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About International Decorative Surfaces

UK's largest distributor

International Decorative Surfaces is the UK's largest distributor of surfacing materials specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, panel products and solid surfacing. The company is part of the Saint Gobain Group, recognised as Europe's leading organisation in building materials.

Unrivalled choice

With a stockholding of more than 12000 product lines, we give you immediate access to an unrivalled palette of design led finishes. Working closely with our supply partners, we bring together a long line of industry and market leading brand names to offer the UK's most comprehensive product portfolio.

Operational excellence

Extensive investment has equipped us with a first class distribution infrastructure that has the capacity and flexibility to cope with the demands of a dynamic marketplace. Our ground-breaking 90,000sq ft Central Distribution Centre in Nuneaton provides full logistical support to our network of 13 regional branches - all fully linked by a 24/7 state of the art computer system.

Responsive and flexible

Excellent service lies at the heart of the business. Our philosophy is to delight our customers by being totally responsive and flexible to their needs.

At IDS we place a high value on working in partnership with our customers and suppliers to provide a service that is second to none.

100% committed to distribution

IDS combines expertise in logistics, warehousing and distribution to ensure the delivery of products, virtually on a Just in Time basis. Nationwide we operate a fleet of over 100 vehicles offering the flexibility of size and capacity to service our customer base effectively.

IDS offers total coverage across the UK with a real regional presence. This unique national distribution network sets IDS apart from its competitors, enabling us to fully understand and respond to our customer's requirements at local level.

Supply chain expertise

At IDS we place a high importance on the relationships with our supply partners. By taking a customer focussed approach throughout the supply 'loop' we are able to fully optimise our service and performance, responding positively and cost effectively to our customers requirements.


More Information

For a comprehensive overview of our product portfolio please download "Our Solutions Guide" by Clicking Here or for more information about IDS, please download a copy of "Our Business" by Clicking Here.


“IDS are committed to understanding modern slavery risks and ensuring that there is no modern slavery in their own business and supply chains. Click Here to view the full statement.”


Latest IDS News

24/04/2017:  Surface Styling from IDS returns to Retail Design Expo on 8th May 2017

Surface Styling offers a world of design inspiration from over 40 prestigious surface material brands and can be seen on Stand P20 at...

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01/03/2017:  Staff at IDS Nuneaton are ‘egging’ the community on to help support local children

Kind-hearted staff at the Nuneaton branch of International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) are collecting Easter eggs to donate to Barnardo’s Children’s Centres...

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21/02/2017:  IDS Gateshead branch gets a smart new look

Surface materials distribution specialist International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) has given its Gateshead branch a major refurbishment...

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Getting the green light

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We are committed to:

  • Waste minimisation
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Reduction of emission to atmosphere and water
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Monitoring and reducing noise emission
  • Waste minimisation
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Reduction of emission to atmosphere and water
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Monitoring and reducing noise emission
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Reduction of emission to atmosphere and water
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Monitoring and reducing noise emission
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Reduction of emission to atmosphere and water
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Monitoring and reducing noise emission
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Reduction of emission to atmosphere and water
  • Reduction in water consumption
  • Monitoring and reducing noise emission

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