• Shaw revolutionizes consumers’ flooring experience with brand new digital app

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Floors digital and residential marketing group is bringing new life to the world of flooring selection with Floorvana, a free, brand new app for smart devices. With Shaw’s Floorvana color­ matching app, consumers can now capture and connect their inspiration with the perfect flooring for all of their rooms through patent­ pending color­ matching technology. “We know that in 2014 there are more smart devices in the world

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    • NWFA’s 2015 Wood Flooring Expo figures show 30% increases

      St. Louis, Missouri—The National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo is continuing its growth trend. Expo has experienced three consecutive years of 20% to 30% increases in attendance, topping 3,000 attendees in 2014 in Nashville. Pre-event metrics show another promising Expo is on the horizon. The 2015 Expo, which will take place April 28 to May 1 in St. Louis, hometown of the NWFA, is seeing registration that is 28%

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    • Mohawk names Kelly’s Carpet and Avalon its first Decorate for the Cure Retailers of the Year

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk announced the winners of the company’s inaugural Decorate for the Cure Retailer of the Year award, which recognizes retailers that not only did an extraordinary job promoting Mohawk’s signature pink SmartCushion product but also actively engaged with the Susan G. Komen affiliate organizations in their local community throughout the year. Kelly’s Carpet and Avalon Flooring were named Decorate for the Cure Retailers of the Year for 2014. “We

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    • Mohawk names Floorscapes, ColorCenter Retailers of the Year

      Calhoun, Ga.—At its 2015 Solutions Convention, Mohawk announced the winners of the company’s National Retailer of the Year awards, which recognized the top-performing retailers for both the ColorCenter and Floorscapes aligned retailer programs. Manasota Flooring and Carpet Weaver’s shared the top honor within the Floorscapes category while Mark’s Flooring and Royal Flooring were both named ColorCenter Retailer of the Year. Store owners Bob Tiffany, Mark and Tyler Weaver, Mark Compston,

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    • Crossville announces product-specific Environmental Product Declaration

      Crossville, Tenn.—Officials with Crossville, Inc. have announced the unveiling of a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Crossville EPD is compiled by PE International and certified by UL Environment and covers all floor and wall tile products made at Crossville’s manufacturing facilities in Crossville, Tenn. According to Crossville’s technical director Noah Chitty, the product-specific EPD has been meticulously compiled over the course of the last year to answer the many

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    • Shaw announces 2015 color of the year

      Dalton—Shaw Floors officially announced its 2015 color of the year—Lady in Grey. “As we looked toward 2015 and our recent visits to design shows around the world, we couldn’t help but notice the continuation of grey as a major movement in fashion, home furnishings and other textiles,” said Emily Morrow, director of color, style and design for Shaw Floors. “Shaw’s color of the year for 2015, Lady in Grey, is

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    • NWFA announces 2015 technical education schedule, will conduct two workshops at TISE West

      St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its 2015 technical education schedule, including new workshop topics and locations. The NWFA has also welcomed 39 Partners in Education program members. “NWFA and its Partners succeeded in 2014 in more than doubling attendance at its training events,” said Brett Miller, NWFA vice president of education & certification. “We are excited to continue growing the educational opportunities we offer professionals

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    • FCICA to host webinar: Sustainable Benefits of Recycled Rubber Sound Systems

      West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, will host a webinar Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. EST. Christopher Capobianco, New York’s product manager for Ecore Commercial Flooring will present the webinar, Sustainable Benefits of Recycled Rubber Sound Systems. This session will focus on methods for impact sound insulation in flooring systems by providing an overview of available products and an explanation of the advantages of recycled rubber sound

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    • Stainmaster website receives makeover

      Kennesaw, Ga.—Stainmaster.com has a new look. The fresh layout with vivid imagery offers engaging content and intuitive navigation. “We’ve redesigned the website with a significant focus on our customers,” said Saakait Mathur, global director of interactive marketing for Stainmaster. “The site upgrades feature enhanced content to educate consumers about Stainmaster, improve lead generation to retailers and simplify the navigation so visitors can get to where they want quicker.” The new

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    • Shaw promotes leadership in West Coast division

      Dalton—Shaw Floors announced the promotion of Doug Jackson to vice president of sales and marketing for the Tuftex organization, effective immediately. Serving as divisional vice president in the West Coast for the last seven years, the company said Jackson embodies Shaw’s dedication, culture and passion for serving customers. Jackson and his team will focus on bringing the power of Tuftex nationwide. According to Shaw, Jackson has delivered exceptional results in

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    • Milliken wins two Best of Year Awards for 2014

      Spartanburg, S.C.—Milliken was honored with two Best of Year Awards for 2014 presented by Interior Design magazine. The Altered Form collection was named Best of Year for the Carpet/Broadloom category. Inis Mór, a modular carpet collection, won for New Low Environmental Impact Solution—a new category for the Best of Year Awards celebrating sustainable design. Inis Mór, a carbon-neutral floor covering, draws upon the influence of a traditional looped stitch. The

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    • DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to introduce two new programs

      Shanghai—DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will introduce two new programs in an initiative to create opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors to connect. The two programs created to maximize the value of the show are the Hosted Buyer Program and the InnovAction Flooring Campaign. These programs are designed to give exhibitors ways to expose their brands and promote their products through the most effective channels and enable visitors to faster connect with products

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    • Carpet Design Awards 2015 finalists announced

      Hannover—The finalists in the Carpet Design Awards 2015 presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX have been announced. More than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries were submitted for the coveted award, and 25 have made it through to the finals. The finalists will be showcased at the upcoming DOMOTEX show to be held Jan. 17-20. The winner from each category will be formally announced Sunday, Jan. 18 at 4.30 p.m. in Hall 17.

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    • FloorFolio debuts hygienic wall cladding system

      Edison, N.J.—FloorFolio Industries continues to offer solutions for the healthcare and hospitality markets with the introduction of FloorFolio’s first hygienic wall cladding system. “FloorFolio Industries is living up to its name by offering complementary products that not only encompass the floor, but the walls as well,” said Michael Freedman, president and CEO of FloorFolio. “We are truly proud to debut our first non-flooring product, which is just the beginning of

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    • Woody Gosney to retire from Pharr Yarns; Pattinson named successor

      McAdenville, N.C.—H. Woodrow “Woody” Gosney, carpet yarn division president for Pharr Yarns, announced his plans to retire from the company in March 2015, after nearly 43 years with Pharr. Rich Pattinson, business director for Pharr’s carpet yarn division, will succeed Gosney. “Pharr Yarns is known for its product innovation, high degree of manufacturing quality and extraordinary customer service due in great part to the insight, knowledge and effort of Woody

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    Press Release

    AmericasMart announces comprehensive market programming for January 2015


    Atlanta—AmericasMart celebrates the dynamism of the home, gift and rug industry with presentations, celebrations and gatherings at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market to be held Jan. 6-13

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    USGBC announces 2014
 “Best of Green Schools” honorees

    Washington, D.C.—The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the 2014 “Best of Green Schools” recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the

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    Bellavita’s wall tile factory first Chinese manufacturer to achieve Green Squared certification

    Vancouver—Bellavita Tile, a leader in design and innovation for the North American tile industry, is the first manufacturer with tile production facilities in China to achieve Green Squared certification under

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