• FCICA Opens Registration for Convention 2015

      West Bloomfield, Mich.— FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is excited to announce that registration for the 2015 Convention, Riding the Wave of Success is now open. Convention 2015 will be hosted at the Kona Kai Resort and Marina in San Diego, Calif. The four-day event will feature five educational sessions, a Tabletop Show, industry networking opportunities, reception and dinner at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, silent auction, optional tours including

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    • Record number of international players registered to take part in DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR

      Shanghai—Although the 17th DOMOTEX asia/CHINALFOOR is not taking place until March 24-26, 2015, the number of international suppliers registered to participate already exceeds the figure for the previous event. In fact, the number of wood flooring manufacturers expected to exhibit next year is 50% higher than in 2014. Four entire exhibition halls have been allocated to the display category Wood Flooring and Laminates, for which leading international companies such as

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    • USGBC announces 2015 board members

      Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors. “USGBC’s Board of Directors provides invaluable direction and perspective, collectively bringing decades of experience to the table and using their individual expertise to shape the future of the organization, the community and the green building movement as a whole,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC.

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    • Daltile featured in Dallas luxury home tour

      Dallas—An Arlington, Texas home featured in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association 22nd Kaleidoscope of Homes luxury home show featured unique applications of tile throughout. The home, designed by AMA Interiors, Inc., used tile as a statement piece in almost every room. Most impressive was the kitchen, featuring Daltile Cepac Lantern mosaics along the backsplash. The master bath utilizes unique patterning of Daltile’s Chenille White vein-cut limestone planks on the

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    • Rug industry journalist Lissa Wyman dies at 70

      New York—Lissa Wyman, founder of Rugnews.com and a rug industry icon, died Nov. 18 at her home in Manhattan. At her side was her husband and business partner Bud Wyman, who is planning a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Wyman would have celebrated her 71st birthday on Dec. 16. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman began her career in New York covering

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    • Quick-Step’s celebrity designer tells retailers and builders to “use the tools”

      Dallas—For several years, Quick-Step’s celebrity designer partner Erinn Valencich has been telling retailers and builders to encourage their clients to “use the tools”. “Make the most of the technology age in which we live, by having your clients tap into the design, selection and social media tools that are already out there,” advises Erinn Valencich, interior designer and contestant on NBC’s hit design reality show “American Dream Builders.” “Quick-Step flooring,

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    • Haines celebrates the integration of CMH Space

      Glen Burnie, Md.—Ten months after acquiring CMH Space, Haines announced that the integration of the two companies has been completed and the new Haines is being launched. “We are all very excited about launching the new Haines following the integration of CMH,” said Bruce Zwicker, Haines president and CEO. “We look forward to developing ways to bring our customers the benefits of the new company. We are one company doing

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    • Interface introduces its new Reclaim

      LaGrange, Ga.—Interface has drawn on the natural beauty found in salvaged matter and materials for the design of its new Reclaim carpet tiles. The 25cm x 1m skinny plank series echoes the look of worn, weathered wood, lending interiors a feeling that’s both warm and inviting yet completely modern. Constructed of 100% recycled content fiber that combines reclaimed carpet fiber with salvaged fishing nets, Reclaim remains true to its name

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    • 2014 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention a resounding success

      Chicago—More than 700 distribution professionals came together from throughout the leading floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries for another successful NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, Nov. 18-20 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas. Distributor attendees took advantage of many opportunities to build relationships and make strong business connections with hundreds of new and existing supplier partners. Attending distribution firms represented approximately 900 distribution center locations throughout

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    • FloorFolio U.S. factory nears final stages of completion

      Edison, N.J.—FloorFolio Industries has announced the first U.S. factory is in the final stages of construction, and the site’s location is officially disclosed near its current headquarters in Edison. “This production facility is an initial first step as FloorFolio continues its expansion of flooring products throughout the United States,” explains Michael Freedman, president and CEO. Undergoing the final leg of construction, this production facility will be the new home to FloorFolio’s

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    • Greenbuild 2014 delivers strong event in New Orleans

      Dallas—Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the results of the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Attendance at the event totaled 17,507, with 552 exhibiting companies participating in 142,000 square feet of exhibit and display space on the trade show floor. Greenbuild featured over 240 sessions, tours, summits and workshops in the robust education

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    • Flexitions introduces Flexitions LUX, stainable flexible transition molding for LVT & LVP

      Ontario, Calif.—Flexitions, an award-winning manufacturer and marketer of stainable flexible transition moldings is pleased to announce the launch of Flexitions LUX, a complete line of stainable flexible transition molding profiles specifically designed for use within Luxury Vinyl Tile and Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring installations and applications. Flexitions LUX will accommodate any LVT or LVP flooring installation within residential, commercial or hospitality settings. The stainable flexible transition moldings from the Flexitions

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    • FCICA Installation Manager Taskforce develops CIM Purpose Statement

      West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is delighted to announce that the Installation Manager Taskforce developed a Purpose Statement for the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program at the October Mid-Year meeting. The CIM Purpose Statement is as follows: The Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program provides training tools and assessment for qualified professionals within the commercial flooring industry to enhance their core skill set, experience and knowledge base, which are

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    • Hanley Wood agrees to sell exhibitions business to Informa

      Washington, D.C.—Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and

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    • Mohawk’s Rochelle Routman named Top 10 Women in Sustainability Leadership

      Calhoun, Ga.—Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability at Mohawk, was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability by Green Building & Design for environmental leadership in the category of manufacturing. The recipients of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by Green Building & Design, illustrate the importance of diversity in the sustainability field, and inspire to infuse more positions with sustainability-related responsibilities. The inaugural awards took place

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    Press Release

    Teles, high resiliency rubber from Mannington Commercial, wins Nightingale Silver

    Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial, a leader in flooring for commercial interiors, has been awarded a Nightingale Award for Teles, its new high resiliency rubber plank and tile. Sponsored by The Center

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    NWFA approves Vermeister S.p.A. for Accepted Product and Accepted Eco Product Seals

    St. Louis, Miss.—The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that Vermeister S.p.A. has been approved for the NWFA Accepted Product Seal and NWFA Accepted Eco Product Seal designations. The NWFA

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    Mullican Flooring donates hardwood flooring to Wounded Nature – Working Veterans

    Charleston, S.C.—Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, has provided flooring to Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, a non-profit charity that is dedicated to cleaning up America’s coastlines

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