How to get the perfect floor for your home

by Shelley Ferguson / 19 December, 2018
Styling by Catherine Wilkinson. Photography by Vanessa Lewis.

Shelley Ferguson, Editorial Director of Your Home & Garden and HOME magazines and Co-host of The Block NZ, shares how she transformed her Birkenhead home with new flooring from Carpet Court.

My husband and I bought a new house two years ago so our family could enjoy more space as our two boys got older and bigger. Upgrading to a more expensive property meant all our money was tied up in the mortgage with nothing spare for the interior update the 1960s house needed.

My home is an expression of my style and I desperately wanted to change the old and ineffective carpet. Flooring is the foundation of interior design and sets the tone for how the entire house looks as well as making it more efficient, so it was my one and only priority – the rest could wait!

“Flooring is the foundation of interior design and sets the tone for how the entire house looks”

When I saw Carpet Court advertise 21 months no interest and no payments via Q Card I investigated immediately. Following the credit approval process and a consultation I got beautiful hardwood flooring installed throughout the living areas and plush, warm carpet in the bedrooms. Along with new interior paint, the house was totally transformed, which hugely increased how much we have enjoyed the spaces over the last two years.

The key was coming up with my own achievable repayment plan to ensure I could make the most of the interest-free period. With plenty of breathing space to manage repayments, the interest-free period is now up and I’m happy to say I’ve paid off every cent and the flooring still looks as good as new!

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Clockwise from top left: Malmo Dynamic in Bough Pine; Malmo Dynamic in Fjord Oak; Malmo Dynamic in Cutter Oak; Malmo Dynamic in Hacienda Oak; Cavalier Bremworth Switzerland in Matterhorn; Cavalier Bremworth Switzerland in Berne.

With 12 stores across the city from Silverdale to Pukekohe, Carpet Court has Auckland homeowners covered. 

You could get your dream flooring now and pay later. Carpet Court has a flexible range of finance
options available with Q Card and Q Mastercard®*.

*Finance available on Flexi Payment Plans with Q Card and Q Mastercard. A minimum purchase amount may be required. Exclusions may apply. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Cardholder fee - $55 Establishment. Existing Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.99% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of a payment holiday or interest free period. Lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply.

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