This year over 180 exhibitors are preparing for the show and this preview is designed to give you a taster for what you’ll find on offer when you come along.
In 2018 over 3000 visitors attended and their feedback confirmed that, even in this online and digital age, you can’t beat the face to face experience that this show has to offer.
Of course, the organiser be covering all the latest retail ideas, showing attendees the upcoming consumer and design trends and demonstrating best practice products and finishes – but the key to all of these is putting a face to an email address and talking to the thinkers behind the brands.
The Flooring Show is delighted to present over 50 new exhibitors this year, creating more buying opportunities and choice than ever before!
As well as all of the fantastic exhibitor stands to spend time on, The Flooring Show also creates some great show features to help inspire and update all of its visitors.
The Trends Hub
Curated by trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus, the Trends Hub visualises three global consumer and design trends and how they will affect the flooring market. Products and samples from exhibitors are showcased enabling anyone with an interest in design, merchandising and display and how to appeal to different audiences the opportunity to pick up some handy ideas and styling options.
Over in the Kings Suite, visitors can look at inspiring rooms sets created by industry experts, giving them the opportunity to see what the latest trends look like in one specific area.
Hosted by the CFA, NICF and FITA, the two Demo Zones are bound to draw the crowds. Zone 1 in Hall B will focus on Subfloor and tool demonstrations, whilst Zone 2 in Hall C will present different floor finishes. Both zones will be busy across all three show days.
The UK’s high streets are not dying, people still love shops, ‘greige’ is not the only colour, the right technology really does free up teams to sell more and a fresh pair of eyes in store might just make the difference to sales. Visit the Seminar Room just off the Kings Suite this year and sit in on the live talks programme – or volunteer to take part in one of the Flooring Forum panels and share views of the industry with peers.
Visitors will be able to listen to respected commentators, who can tell them exactly what is happening in town centres up and down the UK, get some tips and advice on how to make new technology work for them, and hear more from their fellow suppliers, retailers and designers about the future of flooring.
Are you on trend?
Pick up some great merchandising and showroom dressing ideas from the show’s roomset display this year. Working closely with trend forecasters Scarlet Opus, the show will present three roomsets reflecting the trends selected by the Scarlet Opus team as most likely to affect the flooring industry in the coming months. Come and take a look to find the ones you think your customers will respond to the most.
Wool Carpet Focus Group
This is the 6th year that the WCFG will be attending the show and it is probably the most important one yet. They are co-exhibiting with the Campaign for Wool in Hall C. With environmental concerns at the top of everyone’s agenda it is hardly surprising that the benefits of wool are being rediscovered!