Overcome Brexit hurdles with help from PFL Floorcoverings


Over the past 7 months, Brexit has caused major upheaval for all sorts of industries, not least of which the construction and commercial fit-out business.  Contractors have found themselves struggling to get hold of materials, causing long delays, increased costs and huge amounts of red tape.

The Irish Sea has proved to be a major bone of contention, which is why the service provided by our distributor PFL Floorcoverings Ltd has been so invaluable to UK-based flooring contractors doing business in Ireland, especially those north of the border.  Sales rep Jessica Dunne explains why PFL’s strategic locations have been vital for its customers since Brexit…

Hi Jessica!  Tell us a little more about PFL…

“PFL was founded over 40 years ago and is Ireland’s largest independent floorcovering distributor, helping flooring retailers and contractors meet the ever-increasing demands of the flooring industry across all sectors. We pride ourselves on our large stock holdings, held over four strategically placed distribution depots – one in Limerick, two in Dublin and one Belfast.  This allows us to provide Euro andSsterling invoicing options to our large customer base and offer an invaluable service to UK-based flooring contractors conducting business in Ireland.”

How has PFL been able to support customers since Brexit?

“Brexit has caused huge implications for customers wanting to transport products between the UK and Ireland.  We’ve seen long delays caused by customs backlogs and increased bureaucracy.  PFL takes all this hassle out of the equation because of our strategic locations on both sides of the Irish border.  We’ve been able to help our customers eliminate any extra costs and customs clearances which would otherwise impact on their costings and lead-times, affecting their ability to be competitive.”

What Gekko Flooring products does PFL currently offer?

“We stock the G51,G52,G57 & G42 canisters, plus all the accessories for the canisters including the hose, gun, wand and trolley. We also supply Gekko Kick-off kits, the G93 cleaner and the Turfstikk 100 product.”

What Gekko products sell best for you and why?

“Our top sellers are the G52, G51 & G57 canisters.  Our customers love using Gekko canisters because they know they are using a quality product with excellent coverage, and the fact it’s dichloromethane free is a major plus.”

How can customers get in touch with PFL?

Customers can get in touch with any of our three depots:

Dublin: +353 (0) 1 6263913 or salesdublin@pfl.ie

Limerick:  +353 (0) 61 227100 or sales@pfl.ie

Belfast: (0) 28 9075 3202 or salesbelfast@pfl.ie


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