Makita is well-known and long-established manufacturer of power tools, renowned all over the world for their performance and quality. Their strong brand and reputation puts them at the top of the list for both professional trades people and home DIY enthusiasts.
Throughout the UK, Makita Tools are available at most major popular DIY retailers, as well as specialist independent suppliers of building materials. In some places power tool presentation is often overlooked are retailers seek to maximise their trading space to the detriment of customer experience.
At Kington Building Supplies (KBS) in Herefordshire, the ethos is different. Established in 1979, KBS is a small family business supplying local trades, the company has expanded into a multi-million pound facility incorporating a tools and workshop warehouse, fully-stocked timber yard, building materials depot and impressive kitchen and bathroom showroom that serves much of south-west England. Their emphasis on relationship building and keen eye for quality and presentation has enabled them to grow and build on their original success.
Their showroom boasts an impressive range of building supplies as well as a flagship display for Makita Tools. As part of a display re-vamp, KBS were keen to improve the look of the area by incorporating fresh display boards, racking and flooring. Nick White, Regional Sales Manager for Makita UK was tasked with finding a flooring solution that could be retro-fitted, whilst providing high-impact customer experience.
Step forward Duramat UK and their popular Garage Floor Tiles. Made from high-quality PCV and featuring a strong interlocking edge, garage floor tiles from Duramat UK provide an excellent solution for garages, workshops and display areas. Also, at 50cm square they are super-easy to handle and fit, requiring little preparation and materials.
Not all garage floor tiles are equal (beware of cheap imitations) and what sets Duramat UK apart is the quality of materials used, bringing market-leading longevity. A game-changer for the Makita brand was that Duramat PVC floor tiles can be branded in full-colour with whatever logo or slogan you choose!
The customer is reporting back that this inviting environment has increased footfall to the store and has led to increased sales for them and therefore to us as the supplier. An all-round win!
After discussing the various options, Nick and the team at KBS opted for the Duratile® PVC in grey with simple white Makita logo on alternating tiles. Impressed with the service from Duramat, Nick remarked: “My dealings with Duramat have been nothing but extremely positive form the initial enquiry to the final delivery. Communication was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Its refreshing to have any queries answered accurately and pretty much immediately these days.
As far as the product is concerned, it was very simple to measure up and very simple and time effective to lay down. The customer who we partnered with on this project is also delighted as it has literally transformed their showroom (before and after photos supplied previously) into a place that customers now cannot get enough of and enhanced the image of our brand no end.”
The team at KBS were kind enough to send some pictures of their new-look Makita Tools display area with PVC floor tiles and we think you’ll agree with how awesome it looks. Another happy flooring customer feeling the benefits of PVC floor tiles form Duramat UK!
Transform your garage flooring today with Duramat UK. Check out the range of DuraTile™ garage floor tiles from Duramat UK at duramat.co.uk or call 01206 390570 to speak to a sales advisor who will make sure you get the right flooring for your needs.