Who We Are
As the importer, TradeFlooring offer wholesale rates & custom service.
Martin Drew is the owner of TradeFlooring, and gets personally involved with all installations working with state-of-the-art bamboo flooring products every day. He knows what they do, how they perform, what needs to be taken into consideration with installation, and he’s your go-to man for the right price. TradeFlooring’s left and right hands are both engaged in every aspect of the business from sourcing to quality control, pricing, and installation techniques.
As the direct to NZ importer, TradeFlooring can offer unbeatable wholesale rates and a fully-customised end-to-end service. Our flooring product options attract sizeable savings of around $20 per metre, when compared to New Zealand's stock standard retail suppliers. When it comes to product knowledge and price, we are the top choice for good reason.
Our business ethos is to prefer smaller margins & higher turnover
Martin says, “Our business ethos is smaller margins and higher turnover. It keeps our clients happy and our installers in work.”
The large proportion of TradeFlooring business is in new homes, but retrofits and commercial buildings are steadily becoming a significant part of the business. The average installation is between 50-100sqm and larger installations are not uncommon. TradeFlooring has completed many new home installations for major well-known home build companies and is happy to provide references.
Building tradesmen are often astounded by the effect of bamboo flooring. TradeFlooring’s bamboo floors are the final flourishing feature in a new home, creating the transition from bricks and mortar to a cosy home with a warm earthy dimension of natural bamboo.
“Bamboo flooring products are quite versatile, “ says Martin. “We’ve installed them in boats, caravans, holiday cabins, and as wall cladding. Some of our specialised underlays have gone into sound studios and have been used for a range of other applications.”
Having built the business around Bamboo Flooring, this remains our core focus but like any business, you constantly need to be aware of changes in trends. I always knew that we needed to underpin the business with other options in flooring, but I was not willing to compromise on quality until…..I was introduced to Stone Polymer Composite (SPC) 100% Waterproof Rigid planking. Since taking our first container in late October, it has fast become the dominant choice by discerning clients wanting a practical total solution to all areas of the house, office, shop etc.
Read more about this amazing product under the products tab – Composite Flooring.