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Flooring Industry News February 2023

Written by jonathon bright
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Welcome to our UK flooring news round-up for February 2023 – 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 February 2023

Flooring show Harrogate showing strongly

According to organisers, 70% of the space for the September Flooring Show in Harrogate is already reserved.

The event has also been nominated for awards from the Exhibition News Marketing Awards, which honour innovation and best practices in the industry.

The two categories are Best Email Campaign of the Year and B2B Marketing Campaign of the Year, digital marketing campaigns that are included in the package for promoting all event exhibitors.

Read the article in The Stocklists.

Sustainability – are we making progress?

There is a lot of “green rhetoric,” but are actual advancements being made in the flooring and building industries?

Companies in our sector are currently moving to more sustainable working practises and adjusting to the need to mitigate global warming in a variety of ways and at varying rates. Competition pressures, investment opportunities, the availability of new technology, and alternative raw materials are the main causes of these variances.

Read the article in the Contract Flooring Journal.

Domotex splits show focus to secure its future

The world’s largest flooring trade expo, Domotex, has daring new plans to switch its emphasis every two years between carpets and rugs and hard flooring.

After two years of Covid restrictions, the Hannover show was reopened in January. While organisers Deutsche Messe hailed the event as a “complete success,” attendance was only about 20,000, compared to 35,000 before the pandemic, and exhibitor numbers were down by about 50%.

Find out more in The Stocklists.

Strong start for flooring in 2023

Flooring retail sales saw double-digit rise at the beginning of the year, defying the general declining trend in the furniture industry.

The Office for National Statistics’ most recent data shows that floorcovering retail sales increased in January from £202.4 million to £225.1 million, an increase of 11.2% from the previous month. Sales dropped from £231.2m by 2.6% from the same month last year, though.

Read the full article in The Stocklists.

The facts about flooring apprenticeships

In order to give our sector a consistent and well-trained source of skills and labour, more floor-laying apprenticeships must be made available, according to Shaun Wadsworth.

Apprenticeships are a critical strategy in the fight against the skills shortages brought on by an ageing workforce and hiring an apprentice can immediately boost a company’s production. In order to maintain, create, and agree upon apprenticeship standards and frameworks that fulfil the objectives of the business while also providing a desirable career path for young people and those wishing to change industries, the CFA continuously collaborates with industry leaders.

Read the full article in Contract Flooring Journal.


We hope you enjoyed our flooring industry news roundup. We have a huge luxury vinyl flooring range which can be found on these links:

Deep Emboss is our biggest range which gives the look of real wood.

Another very popular range, Herringbone takes smaller tiles from our most popular colours and uses them to create a parquet-effect flooring.

The Tick Finish vinyl flooring range is all about a finer grain for a subtler finish.

The Stone & Granite range delivers the feel of real stone and granite with a refined texture.

With the Shale Finish range, a natural slate-effect is represented with a generous range of colour options and textures.

If you are looking to recreate an old-style distressed wooden flooring look then the Hand Scraped range is perfect.

Our Victoriana collection recreates the iconic British Minton design classic that has been around since the 1800’s.

The Prima range from Ambiance is our entry level LVT. This product delivers a living surface finish that looks and feels great whilst meeting the most challenging budget.

Remember, follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with the latest flooring industry news.

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