Hannover, Germany -- Domotex 2018, which ran January 12-15, featured a fresher, more modern, trendier look. Thanks to an all-new site and hall layout, new schedule, and an array of displays, under the theme Unique Youniverse. More than 1,600 exhibitors and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations traveled to Hannover to kick off an exciting year in the floor covering business.

“Significant growth in the number of participating exhibitors and the amount of booked space, a strong visitor turnout, an abundance of new products and innovations as well as an upbeat mood throughout the exhibition halls all bear witness to the great success of this year’s event,” said Andreas Gruchow, Ph.D., member of the Deutsche Messe’s managing board.

In the special “Framing Trends” showcase in Hall 9, visitors explored 20 “framed” rooms intended to provide design inspiration. A visit to Framing Trends exhibit was particularly high on the agenda of architects, designers and planners, who used this creative hotspot to gather new inspiration for their work.

More than 65% of the event’s 45,000 visitors came from abroad – around 60% of them coming from Europe, with some 25% from Asia and 11% from the Americas. Attendance from the United States and South and Central America increased. The majority of Domotex visitors were buyers from specialist retailers and wholesalers as well as architects and interior designers and workers from the skilled trades. A strong increase in attendance was particularly evident among home furnishing and furniture stores, architects, interior designers, contract floorers and skilled tradesmen.

The next edition of Domotex Hannover will be take place January 11-14, 2019. Starting in 2019, Domotex USA will also be staged in North America, February 28-March 2, 2019 at the the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

For more information, visit www.domotex.de.