• The Armstrong team gets to play in the Big Game

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring is part of Newcastle Brown Ale’s Band of Brands mega-ad campaign for the “big game.” Newcastle released its crowd-funded Super Bowl ad with a starring role for Armstrong floors. Armstrong is first up in the commercial that humorously squeezes 37 brands into one 60-second ad. This Band of Brands ad by Droga5 Advertising represents Newcastle’s latest attempt to poke fun at conventional advertising. It will only air on local NBC TV stations

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    • Engineered Floors adds Sanderson to marketing team

      Dalton—Engineered Floors has hired Mike Sanderson as its vice president of product marketing. In this role, Sanderson will be responsible for developing product and market strategies that position the company to achieve long-term growth, while meeting annual revenue and profitability goals. He will continually identify and assess new markets, product and technology opportunities and ensure resources are in place to drive marketing strategy and capitalize on opportunities. A 20-year veteran

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    • USFloors receives notice of allowance for its COREtec patent application

      Dalton—USFloors received a Notice of Allowance for its COREtec patent application, which was filed on Oct. 22, 2012. The patent will give USFloors patent protection for its popular COREtec LVT collection including COREtec Plus, COREtec Plus XL, COREtec Plus HD, COREtec One, SMARTCORE, Stratum, Stratum XL, INNOVA, Fusion Hybrid Floors, Vision Hybrid Floors as well as any future products developed and sold under the protection of its patent. The exclusive

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    • Quick-Step launches new laminate products at TISE 2015

      Dallas—Quick-Step launched a new collection at The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Jan. 20-23. Quick-Step’s new Envique Collection features extraordinary visuals and textures including fire-charred, sandblasted, “wood concrete” and hand-scraped designs. Envique is made with GenuEdge technology, allowing the surface design to roll over the edges of the plank for a truly authentic look. The top layer of each plank also

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    • Fuse Alliance names Geoff Gordon executive director

      Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional commercial flooring contractors, announced that it has named Geoff Gordon as executive director. With more than 35 years of experience in the flooring industry, Gordon has been an integral part of the Fuse Alliance leadership team since 2013 and prior to that served on the Board of Directors for seven years. Since joining the Fuse Alliance leadership team, Gordon has spearheaded

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    • Bamboo Hardwoods celebrates 20 years with new product line and VIP distributor event at TISE 2015

      Seattle—Bamboo Hardwoods, an industry leader of bamboo flooring and panel products, celebrated its 20th year of providing innovative products and service with the launch of a new product line at The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015. Bamboo Hardwoods also celebrated with a VIP Distributor Appreciation event Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. “Our greatest measure of success is our satisfied customers,” said David

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    • Mohawk Home receives Best of Houzz 2015 award

      Sugar Valley, Ga.—Mohawk Home has been awarded Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. Mohawk Home was chosen as the winner by more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction.

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    • Karndean promotes Callahan to national retail accounts manager

      Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has announced the promotion of John Callahan to national retail accounts manager. Callahan previously served as the company’s territory manager in Illinois. In his new role, Callahan will be responsible for closely supporting Karndean’s established partnerships with buying groups, as well as reaching out to potential new clients. He will also work closely with all regional and territory managers to increase sales for Karndean and its buying

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    • TISE 2015 introduces Booth Crawl Challenge

      Dallas—Informa Exhibitions announced the introduction of the TISE Booth Crawl Challenge at The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015, being held Jan. 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Booth Crawl Challenge provides attendees with a fun way to explore the expansive show floor, which covers 350,000 square feet in five halls, by visiting participating exhibitors and show features along the way. The first 500 attendees who

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    • EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S. and Canada

      Corpus Christi, Texas—EarthWerks has announced that Matt Smith has accepted the position of western division sales manager for EarthWerks LVT. Smith has 15 years of flooring experience and will work with the existing Southern and Western sales teams to increase sales force over the next 12 months. “With the substantial growth we have had nationwide, we see the need to increase our personnel to the EarthWerks LVT national sales team,”

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    • Dream Weaver and Engineered Floors showcase nylon products at TISE 2015

      Dalton—Dream Weaver Carpet and Engineered Floors will introduce its 2015 line of nylon carpet, PureColor Solution Dyed Soft Nylon fiber, at The International Surface Event 2015 being held Jan. 20-23 in Las Vegas. This new line continues with the same technology and benefits as PureColor Solution Dyed PET and PureColor PureSoft Cashmere Solution Dyed PET fibers. Engineered Floors will introduce up to 12 products in varying color palettes, weights, styles and textures under

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    • Green Sheep promotes real wool as “Stronger, Smarter, Safer”

      Bradford, England—The Campaign for Wool will focus on a “Stronger, Smarter, Safer” theme at The International Surface Event 2015 being held Jan. 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Campaign for Wool’s popular Green Sheep promotion places the core benefits of real wool at the heart of its 2015 activity and adds the impressive assets of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ initiative to it,

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    • Interface expands its Common Theme collection

      LaGrange, Ga.—Interface, Inc. has added 25cm x 1m skinny plank modular carpet tiles to its Common Theme collection of squares, creating a series that can yield uncommon and distinctive flooring designs for a variety of commercial and workplace spaces. Featuring clean lines and a neutral palette, the trio of additions includes: CT111, a seamless look with grids of varying scale that form a collage of latticework, CT112, a diffused design

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    • Lippin promoted to managing editor

      Jenna Lippin, coordinating editor and social media strategist for Floor Covering News for the past 18 months, has been promoted to managing editor of the publication. Lippin joined FCNews in October 2012 as assistant editor and immediately made an impact. She has been involved in all facets of the magazine, including editorial, social media, special projects and coverage of industry events. “I have seen FCNews evolve in the two-plus years

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    • Interface names Jay Gould COO

      Atlanta—Interface, Inc. announced the appointment of Jay Gould as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gould, who was most recently CEO of American Standard Brands, will oversee global operations, marketing and organizational development for the carpet tile manufacturing company that is a recognized leader in sustainability worldwide. “Jay’s proven track record of creating value for some of the most successful international corporations in the world drew us to him,”

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    Press Release

    Antron teams with Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick to support Publicolor

    Dalton—Tandus Centiva has announced the Antron brand as a contributing supplier in its support of Publicolor to raise funding and awareness for the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. Suzanne Tick (STI)

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    Armstrong announces fourth Elite Retailer location for Rochester Linoleum Carpet One

    Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong World Industries announced that a fourth Rochester Linoleum Carpet One, with multiple locations throughout upstate New York, has joined the Armstrong Elite Retailer program. Armstrong Elite flooring showrooms

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    Quick-Step brings ‘Long Live Style’ campaign to life at TISE 2015 through style shows

    Dallas—As part of its ongoing “Long Live Style” campaign, Quick-Step brought glamour to The International Surface Event (TISE) 2015, which took place Jan. 20-23 in Las Vegas. Four times each

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