We’re counting down until the flooring industry’s big reunion at The Flooring Show from 19-21 September 2021 at Harrogate Convention Centre. Once again, buyers will be able to get hands on with products before making decisions, and a busy programme of activities will ensure we are all up to date with the flooring industry’s latest advancements and techniques. This year’s show is not to be missed with a diverse mix of new and established flooring suppliers offering carpet, laminate, LVT, wood, vinyl, cork and grass for the contract and retail markets.
- The who’s who in Flooring – see page 5
- Unmissable show highlights – Designed to entertain, inspire, and educate:
- Design & Innovation Spotlight
Sustainability and climate change are of rising importance, so this new dedicated feature will shine a spotlight on how the flooring industry can really make a difference. Trend forecaster, Sally Angharad, will curate the most pioneering products on display at the exhibition. Samples will be on display to help retailers, architects, designers, and contractors make selections to help with the autumn buying season.
Floor Art Gallery
Master fitters from McNicholas Flooring and Peter Jones Carpets & Beds, will produce two dramatic pieces of art created from LVT and carpet at the brand-new Floor Art feature. Enhance your skills in LVT and carpet fitting, learn about working with new products, and understand how to create unique and bespoke designs using the latest carpet and flooring products. After watching these talented master fitters at work, join them for the final reveal of their amazing creations at the end of the show.
The Wool Trends Centre
British Wool are teaming up with wool specialists Adam Carpets, Axminster, Brockway, Cavalier, Penthouse, Ulster and Westex to champion the benefits of wool flooring products.
To reinforce the eco-friendly credentials and natural benefits of wool, this year’s theme is ‘50 Shades of Green’, and buyers will be greeted with an impressive display of wool carpet in various shades of green. Feel the quality of the products on offer as well as learn how stocking wool carpet can benefit not only your business, but your clients and the environment too. To some it may be a forgotten fibre, but to us it is ‘The Fibre of The Future’!
New floor laying techniques and insights into working with the latest products will be found at the Demo Zone, run by the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) and supported by the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) and National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NICF). Positioned in Hall B, these live demonstrations will focus on best practice installation techniques covering a wide range of flooring types within the domestic and commercial sectors.
LVT Fitter of the Year 2021
For the first time, six talented finalists will work with LVT rather than carpet and battle it out to be crowned LVT Fitter of the Year under the watchful eyes of NICF judges, with the winner being declared at 4.30pm on Monday 20 September.
The Flooring Show is free for industry professionals, and you can register for your free ticket
at theflooringshow.com today.