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Outstanding Carpet Design - The finalists for the 2019 Carpet Design Awards have been chosen

A total of 233 hand-made carpets from 15 nations were submitted for the 2019 Carpet Design Awards. From among this number, an international jury of design and carpet industry experts has selected the very best, putting 24 finalists through to the final round of the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in carpet design. For each of the award’s eight categories, the jury has selected three exclusive creations which they believe stand out from the rest in terms of design, quality and craftsmanship.

RAIL SYSTEM - THE IMPERTEK SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS FOR MIXED TILE AND DECKING FLOORS

Rail System is the new system of Impertek products to install decking boards, and stonewares or slabs made of stone and ceramic, of any shape and size.

So far, the raised laying of tile floors and decking in outdoor areas has required very different and complex stands and accessories. Even with the most complete mixed systems, which allow adequate accessories to be used, installation with joists has always been unthought of for ceramic and stone products, especially if they are large or have particular shapes.

2019 Wood & Bamboo Flooring HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAM

China is one of the world's largest producers of wood flooring. Last year, the production and sales of wood flooring exceeded 500 million square meters. Today there are about 3,000 wooden flooring production enterprises, and the total output value of the industry is about 100 billion RMB. At present, there are four major production bases: Nanxun (solid wood flooring), Anji (Bamboo Flooring), Dalian (engineered wood flooring) and Changzhou (laminate flooring).

 

Photo: Quickstep - Premium brand by Unilin

European laminate products combine innovation, ecology and design

There are compelling reasons why customers around the world are opting for European laminate – it is sustainably produced, boasts superb technical benefits and offers remarkable versatility in terms of decor. As a result of innovative product developments, these ever-popular laminate floorboards are now conquering moisture-prone rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. High-tech laminate from Europe continues to represent the ultimate benchmark in the flooring segment, and not only in technological terms.

Küberit / 565 Broome Street, SoHo, New York

Elegant custom profiles for the new apartment building

SoHo has not always been a good residential area in New York. It was only in the 1960s, as modern artists took refuge there, that it acquired its present charm: a popular, creative neighbourhood with narrow cobbled streets, numerous boutiques, exclusive furniture stores, galleries and restaurants.

Bona launches Mega ONE - a completely new quality finish for wood floors

A primer and finish in one, Bona Mega ONE is a 1-component finish that delivers benefits such as simple, convenient application and less waste. With superior fill and levelling, great build and fast mid-curing, it enables the professional contractor to obtain optimal durability and finish in less time, resulting in more value per working hour.

LIGNA 2019 – Showcases and events for the primary wood industry

Next year, from 27 to 31 May, the world’s leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools will present a wealth of innovations and applications for the entire wood industry. The primary wood industry is an integral part of LIGNA and will feature prominently in halls 25, 26, 27 and on the open-air site.

FN Neuhofer certified as a leading company

FN Neuhofer, a business that manufactures profiles and skirting boards, has been certified as an Austrian leading company.

Only those companies that, among other things, offer their customers services above and beyond those provided by their competitors, have proved to be successful and innovative over the long term and accept responsibility for society and the environment are allowed to use the 'Leading Company of Austria' certificate.

Beaulieu Flooring Solutions lays out big plans for Beaulieu Company’s diamond jubilee
  • The Beaulieu Company – today’s Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) – was founded in 1959
  • Beaulieu Flooring Solutions marks 60th anniversary with more than 100 customer events worldwide

Wielsbeke, Belgium – November 12, 2018 – Beaulieu Flooring Solutions is heading to the regions for an exciting year of customer- and employee-focused celebrations to mark 60 years since the founding of the Beaulieu Company.

MagnaExpoMueblera set to run from 16 to 18 January 2019 in Mexico City

MagnaExpoMueblera set to run from 16 to 18 January 2019 in Mexico City

–          Mexican suppliers’ association AMPIMM and Hannover Fairs México announce new cooperation

–          Joint staging of MagnaExpoMueblera as of 2019

Hannover/Mexico City. On 7 November the Mexican association of wood and furniture industry suppliers AMPIMM (Asociación Mexicana de Proveedores de la Industria Maderera y Mueblera A.C.) and the exhibition company Hannover Fairs México announced the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement for the joint staging of MagnaExpoMueblera. The announcement was made in Mexico City.

The Workshop To Determine The Future Of Turkish Parquet Industry

Istanbul, 2. November. 2018- Parquet Workshop, which aims to determine the future of Turkish parquet industry, will be held on November 21, 2018 at Pullman Hotel in Istanbul. Organized by ORSIAD Journal, the workshop will contribute to the development of the sector.

SPAČVA NEW COLLECTION OF SOLID WOOD FLOORING

Finding the right color of solid wood flooring for your home isn't always easy. A little  difference in shades can turn your home from ordinary into extraordinary and special.

In addition to the standard oils that can be found in floors throughout Europe, Spačva decided to invest in even more oils that are manifested through the appearance of modern, yet easily adaptable surface treatment.

Workcamp Parquet in the Netherlands – Osmo as partner and sponsor

Innovation through tradition

Under the motto “innovation through tradition”, experts from the parquet and wooden flooring industries met from the 1 to 9 September 2018. This annual training project brought master craftsmen, professionals and apprentices from 15 nations together to work on one project and to exchange work methods and techniques.

Wood Flooring Demand in China is Stronger than ever

This year DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR adds an entire hall to the wood sector, making four out of fifteen halls in total to be dedicated to wood, bamboo and other hard floors. The constant economy growth in China, acceleration of rural and urban construction, fast growth of real estate industry, the fast improvement of people’s living standards, as well as constant heat-up of household decoration and support of national industry policies, all provide sound market environment for wood flooring and create huge market demands.

DOMOTEX 2019

CREATE’N’CONNECT! The DOMOTEX 2019 keynote theme focuses on the mega trend of connectivity. From 11-14 January 2019, the Hannover exhibition centre will become the meeting point for the floor coverings industry, bringing together industry professionals from all over the world.

LOBA joins the International ARDEX Group – WAKOL becomes Majority Shareholder

Michael Fischer confirmed as Managing Partner, further expansion and long-term succession secured
Ditzingen, 29 October 2018. Adhesives manufacturer Wakol GmbH is increasing its share in LOBA GmbH & Co. KG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surface treatments, and now holds a majority stake in the company.

Creative projects and visionary installations for tomorrow’s floors:

Framing Trends“ jury announces selections

Preparations for DOMOTEX 2019 (11-14 January, Hannover, Germany) are in full swing. As part of the build-up, a jury of experts gathered in September to assess a multitude of submissions and select the most creative projects to feature at the Framing Trends showcase. Staged in Hall 9, Framing Trends is a major DOMOTEX highlight that gives its exhibitors and their ideas added exposure.

DOMOTEX Worldwide – a dynamic international network

For over 30 years, DOMOTEX has supported exhibitors from the carpet and floor covering industry in presenting and selling their products in the world’s most promising markets. As a dynamic international brand owned by the Deutsche Messe group of companies based in Hannover, Germany, DOMOTEX is embodied by a trio of international trade fairs, each with its own distinctive focus and exhibitor and visitor makeup: DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, DOMOTEX Turkey and – making its debut next year – DOMOTEX USA.

Success Stories: DOMOTEX exhibitors as enablers of innovative interior design

It’s early days yet, but the high number of exhibitor registrations received so far points to a successful DOMOTEX 2019 (11–14 January, Hannover, Germany). Many of these exhibitors are already working on the finer details of their showcases, eager to put their best foot forward when they present their product innovations in January.

GFA President Gottskalksson: ‘These are challenging times’

Upbeat GFA warns of too much optimism

During the recent Summer Meeting in Helsinki (Finland) the Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) discussed the latest developments within the flooring trade. At the meeting almost all members were in an upbeat mood.

Harmless raw materials, proven eco-friendliness

Modular multilayer flooring is becoming more popular by the day because of its product advantages: custom design, easy installation, low installation height and good durability are just some of the benefits of this innovative class of flooring.

  Picture : Egger

MADE expo

UNIQUE CHARACTER AND FORMAT COMBINED TO  BOOMING CONSTRUCTION MARKET ADDS INTEREST TO MADE EXPO, THE LEADING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TRADE SHOW REPORTING MORE THAN 70% OF BOOKED SPACE 6 MONTHS  PRIOR TO START ( 13TH -16TH  MARCH 2019)

Lamett Europe purchases sawmill in France

Lamett, manufacturer and distributor of parquet and ParquetVinyl, has completed the purchase of a sawmill in France this week.

The process to buy the French sawmill « Challiou » near Tours was started a few months ago. After extensive Due Diligence and a very long administrative process, the deed could finally be executed before the notary on Monday 1 October. Pascale Courtin of Lamett confirms:

FN Neuhofer - Investment in a new warehouse

In keeping with the motto “There's always something going on at FN Neuhofer in Zell am Moos” another NEW WAREHOUSE ‒ with an area of 2,500 m² ‒ was built in August.

Decospan at the finalists for "Entrepreneur of the year® 2018"

We proudly announce that Decospan has been nominated as a finalist for "Entrepreneur of the year® 2018", an initiative of EY. After an intensive preparation, we are just like two other companies in the final trajectory to bring home the coveted trophy.

Coswick

Here is a New Parquetry collection from Coswick Ltd. that gives the broad capabilities to create hardwood flooring with neat patterns in different variations.

Ciranova

NEW PRODUCT à   HARDWAXOIL TITAN :

Hardwaxoil TITAN is a special oil suitable for oil finishing of wooden floors. Good filling properties, very natural colour, extreme high chemical and scratch resistant.

Chimiver

LED systems are the future for the curing process of coatings. Chimiver®, always moving with the time, offers you LED OIL, an efficient and performing product which embraces this technology

Chêne de l’est offers new finishing in GAMME NATURE, NO VISIBLE

The tones of the new finishes No Visible are natural tones, very close to the raw wood floor. Those colors will sublimate your interior.

The natural color of the blades of this parquet catch the light and give the room a warm touch.

Spačva: Slavonian oak – No compromise.

Spacva’s Slavonian oak solid wood flooring - known for its strength, resistance and durability – is most preferred choice among flooring.

Unique Slavonian oak, with the average age of each timber being one hundred years, contributes to the superb quality of your flooring.

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