Posted on August 7, 2023
In the deep rhythms of commerce, sometimes even the stalwart falter. For the second time in a fleeting span of three years, the whispers and murmurs of Wednesday night brought the unexpected: Floors 2 Go was once again grappling with the tumultuous waves of administration. Nestled in the heartbeat of Birmingham, this artisanal institution, known for its exquisite wood flooring and the delicate tools to rejuvenate them, has seen better days.
As far back as 2008, storms gathered at their doorstep, threatening to erase a legacy born from the passionate endeavors of a family in 1999. Yet, kin blood, loyal to the original visionaries of the enterprise, staved off the impending collapse, stitching together the frayed fabric of a once thriving business.
Today, the somber winds of change blow again. Over half of their once bustling sanctuaries, the 90 stores where wood sang beneath feet, have been silenced, their doors locked perhaps forever. The ripple effect of this turmoil has left nearly 200 souls adrift, seeking anchorage. A tenth of them, the guardians of the company’s heart in Birmingham, are no more. Of those who remain, a mere 162 stand poised to navigate the storm.
Yet, from these tumultuous seas, a beacon emerges. The essence of Floors 2 Go, though diminished, has found harbor in Nixon & Hope—a nascent venture brimming with hope and a fervent desire to breathe life back into a part of what once was. Rumors, like tendrils of smoke, suggest that some showrooms are already silenced, their stock spirited away. Yet, hope endures. Recall, as 2011 dawned, how Floors 2 Go was kissed by fortune’s favor—a generous £3.3 million investment and dreams of 60 new store sanctuaries. The story, though fraught with tribulation, is a testament to the cycles of growth, decay, and rebirth.
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Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
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