Shanghai -- Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor expands the design and conference area and welcomes new and returning brands.

In 2020, Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor will cover more than 185,000 sqm of space, taking up 16 halls at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Five of the exhibition halls will be dedicated to carpets and rugs, four to wood, bamboo and other hard floors, two to FLOORTECH asia and five halls to resilient floor coverings. In 2019, the show gathered 1,579 exhibitors from 36 countries and attracted 66,875 trade visitors, of which 15,092 were international, coming from 107 nations.

For the 22nd edition, each flooring sector will have a theme. The highlighted product category in wood is solid wood for radiant heating systems. The category is taking over the entire hall, showing new technologies, designs and products in floor heating. Solid wood for radiant heating systems is growing in China; according to the China National Forest Products Industry Association, around 80% of China's wood flooring brands have developed the product. At the same time the market share is increasing by more than 30% annually. It is expected that by 2025, the market size of solid wood for radiant heating systems will reach RMB 10 billion (approx. $1.4 billion). The international and local market leaders, such as Junckers, Foglie d’Oro, Edelholz, IBF, Teclic, Nature, Fudeli, Bloor, Jinyi, Licher, Nuogao and Moganshan have already confirmed their participation at Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor. Also in this hall will be the latest developments in the market in the dedicated InnovAction campaign.

The resilient flooring section will be expand to 69,500 sqm, and showcase Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) flooring. Among the resilient halls, there will be an “Inspiration Hall,” housing InnovAction campaign and design forum, where famous interior designers will educate the audience on using resilient flooring in interior designs. The InnovAction will showcase new products within matching interior spaces. This new way of presenting the InnovAction products is ideal for both manufacturers to share their ideas and for visitors to keep up to date with the market trends.

The Carpet section will promote carpet as a driving force for interior design, with a dedicated hall being the epicenter of home and design carpets and the host hall for the Luxury Brands Carpet Show–a showcase of the most sought-after international high-end carpet design brands. After the successful first edition in 2019, Chinese Original Carpet Design Show comes back to promote the works of young Chinese carpet designers. Country pavilions from Germany, Belgium, Iran and Turkey will also showcase their products among the carpet halls. In order to give oriental carpets and rugs the spotlight, India and Afghanistan pavilions will create a new area,“Treasure of Orient.”

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