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30th January 2023

Flooring Industry News January 2023

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

Domotex celebrates a successful comeback

The Hannover event demonstrated once more that Domotex, despite having to postpone it two years in a row owing to the pandemic, remained one of the most prominent flooring trade events, albeit having a much lower attendance.

Over 700 exhibitors were present at Domotex, which ended on Sunday after drawing 20,000 visitors to its eight halls in Hannover.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


Decline in flooring sales in December

After a solid showing the month before, December sales for flooring shops were disappointing, according to statistics from the Office for National Statistics.

According to the most recent information on retail sales, floorcovering sales in December were down significantly by 24% from a busy November and 3.2% from the same month a year ago.

In contrast, the furniture industry saw strong sales in December which were more than a third more than in 2021 and 20% higher than in November.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


CFA 2023 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide

The Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide 2023 intends to be the go-to source for the most up-to-date details on training possibilities in the UK, including apprenticeships, credentials, training programmes, funding, and recruitment signposting.

Employers must have access to this information in order to make thoughtful and well-researched decisions on a variety of issues, including training.

You can access the PDF guide on the CFA website.


Future fitters guide

‘The Future Fitters Guide is intended to direct readers to some of the key sources that will aid in understanding the opportunities and advantages as well as helping them reach their full potential.

Additionally, it will assist flooring contractors in finding and hiring the best individuals for their companies. We identify a variety of support that our sector may use to accomplish this one, fundamental goal because doing so helps the whole supply chain.’

You can access the PDF guide on the CFA website.


Big-ticket sales have had a bumpy journey

Major household purchases this year are expected to be “bumpy,” according to retail analysts, since consumer confidence is still low due to the high cost of living.

The GfK polling company’s monthly Major Purchase Index experienced a setback in Q4 after a little but steady increase, dropping 6 points to minus 40.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


FURTHER READING

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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