e at this year’s Flooring Show, returning to the Harrogate Convention Centre h


(CFA) and National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF), has put together two great programmes of live demonstrations. Demo Zone 1 in Hall B will focus on Subfloor and Tools, whilst Zone 2 will cover Floor Finishes in Hall C.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that six finalists will be battling it out to become Carpet Fitter of the Year over in the Kings Suite. They will be put to the test under the watchful eyes of NICF judges Ian James, Richard Renouf and Jeff Hardy, with the winner being declared at 4.30pm on Monday.

Over in Hall C, British Wool and wool specialists Penthouse, Brockway, Cavalier, Ulster and Adam Carpets, plus Westex and Bond Worth, will once again be managing a soft takeover to champion the benefits of wool products in the flooring industry. Check out their striking new range of merchandising and interior displays.

In association with British Wool, Campaign for Wool will this year be running The Wool Carpet & Rug

Awards 2018 alongside the show on the evening of Monday 17th


Plus, new this year, you will be able to book a guided ‘Trend Briefing’ at the show. Led by Laura Greenwood of specialist interior design trend forecasters Scarlet Opus, each session will last a maximum of 30 minutes and give you a quick overview of which key global consumer and design trends will affect the flooring market, not only in the coming months, but also in future years. The Trend Briefings will run at 11am and 2pm in the Trend Hub area. If you’d like to book a space, please do so via

Live Talks

Finally – pick up some FREE expert advice through the show’s Live Talks programme this year.

Choose from:

• What makes a company successful online from expert digital marketeers Inside Online – who are also offering a free 30-minute Digital Marketing Review

• Find out from how to manage your business better using their technology

• Pick up great retail tips on how to stand out from the crowd from Ian Retallick, Founder of Specialist Retailers Training Company

• Listen in as High Street commentator and researcher Michael Weedon, of exp2 and the FSB, explains what is really happening to shops in town centres all over the UK

• Even better – join in and take part in a ‘Flooring Forum’ panel to share your views on the industry’s future! Contact if you’re interested.

Register to attend now via the show website

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