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The Buxtons team today

Buxtons: family-owned flooring installers and suppliers for more than 100 years

Get to know the story of the Buxtons team: Brighton’s specialists in carpets, flooring, curtains, soft furnishings and blinds to commercial and residential customers the length and breadth of Sussex.

The early days, taking you all the way back to 1919…

Founded in 1919, as a small shop in Ditchling Road, Brighton, selling second-hand furniture, Buxtons soon grew under its founder Percival Buxton, quickly gaining a reputation for providing quality goods and assuring customer satisfaction.

After WWII and the subsequent re-opening of the shop, Buxtons built further on its range of services as a premier retailer of the district, introducing stocks of new furniture, prams, cycles, toys, carpets and linos. This rapid growth led to shops opening in other areas of Sussex (in time Shoreham and Crawley branches). It was the 1960s and the development of the shop (1962-64) into more of a department store that brought about fundamental change with the introduction of the contract flooring department. 

Through the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Buxtons’ reputation strengthened further as a trusted, local independent retailer offering furnishings, beds, prams, toys and carpets. Moreover, during these at-times economically turbulent decades the commercial flooring department continued to grow.

The Buxtons premises in the past
carpet samples on display

And today, still providing an industry-leading service!

In 2006, there were significant changes to the business, with a partial move from the original Ditchling Road site. This move involved relocating the flooring and blinds divisions to modern offices and showroom at the newly built Woodingdean Business Park on the outskirts of the city (historically the site of the old Sunblest Bakery).

The retail furnishings maintained a city centre presence at Ditchling Road for a short period (2006-2009) selling contemporary furniture and accessories, after which it closed to concentrate on the busy flooring business at Woodingdean.

The current location of the business offers many advantages to both staff and customers - with modern facilities and easy, free parking. Although now on a business park, and with the inclusion of 'flooring' to our company title, our company ethos remains as it was a century ago - to provide quality goods, and to assure customer satisfaction.

brighton pavilion building

A family business through and through

Here at Buxtons we take great pride in our excellent reputation as flooring installers and suppliers serving Sussex.

Book your showroom appointment now on 
01273 300074

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