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BGNFS shows its quality and a hint of things to come

BGNFS17What began as a strictly divided event where only certain people could enter at certain times has fully matured, again showing its quality. But innovation needs to be more on show.


The Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show is now into its second (and final day) for 2017. Day one saw a host of products introduced to the market. There were new colours, new displays, new POS and new capitalisation ideas (and as ever a lot being spent on sampling).
But, and it is a medium but, it seems that many introductions were a mere expansion of what the market has been doing for the past two years.
‘Soft, saxon and grey, it’ll sell,’ said more than one exhibitor (and they are right on carpets) as they added to that portfolio.
Smooth flooring was not too different on innovation, but there were ‘before you go, and don’t write about it’ moments across many a stand. And these might move the market.
But not until 2018 at this rate.
No one wants to miss out on now.
Will day two bring an immediate difference? Probably not, but by Harrogate (welcome back AW), it should.
It must.