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Plan your trip to the Flooring Show 2016

The Flooring Show is fast approaching with over 170 exhibitors preparing for the show and visitors still registering to attend. Plan your trip in advance to make sure you see everyone you want to and make the most of the 54th Flooring Show.


Harrogate has an amazing selection of hotels, within walking distance of the Harrogate International Centre, to suit every budget and style.  For another year, Reservation Highway is the shows official accommodation agent & many hotels are offering deals to visitors and exhibitors.

Please beware of Convention Housing; they’re a bogus agency that is contacting exhibitors. Convention Housing is not working with The Flooring Show.


… By Train: There are trains from most major cities in the UK to Leeds and York, with regular National Rail services running from these stations to Harrogate.

National Rail enquiries: +44 (0)8457 484 950

… By Air: Leeds Bradford International Airport is 20 minutes from Harrogate and Manchester International Airport is just under two hours from the town. There are now three flights a day with British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, at very reasonable prices.

… By Road: Harrogate is easily accessible from most areas of the UK.

  • From the South: take the M1 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)
  • From the North: A1, exit Wetherby or Knaresborough (Knaresborough exit is 8 miles from Harrogate)
  • From the East: M621 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)
  • From the West: M56 to M62 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

Show Features

The Flooring Show is so much more than an exhibition. It offers the perfect opportunity for visitors and exhibitors alike to network, conduct business and make the most of the features.

Demo Zones: the Demo Zones are returning to the Flooring Show and are being split into two zones, the Subfloor and Tool area and the Floor Finishes area. Run again by CFA, NICF and FITA, the demonstrations are looking to be as popular as ever this year.

Ask the Experts: In collaboration with Consult Yorkshire, at this year’s Flooring Show there will be a number of experts covering areas from Social Media to Legal Advice on hand for visitors to pick the brains of!  This advice is totally free of charge, and a fantastic opportunity for you to ask any questions that have been at the back of your mind! Staged in the Springfield Foyer and Kings Suite along with our Trends Hub, Seminar Theatre and Cafe make sure you take advantage of the free advice on offer.

The Trends Hub: Focussing this year on window dressing, with window dressing workshops taking place at various times, the display will be made up of three shops, two of which will house the workshops. For more information about the trends hub & how to book onto the workshops please take a look at our website

The Wool Trends Centre: For 2016, the Campaign for Wool and the British Wool Marketing Board will be working in conjunction with the Flooring Show to create a Wool Trends Area, showing the benefits of wool products for the interiors sector, especially flooring!

Seminar Programme: This years free of charge seminars will be taking place at ‘Speakers Corner’ and will focus on helping visitors and exhibitors alike, market products and businesses using various methods: how to price products, make social media work for your company, carpet recycling, caring for wool & trends. Speakers at this years show include: David Abbott, Alan Best, Jane Gardner, Andy Jackson, Steve Philip, Campaign for Wool, Houzz UK, Scarlet Opus and Interface.

Carpet Fitter of The Year: The Grand Final of the Carpet Fitter of the Year competition will take place at this years show, after a 15 year hiatus. Industry sponsors of the NICF Carpet Fitter of The Year 2016 Award include ARDEX UK Ltd, F Ball & Co Ltd, Ball & Young Ltd, Bostik Ltd, Carpenter Ltd, Contract Flooring Journal, Cormar Carpets, Hanson Plywood Ltd, Interfloor Ltd, Lifestyle Floors, Roberts UK, Spotnails Ltd, The Stocklists, Tramex Ltd, Uzin Ltd and Which? Trusted Traders. NICF would like to thanks all the sponsors for their support.

If you’d like more information on planning your trip or if you want to know more about any of the features at this years show please look at our website

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