How many exhibitors do you expect?

DOMOTEX Turkey which will be again the Center of Flooring for Turkey and the Middle East, will be held from May 14-17, 2022. The carpet sector is one of the locomotive sectors of Turkish economy, aiming to reach 4 billion USD export in 2022. In that regard, DOMOTEX Turkey is attracting great attention from both national and international flooring sectors.

Being the first exhibition to be organized in its sector after 2 years, DOMOTEX Turkey is now more important than ever for the industry. For 2022, the show is already sold outinsight the exhibition halls.So in addition, we are happy to announce that we will build up an outdoor exhibition tent for the first time to provide some more space to the companies who are on our waiting list. We are expecting around 200 exhibitors in total. In 2022, we also expect the visitor numbers to rise in accordance with the increase in the exhibitors and the displayed product range.

Which markets are currently the most important for the Turkish rug industry? What volumes and values were exported there in the last 12 months?

Turkish rug industry is exporting worldwide. Beside this USA, Germany, UK, Egypt, UAE, Libya, Bulgaria, and Iraq are the top export countries of Turkey in 2021, the total export number was exeeded 2,3 billion USD.

In parallel to construction sector development in Africa, the importance of African countries and Middle East, is getting highly interesting for the Turkish flooring industry.

What can visitors expect in terms of products? Are there new trends in materials, qualities, colors?

DOMOTEX Turkey’s product group is ranging from machine-made carpets and rugs; handmade carpets and rugs; textile floor coverings (wall to wall); resilient floor covering laminate; fibers, yarns and woven fabrics; laying, cleaning and application technologies; to artificial grass and sports flooring, the machinery and flooring application and technologies.

Nano-carpets, which contain natural minerals and are self-cleaning with the light of the environment, have become even more trending with the pandemic. In addition to carpets, antibacterial resilient floor coverings and laminates will also be exhibited at our fair. Therapy carpets, which create anti-static and reflexological effects with mineral application, will be displayed as a brand-new innovation. In addition to decorative carpets and non-slip carpets, which have been attracting a lot of attention in recent years, premium machine-made carpets with hand-woven look, will be among the main products to be exhibited at the fair.

With regards to the colors, the most important design trend is the usage of natural pastel colors. Basically, the interior design is much less colorful. Naturalness, purity and deep sophisticated postures are gaining more importance in the designs, while colors are noticed only in the details.

Even though machine-woven rugs will certainly be by far the most important product group at the fair; there are also many important suppliers of hand-made rugs in Turkey. Will they also be represented in Gaziantep?

Hand-made carpets are an important part of Turkish culture and a very important product group of DOMOTEX brand, but it is good to remember that DOMOTEX Turkey’s product group is mostly machine-made carpets. Since Gaziantep is the worldwide center of machine-woven carpets with its production capacity and exports figures, although DOMOTEX Turkey’s exhibitor profile is majorly composed of these producers in the industry, the hand-woven carpet will also be represented at our fair during 14-17 May in Gaziantep.

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