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Domotex-Statment: EPLF at the “contractworld” for the second time - Excellent growth for the laminate flooring market in 2007

5 November 2007


Following the major success in 2007, the EPLF European Producers of Laminate Flooring will be appearing at the Domotex 2008 for a second time with a joint exhibition stand for its members at the “contractworld”. The European laminate flooring industry will demonstrate its cumulative product design expertise in laminate flooring for the property sector at this leading-edge event for architecture and interior design (Hall 4, E 37).

“We are delighted that we shall be at the “contractworld” in 2008 again and should like to thank the organiser Deutsche Messe AG for such outstanding organization and cooperation,” said EPLF President Ludger Schindler. With its stand at the “contractworld” the laminate flooring industry once again underlines the importance of the Domotex as a top trade fair for the flooring industry, and flies the flag on an international stage. In addition, the EPLF stand in Hall 4 also provides a link with the stands of EPLF member firms in halls 7-9 at the Domotex show. Product brochures from EPLF member firms are also available on the EPLF stand in Hall 4.

Sales growth among EPLF members was once again positive in 2007. Results were highly pleasing not just in the core markets of Western Europe but in the growth markets of Eastern Europe as well. Ahead of the field in terms of sales statistics are Germany, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands. In Eastern Europe, Poland leads the ranking followed by Russia, Rumania and the Czech Republic. Against this background, all forecasts indicate that the European laminate flooring industry will once again increase its global sales in 2007.

This positive development can be largely explained by the leading position of the European laminate flooring industry in terms of quality and innovation – in combination with a strong commitment to the environment and sustainability. Laminate flooring “made in Europe” has developed into a high-tech product in the international market for floor coverings over recent years. Being characterized by creative design and a high level of technical expertise, the product has won an established place in the popularity stakes among customers.

Alongside authentic reproduction wood and stone products there is an increasing focus on imaginative creative decors for dramatic visual effects on the floor – both in the commercial property sector and the home. So we have every reason to be excited about what will be on show at the Domotex 2008.

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