About us

Welcome to The Silkroad Interiors & Flooring Haslemere, Surrey

The Silkroad offers Interior design throughout London and the South East. As a company, we provide either separate services or the full package interior requirements. Our interior design Surrey team can help with larger projects or even a simple set of curtains. They like to be the hardest workers in the room to bring the clients’ dreams to life. By overseeing every aspect of the design process to carefully planning and selecting the wall, fabric and floor finish all the way through to final scheme.


Our flooring department offers an independent supply and installation service focusing on elite flooring products such as Roger Oates stair runners, Oak, natural stone and carpets all chosen for their quality and performance. 

Silkroad Story

The ethos of The Silkroad capitalises on those same principles, fuelling our desire to seek out vibrant and luxurious floor coverings, fabrics and wallpapers hand selected from the finest manufacturers across the world.  Our unique accessories and giftware celebrate the best of East and West and combined with our vast database of suppliers, we are able to produce interior and flooring schemes that rise above the notion of following a trend, are truly innovative and dedicated to the taste and budgets of our clients.

Our Story

Our Team

The dynamic team at The Silkroad are always on hand to offer advice, to inspire and to share their expert knowledge and years of experience within the industry.  Together our team offer a consistent and professional service from concept to completion.

Sahran Abeysundara

Lead Designer Sarhan was born in Sri Lanka and educated in Dubai, France and India before enjoying an international career of over 20 years within the Interior Design industry.  His many and varied qualifications include the prestigious Art and Colour Design Diploma – run by Barbara Sansoni – one of the world leaders in colour. The Silkroad has a global reach with Sahran producing work within the corporate, retail and private sectors , not only servicing clients based in London and the Home Counties but also further afield in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bankok.

William Carroll

Showroom Manager, Will, brings to the team a wealth of interiors knowledge, having studied Interior Design at Kingston University and set-up and subsequently sold his own interiors business in London.  Since 2005 Will has worked on property renovation which has enabled him to gain a wealth of experience in areas such as flooring, project management and interior design. William supports both sides of the business working closely with our Lead Designer on interior schemes, as well as managing the smooth running of the Flooring Department. 

Alan Baker

Founder and Director of The Silkroad Interiors and Flooring, Alan has spent the last 40 years working within the flooring sector.  Alan trained as an upholsterer working in his father’s business before setting up his own specialist flooring company. Alan’s vast experience both in the field and on the sales side enables him to offer superior and expertise on which he has built his business and reputation.   Alan expanded the business to incorporate Interior Design after spotting The Silkroad’s very talented Lead Designer, Sahran, in Sri Lanka.

Amanda Baker

Director of The Silkroad Interiors and Flooring, Amanda has worked alongside Alan for over 17 years.  With a secretarial background within the Marketing and PR sectors, Amanda’s administrative and organisational strengths have supported the business behind the scenes for many years.  Amanda continues to work part-time overseeing all of the office and accounts management side of the business.

Matthew Feast

Specialist Flooring Fitter Matt joined the team as an apprentice direct from school in 2006. He was trained using traditional floor fitting techniques by Alan Baker and as a result has adopted Alan’s meticulous approach and eye for detail. Matt has since built up a wealth of experience in all aspects of floor fitting.

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