Texture, colour, ambience, finish, performance? You’ll find all these and more at this year’s Flooring Show which takes place from 16-18 September in Harrogate.
Widely recognised as the UK’s National Flooring Event, 2018 marks the 56th edition, a record performance for a b2b sector trade show, and one which has been enjoying a resurgence in visitor numbers and interest in recent years.
This year is no exception as the industry’s leading brands and suppliers from the UK and beyond turn out to support the three-day show, using the occasion to showcase new ranges across all types of flooring including carpet, laminate, LVT, wood, vinyl plus cork and grass for both the contract and retail markets.
So, whatever your upcoming design projects might be – start with the flooring and the rest will fall into place!
Visit the show and be the first to see…
All the big names are here, so you’ll cover the ground, and all the flooring choices in just one visit.
Go ‘Best of British’ and find Cormar, Abingdon Flooring, Cavalier Carpets, Furlong Flooring, Interfloor, Greenwood & Coope, Distinctive Flooring and Karndean International all on your exhibition floorplan.
This year, for example, you can preview three brand-new Art Select Wood designs from Karndean. The team’s designers claim to have explored the deciduous woodlands of Europe and the historic rural heart of North America to hand select stunning designs that will bring a ‘contemporary or statement look’ to commercial and residential spaces.
A brand-new carpet collection will be unveiled by Cormar Carpets which will also be showcasing its recently updated B2B portal, whilst A.T. Industries is showcasing its range of carpets suitable for high footfall entrances and foyers and ‘Greenacres’, its range of artificial grasses, which are widely considered some of the most realistic on the market.
From across Europe Condor Carpets will be on hand from the Netherlands, H&V Carpets and Moduleo are both coming in from Belgium for the show and newbie German exhibitor Barth1873.
Meet the teams behind this year’s new exhibitors:
With over 50 new exhibitors joining the show this year allow enough time to meet some new faces and review their ranges and flooring offers.
“Performance, looks and correct installation continue to be key industry talking points,” says event manager Kane Thomas of Ocean Media Group, which bought the show last year.
“Investing time in meeting the people behind the brands and understanding the products makes specifying so much easier – you get a true sense of the product’s performance and the people too, so you can be confident in your choices when it really matters.”
Look out for first-timer Oneflor-Europe, a global LVT brand, based in Belgium and delivering ‘state of the art’ flooring systems for both commercial and domestic use, anywhere in Europe within in a few days.
Check out new exhibitor Bautech Flooring UK which has specific architect / contractor packages and people in place to deliver industrial and decorative flooring, including paving and driveways like polished concrete floors, micro-cement, terrazzo and resin floors.
Another new supplier is the family owned and operated Portuguese Ribadao Design. Dedicated to providing unique and elegant lines of engineered wood floor and wall panels, its focus is on artistry and craftsmanship.
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British Wool and wool specialists Penthouse, Brockway, Cavalier, Ulster and Adam Carpets plus Westex and Bond Worth will once again be managing a soft takeover in Hall C to champion the benefits of wool products in the flooring industry. Check out their striking new range of merchandising and interior displays.
Plus, new this year, you will be able to book a guided ‘Trend Tour’ at the show. Led by Laura Greenwood of specialist interior design trend forecasters Scarlet Opus, each session will last a maximum of 30 minutes and give you an overview of which key global consumer and design trends will affect the flooring market, not only in the coming months, but also in future years. The Trend Sessions will run at 11am and 2pm in the Trend Hub area.
Dates: 16-18 September 2018
Venue: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate
Register: via the show website www.theflooringshow.com
Travel: Free parking at venue /25% discount off train travel – see show website for details