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.

Thin-cutting & Repair Days” at Wintersteiger

Industrial softwood lamella production and automation draws the crowds

Ried i.I. From October 1 to 3, the machinery and plant engineering company WINTERSTEIGER AG invited customers from the wood processing industry to Ried in Upper Austria for the “Thin-cutting & Repair Days”. The event, held by the Woodtech business field, brought more than 150 visitors to company HQ, mainly from western Europe, but also from Russia and Ukraine.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR expands its design influence

Shanghai. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR – the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings in the Asia Pacific region - expands the design and conference area and welcomes new and returning brands.

For the 22nd edition, each flooring sector will have a theme. The highlighted product category in wood is solid wood for ground heating systems. The category is taking over the entire hall showing new technologies, new designs and new products in floor heating.

The restoration of Castel Thun in Trentino - Impertek’s pedestals for the protection of cultural heritage

Castel Thun is a wonderful Medieval building in Val di Non, Trentino Alto Adige, with an history that began in 1267 and maximum shine reached by Thun counts in the XVI century. It’s one of the best-preserved castles in that area, a majestic but extremely elegant building, which overlooks a spectacular valley, with views on forests, large lawns and far peaks. Today, acquired by the autonomous province of Trento, it has been finally opened to the public and, from austere sentinel of the valley, became a museum with more than 400 original pieces among furniture and artworks, location of many cultural-historical and theatrical events, as well as location of ventures for entertaining families.

HARO Room Visualizer

Discover the look of a HARO floor in your home – it’s just a click away

HARO has made a quantum leap in terms of customer service with its new HARO Room Visualizer: from the comfort of the sofa, customers can discover how their desired HARO floor will look in their home in a matter of seconds.

EGGER Group receives ISO 38200 certificate

EGGER implements a new, globally valid standard for the transmission of information along the supply chain of wood and wood-based products.

The ISO 38200 provides a globally valid, internationally recognised standard for the product chain of wood and wood-based products. It regulates the transmission of information along the supply chain: from logging to delivery to the end customer. As one of the first wood-based materials manufacturers worldwide, the EGGER Group meets the high requirements of the new standard.

HARO sustainability brochure

HARO: a full-scale commitment to sustainability

We create quality of life – this motto expresses the essence of HARO as Germany’s leading parquet brand and underscores the company’s commitment to the sustainable production of healthy living floor coverings. HARO’s dedication to sustainability is explored in-depth in the company’s new brochure on the topic.

News from Framing Trends – the Creative Hub at DOMOTEX 2020

For the first time DOMOTEX will be dedicating the entire Hall 8 to the special Framing Trends display.
On entering Hall 8, visitors will be greeted by a large textile horizon onto which water and trees are being projected to set the scene for the new keynote theme: with ATMYSPHERE, the world’s leading trade fair for the flooring industry will show in which ways carpets or floor coverings can improve wellbeing.

MEISTER Vinyl flooring without the vinyl:  The ecological 4-in-1 floor

MeisterDesign is the new “vinyl flooring without the vinyl”, making it the safe and healthy alternative to conventional vinyl flooring. It offers all the advantages of vinyl flooring, without the major ecological and technical disadvantages. This makes it odourless, free from plasticisers and heat-resistant – unlike many types of vinyl flooring. It has been awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel and is 100% made in Germany.

From February 2020 a selection of CLEAF products will be distributed in six countries together with the EGGER Decorative Collection

Lissone-St. Johann in Tirol, September 23, 2019 – CLEAF and EGGER have signed a sales agreement for the distribution of 27 CLEAF products - faced panels, laminates and ABS edges - in six countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The “CLEAF presented by EGGER” range will become available for EGGER’s customers in the defined markets together with the launch of the EGGER Decorative Collection from February 2020.

1994 to 2019: EPLF celebrates its 25th anniversary. Future focus: innovation, sustainability, quality and design

The EPLF celebrated 25 years of existence at its Annual General Assembly held in Antwerp. The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring is the representative organisation for leading producers in Europe and their supply companies. Founded in Bonn in 1994 and headquartered in Bielefeld since 1998, this year the management of the association will move to Brussels – closer to the European institutions and organisations it works closely with.

Sopro / Slimline floor heating systems

The achievement of contemporary living comfort is a key goal of building refurbishment projects. Here, the provision of a comfortable floor heating system is often a key requirement. However, inadequate space is generally available for standard floor heating assemblies.

Comfort and wellness thanks to Progress Profiles’ systems

Shower is the main character within a bathroom and flush to floor shower is often preferred because of its convenience and customizable design. At Cersaie 2019, Progress Profiles presents exclusive solutions such as Proshower System, a flush water collecting system that combines flexibility, functionality and design, in realizing a comfortable and refined shower.

Loba LOBADUR® Whitener

The additive for brightening wood surfaces – versatile, easy to use and solvent-free.

A bright floor looks fresh, elegant and optically enlarges the room. LOBA’s new product LOBADUR® Whitener brings brightness to parquet and wood floors:

Italprofili / Adjustable paving support systems SPECIAL

The adjustable Special paving supports systems are used as self-levelling supports for raised floors to turn non-practicable area into practicable ones, whether they are waterproofed or not, allowing the passage of cables and pipes.




The new arrival at Italprofili is STRONG 61.1S: the world's strongest fixed paving support, the first support on the market with a load capacity of 10 tons.

The trade is talking about Tover!

Tover manufacture the highest quality range of advanced chemical solutions for wood, LVT and WPC.  From MS polymers  to metallic effect water based paints, to the lowest gloss most invisible commercial lacquers that it is possible to find on the market today.

ITALPROFILI, the best work inside

In every single action, project and product we put our best. Our materials, technologies, processes and designs aim for the quality of the accessories we produce, used in building construction and renovation. At the center of our daily work there are construction professionals and our goal is to help them with technical solutions to improve the effectiveness of buildings.


If you want to step into the 21e century you should definitely visit the Tover stand nr. 728 at the Interieur Collectie Dagen in Gorinchem – (15-17 Sept.). You will discover the further expansion of the world first Self Linking lacquer for wooden floors: the Uniqua range.

PEDESTAL LINE by Impertek for super luxury by Patricia Urquiola

A constant dialogue between Landscape and Architecture, Design and Nature: the atmospheres of the 50s echo in the 30 suites of the “Il Sereno” hotel of Luis Contreras, recently renovated by the famous designer, Patricia Urquiola, based on Scandinavian and Japanese influences, furnishings in woven rope, sofas in fabric and leather, stone and steel that blend with the wood, and the windows through which one can see the blue-green reflections of the lake.

Italprofili / The 100% eco-friendly Buvette

It is a 100% eco-sustainable Buvette, a space dedicated to visitors to the famous Ca ’della Nave golf course, the object of the new project of which Italprofili is proudly a technical partner.
The building, modular and patented (based on XlamItalia project), will have a covered area of ​​40 square meters approximately and will act as a “starter” position located at the beginning of the course of the golf club near the pool and the restaurant of the Club.

MMFA: Updated Technical Bulletin “Underlays”

EN 16354 and new MMF product categories now incorporated

The new European product standard EN 16354:2018 has superseded the previous Technical Specification CEN/TS 16354. For this reason, the MMFA is publishing an updated version of its Technical Bulletin covering underlay materials. The new document can be downloaded free of charge in PDF form from the homepage of the Association’s website Language versions currently available are German and English, but French and Dutch will be added shortly.

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