Commercial

    Carpet tile provides solutions  for light commercial

Carpet tile provides solutions for light commercial

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Jenna Lippin Carpet tile continues to find favor in Main Street applications for a number of reasons, with experts citing characteristics like design flexibility, selective replacement, less waste material and ease of installation. It is easy for dealers and end users to sell and move the product in terms of shipping and handling as well, and is typically more readily available than

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    Rubber flooring offers safety  in commercial applications

Rubber flooring offers safety in commercial applications

May 26/June 2, 2014; Volume 27/Number 28 By Louis Iannaco Safety flooring—rubber or slip-resistant sheet vinyl—provides peace of mind in applications where moisture and harsh conditions dominate. Whether it be at the gym, in the hospital corridor or a high-traffic commercial setting, rubber and sheet vinyl are being used more often because of the safety they provide as well as their comfort and aesthetic appeal. Following is a look at

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    Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Contract dealer group retains focus

Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Contract dealer group retains focus

Volume 27/Number 23; March 17/24, 2014 By Steven Feldman Amelia Island, Fla.—Eight years after acquiring the assets of Resource Connect from Interface, the contract dealer network now known as Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance is thriving. The group now encompasses 70 companies with 129 locations, good for an annual sales volume of $1.2 billion. Ron Lee, the only executive director the group has ever known, told members at their recent convention

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    Mannington Commercial program helps schools

Mannington Commercial program helps schools

Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15 Salem, N.J.—Mannington Commercial said it has launched Choices for Good, a pay-what-you-can for flooring program for public schools across America.
 “Too many times, we saw public schools in these communities, and many others, struggling with budget shortages,” said Jack Ganley, president of Mannington Commercial. “Without the funds necessary to perform much-needed renovations, facilities suffered, and so did teachers and students who learn in them.

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    Karndean welcomes Bonney as VP, commercial sales

Karndean welcomes Bonney as VP, commercial sales

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has named John Bonney vice president of commercial sales for the U.S. In the newly created position, he will be responsible for the overall development and strategic growth of the commercial sales division at Karndean. Bonney comes to Karndean with 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as sales director at Centiva Flooring in Florence, Ala. Prior to Centiva, he spent 15 years at Marley, a

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    Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

But lack of public funding stalls institutional by Steven Feldman It wasn’t too long ago the flooring industry was lamenting a downturn in the commercial market as the re-cession that decimated the residential side of the business began to spread like wildfire. But those days seem to be in the rear-view mirror as commercial flooring posted low-single digit growth in 2011. Knowledgeable observers pinned the growth anywhere from 2.5% to

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Unilin adds commercial warranty to laminates

Dallas—Unilin has added a commercial warranty to almost all Mohawk, Quick•Step and Columbia laminate products. The five-year light to medium warranty is meant to open doors to the commercial market for retailers while reinforcing the message of superior durability” for residential customers, the company noted.

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    Voting open for Mannington Commercial’s tx:style challenge

Voting open for Mannington Commercial’s tx:style challenge

Salem, N.J.—Voting has opened for the grand prize winner in Mannington Commercial’s tx:style design challenge 2012. In the past four years, the tx:style community has grown to include more than 20,000 architects, interior designers, members of the media and other fans of product design. Members upload design concepts, comment on other entries and vote. Now, the tx:style community is inviting the public to choose which of this year’s four finalists

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    Using adhesives in commercial spaces

Using adhesives in commercial spaces

by Louis Iannaco What are the top aspects manufacturers have in mind when developing adhesives for high-traffic commercial areas? How are they different from residential adhesives? According to executives, those questions can only be answered by starting with the flooring type being installed as each requires a particular application.

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    Producers seek to gain ground in commercial

Producers seek to gain ground in commercial

Budgets and building brands are the buzzwords by Emily J. Cappiello Although hardwood is one of the most sought-after flooring products in the residential market, there are still challenges in commercial. From designing to meet the needs of a completely different market to building brands, the wood category is still seeking to develop itself as a staple on the commercial side. 

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    ReSource Commercial Flooring Network changes name to Fuse

ReSource Commercial Flooring Network changes name to Fuse

Aims to ‘ignite’ business moving forward Stone Mountain, Ga.—What’s in a name? Well, if you were to ask members of the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network (RCFN), their answer would probably be, “a lot.” That’s how it seemed as members responded with applause to the announcement at the group’s Network Exchange 2012 convention here that ReSource will now be known as the Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance.

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    New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

TORONTO— DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer is the fiber of choice for the new “What Moves You” commercial carpet collection from The Mohawk Group. The new Lees styles will be featured at the DuPont Sorona booth, no. 1135N, at Greenbuild, the ‘green’ design and construction exposition and conference sponsored by the U. S. Green Building Council from Oct. 4 to 7 here.

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    Commercial resilient category grows with economy

Commercial resilient category grows with economy

Despite a sluggish recovery, particularly in the commercial sector, the resilient category is one area performing quite well. A value proposition paired with easy maintenance and installation makes resilient flooring a natural choice for commercial locations.

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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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    Future looks bright for commercial hardwood sales

Future looks bright for commercial hardwood sales

Within the commercial market, wood flooring represents about 5% of the total sector and about 9% of hard surface sales. Unofficially, executives say because many of the jobs are sold and installed through residential channels business has not been so bad through the first five months of the year and the prospects for the remainder of 2011 are relatively positive.

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Novalis helps Crescent Hardwood Supply celebrate 100 years of service

Toronto, Canada—Crescent Hardwood Supply recently celebrated 100 years of service to the coastal southeast with a traditional crawfish boil. Novalis Innovative Flooring was on hand to sponsor the musical entertainment, as

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NAFCD enters strategic partnership with Market Insights

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has joined a strategic partnership with Market Insights of Reading, Pa. The partnership is designed to deliver NAFCD member firms with

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Dal-Tile wins exclusive tile provider status

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation was recently named as the exclusive tile provider for Woodside Homes. With both companies keenly focused on offering products rich in style and design, this relationship provides homebuyers

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