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Store re-opening Monday 1st June

To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we have carried out a lot of work in the store and followed the government’s best practice in social distancing, the use of hand sanitisers and masks.

Read our recent Shop Safely guidelines from V R Flowers and Son.

Our guidelines will be posted on our doors for those people who may not have read this blog or, our Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see you all and help you choose some lovely furniture, beds and carpets to brighten up your homes and make them more comfortable. We ask that you understand our near 10 week break has meant that we will be running behind with some things and many of our suppliers have also only just returned to their workplaces.

We are doing everything we can to make things safe and to get everyone their products as quickly as possible.

STORE GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • If you have ANY symptoms, please do NOT come and see us. As much as we love seeing you all, we must stay safe.
  • We will be closing for lunch from 1 – 2pm every day. This is due to lower than usual staff levels and it ensures our lovely people are available to help you.
  • Please adhere to our 2 metre distancing rules. Tape is on the floor in the main areas to help. (Tape in an ‘X’ indicates an area not to access)
  • Our FRONT DOOR is staying closed. We will be open but to limit people in the building, we have ONLY opened the rear door.
  • Hand sanitiser and masks are available. Please use the hand sanitiser when you enter.
  • Screens have been put up at each desk. As much as we would love to talk face-to-face, these are for everyone’s safety.
  • Flooring and furniture samples will not be able to be removed from the store. This is to reduce the risk of cross infection within the store and the community. Mail order samples are available – so please just ask.
  • Our top floor will remain by appointment only. This is so we can ensure our guidelines are met and we don’t have customers bumping into each other.
  • Deliveries are an ongoing challenge. Please bear with us in regards to logistics. Each customer will be emailed or sent a document that will outline what we need them to do in order to complete a delivery.
  • Please understand that our removal service is currently unavailable for mattresses. Its a difficult decision as we know many of our customers cannot remove their existing mattresses by themselves. However, from a safety and hygene perspective, its a challenge we are yet to overcome. Rest assured, we are working on it.
  • Lastly: All of the above are a shortened version of our Risk Assessment. As with any safety measures, they are subject to change. If you have any questions regarding the above or you think we have missed something, please get in contact with Mark or Will Flowers who will be happy to discuss it further.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to phone on 01323 892040 or ask when you arrive at the store.

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COVID-19 and retail plans

Covid-19 has caused the world a great deal of disruption.

We have updated this post and now have a ‘shop safely‘ page specifically for our customers.

This fast-spreading virus has put the world partly on hold and has changed the way businesses are operating in what was an already challenging market. As you will be aware, V R Flowers & Son has taken the decision to change and as of the writing of this blog post, we have been closed for over 2 weeks. Due to us being a ‘non-essential business’ we decided to close the day after Boris Johnson announced the news that the UK would be on lockdown. It was not an easy decision as we had never seen anything like it in our 72-year existence. However, the overriding feeling was that of protection. Protection of our community, customers and staff all of whom are integral to our future.

All is not doom and gloom however. We are taking this opportunity as an ideal moment to upgrade some of our infrastructure to further improve our customers’ experience. Improvements to our website and store are in progress. We are doing our best to take advantage of this situation as it’s unlikely we will have this opportunity again (at least we hope not!). We hope that you also take advantage of this period to make improvements to your own lives no matter how small they are.

Over and above anything – Stay Safe and Stay Inside. We hope to see you all very soon for some exciting new times!

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Choosing a sofa that’s right for you

How do you go about choosing a sofa which is right for you with so many styles and colours to choose from? You may think you know what you want, but once you start browsing the internet and walking around the sales, the styles, shapes and alternatives seem endless.

The first consideration must be the size. After all, how much space in your living can your sofa take up? Do you want a coffee table or an L-shaped sofa or one which makes a statement and becomes the focal point of your living room?

If your living room is more compact, you will be looking for a smaller settee, and it’s better to be more practical and choose a style and fabric to complement the rest of your room.

Think about how you use your living room. Is it for your family to lounge in and relax? Do you have multiple seating areas where a large group can sit around and chat or is it more for sitting down in front of the TV?

Consider your areas and the shape of your room. Do you need the sofa to act as a divider?

Think also about the upholstery materials – fabric, velvet, leather and whether you need them resistant to fading, and to be stain-resistant.

Choose a style that complements your home – sleek and modern will call for clean lines and perhaps dramatic colours or do you have an eclectic mix of styles, fabrics and patterns. Are you more traditional? If so, the classic sofa will work well and complement the rest of your furniture. Don’t be afraid to add your personal touches, for example, why not use your sense of fun and accessorise a more everyday sofa with quirky, modern cushions or throws.

rebecca buttonback sofa navy

Rebecca (above) has been styled on the well-loved classic Chesterfield. This stylish button-back sofa is available in dark blue velvet, in two sizes and an armchair.

2.5 seat sofa £1079, 2-seat sofa £999, Armchair £669 (prices correct until 15 February 2020)

Roxie 2-seater sofa

Roxie is a stunning new addition to the V R Flowers range. Available in dusky pink or navy-blue velvet upholstery, it’s a neat sofa that fits in any modern setting.

Perfect for those looking to utilise their space, the petite dimensions mean it would fit anywhere. It would even make a fantastic feature in a larger bedroom. Roxie two-seat sofa at £599 while stocks available.

See more of our range here or check out our clearance pages for a real bargain.

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Are you thinking of buying a new carpet?

In this blog post, we will explain the basics of the differing types of carpet you can choose from – let alone the variety of colour choices!  

In subsequent features, we will explain, in greater detail, each type of carpet and why it may suit you and your lifestyle.  

The choice of carpet these days is vast. Polypropylene, polyester, wool mix or nylon? Whatever you decide you would like, most of our customers will find that it comes down to budget. We carefully vet and check each type of carpet that we sell to ensure the right quality flooring that is fit for purpose. After all, it’s our duty as your trusted retailer to do so! 

The basics for you to consider are: 

  • Where is this carpet going in your home? 
  • The desired look and feel you want to achieve. 
  • What budget do you want to spend? 

From these choices, we can usually determine what kind of carpet will suit you best. However, to give you a head start, we have outlined the basics for you below. 

Man-made carpets

Polypropylene is currently our most popular man-made carpet, but there are other man-made options such as polyester and nylon. Man-made carpets are great for an easy life – most are bleach cleanable (Yes, BLEACH!) which is fantastic for those stubborn spills and those with families. Also, it can come in exceptionally soft variants which are wonderful for those no-shoes areas. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that man-made carpets tend to be cheaper than wool carpets which is another reason for their popularity. 

Wool carpets

Wool carpets have been the choice of the many for centuries as they are very hard-wearing. Being natural, they have ‘spring’ abilities which allow the carpet to keep its appearance. Also, wool is naturally light in colour which means it can be dyed into almost any colour imaginable! While most wool has a natural resilience to stains, it, unfortunately, doesn’t clean quite as well as its man-made counterpart.  

Cut pile

Cut Pile carpets are what most people would consider the standard type of carpet. It’s the variant that most people are used to with its level and tight appearance. This variety of carpet is quick to produce and is the go-to for most of our customers.  

Loop/Berber

Looped or Berber carpet has grown considerably in the last few years and has become increasingly fashionable. As the carpet is looped through the backing, much like a sewing machine stitches, it is very hard-wearing and will hold its appearance exceptionally well. 

Most looped carpets come in either 100% man-made, 50/50 man-made wool mix or 100% wool and they usually follow the same suit in relation to price range.  

So, there we have it. You are now one step closer to becoming a carpet expert! You can use the above information to decide which carpet may suit you. However, we would always recommend speaking to one of our carpet experts in our store – We know a thing or two.  

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Sweet Dreams with our Black Friday Double

Our Black Friday deal is the Kelso Double Divan complete with mattress, frame and drawers at only £579 complete.

We have the double beds available for free local delivery so just give us a call
or come along to the store to see our great range of beds sizes including brands
such as Hypnos and Harrison.

Our Kelso bed offer is on until the end of Cyber Monday which, for those of you who
are not in the know, that’s December 2nd – but don’t wait too long
as once our stock has gone, we can’t order any more until the new year.

Looking for that extra chair or a larger dining table so everyone can be comfortable
this Christmas? Then come in soon. We have showroom items for immediate
delivery (up on the 4th floor) and we’re sure you’ll be surprised by
our competitive prices. Do take time to browse across the store and see our
wide range of beautiful carpets, bedroom furniture sets, comfy sofas and recliner
chairs, dining room furniture and Christmas rugs.

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2018/19 Winter Sale!

With 2018 drawing to a close, we reflect on a fantastic 2018. You, our customers, have shown us a tremendous amount of support in times of uncertainty. Thank you.

Moving into the New Year, it would be rude to not celebrate with a sale! Furniture, Beds and Flooring are showing amazing discounts throughout to launch the New Year in style!

We look forward to seeing you soon in store to take advantage of the Winter Sale!

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Facebook Giveaway Raffle

GIVEAWAY!

V R FLOWERS & SON ARE DOING A FREE PILLOW GIVEAWAY WORTH NEARLY £100!

We are giving away 2 Harrison Beds Pillows at random to one lucky person! All you have to do is:

*HEAD OVER TO FACEBOOK.CO.UK/VRFLOWERS   

*LIKE OUR PAGE*
*SHARE THE POST*

That’s it! Easy as that!

No cheating though, we will be checking!

We will reveal the winner at 12:00 Friday 9th of Jan. The winner will be contacted via Facebook and must be able to collect. Please note: The pillows do not include the branded ‘Harrisons – the sleep tailors’ pillow covers.

GOOD LUCK AND GET LIKING AND SHARING!

Terms and Conditions –

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

Upon entering, you agree for V R Flowers and Son to contact you and post your name on its social media pages and contact you via Facebook to confirm you have won.

Entries that do not win will not be contacted.

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New Year, New Style!

Happy 2018 to all of our customers!

Here at V R Flowers & Sons, we are very excited for what 2018 holds…It’s going to be a very exciting year!

New Year, New Style!

Make 2018 the year that you transform your house into the home of your dreams.

Our Loire dining set is a great place to start. The centre piece of your dining room; A place to bring all the family together.

Now featured in our window display, come in store to find out more.