Surfaces '06 sign-ups outpacing '05 numbers
Hanley Wood noted that returning companies are also generally seeking larger exhibit areas, while a growing number of new companies - up 12 percent from last year - are signing up for the show.
Interest in the show is also being driven by efforts to build ancillary business beyond the floor, according to Hanley Wood. Surfaces 2006 will once again include a Window/Wall Coverings Pavilion aimed at encouraging floor covering retailers to explore profit centers beyond flooring. The Installation Showcase, featuring live how-to demonstrations on the show floor, will also return.