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From May 13 to 16, everyone in the European flooring industry will gather in and around Kortrijk. The goal? Discover new products, meet customers and conclude collaborations. For the third time, market leaders and local manufacturers are opening their showrooms. New in 2024 is the central showroom ‘The Hub’ in Kortrijk Xpo, where European players can display their innovations.

Partnership expands Shaw’s innovative hard surface flooring offerings and gives Classen a significant expansion into the North American flooring market
Dalton, Ga. -- September 15, 2023 – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) announces a strategic partnership with the Classen Group, an innovative hard surface flooring manufacturer based in Germany that offers PVC-free solutions for commercial and residential environments. Through this partnership, Shaw will become the sole distributor of the company’s new commercial flooring products in North America.

September 18, 2023, Pontida (Bergamo, Italy) - Chimiver, a market leader in the field of adhesives, treatment and maintenance products for wood, resin, and resilient flooring, is proud to present its first Sustainability Report. This report, referencing the year 2022, provides a detailed overview of the company's environmentally, socially and economically responsible activities and best practices.

Many customers would like to have environmentally friendly and safe products; however, at the same they still require good processing properties and a good value for money. Osmo is good for wood, good for people and good for the environment.

Elegant parquet flooring, splendid cork and laminate floorings and the latest in floor tech: From 11 to 14 January 2024, DOMOTEX will once again welcome exhibitors and visitors from all around the globe at the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floorings in Hannover, Germany. Trade visitors can look forward to numerous innovations, trends and sustainability at their fingertips.

Schopfloch, September 13, 2023. The HOMAG Group will suspend its participation in the HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany next year. Instead, the HOMAG Group will present its numerous innovations to customers at several local, decentralized events.

Magical wood floor projects wanted

Pallmann, internationally active manufacturer of products and systems for the new installation, renovation and value retention of wood floors, is launching a world championship for wood floor layers for the second time. The Magic Oil Wood Floor World Cup is looking for the best reference objects worldwide in which great craftsmanship combined with a product from the Magic Oil series was used.

For the second time, sustainability, circular economy and environmental protection will play a key role at DOMOTEX, the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floorings.

The family company pursues ambitious goals to "create more from the valuable resource wood" and thus enable sustainable living and working.

The EGGER Group is already presenting its sixth Sustainability Report for the financial year 2022/2023. It contains the strategy, objectives and performance of the Group with regard to economic, ecological and social sustainability. With this report, EGGER underlines its clear commitment to sustainable, generation-oriented management and to transparent communication throughout.

Bjelin has started an exciting collaboration with Götenehus, one of Sweden's largest single-family house manufacturers. The strategic alliance marks an important milestone in the quest to improve housing quality for homeowners in Sweden.

From Thursday September 7 to Sunday October 29, Cirque du Soleil will be present in Belgium with their latest show Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities (
Prior to the show, it was decided to completely renovate the stage floor. No sinecure since the finish that had had its best time after numerous shows over a period of almost 10 years had to be removed without damaging the beautiful design from renowned scenographer Stéphane Roy and executed by Cadmium Scenic Team.

The EGGER Group continues its growth course and takes over the plant in Markt Bibart (DE). The purchase agreement was signed on 8 September 2023.

The classic floor covering for the bathroom? For a long time the ans-wer to this question was clear: tiles! If you don't like the tile look or are afraid of the time-consuming tiling, you have the perfect floor alternati-ve for the bathroom with water-resistant laminate, design and even wooden floors from MEISTER - in wood or stone looks.

Mimics perfectly the aesthetics of ceramics, without the inconvenience

Even if they can’t see it, customers will love the difference between i4F CeraGrout enhanced tiles and traditional ceramics. Side by side, they look the same, but once installation begins, the difference becomes clear. Tiles enhanced with i4F CeraGrout are much easier to install and clean while being more durable, remaining pristine for years. Delivering the beauty of ceramic-looking floors and walls without the inconvenience. What's not to love?

This was the first Domotex Asia that members of i4F’s management, outside of the China team, could attend since 2019. Of course, with an i4F office in Shanghai, continued contact and face-to-face meetings with our licensees and prospects was continuous, even during the pandemic.

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