LOBA and Wakol – Connected Systems: Now Extended by LOBASOL Oils!

Ditzingen / Pirmasens, Germany, January 2020. LOBA and Wakol have further expanded their joint Connected Systems product concept: the tried and tested system now also guarantees the compatibility of Wakol parquet adhesives and LOBASOL oils.

LOBADUR Additives – Into the New Year with Individual Design Options

Last year was all about the variety of colors in the LOBASOL product family. In 2020, the water-based LOBADUR primers and finishes will be joined by new design possibilities.

From Scratch: LOBA Launches LOBASAND Premium Abrasives!

LOBASAND offers a wide variety of abrasives and pads in high-end quality – for perfect results.

Ditzingen, January 2020. The new LOBASAND product family offers a wide scope of top-quality sanding products. The high-performance abrasives and pads guarantee effective working with all commonly available sanding machines and deliver the best results. All abrasives and pads, which were formerly part of the LOBATOOL range, are now available as LOBASAND products.

See, Feel and Protect Raw Wood – With the Successful LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect

LOBADUR 2K InvisibleProtect is still on course for success: the invisible waterborne surface protection makes wood look and feel like untreated while making it as resistant as a finished floor.

FN Neuhofer named 2020 Company of the Year

The editorial staff of the trade magazine “Holzdesign” has chosen FN Neuhofer as the 2020 Company of the Year in the subcontractor category.

The Austrian family-owned company, now in its tenth generation, convinced the panel in particular on account of its ongoing and sustainable investments in its Zell am Moos location. A great deal has already been invested there in terms of expansion, with additions and new buildings for logistics and production, and an architectural vision is already in place.

DOMOTEX USA | 5-7 February 2020 | Atlanta

After its successful premiere, the second edition of DOMOTEXT USA will be taking place from 5 to 7 February 2020 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. The only North-American trade fair and conference event with a focus on carpets and floor coverings, DOMOTEX USA has positioned itself as a networking platform for the US flooring industry.

"PEDROSS goes greener": Sustainability, new products and an even larger exhibition stand at Domotex 2020

PEDROSS presents itself from its green side in Hanover and displays new products such as the CLIPSTAR FAST and a new solid wood program.

Laces (Italy), 6th December 2019. Health and sustainability are currently in great demand and will define the upcoming Domotex, as well. In the new year, the leading trade fair for floor coverings focuses entirely on Green Living and personal well-being with the leading theme "Atmysphere". PEDROSS is taking the opportunity to showcase the concept of sustainability prominently at its stand in Hall 13 (stand number E23). With 162 square meters, the stand is considerably larger than last year. Simultaneously, visitors can explore brand new products such as the CLIPSTAR FAST, a robust solid wood program and many other trends from the world of flooring accessories.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR: “An absolute top leading platform for hard surface categories around the world.”

Earlier this month DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR launched a series of interviews with key people in the flooring industry to highlight the current news, trends and updates. This time Thomas Baert – president of Firmfit and CFL Flooring – answers questions about the future and current state of the industry.

What are you expecting for the global economy in regards to the flooring industry for the next 5 years?

The higher end laminate flooring market which we focus on is still strong and we see our business remaining stable in that specific segment. SPC is another story – I can see it continuing to grow by 25% per year.

The SAICOS Triple - product launch meets „spirit of times“

It all started as a trend and developed to a movement that influences the present and future. Environmental protection, resource-saving manufacturing processes and sustainable products are becoming increasingly important. The future is green and SAICOS is right at the cutting edge with three new indoor and outdoor products. With the Ecoline products SAICOS fulfils the demand for ecological products since more than a decade now. Especially the Decking Oil H2O and the Ecoline Hardwax-Oil Zero are the new highlights within the product range. For the first time these products will be presented on Domotex in Hanover, hall 013, stand A32.

Apply for Wood and Resilient Flooring Hosted Buyers Program

The organizers of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR invite wood and resilient flooring professionals to become Hosted Buyers at the next edition of the show and meet 60 top wood and resilient flooring manufacturers from the region. The selected Hosted Buyers will enjoy FREE hotel accommodation for 4 nights, VIP status, exclusive invitation to the VIP International Party and many more.


Visit the world trade show for floor coverings in Hanover

The meeting place for experts in carpets, rugs, mats, parquet, laminate or wood flooring? That’s DOMOTEX! From 10 to 13 January in Hanover. The main theme ATMYSPHERE focuses on innovative ideas and developments around the megatrends of “well-being”. Visit DOMOTEX 2020 and discover how floors and floor coverings contribute to a healthier lifestyle!

Click here to register and receive your free entrance ticket.

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Meet LOBA at DOMOTEX 2020

See the trendy raw-wood look, new LOBADUR design options and the launch of the product family LOBASAND.

After the launch of the revised LOBASOL coloring system in 2019, the LOBADUR line is catching up just in time for DOMOTEX 2020: With the additives Whitener and Amberizer, LOBADUR systems create plenty of beautiful effects, thereby providing perfect mechanical and chemical resistance.

Chinese flooring industry turns towards design carpets Shanghai

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR has seen a great success with the signature pavilions over its 21 year history. The upcoming edition will continue providing the international audience with visitor-favorite events and will bring new unforgettable experience.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR launches the first Southeast Asian Business Hub

Shanghai. China has long been the country that comes to mind when importers hear the term “manufacturing hub”. And China does still hold some major competitive advantages over its smaller manufacturing counterparts. However with the last few years U.S. tariffs against China there has been a slowdown in the commercial relations between the two countries. Several Chinese producers have found a solution in moving part of their production lines to Southeast Asian countries. This move not only helps them control quality and keep prices as low as before but it also enables business dealings with their U.S. counterparts. The most common countries chosen in the region are Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Living on the water – in the middle of Berlin

Berlin - “Wasserstadt – Mitte”, a modern, urban residential area, is being developed in a unique water setting around the Kornversuchsspeicher, a historic former grain test storage facility in the heart of Berlin. This major inner-city project with the singular character will have space for offices, shops and about 3,000 flats. One section of this residential project was completed this year, and Hamberger Flooring supplied the flooring for the 500 flats in it.

Alpendomizil Neuhaus decides in favour of DISANO by HARO design floor

Mayrhofen, Zillertal – An idyllic holiday location, and an ideal place to work too. The employees of the Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel are delighted with their new living quarters, thanks not least to the special feel-good atmosphere created by the DISANO by HARO design floor.

There’s always something happening in and around the town of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal. The holiday region is well known as an attractive skiing area with excellently prepared pistes and countless opportunities for a refreshment stop. And it’s not just skiers who get full value for money, the region is very popular for other activities too. Whether traditional festivals, trend parties or sporting events, the Zillertal knows how to celebrate.


TANTUM QUERCUS … and nihil amplius” ( lat.) means “Only oak… and nothing more”. It is the group of companies from Russia specialized in production of solid-wood oak floors and furniture panels. Besides, in the year 2020 the group   launches a new project for oak lamellas manufacturing.

HWZ International AG

INDO is the latest trend in interior design. Reclaimed Indonesian wood is recycled and manually processed into INDO premium wall coverings. Available in 37 decors!

HWZ International AG

What is SPC? STRONG SPC (Stone Polymer Composite) is commonly referred to as LVT 2.0. It consists of chalkstone powder, polyvinyl chloride and stabilizer, which in combination with a certain formula results in a very stable composite material. This new and improved version of floating floors combines the advantages of traditional LVT and the added benefits of SPC.

HWZ International AG

Being modern also means taking care of the environment. With SLY we set a new standard. This design floor fulfils highest ecological requirements and also looks great. Additionally there is the patented click connection (Droplock 100 / Droplock 400) for an easy and fast installation, and a high hygienic standard is given with the Ultrafresh treatment.

HWZ International AG

Starclic resilient flooring products offer a high level of versatility. While having a wide selection of realistic wood planks and stone tile patterns. Starclic resilient flooring retains a high level of comfort and many technical advantages. Starclic is available in five different collections: Office, Project, More+, Stone and Stone 4.2.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR: “A well-organized and efficient way to stay in touch and on top.”

With the current economic situation and the trade challenges around the world, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR launches a series of interviews with key people in the flooring industry to highlight the current news, trends and updates. Bruce Zwicker - former CEO of one of the leading floor distributing companies in the USA with over 20 years of executive experience in manufacturing, distribution and retail – answers questions about the future of the industry in general and the US-China trade relations in particular.         


NOVOWOOD WPC is a mix of Wood Flour, HDPE and additives studied with the University of Ferrara and currently one of the most advanced and green products used to create wall cladding, sunscreens and flooring.


The nearly invisible protection for parquet and other wooden floors

Trae Lyx products belong to the top products where quality is concerned. The new 1K lacquers are definitely top quality.

Sherwin Williams

EM4041-00xx is the new waterborne mono component self-sealer for parquet, designed to comply with the current standards and have extremely bland labelling, typical of waterborne products.

EM4041-00xx in fact section 3 of the safety data sheet (composition/information on ingredients) states that “There are no ingredients that, to the supplier's current knowledge and in the applicable concentrations, are classified as harmful for health or the environment (…)” and section 2 (hazards identification) states that there are “No warnings.”

BUDMA 2020 - the most important contact point for the construction industry in the CEE –

The past meeting of the construction industry, BUDMA Fair, was noted by the organizers as record-breaking. Indeed, a lot was happening in Poznań - nearly 1,000 exhibitors, about 50,000 trade fair visitors who unanimously confirmed that the huge business potential and development opportunities were visible in every exhibition pavilion. It was impossible not to notice the large turnout of guests from abroad, as conversations in foreign languages ​​resounded at most stands, and therefore one can be tempted to say that many of these contacts resulted in new, fruitful contracts.

STAUF strengthens international sales

Since 1 November, Faton Kurti has been supporting the sales department at STAUF Klebstoffwerk GmbH in his capacity as international sales manager. Before joining the Wilnsdorf-based adhesives specialist, the 31-year-old spent ten years working in industrial sales and key account management, including in the adhesives sector.

FN Neuhofer | Groundbreaking Ceremony Staff Parking Area

And again the excavators roll in - to realize a vision

For FN Neuhofer, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new employee car park marks the implementation of another milestone in the achievement of "Vision 2025”. The vision of the almost 370-year-old family business FN Neuhofer comprises an investment volume in the tens of millions for the impressive expansion, which includes additions and new buildings for logistics, office and production in order to cope with the sustained international growth.

Pallmann: Cool running with Pall-X 96

Focus on successful wood floor lacquer Pall-X 96

Pallmann its successful 1-component wood floor lacquer Pall-X 96.   For over 20 years, Pall-X 96 has been impressing contractors with its flow and levelling properties, quick dry times, and beautiful build on wood floors.

News at Treffpunkt Handwerk during DOMOTEX 2020

The popular Treffpunkt Handwerk skilled trades hub in Hall 13 has been optimized for DOMOTEX 2020: with a modern booth design, a comprehensive program of talks and presentations on topical industry issues and with even more live demonstrations, this special area will be the perfect networking and community space for both young and seasoned craftspeople.

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