After a successful DOMOTEX Hannover 2019, preparations are already ramping up for the 2020 edition of the world’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings. The upcoming show, to be held from 10 to 13 January 2020, has ATMYSPHERE as its keynote theme, symbolising its central focus on all the qualities of floors and floor coverings that contribute to wellbeing, nature and sustainability.

Examples of products from the floor coverings industry that possess these qualities include floors with acoustic properties or sound-insulation components, carpets that bind fine dust particles or have thermal insulation properties, resilient floor coverings that are hypo-allergenic, and natural-wood floorboards that improve the interior climate by capturing excess humidity and releasing it  when the air in the room is dry. Other qualities that enhance positive indoor atmospherics include softness to the touch and sustainability.

“This year, as indeed in previous years, the lead theme is inspired by a current megatrend,” explains Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director DOMOTEX. “And that trend is society’s heightened focus on health. Health is synonymous with quality of life and living well – and therefore translates into high expectations of the spaces around us. Alongside this, considerations of sustainability and recycling – and hence natural materials – continue to play a major role in our society. In terms of floor coverings, these are considerations and themes that are currently very much to the fore with our exhibitors and their work, especially given the great importance of floors as elements of creative interior design. With the right materials and design, carpets and floor coverings can be important factors in personal wellbeing and in the design of homes and workplaces that promote it. That is why ATMYSPHERE is of such definitive importance for all our exhibitors and visitor target groups.”

Feature products include:

The Monasch collection by Best Wool Carpets comprising of soft rugs made of pure wool in luxurious colours, sizes and fits. Including ‘Crayons’, available with border trims in linen, felt and leather for that essential element of contrast. With its superior wool quality, this high-comfort rug collection helps regulate humidity and create a healthy interior climate. Each rug is fully recyclable, including the backing layer on the reverse, sound-absorbing and hypoallergenic.

The ‘Style’ collection by Girloon is an acoustically absorbent, eco-friendly modular system of self-adhesive carpet tiles available in a wide variety of surface textures, colours and designs. Thanks to the endless possibilities of digital printing, there is even a variant customers can personalise. With low emissions and fitted with acoustically absorbent comfort underlay, these tiles are ideal for contract interiors. Girloon self-adhesive tiles are ‘Blue Angel’ eco-certified and can be laid with no pattern repeat to create the ultimate calming, health-promoting indoor atmosphere.

Pictured: The ‘Style’ collection by Girloon