From the organisers of the highly-acclaimed timber trade expo, WoodEX for Africa, a new, specialised trade expo targeted at the residential, commercial and industrial flooring and decking markets will soon make its debut. The Deck & Flooring Expo, co-located with WoodEX for Africa 2018, is set to host its inaugural instalment from 11-13 July at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. 

As the first and only expo in decking and flooring in Africa, the Deck & Flooring Expo 2018 offers exhibitors the opportunity to bring their products, services and technologies to a highly specialised and tuned-in audience that has been cultivated for over six years.

Stephan Jooste, Deck & Flooring Expo organiser, comments, “We have deep roots in the timber industry and detected a niche in the market for manufacturers and suppliers of decking and flooring materials, from raw timber, composite and WPC decking, all the way to coatings and sealants, to have better access to their customers and their markets.”

“Our market research showed that there is no real trade expo on the continent that serves the decking and flooring markets in this way, which is why we are proud to announce the launch of the Deck & Flooring Expo in July of this year, co-located with WoodEX for Africa. As the only trade expo for South Africa’s decking and flooring industry, this trade show provides the ultimate platform to connect deck and flooring exhibitors on show with trade prospects, potential business partners and lucrative markets as yet untapped,” says Jooste, adding, “A significant benefit to this event is its co-location with WoodEX for Africa with the weight of its well-established infrastructure, highly developed networks and excellent track record in the timber sector.”

Timber Talks

Visitors and exhibitors at the Deck & Flooring Expo have free access to the ever-popular Timber Talk programme, which comprises a number of short presentations by industry influencers. These compact sessions make for a dynamic and interactive learning experience and bring together some of the decking and flooring industry’s leading designers, architects, contractors, manufacturers and thought leaders who address pressing industry issues and hot topics from across the sector.

Exhibitor profile

Deck & Flooring Expo 2018 is set to play host to an exciting and comprehensive assortment of specialist exhibits relating to all things decking and flooring. From structural timber and fastening systems to sanding and staining technologies, this event is the ideal opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their products and engage with the industry.

  • Hardwood & softwood decking
  • Composite & WPC decking
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Laminate & engineered flooring
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Cladding
  • Power & hand tools
  • Machinery
  • Stains, sealants & varnishes
  • Glues & adhesives
  • Fixtures & fittings
  • Posts & railings
  • Deck fasteners
  • Screws & hardware
  • Lighting
  • Structural timber & materials
  • Deck & patio furniture
  • Deck accessories

Visitor profile

The Deck & Flooring Expo offers access to a full scope of available decking and flooring related products, services and expertise to a variety of sectors that regularly make use of products and/or services related to flooring and decking. Visitors will have the opportunity to find new suppliers, be exposed to the latest market trends, negotiate excellent deals and buy machinery and tools at reduced show prices.

  • Deck & building contractors
  • Flooring installers
  • Timber frame builders
  • Lodge developers
  • Carpenters
  • Shop fitters
  • Boat builders
  • Property developers
  • Architects
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Hotel & lodge facility managers
  • DIY enthusiasts

“With exceptional growth in trade and construction on the African continent as well as exploding global interconnectivity, prospects for doing business in and across Africa have never looked better,” Jooste remarks, concluding, “As such, with the backing and support of a highly developed online and on-site following, and remarkable interest and commitment from the marketplace, the Deck & Flooring Expo is poised to take centre stage in facilitating and enabling trade and relationship-building in Africa’s decking and flooring markets.”

Deck & Flooring Expo 2018 will be taking place from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Bookings for the event are now open and exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to unlock maximum exposure leading up to the event. For more information about exhibition space, contact Annelize on +27 (0)21 850 8846, +27 (0)81 775 5859 or email