Carpet

    Mohawk carpet ranked No. 1 in Builder magazine survey

Mohawk carpet ranked No. 1 in Builder magazine survey

Dalton—Mohawk carpet was ranked the No. 1 brand in four survey categories: Brand Familiarity, Brand Used in Past Two Years, Brand Used Most, and Quality Rating, according to home builders polled in Builder Magazine’s annual brand use study. Builder’s study polls more than 10,000 builders for brand opinions in more than 80 product categories.  Sponsored by the magazine’s publisher, Hanley-Wood, the study has become a yearly benchmark for gauging the

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Broadloom and carpet tile for U.S. Government to be certified to NSF/ANSI 140 Gold

Ann Arbor, Mich.—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which serves as the purchasing arm of the U.S. government and oversees more than $60 billion in purchased goods and services annually, now requires Gold level certification to NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet for all broadloom and carpet tile purchased through the GSA. Current GSA carpet suppliers have until Jan. 1 to certify their products to NSF/ANSI 140 Gold Level in

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    FCA Network: Convention defines today’s consumer, carpet tile program unveiled

FCA Network: Convention defines today’s consumer, carpet tile program unveiled

CHICAGO—Don Lovato, Carpet Source USA, Albuquerque, N.M., was up double digits for a record year in 2010. James Sharp, Sharp Floors, Dallas, has had four measures per day over the last month. A claim by Steve Knisely, Wholesale Carpet, Fox River Grove, Ill., originally rejected by the mill, was overturned the next day and given credit for the entire job in question, including labor. As Tony Amato, Southwest Floors, Seven

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    Surfaces 2011: Move to Mandalay finds favor with exhibitors, attendees

Surfaces 2011: Move to Mandalay finds favor with exhibitors, attendees

LAS VEGAS—If Surfaces 2011 serves as a bellwether of the flooring industry for the coming year, then the industry has plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. Most exhibitors had nothing but good things to say about the show, the move to Mandalay Bay and the quality of traffic. Retailers also took a liking to the new venue as well as the layout.

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Stark acquires Rodeo Carpet Mills

MARIETTA, GA.—Stark Carpet has acquired Rodeo Carpet Mills, making it a division that will be run by Carmen Murray, former owner and president of Rodeo. Stark will produce the Rodeo line of custom wool rugs and broadloom, much of which will carry Wools of New Zealand’s (WONZ) Laneve brand.

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    Roundup in ‘Big D’: Optimism reigns as carpet mills, distributors, host product showcases

Roundup in ‘Big D’: Optimism reigns as carpet mills, distributors, host product showcases

DALLAS—It may not be as large as Surfaces, but Dallas has become a very important locale for manufacturers and distributors to not only show their wares to floor covering dealers, but also place displays and plan programs for the year. And like Surfaces, an array of show specials can be had.

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    Appealing to childrens’ health and development concerns: Kid’s carpet is child’s play

Appealing to childrens’ health and development concerns: Kid’s carpet is child’s play

When you think of the messiest room in the house, the kitchen or bathroom is most likely the first that comes to mind. From mustard stains, raw chicken with salmonella, hair dye or paint brush cleaning in the sink, those rooms take some of the hardest hits. Luckily, they are designed for easy maintenance with smooth, non- porous surfaces. Now picture that same house with the American average of 2.4

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    Walk-On Products introduces new premium line; pink carpet padding to benefit breast cancer research

Walk-On Products introduces new premium line; pink carpet padding to benefit breast cancer research

SALISBURY, N.C.—Walk-On Products recently launched a new line called Curebond, a 9-pound, high-quality premium carpet pad featuring a 2mm pink moisture barrier and non-woven, moisture-resistant bottom. Curebond is also hypoallergenic, made with soy and is eco-friendly.

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    Redi Carpet acquires Seagull Floors

Redi Carpet acquires Seagull Floors

Stafford, Texas—Redi Carpet has acquired Seagull Floors, a multi-family flooring contractor with locations in Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C., and Tampa, Fla.

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    Stanton at 30 years: Still synonymous with quality, high-design carpet

Stanton at 30 years: Still synonymous with quality, high-design carpet

SYOSSET, N.Y.—For the past 30 years, Stanton Carpet has been synonymous with quality flooring. But what began as a niche supplier of high-end goods has evolved into a multi-faceted company with an array of products and price points. Ironically, the company was formed out of necessity and not as a result of some grandiose vision, according to founder and CEO Sy Cohen. Cohen was a retailer who, in 1972, opened

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    Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon welcome mats have arrived in 10 expanded styles for the 2010 holidays. Since 2004, the co-op has contributed financially to breast cancer research through the co-op Welcomes Your Support program. Welcome mats woven with the pink breast cancer ribbon allocate 25% of those funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the years, the program has raised

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    Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

Main Street work can be a gray area in segment classifications; not quite residential but not quite large enough for the designated commercial segment. With lagging sales in both, industrious retailers are going after Main Street in hopes of increasing profits and getting in on the economic upswing that pundits have been lauding for the past year. While carpet is not the leading product in Main Street installations, there is

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    Carpet One dealer donates flooring to Italian group

Carpet One dealer donates flooring to Italian group

Washington—Contract Carpet Systems, a Carpet One dealer based in Beltsville, Md., donated more than $10,000 of Radici USA carpet to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) headquarters here. Contract Carpet is a full-service commercial flooring contractor and also operates as Contract Carpet One. The company just celebrated its 34th year in business and is owned by Kurt Zanelotti.

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    Tandus Flooring awarded Invista’s People’s Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

Tandus Flooring awarded Invista’s People’s Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

Atlanta—Invista announced today that the second annual People’s Choice Award for carpet style innovation featuring Antron carpet fiber has been awarded to Tandus Flooring’s District. The product was chosen by professional architects and designers in an online voting contest at antronfirstlife.net. The online voting was open to professional architects and interior designers from August 30, 2010 to September 30, 2010. Each person was able to cast one vote.

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    State of the carpet industry: Category ‘stable’ as market share gains continue

State of the carpet industry: Category ‘stable’ as market share gains continue

Sales of carpet, like that of just about any other product, remain sluggish during the first eight months of 2010 though in comparison to most floor coverings the sector continues to gain market share as end users search for products they believe add more value for their money. While the year so far has been described by many carpet executives as that of a roller coaster, going into the final

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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