| Jan 10, 2013 |
DOMOTEX puts the spotlight on premium flooring
Boh staff
By Staff

Over 1,400 companies from 60 countries will be showing their latest products and collections at DOMOTEX 2013, the international trade fair for carpets and floor coverings to be held in Hannover, Germany from Jan. 12 – 15.

The keynote display “Flooring Deluxe” will focus on premium quality textile floor coverings, parquet and laminates. In order to showcase these products to their best effect, a special Flooring Deluxe display area has been dedicated to textile floor coverings in Hall 6. Another special area in Hall 9 has been allocated to high-quality parquet and laminate floors. Top-name exhibitors will stage presentations around the centrally located special areas.

“The keynote theme reflects an important market trend in favor of premium floor coverings and clearly puts the focus of DOMOTEX 2013 on products that excel in terms of quality and design,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Board at Deutsche Messe AG.

All product groups and trends will be shown in detail at the fair from hand-made and machine-made carpets to textile and resilient floor coverings; parquet and laminates; as well as equipment and products for floor laying, maintenance and application technology.

Last year’s trends found at the show included: Urban Classic, Fashionable Rainbow and Primal Nature flooring, take a look at EAL’s Report.

New this year, suppliers of handmade rugs and carpets at DOMOTEX will be exhibiting their products in Halls 14-17.

The “Concept Room” is also new and will provide scope for exclusive product installations. These individual room settings allow for the demonstration of different types of flooring. Emphasis will be placed on ground-breaking design ideas and presentations ranging from a lifestyle concept, a room design and a solution for commercial premises to a featured material and an unconventional installation.

Before the show begins, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of “The Match and Meet” service on the website to indicate which products interest them most. Participants then automatically receive a hit list of the appropriate contacts and are able to contact the potential business partner directly, before seeing their exhibit at the show.

DOMOTEX2go, a “mobile” trade fair guide, will feature the most important online functions of the DOMOTEX website. DOMOTEX2go enables every trade visitor to select exhibitors, products and events and plan their own timetable at the trade fair accordingly. The guide also offers an interactive map of the Exhibition Grounds, including a navigation function. This application can be downloaded here and is also available as a free download from Apple’s app store.

For more information on the fair and to see a complete list of exhibitors and events, click here.

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