Established as ‘Neville Taylor Carpets’ by partners Neville and Jackie Taylor in 1976, the business was originally located in a single story building on the edge of the old Thurlow Nunn yard in Bury Street, Stowmarket. The modest showroom was run by Jackie and displayed a range of samples and rolls of carpet whilst installations were undertaken on a daily basis by Neville.
In the years that followed, the company went from strength to strength, gaining a loyal customer base and a reputation for providing an excellent service and variety of carpets.
Due to an increase in trade, it became evident that larger premises were needed. In 1988, the decision was made to move the business to a purpose built retail unit on the newly constructed Charles Industrial Estate on Stowupland Road.
The new premises brought new sales staff and carpet fitters to the company and gave the opportunity to provide the largest choice of floor coverings that Stowmarket had ever seen with the benefit of buying in bulk from carpet manufacturers both in the United Kingdom and abroad; this therefore offered the customer additional savings and exceptional value for money.
In 1993, the family aspect to the business grew even stronger when Neville and Jackie were joined by their son Nik who learnt the retail side of the company as well as training as a qualified carpet fitter and estimator.
Following a successful career of over forty years in the carpet trade Neville Taylor announced his retirement in 2009 which coincided with Nik Taylor becoming a partner in the business alongside Jackie and the company was re-branded as ‘Taylors Flooring and Furniture’.
Now in 2013 the business has been trading for thirty-seven years and is not only the longest serving and leading flooring retailer in the area but is proud to boast the largest choice of rolls of carpet and vinyl flooring in the whole of Suffolk.