• 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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    • Crossville’s 2017 recycling program milestones

      Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville Inc. has recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 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

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    • Coverings 2018 conference programming

      Arlington, Va.—On May 8-11, Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, will feature over 45 sessions in the 2018 conference program. Speakers will share their knowledge and industry insights with attendees, with conference programing highlighting key topics for the tile and stone industry at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. With CEU credits available, these sessions continue to bring invaluable free education to the show.

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    • Laticrete strengthens adhesives, mortars product line

      Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced Prime-N-Bond, a versatile primer designed to enhance the performance and mechanical bond of mortars to a variety of smooth or low-absorptive substrates that can be difficult to bond to. The new product also improves the bonding of self-leveling underlayments. “Proper bonding of tile and stone to the substrate is critical to a successful and long-lasting installation,” said Jonathan Scott,senior product manager, Laticrete. “Prime-N-Bondprovides a solution that

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    • Aspecta by Metroflor continues website enhancements

      Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor continues to evolve its website for the Aspecta range of commercial LVT flooring. Building upon the first-phase enhancements announced during Domotex Hannover—new graphics, a revitalized look and feel, and improved navigation—the second-phase features provide the capability for users to set up profiles and project folders. Declare Labels for all Aspecta products have also been published on the site in six languages. Following are the new features: The Installation page features

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    • Dal-Tile, Beazer Homes renew partnership

      Dallas—Dal-Tile and Beazer Homes recently renewed their exclusive partnership, now in its seventh year. Dal-Tile is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of ceramic tile, natural stone and countertop products used in residential and commercial spaces across North America. The corporation owns top tile brands including Daltile, Marazzi and American Olean. Beazer Homes is one of America’s largest home builders by volume. “Through this relationship, Beazer and Dal-Tile work

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    • NAFCD adds new distributor members

      Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is pleased to welcome its newest distributor members into the NAFCD distribution network: Midwest Floor Covering, Salt Lake City; Nineteen Structure Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; The Greer Co., Memphis, Tenn.;Hank’s Specialties, New Brighton, Minn.; American Tile & Stone, Carrollton, Texas; All South Flooring, Charlotte, N.C.; and Radio Distributing Co., Taylor, Mich. “We’re excited about our newest distributor members and the growth

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    • Daltile’s One Quartz countertops featured on ‘Bargain Mansions’

      Dallas—Tamara Day, host of “Bargain Mansions,” recently aired her love for Daltile’s One Quartz countertops on social media after featuring the product in several episodes of the show’s first season, currently airing on HGTV.     “As you may have noticed in our houses on season one of ‘Bargain Mansions,’ I’m a huge fan of Quartz countertops,” said Day. “I love the clean and classic feel they bring to a kitchen.

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    • Greyne Company debuts Livable Luxury merchandising system

      Fort Mill, S.C.—Greyne Company’s new Livable Luxury display brings flooring retailers a comprehensive, innovative and value driven engineered wood flooring and accessory program. The display includes four new designer inspired collections: Tahoe, Newport, Estate and Reserve. These collections encompass 28 running line products on hickory, European oak and walnut platforms. The Livable Luxury program also includes a customization option where consumers can create a personalized floor by selecting from a

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    • Stanton makes changes to West Coast sales team

      Syosset, N.Y.—Stanton Carpet has made key changes to its West Coast sales leadership. Rich Crawford was promoted to Western regional vice president of Antrim, Rosecore and Crescent, effective April 9. Additionally, Bob Rawlins joins Stanton as Western regional vice president. “We continue to strengthen and expand our sales leadership with these new and very important roles setting the stage for our next phases of growth,” said Jonathan Cohen, Stanton’s CEO

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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

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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

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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

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