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Surfaces, World Market Center combine forces for 2013, 2014

The World Floor Covering Association said Friday that it has formed a partnership with the World Market Center to bring two events to Las Vegas at the same time in 2013 and 2014.

Surfaces, the flooring industry’s largest trade show, is coming to Mandalay Bay Jan. 28-31, coinciding with the Las Vegas Market home furnishings showcase at World Market Center.

The partnership provides attendees a better experience for product sourcing, education and networking, said Dana Teague, group director for Surfaces.

“Our dates coincided in 2011 and it proved to be an enormous success for both events,” he said.

The shows were scheduled one week apart in 2012, and many of the buyers and vendors at the shows expressed disappointment, Teague said.

Surfaces 2013 serves as the industry’s introduction of new floor covering products, tools and technologies.

Las Vegas Market is an international home furnishings showcase where retailers and designers can shop products from furniture and mattresses to home decor and gifts. About 1,000 manufacturers exhibit at the event.

Contact reporter Hubble Smith at hsmith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0491.

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