We have been regulars at this event for years and have used it to widen our network as well as learn about the latest innovations in flooring. Not only was it an opportunity for us to revel and wonder in some of the most stunning flooring solutions from around the world, but it also allowed us to consider the future of flooring at Innovations@DOMOTEX – a dedicated space for the latest visionaries to showcase their fantastic advances in flooring technology. Thanks to this tailor-made area we were able to discuss the most pressing challenges and concerns with flooring experts from around the world. This included topics ranging from “how can home living be made more human?” to “what flooring solutions does tomorrow’s world need?” Featuring a keynote speech from renowned and inspiring designer, Alfredo Haberli, it was a truly fantastic opportunity for us to consider the future of our industry.
And this year didn’t disappoint, with some spectacular new technologies that could have a really exciting impact upon the future of flooring. This included the introduction of LED drying technology which we should start to see overtake traditional UV technology over the next few years. LED is a far cheaper and more sustainable method of drying, and unlike UV doesn’t produce ozone. Whilst, the raw material for LED is slightly more expensive, we at AH Peck still welcome this new option as it should help to enrich the flooring industry with a far more eco-friendly process.
Corey, Managing Director at the Ciranova stand at Domotex 2017.
We were also excited by the new technologies in wood finishes, particularly as at AH Peck we are in the early stages of looking into creating our own, bespoke finishing line. This would allow for each client to have bespoke colours created that match their exact requirements. As perfectionists, we often find the current industry range limiting and have craved a more refined product for some time. We are extremely excited about this possible venture with Ciranova and believe it will allow us to further enhance our customer care process.
At Domotex we always make sure to network with our peers; we believe we can truly learn from their methods and processes. And this year, we were delighted to meet with David from Grand Parquet, our Northern counterpart based in Liverpool. Rather excitingly, David and Corey discussed the possibility of setting up a specialised apprenticeship scheme for young people; a way to help young people access the flooring industry and continue Corey’s commitment of investing in his staff.
We have already booked our ticket for 2018 and are looking forward to learning even more from this talented group of designers and flooring experts. Next year’s theme will be “Unique Youniverse”, which will focus on self-expression, self-reliance and self-determination and how we can include our customers in every step of the flooring process. We think we do a pretty good job of this at AH Peck, always making sure our customers are updated in every step of the process. However, we are always keen to learn more and can’t wait to see what awaits us until then.
If you attended Domtox or would like to learn more about our experience feel free to give us a call on 0208 788 1795 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org