Important European brand manufacturers have already expressed their support for DOMOTEX 2022, and their participation underscores the global significance of DOMOTEX. It is already becoming apparent that the 33rd edition of the world's leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings, which will take place from 13 to 16 January 2022, will be a strong and innovative event. Renowned brand manufacturers from the hard floor coverings segment agree that DOMOTEX in Hannover must remain the industry and networking platform as the leading international trade show, and that they are teaming up to create an exceptional showcase for the European flooring industry. With the introduction of the two labels "Floor & Wall" and "Carpets & Rugs", DOMOTEX will highlight the importance of the two thematic worlds from 2022 onwards. The show consists not only of the incredibly divere world of carpets, but equally important many companies of the hard flooring industry are exhibitors at DOMOTEX.

Strong label "Floor & Wall" highlights the importance of the hard floor segment

With the introduction of the label "Floor & Wall" DOMOTEX will be highlighting the importance of the hard floor segment in particular by giving an own identity to it. From 2022 onwards, DOMOTEX is taking a closer look at wall solutions, which are an ideal match as complementary products for floor coverings. The inspiration for this new direction was born on the initiative of a working group of some of Europe’s leading hard flooring manufacturers, which has met regularly since spring 2020 under the auspices of DOMOTEX. The participants in this working group are managing directors of well-known European manufacturers in the hard flooring industry and important DACH flooring industry associations.

"COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. Digital meetings have been replacing face-to-face meetings for 15 months now. More and more people and business partners long for a direct and personal exchange with us. At the same time, we have all gained a greater appreciation of our homes and as a result the long-anticipated renovation business is currently flourishing, and will hopefully continue to do so in the years ahead." says Klaus Brammertz, CEO and President of Bauwerk Group." Deutsche Messe AG has fundamentally revised the DOMOTEX concept and created a basis for DOMOTEX 2022 to be highly attractively positioned in terms of timing and to bring with it the prerequisites in terms of content to become an ideal platform for our industry. With this in mind, we are looking forward to our participation and hope to see as many like-minded people as possible," continues Brammertz.

"DOMOTEX 2022 will be the first trade show for us to participate in since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. The current progress in Austria and Germany gives us confidence that we will be able to meet onsite and interact with people on a personal level again. Down-to-earthness, naturalness and a strong sense of community are our typical Austrian values, to which we will then be able to attach greater importance again. We hope that the travel restrictions and other restrictive measures will be a thing of the past by then and that many visitors - especially international visitors - will come to DOMOTEX 2022," says Ing. Karl Scheucher, Managing Director of Scheucher Holzindustrie GmbH.

“After all these months of social distancing, we are very much looking forward to the personal exchange with our trading partners and hopefully many international guests. Good products and live events are among our strengths - and the DOMOTEX 2022 offers us the perfect stage for this. With new concepts, an expanded range and many exciting highlights, it will become an international industry magnet in January 2022.

We will be there and are looking forward to it!” says Matthias Windmöller, CEO of Windmöller GmbH.

From next year on, DOMOTEX will take place from Thursday to Sunday. This means that DOMOTEX 2022 will kick off on January 13 and remain open until January 16.