Surfaces 2013—  to be held in conjunction with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas —  is slated for January 29 to 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The show, which also includes an extensive educational program that will be held from January 28 to 31, provides a place for thousands of floor covering retailers, distributors, installers, architects, designers and builders from around the world to gather and view the latest products, get vital education, network with other floor covering professionals and conduct business.
Surfaces 2013

Surfaces 2013 is scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from January 29 to 31.

More than 600 of the largest manufacturers and suppliers representing products in every major category, including carpet, tile, hardwood, rugs, laminate, resilient and stone, are expected to exhibit at the trade show. Hanley Wood, owner and operator of the exhibition, reports that they have many new exhibiting companies and returning ones who have expanded their booth size. Additionally, Surfaces 2013 will host more than 70 workshops, seminars and mini sessions led by industry experts in the fields of business, sales, marketing, installation and design. Attendees can earn AIA, NKBA, AIBD, IICRC and AIA/CES industry designation.

The exhibition hall will also contain many show floor features, including the Connections Pavilion, which is an area designated to cleaning and restoration. This pavilion will feature booths and a stage where attendees can see live presentations on how best to care for their floor covering products.
Initiated last year, Tool Alley will return to Surfaces 2013. Featuring the latest tools, Tool Alley will also include a demonstration area for exhibitors to show their tools in action. From saw blades to floor covering removal machinery, tools will all be in one convenient location.

Surfaces is also re-introducing the New Product Pavilion as the New Product Marketplace, which will be sponsored by TILE Magazine, National Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer. Attendees can browse through this dedicated area on the show floor that spotlights everything new for the year, source out the products that they think will bring the success they need and visit those manufacturers’ booths for more information. Located right on the show floor in the Shorelines Exhibit Hall on Level 2 in booth S6741, the Trends Hub will house an expansive preview of 2013’s hottest products and trends. Within this space will be showcased an inspiring presentation of the latest products from exhibitors, alongside a unique preview of the major color, texture, material and styling trends for 2013. Plus 2013 will see the introduction of a dedicated Eco-Lab zone within the main Trends Hub —  displaying product innovations that have green credentials. Moreover, featured designers will conduct regular “Live In The Hub” presentations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 31.

Additional show floor attractions will include Artisan Avenue, a special area of the show floor that highlights specialty and decorative items such as handcrafted tiles, sinks, cabinets, window coverings, decorative concrete and much more, and the S2 Main Stage, featuring live daily exhibitor demonstrations and educational presentations emphasizing the industry’s hottest topics. There will also be several in-booth educational offerings by several exhibiting companies. These live demonstrations/presentations will run concurrently throughout the three days of the show.

For additional information about Surfaces 2013, visit: www.Surfaces.com.

To view a comprehensive schedule of all education seminars offered at Surfaces and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, visit:
www.tile-magazine.com/SurfacesStonExpoMarmomaccAmericas