DOMOTEX HANNOVER, 14 - 17 January 2017

12 January 2017

DOMOTEX HANNOVER, 14 - 17 January 2017

The Hannover Exhibition Center will once again be hosting the international floor coverings industry. Some 1,400 exhibitors from more than 60 nations will be show-casing their latest flooring products and collections. Spread across 12 exhibition halls, DOMOTEX 2017 will feature the world’s biggest offering of carpets and floor coverings. The innovations on display span multiple product categories, including machine- and hand-made carpets, textile and resilient floor coverings, parquet, laminate and wood flooring, outdoor flooring solutions, and application and installation technology. DOMOTEX gives front and center stage to exhibitors’ latest and greatest innovations, helping them get all the attention they deserve. “Thanks to the popular Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase, trailblazing materials, creative solutions and impressive designs are sure of attracting major attention at the show. Another highlight is the Young Designer Trendtable, where five up-and-coming European design studios are presenting their visions for the future of flooring while engaging in dialogue with interested attendees,” said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe in charge of DOMOTEX. “DOMOTEX serves as an early indicator of the trends preparing to sweep the market, thus generating valuable impetus and making innovations tangible,” he added.

An overview of the leading must-see highlights of the show will be on display in the Innovations@DOMOTEX areas in halls 6, 9 and 17. These areas are artistically designed showcases that lend added prominence to specially selected product innovations submitted by DOMOTEX exhibitors.
They function as a quick guide to DOMOTEX, giving visitors a good overview of what’s hot at the show. Many of the 38 highlights selected by the jury this year feature highly authentic natural surface textures, materials and motifs. All of the products in the Innovations@DOMOTEX areas also score highly on sustainability. Hitting our floors this season... When it comes to wood flooring, natural is in. The in-vogue natural look comes in many shapes and forms, including vintage styling, complete with knot holes and shakes. The trend towards individuality is also still going strong, with multiple colors, shapes and textures available to create a whole range of exciting and distinct looks. There’s also a trend towards longer and wider element dimensions and herringbone patterns. Meanwhile, laminate flooring is moving towards ever-more authentic-looking prints. The laying systems used for these products are also getting smarter, opening up a wider range of applications. Other key trends include authentic surface textures in the LVT segment and nature-inspired patterns in fitted carpets. Carpeting in tile and plank-form also continues to gain in popularity. In the carpets and rugs segment, there is strong demand for natural tones in understated shades of sand and stone, while, at the other end of the spectrum, vibrant colors and exuberant patterns are also on the up.
In terms of installation and application technology there is a strong focus on sustainability, with many products boasting lower solvent levels, reduced environmental impacts and improved speed and ease of use.
For further information contact Mrs Katharina Siebert:

Deutsche Messe AG
D-30521 Hannover / Germany
Ph. +49 511 89-31028