Domotex Asia 2019 Previews Flooring Trends
Shanghai -- From March 26-28, 2019, the floor covering industry will meet at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor to see the newest flooring products and innovations. This year’s show has attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries spread out in 15 exhibition halls covering a total gross exhibition area of 175,000 square meters or 1.8 million square feet.
InnovAction will hold its seventh edition at this year’s event, covering new products from 18 companies which will compete to win 2019 Best Product Awards. Other professional forums include events such as the World Flooring Forum, Luxury Brands Carpet Show, Chinese Original Carpet Design Show and MaterialDistrict. The day before the official opening, the organizers of Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor, along with China National Forestry Industry Association, will host the international Wood Flooring Forum 2019. The Forum will give wood flooring manufacturers, buyers and associations an overview of the opportunities and obstacles in the international wood flooring market, addressing topics such as legal, trade and environmental issues affecting the flooring industry.
The dedicated international buyer delegations underline the show’s international importance in the global flooring industry. An Australian delegation will be hosted for the second time; a hosted buyer program for wood and bamboo flooring will bring professionals from all around the world to conduct B2B meetings with exhibiting manufacturers; and the international crew of 20 flooring buyers will tour the carpet and wood halls, co-organized by Treniq international interiors network.
Wood Flooring - (Halls E1-E4)
The wood flooring sector will present the latest innovations in solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, cork, bamboo, and wood plastic composite (WPC) flooring. International companies like Swiss Krono, Classen, Kaindl, Faus, Parador, Alsapan, Balterio, Berry Alloc, Quickstep, Granorte, Home Legend are gathering in Halls E1 and E3 to expand their business in Asia Pacific. At the same time, wood flooring brand Nature returns to the Shanghai show. The solid wood heating flooring pavilion will also include brands such as Teclic, Bloor, Yanni, Jinyi, Linchang, Minghe, Nuogao, Moganshan, and Jinxiang in its premiere appearance.
Carpet - (Halls W1-W5)
Country pavilions from Iran, Turkey and India will return to the show with significantly increased space. The Afghanistan pavilion will also expand from 171 to 355 square meters (1,883 to 3,821 square feet). Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands also come back to the show to present a variety of products including machine-made carpets and rugs.
Resilient Flooring - (Halls E6-E7/N3-N5) In 2019, the resilient sector is expanding to a total of five Halls with famous international brands like Gerflor, Armstrong and LG Hausys returning to the show. The SPC flooring market continues to grow with even more attending exhibitors than last year’s show. Another highlight of Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor will be Hall E7, specifically created for sports flooring and presenting all kinds of new products. WPC indoor and outdoor flooring has become another new trend in resilient flooring.
FLOORTECH asia - (Halls E5-E6)
The FLOORTECH asia display area has more than doubled in size and will occupy over 21,000 square meters (226,042 square feet) across two exhibition halls this year. In Hall E5 specifically, domestic companies such as Qingsu, Zhisheng Machinery and JWELL will be launching their newest products at the exhibition.