverings because it is a long term investment and does not a mount to a real saving. Thank fully there are still a few places where these skills are still being passed down and not being lost. We are proud to be one of them,” he adds.

Balgowlah Choices Flooring
192 Condamine St, Balgowlah
Ph: 9907 9077