• Ceramics of Italy announces 2015 Tile Competition winners

      Orlando—Now in its 22nd year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has announced seven outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, the competition attracted high quality submissions in each of the three categories: Residential, Commercial and Institutional. An international jury of design

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    • White Oak acquires Mountain Rug Mills

      Wichita, Kan.—White Oak Custom Carpet has acquired Mountain Rug Mills and Spinning Wheel Rugs in Hendersonville, NC. The move is expected to position White Oak as the most complete and flexible luxury carpet manufacturer in North America and is in line with the manufacturer’s goals of keeping these jobs in the USA. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to acquire such a reputable specialty carpet manufacturer so close

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    • Bloomsburg Carpet introduces four commercial carpet products

      Bloomsburg, Pa.— Bloomsburg Carpet, a maker of highly styled and superior woven broadloom carpet, has introduced four sophisticated products through its Tuva Looms line: Broadcloth, Veneer, Lineage and Visage. Each product is made with Zeftron nylon, a fully renewable nylon 6 fiber that offers the best in style, performance and recyclability. “Our mission is to develop great looking products that perform to the highest standards and are environmentally responsible,” said

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    • AFA establishes organizational board

      Dalton—The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) has established the Council of Flooring Industry Advisors (CFIA), an organizational board representing all segments and disciplines of the flooring industry and related services. CFIA is based on 10 disciplines: Operational Management, Human Resources, R&D/Product Development, Product Design, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Marketing & Advertising, Sales Strategy & Management, Logistic & Transportation and Installation & Inspection. “This is a first of its kind,” said Wanda Ellis, executive

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    • Armstrong Commercial introduces two hardwood options

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Commercial Flooring introduced two additions to its hardwood product lineup: Midtown, with rich grain patterns in a low gloss offering, and Performance Plus in low and medium gloss options. These new products are perfect for designers who wish to create unique, distinctive commercial spaces. Named for a city’s cultural heart, Midtown embodies the diverse style of a legendary cityscape. Performance Plus hardwood withstands the punishment of day-to-day commercial

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    • NTCA announces Joe A. Tarver Award, Tile Person of the Year winners

      Orlando—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association, recognized industry leaders at its third annual awards ceremony during Coverings 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center here. The NTCA’S 2014 Tile Person of the Year Award was presented to Jan Hohn of Hohn & Hohn in St. Paul, Minn. Hohn is the third woman to receive this award during the six decades it has been presented.

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    • Banner joins Ecore as international sales manager

      Lancaster, Pa.—Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, has hired Chris Banner as an international sales manager. “Chris is an excellent addition to the Ecore family,” said Art Dodge III, president and CEO of Ecore. “In this new role, Chris will help to develop Ecore’s presence internationally. We are excited for him to introduce Ecore products to new parts of the world.” Banner graduated from the

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    • Tandus Centiva introduces Mixed Message

      Dalton—Tandus Centiva introduced the newest Jhane Barnes collection, Mixed Message, celebrating the evolution of modular flooring. Tandus Centiva invested in some of the most sophisticated tufting equipment in the industry, which enabled Barnes to create a single product out of four distinctly different patterns. By using the same yarn colors in various combinations each design has not only a unique pattern, but also a unique color, allowing for a sophisticated and

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    • Crossville’s latest recycling program reaches new milestone

      Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has recycled 14,255,082 pounds of fired porcelain in 2014, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to nearly 53.5 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. These recycling initiatives are based on the company’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products including post consumer materials. Through Tile Take-Back, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its

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    • Domotex Turkey extends product range, shows increase in international participation

      Hannover, Germany—The second Domotex Turkey, being held May 25-28 in Gaziantep will offer trade visitors a substantially broader choice of products from more international suppliers. This year the trade fair for carpets will show that it is entirely in line with product trends and market demands. In addition to a wide array of machine-made carpets, Turkish and other exhibitors will showcase handmade carpets, resilient floor coverings, fibers and yarns as

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    • Angie’s List forms exclusive relationship with Shaw

      Indianapolis—Angie’s List has announced an exclusive relationship with Shaw Industries that will provide Angie’s List members with exclusive product offers from Shaw. The agreement with Shaw comes on the heels of a similar agreement announced last month with Benjamin Moore & Company. Both Shaw and Benjamin Moore are Berkshire Hathaway companies. Under the agreement, Shaw will provide discounts to service providers on Angie’s List who buy Shaw flooring for installation

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    • Karndean introduces Art Select Stones

      Export, Pa.— Karndean Designflooring has introduced Art Select Stones, the newest collection of premium tiles featuring stunning designs inspired by travertine, marble, slate and limestone. These unique tiles provide a random plank appeal and a wide variety of design options. In addition, the Art Select Stone collection features large format tiles in 16 x 16 and 18 x 24. Art Select Stones have a 30-mil wear layer, making it ideal

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    • Mohawk Group receives first Manufacturing Visionary Award from ILFI

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for its sustainable and innovative product solutions, has received the first Manufacturing Visionary Award from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Recognized for its commitment to the ILFI’s mission, as well as leadership in the manufacture of products that contribute to a healthy environment, Mohawk Group currently has 18 Declare labels that cover the majority of its commercial offerings. The inaugural

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    • Daltile introduces seven collections that innovate and inspire

      Dallas—Daltile has introduced seven innovative collections and three natural stone line extensions. Drawing inspiration from the latest design trends, the new lines bring to life a number of styles with a variety of sizes, colors and textures, ideal for both residential and commercial spaces. Yorkwood Manor and Saddle Brook are the latest additions to Daltile’s portfolio of tile options with wood looks. Artigiano offers a natural, handmade aesthetic and River

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    • Fishman Flooring Solutions acquires Tri-State

      Baltimore—Fishman Flooring Solutions of Baltimore has agreed to purchase Tri-State Floor Covering Supplies, a Cincinnati-based distributor of products and supplies to the installation trade. Tri-State operates two branches in Columbus, Ohio, and single locations in Dayton, Ohio, and Crescent Springs, Ky. Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions, said the acquisition of Tri-State,combined with Fishman’s established presence in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio, “gives our firm a

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    Press Release

    Quick-Step featured on ‘Fix it Finish it’

    Dallas—Quick-Step, a leader in style, design and innovation for laminate flooring, was recently featured in an episode of a new television series called “Fix it Finish it,” in which a

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    Got You Floored wins two Diamond Awards

    Greensboro, N.C.—Got You Floored, a full-service flooring company that services the apartment, property management and investor markets, was awarded Interior Contractor of the Year for 2014 as voted by the

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    CFI conducts installation training in Brazil

    Kansas City, Mo.—Beaulieu of Brazil will host CFI Installation training May 2-16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The training includes hands-on skills working with patterned carpet, broadloom and carpet tiles, LVT

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