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How To Package Flooring – The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Monday 19th August 2013

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Packaging Doctor

Hello Doctor,

I am the owner of a small but profitable business, that specialises in selling high-quality, bespoke flooring. The flooring is very popular but unfortunately due to the current packaging, rough handling in transit, and the fact it is prone to scratching/scuffing, more often than not the flooring arrives damaged!

What can I use to package my products cheaply but to ensure this doesn't keep happening? It's beginning to have an impact on my businesses reputation and is incredibly frustrating.

Thanks, Phillip

Hi Phillip,

I can understand your frustration, it is difficult when you produce a high quality product and through no fault of your own it is damaged in transit. However a good packaging solution can resolve these problems fairly quickly. I would simply suggest wrapping the product in large bubble-wrap for initial protection and to prevent impact damage, then wrapping again in Kraft paper. Kraft paper is a lot more resilient than you might think as it's 'virgin' status means it offers high tear resistance. It also looks very clean and professional, perfect for your high-quality, bespoke brand.

Keep Calm and Carry On, The Packaging Doctor

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Carl Board

Carl Board

19th August • 2013