After completing his flooring apprenticeship in New Zealand at age 20, Dave Cooper went on to install floor coverings in America, England and Australia. Returning to New Zealand in 1994, Dave and Karina started Dave’s Flooring Limited. After a couple of years the demand to install and also supply carpets and vinyl was so strong Dave and Karina opened a tiny store on Te Rapa Straight. Dave’s Flooring quickly gained a reputation for quality workmanship and customer service. The premises became too small and the opportunity arose to purchase The Hamilton Rug Company and move into bigger premises. So on August 26th 2005 Dave’s Flooring and the Hamilton Rug Company merged to become Floorstyle Limited.
With new premises and a great team and now a bigger range of products and services to offer their customers the business became well known in the Waikato region.
So much so that in 2009 Dave and Karina were approached to join The Floor Store, a large chain of New Zealand carpet retailers. Always looking to expand and make their store a better place for their customers, Dave and Karina took up the franchise and in October 2009 officially became The Floor Store in Hamilton.
With a change of name came a change of identity. Gone was the big black building with the big circles and in came a smart and clean looking store. With better buying power and now even more services to offer their customers The Floor Store Hamilton has gone from strength to strength as Hamilton’s only one stop Flooring Centre. We offer carpet, vinyl, laminates, ceramic tiles, rugs, carpet tiles and vinyl tiles not to mention, rugs and mats made to order.
The Floor Store is still a family owned and operated business with Dave and Karina actively in the business. Dave and Karina hope that every person who walks through their doors has an experience that they will tell their friends about.
Dave is a keen athlete and actively competes in triathlons. Dave reckons it keeps up the fitness levels so he can keep up with their two children. Karina loves spending time with the family and loves hanging out with a book or watching a movie.