• Novalis’ rigid products receive FloorScore certification

      Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s high performance core (HPC) and high density core (HDC) products have successfully passed SCS Global Services testing and fully qualify for FloorScore certification. These products include NovaFloor Serenbe HDC, Lyndon HDC, NovaCore HPC and AVA SMPL HPC. FloorScore certifies that the flooring tested meets indoor air quality standards pertaining to the measurement of volatile organic compounds emitted into the air. “We are pleased that all of Novalis flooring is FloorScore

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    • Armstrong Flooring recognizes another Elite Retailer

      Lancaster, Pa.—Floortrends, a family owned business that began in 1967 as Kawartha Karpet & Tile, is Armstrong Flooring’s newest Canadian Elite Retailer. It is the first Elite location for the Ontario retailer. There are five Floortrends stores serving South Eastern Ontario. Its locations in Cobourg, Belleville, Bowmanville, Lindsay and Peterborough have helped people and businesses from Kingston to Bancroft and Pickering to Haliburton. “Our dedicated staff has built our reputation by

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    • Armstrong Flooring announces price increases

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring will initiate a 3% to 6% price increase on select residential and commercial sheet and vinyl composition tile products in the United States and, due to continued exchange rate pressures, a 5% increase will be implemented across all product categories in Canada. The increase will apply to orders shipping from April 2018. “Over the past several months, we have experienced significant increases in raw materials, energy, transportation and operating costs,”

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    • Mohawk Industries makes rank on Training’s elite list

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries once again took top honors on the 18th annual Training magazine “Top 125” list, placing 47th alongside some of the United States’ most highly regarded businesses. Other organizations on the list include Edward Jones, CVS Health, Walmart, U.S. Postal Service, La Quinta Holdings and Best Buy. This marks the 12th consecutive year Mohawk has earned a spot in the “Top 125” rankings compiled by the leading publication for learning and development professionals. The 2018

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    • American OEM obtains renewed status of CARB ULEF exemption

      Burns, Tenn.—American OEM has obtained renewed status of its CARB ULEF exemption on engineered wood flooring products. This renewal was granted after a perfect record of passing indoor air quality tests for formaldehyde emissions, and it was also extended to include product with HDF core materials, which the company will manufacturing beginning in the second quarter of 2018. This exemption grants American OEM the ability to reduce submittal samples for

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    • Aspecta by Metroflor to sponsor keynote at NeoCon

      Norwalk, Conn.—For the second consecutive year, Aspecta by Metroflor will sponsor one of the keynote presentations at NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and annual event for the commercial design industry, June 11-13, at The Mart in Chicago. Among the banner lineup of programming from some of the preeminent, influential names in design and beyond, Aspecta will sponsor the keynote presentation on opening day featuring Art Gensler, founder of Gensler. Registration is

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    • Bolyu Contract, Aqua Hospitality undergo rebranding

      Dalton, Ga.—Engineered Floors has restructured and rebranded the commercial flooring businesses of Bolyu Commercial and Aqua Hospitality, following Engineered Floors’ purchase of the operating assets of the Beaulieu Group. Bolyu and Aqua will now be known as EF Contract and EF Hospitality. Both companies will utilize Engineered Floors’ state-of-the-art manufacturing processes as well as the company’s new modular flooring facility that produces the Nexus carpet tile and Kinetex textile composite

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    • Preverco launches new website, PreViewR

      Québec, Canada—Preverco has launched a new website, along with its latest PreViewR tool, which allows customers to preview what their homes would look like with any one of Preverco’s hardwood floors. “The goal of this new website is to facilitate and enhance the buying experience for customers who are looking for high-quality hardwood flooring—but want clear information in order to make the best choice,” explained Jean-François Dufresne, Preverco’s CEO. “Preverco

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    • Tile of Spain reveals global design trends at Cevisama 2018

      Miami—Cevisama, the international fair for ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, held its 36th edition, Feb. 5-9, at the Feria Valencia center in Valencia, Spain. A total 506 Spanish exhibitors showcased their latest products and innovations to a record number of more than 83,000 industry professionals from over 65 countries. Some of the new trends and innovations showcased by Tile of Spain USA’s featured companies include: natural wood and colors, natural

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    • Armstrong severs ties with William M. Bird

      February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has ended its partnership with Southeast distributor William M. Bird, a relationship that dates to 1936 when Bird began distributing Armstrong floor coverings and building materials as its entree into flooring distribution. “Ending an 82-year relationship is not something you ever expect; however, William M. Bird is prepared and positioned to handle this transition,” Maybank Hagood,

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    • Mohawk launches RevWood Plus

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk’s RevWood Plus launches in flooring stores across the country this spring. This revolutionary step in flooring combines the look of wood with the toughness of laminate. “RevWood Plus is for people who desire the beauty of wood floors without compromising performance,” said Seth Arnold, vice president, residential marketing. “RevWood Plus is destined to make consumers rethink the wood category. Its visuals as well as its waterproof and scratch-resistant

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    • Interceramic spring collection debuts 18 product series

      Carrollton, Texas—Interceramic is making a statement regarding the dynamism and contemporary strength of company’s brand and product strategy for the U.S. market with a spring tile launch consisting of 18 collections. The 2018 spring launch illustrates the company’s distinct advances in manufacturing with its Durabody ceramic tile collections that meet the needs of the customer by combining high design with innovative and functional ceramic tile. Interceramic also continues to excel

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    • Patcraft introduces new homogenous sheet collection

      Cartersville, Ga.—With a soothing textural visual, Patcraft’s Holistic is designed to transform the performance of healthcare environments. This stain-resistant, 6½-foot-wide homogeneous sheet features 24 color offerings in a palette developed specifically for use in healthcare design. “For Holistic, our design team selected a broad range of updated colors for healthcare and acute care environments,” said Shannon Cochran, vice president, creative and design, Patcraft. “We were inspired by how the intentional

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    • QFloors unveils updates, additions at Surfaces

      Las Vegas—QFloors generated notice at Surfaces, as the flooring software company showcased new products, features and technologies. “Our booth was flooded with people, both current and potential customers, who wanted to learn more about our new commercial, mobile and cloud products,” said Chad Ogden, president, QFloors. “We are really excited about these new and unique offerings, and I think the word has gotten out.” Following its partnership with MeasureSquare, QFloors

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    • Shaw ranks among top 125 companies for training, development

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has been recognized as one of Training magazine’s “2018 Training Top 125.” This recognition is a result of the company’s training and workforce development programs and marks Shaw’s 14th consecutive year on the list. “Education and training are instrumental to how Shaw helps create a better future for associates, customers, communities and the company,” said Danny Crutchfield, Shaw’s director of corporate training and organizational development, who also

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    Novalis’ rigid products receive FloorScore certification

    Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s high performance core (HPC) and high density core (HDC) products have successfully passed SCS Global Services testing and fully qualify for FloorScore certification. These products include NovaFloor Serenbe

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    Armstrong Flooring recognizes another Elite Retailer

    Lancaster, Pa.—Floortrends, a family owned business that began in 1967 as Kawartha Karpet & Tile, is Armstrong Flooring’s newest Canadian Elite Retailer. It is the first Elite location for the

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    Armstrong Flooring announces price increases

    Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring will initiate a 3% to 6% price increase on select residential and commercial sheet and vinyl composition tile products in the United States and, due to continued exchange rate

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