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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $0.07 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective Sept. 6. This increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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    Carpet One: Proprietary products to propel profitability

Carpet One: Proprietary products to propel profitability

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Exclusive products are just one tool with which Carpet One provides members in management’s ongoing quest to differentiate its members from the competition. As such, the group’s recent summer convention focused on no less than three key introductions in the carpet, hardwood and resilient categories designed to not only achieve just that, but also increase members’ profit margins.

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Carpet dealers see emphasis on color, value

Consumer traffic may be down, but when customers do walk in the door, what are some of the trends retailers are seeing? What are shoppers honing in on before they ultimately make that carpet purchase? And what are some of her habits as she makes her way from store to store? Well, the answers can vary by region, while at other times it seems everyone is on the same fashion

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Economy not stopping carpet from being recycled

It’s been a tough go for the flooring industry, any industry, for that matter, since the housing market collapsed in the summer of 2006. For an industry still getting its feet wet, the recession could have spelled doom, which is what makes what the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has accomplished that much more impressive—diverting more than 2 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) from America’s landfills.

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CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

Dalton—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), in collaboration with the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), has formed the Healthy Carpet Workgroup. Consisting of experts (end-user and scientific) the group will discuss and report ways to keep carpet healthy in schools through selection, cleaning and maintenance.

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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $.09 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective July 18. Company executives say this increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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    Consolidated Carpet appoints director of operations

Consolidated Carpet appoints director of operations

NEW YORK—Consolidated Carpet is pleased to announce that Raymond Kappel has joined the company as director of operations. In his current role as director of operations at Consolidated Carpet, Raymond is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the organization, particularly the systems and procedures required to accomplish the company’s mission and goals in the marketplace, according to company executives.

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Beaulieu introduces new carpet for multi-family units

Dalton—Coming off its second year-in-a-row recognition by Sherwin-Williams as Vendor of the Year, Beaulieu enters the 2011 NAA show loaded with a portfolio of new carpet styles for the multi-family and condo markets. All new Beaulieu carpets have the company’s Magic Fresh or  Puralex built-in odor reducing treatment to rid the indoor air of annoying pet, cooking or smoking smells.

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    Shaw Hospitality wins top carpet design at HD/Expo 2011

Shaw Hospitality wins top carpet design at HD/Expo 2011

Dalton—Global Reason by Shaw Hospitality Group was named top Flooring- Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs in the 15th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition at HD Expo 2011. Additionally, Shaw Hospitality Group received the “Best Product Display” award for its booth during HD Expo.

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Commercial carpet riding the wave of recovery

In most economic downturns the commercial sector will lag the residential market by three to six months both going in and coming out. By now, most people know the current economic condition is unlike anything anyone has seen. The result is the commercial sector, at least when it comes to carpet, has not followed the normal pattern and is enjoying a steadying improvement in sales, especially when it comes to

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CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

DALTON—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), in collaboration with The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), has formed the Healthy Carpet Workgroup. Consisting of experts (end-user and scientific) the group will discuss and report ways to keep carpet healthy in schools through better selection, cleaning and maintenance.

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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $.06 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective June 13. This increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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    CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet

CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—Nine years ago the thought of recycling carpet back into itself or another product was minimal at best. Then the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) was born and, since that time, more than 1.7 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) has been recycled, with an additional 300 million pounds diverted from the nation’s landfills.

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ReSource diverts 7 million pounds of carpet waste

AURORA, COLO.—ReSource Commercial Flooring Network members diverted more than 7 million pounds of carpet waste from landfills in 2010, bringing the network’s total to more than 15.5 million pounds since the organization began reporting its efforts in 2008.

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More mills offering odor eaters, bacteria killers

Some years back, a survey done by Better Homes and Gardens found consumers would be willing to pay more for carpet that has built-in odor protection. As a matter of fact, the report showed built-in odor protection for broadloom was an important enough feature that 47% of those polled said they would pay slightly more for it. More recently, carpet mills have found that in addition to performance, style and

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USG expands tile, flooring salesforce

Chicago—USG Corp.’s Tile and Flooring Solutions group is reorganizing and expanding its team to better support its customers and its expanding portfolio of innovative products and solutions. Steve Bjorklund was

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Creating Your Space introduces new features

San Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space is introducing a host of innovations for 2018. These introductions include programmatic advertising, YouTube advertising, a “More Like This” feature as well as an e-commerce

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T&L Distributing partners with Tarkett

Houston—T&L Distributing has entered a distribution partnership with Tarkett. Through this collaboration, T&L Distributing will immediately begin offering Tarkett’s resilient residential and commercial products, including Tarkett’s Johnsonite brand, to its

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