Liquidations `N Stile Focuses on the Future

By Ian Nadeau

Atlantic News, Friday, March 21, 2002

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]
A "STILE"ISH ALTERNATIVE -- The Liquidations 'N Stile retail outlet at 1 Lafayette Road in Hampton has ceramic tiling, laminate flooring, pre-finished hardwood floors and unfinished pine furniture at rock-bottom prices.
[Atlantic News Photo by Ian Nadeau]

HAMPTON -- Since opening in November, the showroom at Liquidations 'N Stile has undergone a major overhaul.

Whereas the liquidators had originally stocked a wide range of products, Liquidations 'N Stile has now decided to significantly narrow their focus. "We're going to go strictly into hard surface flooring," declares owner Fred Stiles.

Furthermore, Stiles is going to concentrate on the three fastest growing styles of floor coverings: ceramic tiles, laminate flooring and pre-finished hardwood flooring.

"We're hoping to have a wider, bigger selection at super low prices to give people an alternative to the big boxes with some friendly service and knowledgeable sales people," says Stiles.

While their product line may have changed, their business philosophy certainly has not. Liquidations 'N Stile continues to use their uncanny ability to buy close-outs, overstocks and manufacturer specials at the lowest possible prices and turn those bargains back over to the public at the low liquidation prices which their customers have come to expect. "We're buying it right and we sell it right," says Stiles.

Their new selection of flooring is quite extensive and all products are first-quality.

"These are simply great products for a lot less money," he added.

Customers can even take advantage of the company's delivery and installation services.

Liquidations 'N Stile is also currently testing the waters on the unfinished pine furniture market. "If the people support it and the interest is there, then we'll stick with it," says Stiles. "So far, I've been very pleased with the sales; it's been a surprising success."

Although they will be primarily marketing the flooring products, Stiles maintains that he is keeping an open mind for the future.

While supplies last, bargain hunters can even pick up what is. left of the old Liquidations 'N Stile inventory. Close-out sales are currently ongoing for products like their designer clothing, brandname footwear, Italian leather rocker recliners and upholstered sofas.

Liquidations 'N Stile is open six days a week, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday front 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact them at 926-1268 or stop by the store, located at 1 Lafayette Road in Hampton, right on the marsh at the Hampton-Hampton Falls border.