As specialists in floor covering solutions for over 100 years, Drakes Furnishers brings innovative quality to your floor to suit virtually every taste and style. From an extensive collection of quality stock ranges in carpets, vinyl, planks and tiles from trusted New Zealand suppliers, as well as professional installation, Drakes Furnishers offer free measure and quote Taranaki wide.
Carpet comes in a variety of types, fibres, textures and construction, each with distinctive features. At Drakes Furnishers, a member of Flooring First New Zealand, we offer wool, nylon, polyester and polypropylene carpets. Wool
100%, pure New Zealand wool, totally natural, always in fashion, holds its appearance, offers low flammability and high resistance to wear. Polyester
Being a man-made fibre, Polyester has been developed to specifically resist water and dirt, and generally won’t harbour insects. Polypropylene has excellent stain resistance and easy to clean. Polypropylene
Another man-made fibre, Polypropylene is exceptionally hardwearing, has high insect stain resistance, and can withstand severe cleaning. Nylon
There has been a big move to ‘Solution dyed nylon’ carpet. Man-made with the colour locked into the fibres, provides a very hard wearing solution to high traffic areas. Nylon is also often blended with wool or other fibres to increase abrasion resistance (a bit like adding nylon to the toes and heels of woolen work socks!) Free Measure Quote
With an infinite variety of patterns and colours to choose from, vinyl sheet flooring, in 2mt wide,3 mt and 4mt wide, is flexible and highly durable.
If you want a hard wearing floorcovering that’s practical and very stylish, then our range of vinyl flooring options will certainly impress you. Suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, vinyl is probably the most versatile flooring and undoubtedly offers the greatest variety of looks of all flooring options.
From the very popular tile and timber-effect, to stone and polished concrete designs, Drakes Furnishers’ range of vinyl flooring is sourced from a number of world-wide manufacturers.
Not only is vinyl flooring very easy care and certainly warmer than ceramic tiles to walk on, it’s a very cost-effective floor covering. Drakes Furnishers have their own professional vinyl installers, but if you are a home handyman, then you can install it yourself over either a concrete or wood floor. Free Measure Quote
Planks & Tiles
Do you love the authentic, rustic look of traditional crafted wood planks? Or perhaps you prefer the distinctive texture and intricate patterns of quarried stone or the smooth feel of classic marble? Whatever your space, whatever your style, you’re bound to find a look that’s just right for you in our wide range of beautiful, high quality Karndean Designfloors luxury vinyl tiles (LVT).
From the intricate grain details in real woods to the timeless tactile qualities of natural stones, Karndean Designfloors have used the latest technology and most durable materials to give you exceptionally high performance and quality.
Individual planks and tiles can be laid in a variety of patterns to suit your look and anything is possible when you play with borders and design layouts for a really unique look. Graham Drake, qualified, experienced and professional installer, is only too happy to assist you from creating your style right through to installation.
Karndean Designflooring planks and tiles are easy to live with, hygienic and easy to clean, quiet to walk on, warm and inviting and offer beauty designed to last for years and years.
Your health is important, too. Karndean Designflooring is approved by the Asthma Foundation (N.Z)’s Sensitive Choice ® Program, a programme introduced to help identify products that are better suited for people who suffer from asthma and allergies. Free Measure Quote
Cork comes from ancient Mediterranean forests and is a totally natural, eco-sensitive, renewable and recyclable product.
One of its outstanding attributes is the insulation properties which offer significant sound-proofing and ensures your home remains warm in winter and cool in summer.
As cork is impervious to water it is ideally suited for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and laundries, in fact, cork will work well in any room of your home. Because it is non-allergenic, non-toxic and simply won’t harbour pollen or unwelcome nasties such as dust mites, it is also ideal for playrooms and those who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Coloured cork: Gone are the days when a cork floor had to be all brown! There are many colours available from our supplier’s ‘in-house’ range, but you can create a truly unique floor by having a custom coloured cork floor in any colour from the Resene® range of paints.
Because cork tiles can be laid and finished in one day using a water-based polyurethane rather than solvent-based varnish, they are ideal for situations where speed is of the essence and time is short. The advantage here is there are no strong solvent odours or toxic emissions and the finish is dry within 3 hours.
Graham Drake is a qualified and professional installer but can also give you advice on laying the tiles yourself. Free Measure Quote