The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Wood Flooring Expo continues to grow. The event in Nashville, Tenn., jumped in attendance by 30%, to more than 3,000 show-goers, not to mention over 50 first-time exhibitors. The show also boasted a wider range of educational opportunities, with seminars increased to an hour, the addition of a three-hour Wood Flooring University in three tracks, as well as expanded hours on the show floor.
Michael Martin, NWFA’s president and CEO, told Floor Trends, “We are definitely in a growth mode. In 2012 we grew the show 30%. In 2013 we grew it 20%. This year, we grew the show another 30%. This was our highest attendance in more than five years. We’re already well into planning our 2015 show, which will be in St. Louis to coincide with NWFA’s 30th anniversary. We know we have to make St. Louis bigger and better, and we’re up to the challenge.”