• Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

      Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on floors. “In recent years, we have witnessed the increasing popularity of large and heavy tiles, presenting new requirements and challenges to the tile and flooring industry,” said Jonathan Scott, Laticrete senior product manager. “These larger materials demand a setting mortar

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    • CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

      Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from May 8 through May 11. The primary venue for the demonstrations will be the new Installation Experience located in Hall C, Booth #8401. The Installation Experience consists of several sections: A self-guided, designated

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    • Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

      Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show exceeded anticipated registration numbers for international guests and exhibiting companies, making 2018 the largest turnout in Domotex asia/ChinaFloor history. This year’s show space grew to an impressive 1,722,225 square feet and welcomed over 60,000 visitors from 104 countries. Attendees from

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    • National Karastan Month celebrates 90 years

      Calhoun, Ga.—Consumer savings and the use of innovative promotional tools will spark the 2018 National Karastan Month. Hosted from April 26 through June 4, this annual event is even more exciting this year because Karastan is celebrating its 90thanniversary. “For 90 years, consumers have selected Karastan for its superior craftsmanship and distinctive elegance,” said Bill Storey, senior vice president of Karastan. “National Karastan Month offers significant consumer savings and extensive

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    • Invista, Starnet reveal 2018 Antron Performance Awards winners

      Kennesaw, Ga.—Invista, maker of Antron brand carpet fiber, honored three Starnet members during Starnet’s Design Award ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The Antron Performance Awards winners are the result of a joint partnership between Antron and Starnet, recognizing the use of performance-driven carpet choices in commercial applications. Entries are judged on the project’s outcome to meet the clients’ aesthetics, performance and sustainability goals. First place was awarded to Master Craft Floors

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    • Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

      Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program. The company is a founding member of the school.  “Cristo Rey self-describes as the only network of high schools in the country that integrates four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through their

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    • Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers, employees and communities. This year’s report, unified under a message that showcases how Mohawk is committed to “Believe in Better,” details how the company is driving innovation through more thoughtful product design and manufacturing. “At Mohawk, believing in better translates

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    • William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

      Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire territory in the Southeast including Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. William M. Bird will be distributing American Tile’s complete line of standard and premium vinyl composite tile (VCT). The company will also

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    • Armstrong Flooring to increase prices

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooringwill initiate a combination of increased product pricing and freight/energy surcharges across all product categories effective May 1. “We have and continue to experience significant increases in raw material costs coupled with energy, transportation and operating cost inflation,” said Brent Flaharty, senior vice president N.A. sales. “In addition, lumber availability is strained causing inflation across wood species and grades. We expect these pressures to continue throughout 2018. Our entire

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    • Coverings to promote charitable initiatives at 2018 show

      Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has announced the activation of three charitable initiatives over the course of the 2018 show. The initiatives, benefitting Habitat for Humanity, Clean the World and The Homeless Pets Foundation, will all give back in some way to various segments of the local Atlanta community when the show makes its return to the host city May 8-11. “We’re delighted

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    • Southeast Flooring Market announces 2019 date change

      Atlanta, Ga.—The Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM) has moved the show dates forward one day, now taking place at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Tuesday & Wednesday: January 8-9, 2019. With nearly 60% of the floor space sold for the 2019 show, the SE Flooring Market continues to quickly fill space early on in the sales process. Due to the demand of hotel rooms required for SEFM and with the Shaw and

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    • Mohawk incorporates digital, social initiatives for Spring All Pet Promotion

      Calhoun, Ga.—During the Mohawk Spring All Pet Promotion, which runs until May 24, retailers will have the opportunity to introduce consumers to pet-friendly flooring using Mohawk’s content and industry-leading digital advertising. “Mohawk sets the table for a successful national sale with special pricing, instant rebates and financing options on pet-friendly products protected by Mohawk’s All Pet Protection and Warranty,” said Angela Duke, director of brand marketing. “For families with kids

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    • Shaw Floors is national sponsor, exclusive flooring provider of 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Floors is proud to continue its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a national sponsor and the exclusive flooring provider of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Shaw Floors returns to sponsor the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway by donating flooring for each of the 39 homes across 35 markets nationwide to be raffled away in support of the hospital. More than 120,000 square feet

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    • Armstrong Flooring launches new Alterna Plank engineered tile looks

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring is expanding its award-winning Alterna engineered tile in more ways than one: longer lengths and enhanced durability are joined together in a bold, new collection of engineered tile that offers a true choice to ceramic and porcelain. This innovative, stone-based engineered tile is warmer to the touch, softer underfoot and easier to care for in any room of the home. The Alterna Plank engineered tile collection with Diamond 10 technology offers a wide

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    • Phenix taps flooring design expert, Jason Surratt

      Dalton—Phenix Flooring has hired Jason Surratt as senior vice president of product and design. Surratt will be responsible for creating and leading the overall product strategy for Phenix’s flooring business, including hard surface and carpet offerings, ensuring the ability to continue to provide differentiated solutions and design leadership. “We are excited that Jason will be leading our design team,” said Mark Clayton, president of Phenix. “Jason has a tremendous wealth

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    Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

    Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on

    Read More

    CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

    Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia

    Read More

    Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

    Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show

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