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30th August 2022

Flooring Industry News August 2022

Written by jonathon bright
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Welcome to our UK flooring news round-up for August 2022 – a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news, views and commentary for the flooring industry and business owners. To keep on top of all the latest industry news why not follow our LinkedIn page – we always post interesting news stories and article links on our page.

Flooring Industry News August 2022

THE FLOORING SHOW COUNTDOWN IS ON

The Flooring Show is the UK’s market leading event dedicated to the industry. Thousands of retailers, contractors, distributors, fitters, designers and developers attend every year as the industry meets, connects and does business.

With all the leading suppliers exhibiting, see 250+ brands from around the world in one place, discover current industry trends, develop new skills and source the latest products.

Find out more on the Flooring Show website.


Vinyl Flooring Inflation at 17%

Retail inflation for carpets and rugs has begun to decline; it is now at 4.9% for the year to July, the lowest level in 16 months, down 2% from last month.

Since this industry has been more affected by supply chain problems and raw material costs, vinyl flooring inflation has continued to run at considerably higher levels, approximately 17%, but it is beginning to taper down.

The retail price inflation rate in the furniture industry, which is normally running at 15% but is somewhat lower than June’s estimates, is comparable to the flooring statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Consumer price inflation is currently 10.1%, up nearly 1% from last month, and is mostly being driven by rising food and energy prices.

Read the article on The Stocklists website.


Consumer confidence continues to decline

economic outlook,” analysts estimate that consumer confidence in the UK has fallen to a new record low and furnishing sales have decreased.

The long-running GfK Consumer Confidence Index fell three points to -44 in August. Its Major Purchase Index, which gauges attitudes toward expensive things like flooring and furniture, dropped four points to minus 38.

Read the article on The Stocklists website.


Harrogate show expands

The Flooring Show will open its doors to visitors in only one month, displaying more than 250 brands, exclusive onsite features, and a larger venue at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

For its 60th birthday, the largest flooring-specific trade show in the UK is back and bigger than ever. In recognition of this, the King’s Suite will present a particularly noteworthy event that will honour the past and celebrate the future of flooring by displaying photos and artefacts from previous exhibits and reflecting on how the sector has changed.

The Fitter of the Year finals will also be shown in The King’s Suite. The Fitter of the Year finals, which were organised by NICF, pitted the top five carpet fitters in the UK against one another for the chance to take home the top honour. Dan Evans, Darren Ash, Richard Long, Ryan Hughes, and Sam Sanders will compete on September 18–19, taking on carpet as the material of the year. They are the finalists for the year 2022.

Read the full article on The Stocklists website.


National Flooring Innovation Awards winners 2022 announced

The National Flooring Innovation Awards winners have been revealed for 2022. The Awards set out to honour and promote the ideas, inventiveness and innovation that push forward the UK flooring sector.

According to the organiser, Bridgette Kelly, “this award scheme has grown immensely popular since we established it in 2018 and despite the upheaval in the market, the industry has once again risen to the occasion in magnificent form.”

Read the full article on The Stocklists website.


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