Domotex 2015: The global shop window for light floorings Domotex, the major international light floorings fair, will be welcoming around 1,300 exhibitors from January 17th, who will be presenting their products and innovations, ranging from textile coatings and flexible floors to laminate floorings, parquets and external wooden flooring, not forgetting installation and maintenance techniques. This year it has been decided to promote the most innovative designs and products through the Innovaciones @ DOMOTEX exhibition. Hostelco 2014: The major hotel fair in Southern Europe The Hostelco Fair is one of the leading European fairs in the hotel and restaurant industry. As in previous years, major light flooring brands will be taking part, including Flint Floor, Pergo, Floover Flooring, Altro, Forbo, Interface, Trafic, Paviflex and Vescom. Maderalia Selección: A unique fair for the habitat and construction sectors Feria Valencia will be hosting the new fair Maderalia Selección between 10th and 12th February, which will bring together premium brands of finishes, technology and solutions for architecture, interior design and decoration. Hardwoods: The return of traditional designs Operators estimate that the hardwood market, which is currently very small, will maintain its market share in coming years thanks to the revival of surface treatments and the fact that some classic designs are back in fashion. It has even been stated that it could grow, although very slowly. Antonio Cruz, CEO of AmorimRevestimientos The Portuguese manufacturer Amorim Revestimientos, through its brand Wicanders, is the leading international company for floorings that include cork as a differentiating feature. Its CEO, Antonio Cruz, explains that Amorim is currently trying to promote the Corktech message in the market. This concept uses the technological developments (thermal, acoustic and bio-mechanical comfort, resistance to knocks, etc.) and the commitment to sustainability of Wicanders floorings. Juan Fernández y Méndez, Sales Manager for UNILIN Flooring projects. Juan Fernández y Méndez is the new sales manager for the UNILIN Flooring projects market and the man called upon to position the Pergo brand, which was acquired in 2012, as a leading brand in the demanding contract sector. Pergo has become a global supplier of laminate floorings, LVT floors and now parquet too. The 2014 Distiplas Floors and Quick-Step Roadshow presents the new «Impressive» laminate In October, Distiplas Floor held its 2014 Roadshow to present the latest product launch of the Quick·Step brand in some of Spain’s major cities. This is the innovative Impressive laminate flooring collection, featuring the Hidro Seal water resistant treatment and a new, more authentic bezel. Gabarró presents the new Egger 201517 laminate flooring collection The Hospital de Sant Pau, designed by the architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner, and one of the jewels of Catalan modernism, was the venue chosen by Gabarró to present the new Egger Laminate Flooring to over 250 people in Barcelona. The new collection had also previously been presented in Vitoria, Valencia, Madrid and Valladolid (in partnership with Alkobama). Gerflor: «Buildings to suit everyone» The Gerflor Group, through its subsidiary ROMUS, is strongly involved in the task of providing accessibility solutions in public buildings. The removal of architectural barriers and the signposting of spaces through the use of tactile strips and colour codes make access to these spaces easier for users with reduced mobility and other final users. Windmöller at BAU 2015: Naturally wineo® The wineo® flooring brand of the German manufacturer Windmöller, at a two-tier stand at BAU 2015, will be presenting two major products: the PURLINE bio floor and the new wineo® 600 designer floor collection. MOSO and the CE marking for bamboo flooring MOSO, the Dutch manufacturer of bamboo floorings and coatings has been at the front line of work to develop a European standard for bamboo floorings, which will allow these floorings to continue to receive the CE marking. Unconventional personalised finishes In a sample of companies, Parquets Nadal demonstrated the various aesthetic possibilities that parquet floors with unconventional, personalised finishes offer, and offered by its rustic line, which is so admired by lovers of natural wood. Unicor present on the Costa Brava Unicor, the decoration and installation chain, continues its expansion along the Catalan coast. It has opened a shop with an area of 360 m2 in Lloret de Mar (Girona) and has acquired a warehouse with an area of 700 m2 in Blanes in order to unite its two current shops.