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  • By Michelle Holman
  • 22 May, 2017

Best carpet options for people with Allergies/Asthma

Whilst for most of us being told we have a heat wave on the way is idyllic - summer is coming, flowers are blooming, the grass is growing. But for many people with allergies this can have a massive impact on theirs lives - excessive sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes. This along with every day allergens can make this time of year unbearable.
Even though we have our windows and doors open more in the summer months, allergens can make their way inside any home even on peoples shoes and clothes. You can keep your home spotless but as most allergens are invisible they can find their way in. Gravity pulls them to the floor.
They can become trapped in the carpet fibres, thus reducing the amount circulating around in the air, but just stepping on the carpet alone can release them back into the air.

Allergy and asthma suffers can have carpets. Stick with man made carpets. The blends are constructed out of lab fibres, which repels allergens. Avoid wool as mould can thrive in it. Always go for short twist pile carpets, thus fewer places for allergens.
Regular vacuuming is very important, this may seem obvious but maintaining a clean home does have positive effects on your mental and physical health. Contrary to popular belief carpets can improve air quality and if vacuumed regularly it removes traces of dirt, dust mites and allergens, thus reducing the amount of allergens in the home.
Annual deep cleaning of your carpet is recommended - not only does it keep your carpet looking like new, it can reduce or completely remove all allergens.

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By Michelle Holman 16 Aug, 2017

There is an exciting opportunity to join a family owned and run, carpet and flooring company dealing with commercial, new house build and domestic flooring in North Bristol. We are looking to enhance our experienced team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Carpet Sales Assistant/ Estimator/Administrator to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the presentation of the store is well-maintained
  • Serve customers with a friendly and positive approach
  • Visit customers’ homes to measure, quote, prepare fitting plans and close sales where applicable
  • Visit new build sites to measure plots, prepare quotes and fitting plans, whilst liaising with Site Agents and Sales Personnel
  • Liaising with fitters, allocating jobs and ensuring all materials needed for each job are ready for the fitters on the day of fitting, thus:-
  • Ordering flooring and all accessories (latex, door bars, gripper etc) needed for every job

The ideal candidate will present the following skills and abilities:

  • Experience in Retail Sales or the Flooring Industry would be beneficial but NOT ESSENTIAL.
  • Good communication skills with customers and colleagues, face to face, on the phone and via e-mail.
  • Good organisational and presentation skills
  • The ideal applicant must be physically fit due to the nature of the product involved as some manual handling will be required
  • A full clean driving licence is essential
  • MUST be computer literate.

In return we offer; a competitive salary. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, alternate Saturdays 9-1pm – closed Bank Holidays. The successful applicant will have use of the company vehicle for business-related appointments or a mileage allowance. 20 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays.

The role offers an immediate start for the successful candidate and is an exciting opportunity to join a successful, friendly team that are committed to providing an excellent customer experience .

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Starting at £20,000 per annum depending upon experience

PHOENIX FLOORING LIMITED, 5 Chelford Grove, Stoke Lodge, Bristol BS34 6DD


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