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GLOBAL CON DOMOTEX 2020 took place in Hannover, Germany, from 10-13 Janu


The latest edition of DOMOTEX – one of the world’s largest showcases of carpets and floorcoverings – again stood out as the industry’s biggest, most pivotal hub for trends and innovations.


A total of 35,000 attendees – 70% of them from outside of Germany – were on hand for the four-day event to explore the latest trends, products and solutions presented by over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 different nations.


The show’s keynote theme of "ATMYSPHERE" highlighted the aspects of flooring products that contribute to a sense of wellbeing and promoted naturalness and sustainability.


"DOMOTEX is and remains our most international tradeshow. We are delighted that the event attracts attendees from around the globe, who come for 2.3 days on average – 60% from Europe, 25% from Asia and 10% from the Americas, with the remainder from Africa and Australia," said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member in charge of DOMOTEX.


Sonia Wedell-Castellano, global director for DOMOTEX, commented: "We have been truly impressed with the positive reception and special spirit at this year’s DOMOTEX. The attendance figures reflect an ongoing trend towards increased market concentration. The further rise in the percentage of high-calibre professionals is an important factor in business growth for 2020. Around 90% of the


INTERFLOOR REASSURES


CUSTOMERS At DOMOTEX 2020, UK manufacturer of flooring underlays and accessories Interfloor showcased its innovative range designed to enhance the ambiance of rooms through sound-insulation and luxurious underfoot comfort.


Interfloor supplies its British- manufactured brands Tredaire, Duralay, Gripperrods and Stikatak to flooring contractors, retailers and distributors worldwide. Its underlay and accessories range includes specially-developed products for the hospitality, marine, wood and laminate and acoustic applications.


Part of the Victoria plc Group, Interfloor was reassuring this year’s DOMOTEX visitors with its years of exporting experience, logistics and documentation management, and dedicated customer service team who are experts in legislation and compliance.


Interfloor’s head of international sales, Joffrey Godin, said: “With over 40 years of exporting experience


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show’s visitors have decision-making authority at their companies, with half of them at top management level.


"I am also delighted with how enthusiastically our exhibitors embraced the lead theme of ATMYSPHERE, as well as with the success of the revamped 'Treffpunkt Handwerk'’ skilled trades hub and the volume of exhibitors who have indicated they will be back in 2021."


Olivier Bossuyt, Sales Director at ivc group in Avelgem, Belgium said: "We opted to return to DOMOTEX after a two-year break because the show’s strong international pull enables us to meet with important trade partners and generate promising new leads – a fact reconfirmed by DOMOTEX 2020."


we are reassuring customers of our commitment to ‘business as usual’ despite worries around Brexit. Our proven and trusted range of flooring underlays and accessories, combined with our knowledge and experience, make our products the perfect choice to enhance room ambiance.”


With more people making a conscious effort to ‘go green’, Interfloor believes demand for sustainable and eco-friendly flooring products is at its highest ever and has increased the proportion of its underlays manufactured from recycled products from 16% to over 70% since 2008.


Flame retardant underlays, Tredaire FR6 and FR7 are ideal for extending the life of the carpet in any location where flame retardancy is a must. FR6 is thinner and denser than FR7 underlay, making it ideal for the most demanding installations where long-lasting performance is a priority.


Like most of Interfloor’s other PU underlays, Tredaire FR6 and FR7 are made using recycled material,


and contain not less than 95% pre- consumer recycled material. They also hold the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus accreditation, meaning they conform to the CRI’s high standards for indoor air quality and low VOC emissions.


www.interfloor.com


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