• RiteRug donates $350,000 of carpet to hurricane victims

      Columbus, Ohio—In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, RiteRug Flooring has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to donate over 4,000 carpet remnants, totaling nearly $350,000, to provide comfort to hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. Carpet remnants are brand-new, first-quality pieces of carpet that are left over after cutting a roll of carpet in preparation for an installation job. The donated products can act as either temporary flooring while homeowners

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    • Havwoods International takes Manhattan

      Grand opening of New York-based designer showroom welcomes A&D community   By Reginald Tucker New York—UK-based Havwoods International, a supplier of custom-crafted, mid- to upper-end hardwood flooring, officially opened its first showroom here in the trendy Flatiron section of New York City. The move follows its previously announced plans to expand the brand to the U.S. market. The new, 3,000-square-foot-plus showroom—located at 155W 18th Street—enables specifiers to browse through the

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    • Armstrong Flooring supports Lancaster Day of Caring with largest employee team

      Lancaster, Pa.—More than 220 Armstrong Flooring employees and their family members volunteered for service projects during the annual Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Lancaster County. The Armstrong Flooring team was the largest group of volunteers from a single business at the event on Sept. 8 and 9. The Armstrong Flooring group volunteered at 11 nonprofit organizations, including a children’s museum, a school, an animal shelter, parks and service

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    • Ardex releases new self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface

      Aliquippa, Pa.—Ardex Americas has announced that its Ardex K 521 self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface is now available for purchase at Ardex distributors throughout North America. Ardex K 521 is a self-leveling topping used for fast track resurfacing, smoothing or leveling of various indoor concrete and certain non-porous surfaces. Ardex K 521 can be installed from 3/8” up to 2”, walked on in 2-3 hours and polishing can begin in

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    • Metroflor’s Aspecta brand to be spotlighted in FCICA webinar

      Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor is partnering with FCICA to host a promotional webinar exploring the company’s Aspecta commercial brand of LVT flooring. Metroflor invites all flooring installation professionals to participate in this free, interactive and educational presentation, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. EST. The webinar will cover the Do’s and Don’ts of commercial installation involving WPC/rigid core floating floors and similar competitive constructions. Metroflor’s Dave Altman, director of research and development, and

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    • Mr. David’s acquires Certified Floorcovering Services

      Chicago—Mr. David’s International has acquired Certified Floorcovering Services, located in Indianapolis. Certified Floorcovering Services, founded in 1984 by Carol and Harry Milli, has a history of delivering great installation services to its customer base. The move will allow Mr. David’s Indianapolis location another platform to better service its current client base while continuing the entire organization’s overall growth. Mr. David’s launched its ninth office earlier this year in Indianapolis. Since

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    • InstaFloor partners with Duracryl

      Farmers Branch, Texas—Duracryl International B.V. and InstaFloor N.A. have formed a partnership, whereby InstaFloor will support and market Corques Liquid Lino (CLL), a liquid self-leveling linoleum product, in the North American market. Duracryl is a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based manufacturer of durable seamless and hard floor covering products for residential and commercial use. InstaFloor is the Dallas-based subsidiary of the UK-based InstaGroup, a leading supplier of innovative, high-quality flooring products such as

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    • Crossville launches new gauged porcelain tile panel collections

      Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has announced the introduction of two gauged porcelain tile products: Calce and Cava. Neutral colors and delicate nuances mark the face of Calce, a line inspired by wet plaster and concrete. The combination results in a soft, chalky visual that is both sophisticated and contemporary. Calce comes in six colors: Bianco, Avorio, Grigio, Tortora, Antracite and Nero. It is available in 3+mm thickness for wall use and is

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    • INSTALL announces Canadian National Apprenticeship Competition winner

      Glassboro, N.J.—The best floor covering apprentices in Canada recently convened in historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for a unique installation competition. Marking its 25th anniversary, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC) attracted dozens of participants to the port city, where they took part in two days of installation competitions and events. Apprentice Mike McLaughlin, Local 27 Ontario, was named the winner of the flooring installation competition,

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    • Laticrete, The First Tee partner for 2017 Presidents Cup Golf Tournament

      Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has partnered with The First Tee of Essex County to invite the program’s junior golfers to attend the 2017 Presidents Cup Golf Tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. The First Tee is a national youth development program that focuses on shaping children’s lives by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. “Part of our culture at Laticrete is investment

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    • Engineered Floors reaches a letter of intent to purchase Beaulieu assets

      Dalton, Ga.– Engineered Floors has reached a letter of intent agreement in principle to purchase substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu Group. The transaction will be contingent upon approvals through the bankruptcy court and due diligence processes. Pending governmental approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Note: Beaulieu Canada is not a subsidiary of Beaulieu Group and is not affected nor part of

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    • Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament generates $160,000 for FCIF

      Manchester, N.H.—The 15th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament hosted by CCA Global Partners took place on Sept. 19 at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members and supporters of the floor covering industry gathered for a friendly round of golf to benefit the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The $160,000 in funds raised will support the foundation in their efforts to financially assist

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    • Mohawk Industries’ family of brands unites for hurricane relief

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries is taking action to serve the communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Across the company, associates are banding together to help by collecting supplies, transporting water, donating financially and developing platforms to provide further assistance. “Mohawk’s efforts to help in times of need are at the core of the company culture,” said Brian Carson, president of Mohawk Flooring North America. “We care deeply about the communities

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    • Laticrete acquires international licensees

      Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has acquired global licensees Laticrete Costa Rica, Laticrete Norway and Laticrete Italia to further accelerate growth in the Scandinavian, European and Central American regions. “Our global reach allows us to be a local company in every community we serve,” said Erno de Brujin, president and COO, Laticrete international division. “These acquisitions are part of our long-term strategic plans for continued international expansion through the introduction of new products

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    • Florida Tile names Hayes vice president of sales

      Lexington, Ky.—Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes vice president of sales. In this position Hayes will lead all the independent, branch and commercial sales divisions for both the Florida Tile and Cotto d’Este USA brands. Hayes previously served as Florida Tile’s director of business development and commercial sales. His tenure at the company spans nine years and includes a 2015 induction into the Ceramic Tile Distributor Association’s Hall of Fame.

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    RiteRug donates $350,000 of carpet to hurricane victims

    Columbus, Ohio—In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, RiteRug Flooring has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to donate over 4,000 carpet remnants, totaling nearly $350,000, to provide comfort

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    Armstrong Flooring supports Lancaster Day of Caring with largest employee team

    Lancaster, Pa.—More than 220 Armstrong Flooring employees and their family members volunteered for service projects during the annual Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of Lancaster County. The Armstrong Flooring

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    Ardex releases new self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface

    Aliquippa, Pa.—Ardex Americas has announced that its Ardex K 521 self-leveling concrete topping with aggregate surface is now available for purchase at Ardex distributors throughout North America. Ardex K 521 is

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