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Victoria Carpets (Stand C28a) and Westex Carpets (Stand C29a) are back at the Flooring Show!
Gordon Banks will be at the show! F.Ball have invited him on the Monday between 10am – 3pm; he will be on their stand B1 so you can have your photo taken with him. More details here.
Celebrity designer Oliver Heath will be appearing on Monday 22 Sept, in association with Trends Hub sponsor Interface, talking about the emerging science and style of Biophilic Design – how reinforcing the connection between nature and the spaces we inhabit can increase productivity and well being, whilst reducing stress, to create happier, healthier places to live and work in.
Wool will welcome you to The Flooring Show this year! A smart enclosure of Dalesbred and Roughfell sheep will be situated by the front entrance on Sunday and Monday to clearly show how the wool for carpet grows! This special feature brought by British Wool Marketing Board and the National Sheep Association highlights the natural sustainability of home grown British Wool as a perfect fibre for flooring.
Karndean confirm their return to the show - see them on Stand C28
Leading UK company British Ceramic Tile is set to be the first tile manufacturer to attend the show in its 50-year history - see press release. Visit Stand B24 to see a classic Mini and chance to win a Mini driving experience at Goodwood.
New! Delegate Discounts: HIC has been working with some of the town’s finest restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as taxi firms, to produce a booklet of discount vouchers which visitors can use. It will be ready in mid-September, and can be downloaded then from this site, or collected at registration with your badge.
Adam Carpets, Axminster Carpets, Brintons Carpets, Brockway Carpets, Cavalier Carpets and Ulster Carpets have booked stands as a major part of The Wool Trends Centre, a new initiative by The British Wool Marketing Board and The Campaign for Wool - click here for full info.
As part of the Wool Trends Centre programme, Giles Kime, Executive Editor of Homes and Gardens magazine, will be giving a seminar on Wool Trends on Monday 22nd September.
The prestigious companies above join almost 150 exhibitors already confirmed for September, making this the largest Flooring Show for several years. With more exciting features than ever, can you afford to miss out? To download a copy of our handy Visit Planner click here, and to register free of charge just click here.
The Flooring Show is delighted to have been the sponsor of the 16th annual Flooring Industry Awards, hosted by the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) and the Contract Flooring Association (CFA). Congratulations to all the winners.
The Flooring Show has also scooped the Interiors Monthly award for Best Flooring Exhibiton as voted for by their readers. A great accolade!
The 2014 show - the 52nd in the annual series - will continue to be the key place for flooring retailers to meet and do business with their existing major suppliers, and with potential new suppliers. It will embrace another excellent retail seminar programme, a retail-focused social media programme, the Wool Trends Centre featuring leading British manufacturers, and a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting the entire UK retail flooring sector, coordinated with leading trade media and exhibitors.
As the main national forum for the contract and commercial flooring sector, the show will include a commercial flooring seminar programme offering valuable content, as well as two flooring installation Demonstration Zones, increased exhibitor participation from contract flooring companies and active promotion to architects, specifiers, contractors and facilities managers.
To look back at the 2013 conference presentations, click here.
The Trends Hub
The Trends Hub will offer an exciting insight into the future of flooring and surfaces. Located on the show floor, attendees will find a visionary zone showcasing the latest products from exhibitors, alongside a unique preview of the major colour, texture, material and styling trends for 2015.
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The Demo Zones
A comprehensive three day demonstration programme will once again be on offer at the 2014 show, spearheaded by the CFA / FITA / NICF, and taking place in the two Demo Zones. Plus various exhibiting companies with demos on their own stands.
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As innovation in flooring for domestic and commercial premises continues apace, the importance of good design – and the anticipation of design trends – cannot be overemphasised. New elements to the show will include the Trends Hub, valuable daily Trends Seminars, and active promotion of the show to the UK interior design and architecture community.
Part of the attraction of large trade shows is the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry professionals, meeting old friends and colleagues, making new contacts, and staying in touch over a handshake and drink rather than through a computer screen. All of the Flooring Show 2014 networking opportunities will be free of charge.