DOMOTEX 2018, 12 - 15 January
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Jury has made its selection

The stars of the upcoming Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase have been chosen. An expert jury headed by the noted German industrial designer Stefan Diez has decided which products and design highlights are to enjoy premium exposure at DOMOTEX 2016, the leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, which runs in Hannover.


It will be the third year in a row that Innovations@DOMOTEX has given selected DOMOTEX exhibitors the opportunity to get ahead of the competition by giving their latest products added prominence and exposure.

A total of 123 products and solutions were submitted, of which 60 made the cut at the jury meeting on 11 November 2015.

They were selected in several categories – namely resilient and textile floor coverings including fibers and yarns, parquet and laminate flooring, and application and installation technology – and will be showcased during DOMOTEX in several special, artistically designed display areas.

Innovations@DOMOTEX 2016:

Resilient Floor Coverings

Firma Innovation
AMORIM Deutschland GmbH WICANDERS® Corkcomfort Pressfit
AMORIM Deutschland GmbH WICANDERS® Artcomfort Reclaimed
Aspecta BV ASPECTA 10 mit ISOCORE-Technologie - LVT-Clic für das Objekt
Beaulieu International Group NV BerryAlloc Pure
Classen Holz Kontor GmbH NEO by CLASSEN 2.0
Classen Holz Kontor GmbH SONO
Designflooring GmbH Designflooring Looselay
Endutex Revestimentos Texteis S.A. PRINT FLOOR
International Vinyl Company N.V. Moduleo Moods
mFLOR International B.V. Parva Parquet
mFLOR International B.V. GRAND
mFLOR International B.V. Fonteyn collection
Unilin bvba - division flooring Quick-Step Livyn Pulse
Windmöller Flooring Products WFP GmbH Wineo PURLINE organic flooring 1000

Textile Floor Coverings, Fibers and Yarns

Firma Innovation
Beaulieu International Group NV Xtinguish
Edel Tapijt B.V. Poetry
Edel Tapijt B.V. Eternity
Fletco Carpets A/S ZigZag-Tiles
Fletco Carpets A/S Multispace
Mannington Mills, Inc. Traction Avenue Collection
Rinos B.V. s-FLX backing
Vorwerk & Co. Teppichwerke Myrana

Parquet and Laminate Flooring

Firma Innovation
Bassano Parquet SRL Larch "Maso" - Pearls of the Forest Collection
Bauwerk Parkett GmbH Formpar Mini
Boen Parkett Deutschland Live Pure
Condepols, S.A. Disegna Decking
DECOSPAN NV Par-ky Lounge 06
Havwoods Ltd. Graphic Reclaimed Organic Painted Pine Chevron
hüma Parkettsystem GmbH hüma HYDRO PARQUET
Kährs Parkett Deutschland Domani Collection Bruma
mafi Naturholzboden GmbH mafi Carving Club I
mafi Naturholzboden GmbH mafi Domino Larch Vulcano
Margaritelli Italia SpA Listone Giordano Bisquit COllection by Patricia Urquiola
Parchettificio Garbelotto srl. SPINA MODULARE OF Creator Line
Parchettificio Toscano srl. San Miniato Opus Lignea - Multi material Inlaids
Prestige S.A. Schicht-Parkett für Fussbodenheizung Lambdafloor
UAB Grigo Bog elm floorboards
Välinge Innovation Sweden AB Woodura ® Hardwood Flooring

Application and Installation Technology

Firma Innovation
Easydek Beschermtechniek B.V. Multi Cover Premium+
Easydek Beschermtechniek B.V. Applicator
Mapei GmbH Flexcolor 4 LVT
Murexin AG Spezial Grundierung MS-A53
Recoll International srl. ACQUALUX NATURALE
SELIT Dämmtechnik GmbH SELITPRO 2,2 mm AquaStop with TwinFoam-Technology
Windmöller Flooring Products WFP GmbH wineo silentPREMIUM
Auer Metallprofile GmbH INOX PROTECT connecting profile 70 x 1,5 mm
Auer Metallprofile GmbH INOX PROTECT stair nosings
Döllken-Weimar GmbH Cubu flex life Premium
iDeck srl. iDecking ETHERNO Bambus + EasyChange System
Küberit Profile Systems "Runde Ecken" für die sichere Treppenverlegung
NSF Anwendungs- und Vertriebs Natural Stone Finish
Saicos Colour GmbH Premium Hartwachsöl System mit 4 Zusätzen
Parkmobel Instaladora S.L. Magnetic Surfaces
Uzin Utz AG Uzin Ripper

An overview of the selected products and exhibitors is available online here .

Innovations in the " modern hand-made carpets and rugs " category are a special case and will be selected in a separate process by a group of international design and carpet industry experts.

Ideas, inspiration and solutions

"It’s not just that there have been more entries this year. We were also deeply impressed with the quality of the innovations submitted. We had the pleasure of assessing some truly exciting products. Some of them were beyond anything we had seen before, while others constituted innovative refinements of more familiar types of products."

Stefan Diez, jury chairman

The great wealth and variety of the materials submitted had an electrifying effect on the jury’s discussions. A good deal of this energy also came from the varied viewpoints represented on the jury , whose members were drawn from such diverse disciplines as design, architecture, media, real estate and interior furnishing.

Together, they assessed the submitted products and solutions against the following criteria: relevance for the target group, technological innovation, design and quality.

"The products that we selected for Innovations@DOMOTEX merit special attention at the upcoming DOMOTEX."

Richard Kille, Managing Director of the Cologne, Germany-based Institute for Flooring and Interior Decoration (IFR Köln)

In terms of design, the luxury vinyl tiles and fitted carpets on display at Innovations@DOMOTEX will evince a strong orientation toward more authentic-looking surface textures. This is in keeping with growing demand for vigorous, rough-hewn looks created by surface irregularities. With fitted carpets, the big trends include a move towards high-end products and a rise in the use of carpet tiles and planks.

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