Floorcoverings retailer Fludes Carpets is to open a sixth store with the launch of a concession in Brighton next month.

The privately owned Sussex and Dorset retailer says it has acquired a part of soft furnishings retailer C&H Fabrics’ store along Western Road in the city centre.

It plans to open the concession — which will sell smooth flooring as well as carpets — in early June. Fludes, which has sales of around £2.5m, also trades from Eastbourne, Newhaven, St Leonards, Haywards Heath and Boscombe.