Organizers of Surfaces 2005 say the upcoming trade exposition continues to be the only event that offers floor covering professionals everything they need for business success.

New product introductions are one of the main reasons floor covering professionals flock to Surfaces, organizers say. Retailers, builders, architects, designers, distributors, and installers from around the world come to Surfaces every year to see the latest floor covering fashions.

"While some events focus on one or two product categories, Surfaces is the only event where floor covering professionals can find everything they need," said Michelle Troop, senior show director, Surfaces. "We understand that retailers, installers, builders, and others need all types of products to meet their clients' needs and Surfaces is committed to providing the full spectrum of products the industry is looking for."

"As a dealer, I can see everything in one spot at Surfaces," said Warren Magee of Fashionaire Furniture in Napa, Calif. "This saves me from having reps in my store one at a time over several weeks."

Surfaces also continues to reflect the changes in floor covering trends, including the huge growth in demand for hard surfaces the industry has seen during the past few years. While a significant amount of exhibit space now showcases tile, stone, marble and other hard surfaces, attendees can always expect to see the newest carpet and rug styles.

It is vital for retailers to be able to make their buying decisions at the beginning of the year, show organizers said, and Surfaces is the only U.S.-based show committed to this strategic time frame and to filling this important need for the industry.

"Surfaces is the one place you can go all year and meet everyone it is important to see in the industry and learn about the new products," said Betty Mavity Nesmith of Mavity Transport Storage in Dalton, Ga. "It's vital to your business!"

In addition to seeing 500,000 net square feet of new products and meeting face-to-face with close to 1,000 exhibiting companies, attendees at Surfaces 2005 will get the best education in the industry at the all-new, 41-course Conference Program. They can also learn more about how to better compete with big-box retailers at Town Hall, and get practical tips and techniques on installing flooring correctly the first time at the live, how-to demonstrations of the Installation Showcase.

Surfaces 2005 will take place Jan. 26-28 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To obtain details on all the events and features at the show, or to register, visit on the Internet or telephone (800) 547-3477.