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DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 slates its return

 Thursday, May 23, 2024

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DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 slates its return

The 26th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific region, will commence in Shanghai from May 28th to 30th at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC – Hongqiao). Following the notable resurgence in scale and international participation witnessed in 2023, this year’s edition promises another robust showcase, reaffirming the event’s preeminent status in the region. With doors already wide open and a keen enthusiasm for global commerce, China and Asia continue to serve as vital hubs for the international flooring industry, catering to both supply and demand dynamics.


Around 1600 companies and brands will exhibit their latest products and innovations in an overall gross space of 230,000 sqm. The hard flooring, show’s largest segment, will occupy 4 halls with exhibits of all types of resilient, wood, laminate, cork and bamboo flooring as well as outdoor decking. 2 and a half halls will be occupied by manufacturers of carpets, rugs and carpet technology. The rest of the space will be dedicated to flooring technologies, sport flooring as well as complementary products such as wooden doors, wallboards and more.

An estimated number of over 80,000 flooring professionals, coming from China and over 100 other countries is expected to visit the event this year. Supported also by the waiving of visas for many major countries around the world, the show has experienced an unprecedent online registration of international flooring buyers. Organizers are also hosting more than 150 handpicked international buyers and delegation members from 20 countries, who will be guided through personalized visits at the booths of some 80 selected exhibitors and engage in over 400 matchmaking meetings.


Centered around the theme “Beyond Flooring,” DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 will offer a comprehensive exploration of the flooring landscape from all angles. In addition to flooring solutions, the exhibition will showcase complementary products including ceiling materials, wall treatments, doors, cabinets, and more, illustrating the evolution from singular floor designs to a holistic, multi-dimensional approach to space utilization. Co-located within the broader “Build Asia Mega Show,” the event will form part of a collaborative platform aimed at facilitating communication and synergy among various sectors within the construction, building materials, and interior design industries.

An extensive program has been curated to cater to the diverse range of visitor profiles and to navigate industry professionals through recent advancements and upcoming trends in the sector. One highlight is the Multi-dimensional Interior Space Design Forum, a full-day conference scheduled the day preceding the exhibition (May 27th). This forum is endorsed by the Research Institute of Wood Industry of the China Academy of Forestry and the Shanghai Interior Decoration Association. Notable speakers include leaders from Lamett, Nature, and Power Dekor.


The flooring industry is being continuously transformed by the evolving consumers’ needs and lifestyle trends. Consumer’s attention towards the choice of sustainable materials, simple and practical designs are heavily impacting the flooring production. Chinese and Asian flooring manufacturers keep responding to these changes accordingly, bringing to the markets some of industry’s more innovative products, that satisfy the latest consumption trends, while fully adhere to the environmental protection standards.

“Live with Nature” is the newly launched campaign for this year, created to showcase how the flooring companies are keeping up with the ever-changing demand. It will offer particular exposure and targeted visitor guidance for the brands whose products align with the green and sustainable development objectives and place a strong emphasis on the latest design trends. The stands of these selected companies will be labeled as “Must-Visit”, with the purpose to guide the audience into experiencing these achievements first hand.


For more than 8 years, this co-located event has served as a hub for contract, architecture, and design-related creative content and exhibitions. The design community plays a pivotal role as a significant channel for flooring brands in China. These events facilitate deeper interactions between exhibitors at DOMOTEX asia and this influential visitor group.

Located in Hall 5.2, dedicated to wood flooring, spanning over 600 square meters, Cadex 2024 places a spotlight on nature, sustainability, and the latest designs. “Design with Nature” is a full-day conference slated for the first day of the show, May 28th, featuring esteemed keynote speakers from the architecture and design community, including Studio Marco Piva (SMP) and Vudafieri Saverino Partners (VSP) from Italy, More Design Office (MDO), and Interiors Magazine from India, among others.

Cadex will also host “Material Matters,” a showcase area offering visitors an up-close look at hundreds of innovative building material samples and interactive installations. Curated by GREATER DOG ARCHITECTS, a pioneering design studio with offices in London and Shanghai, founded in 2015 by two promising young Shanghainese designers.

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