About us



A brief history of Solent Wholesale

We are a family run independent flooring distributor supplying flooring retailers and contractors in the South. Originally started by Tom McHale in Havant Hampshire in 1969 (50 years!), we are now run by the second and third generations of the original family.

Being (a true) independent flooring wholesaler means we can set our prices very keenly against the big groups and pride ourselves on keeping big stocks of our best sellers. Another advantage of dealing with an independent wholesaler is that we are closer to our customers and know most of them personally. Service is a total focus to us and we’ve been rewarded with customer loyalty that is a major factor in our success.

We operate from a purpose built warehouse with state-of-the-art facilities. We have a high speed cutting machine linked into our computer system which give us accuracy of 99.9%. We are the only wholesaler that re-wraps our vinyls to avoid any surface damage. We also have a fantastic online order portal, as well as fully equipped sales representatives, they carry stock of flooring essentials, as well as sample books.

Alongside carpet & vinyls we also stock a wide range of underlay, LVT, screeds and adhesives, we stock everything your flooring business needs, in a range of qualities and prices.

We have our own delivery fleet and all of drivers are fully employed, we do not use agency staff as our drivers are a key part of our business and our link to the customers and many appreciate the continuity of having a regular delivery driver (who knows exactly how you like your deliveries organised). We’ve got a great team – both out on the road and back at base. 2019 marks 50 years of trading at Solent Wholesale and we have our sights firmly set on the next 50 years.

Our Specialties

With over 200 stocked ranges, from suppliers all over the world. We have the products that your customers are looking for. We try to keep all our ranges on par with current trends and fashionable colours, ensuring that the products you have are suitable for todays requirements.

Over the last three years we have increased the range of our vinyls by over 100%, with nearly every pattern and quality imaginable, we have the stock that you need.

Flooring accessories are also a big part of our business, but none more so than underlay. With a vast selection, including: PU, Waffle Rubber, Crumb Rubber and Felt, from three different manufactures, we try and cover every basis of your needs.

Delivery Area

We cover the majority of the South of England with our delivery and sample service, however if you are not located inside the map below and wish to place an order with ourselves, you would have to collect all goods from our warehouse (providing you are in the flooring trade).

What our clients say

Solent Wholesale are always a pleasure to deal with, having a Wholesaler with a large selection, and a good stock position is key to the running of my flooring business. Just like myself, they are family owned and run, which means I am given the best service whenever I ring!

Flooring Contractor, West Sussex