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    Cork: Latest looks

Cork: Latest looks

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 As environmental awareness spreads throughout both retail and commercial markets, an increasing amount of manufacturers have created products to help meet the needs of green-minded customers and end users. Recently, numerous cork companies have refreshed their offerings to include the latest from the sustainable, fashionable and practical category. Expanko Over the years, the look and feel of classic homogeneous, gluedown cork has evolved

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    Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

Manufacturers highlight inherent benefits, new designs to retailers Nov. 4/11 2013; Volume 27/number 14 By Jenna Lippin Hicksville, N.Y.—While top players across all categories, from wood to carpet to LVT, work to create a more sustainable flooring option, the major manufacturers in the world of cork flooring can sit back and relax as their products are inherently environmentally friendly and made of rapidly renewable material.

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    Amorim works to expose cork flooring to the world

Amorim works to expose cork flooring to the world

Visuals, performance, sustainability highlighted Oct. 7/14 2013; Volume 27/number 12 By Jenna Lippin S. Paio Olerios, Portugal—Consumers today have many options when they walk into a floor covering store. Ironically, the one product with which most shoppers—and in many cases, retail salespeople—may not be familiar could be the perfect choice: cork.

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Amorim cork showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Mozelos, Portugal—Corticeira Amorim and FAT – Fashion Architecture Taste, the London- based practice, joined for the first time at the London Design Festival, which ran between Sept. 14 and Sept. 22, as cork from Portugal was showcased again at the international event. This innovative project, just recently unveiled in London, was developed from a natural cork floor covering. The final result was seen on a bridge over the V&A’s Medieval and

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    USFloors Surfaces 2013 preview – cork & bamboo

USFloors Surfaces 2013 preview – cork & bamboo

Dalton – USFloors, America’s leading supplier of cork and bamboo flooring, is launching a truly unique assortment of sustainable cork and strand woven bamboo floors in a collection the company calls Natural Reflections. The new collection will be unveiled at Surfaces 2013 and at buying group conventions held throughout the first quarter of 2013. USFloors’ Natural Reflections incorporates innovative new technologies that provide cork and strand woven bamboo floors with

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FCICA’s 4th webinar will be about cork

Join the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) for its fourth webinar, “The Fascinating World of Cork.” Christopher Capobianco will host the session on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 11:00am EST. This introductory webinar will focus on cork floors; how they have been used for over a hundred years but in more recent decades have made a comeback because of their sustainable characteristics, functionality and unique look.  Capobianco, one of the

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    QEP launches HarrisCork collection

QEP launches HarrisCork collection

Boca Raton, Fla. – Q.E.P. proudly introduces a new extension to its continuously growing line of Harris Wood engineered wood flooring. With its commitment to green living it only seemed fit to enhance the brand with the addition of Harris Cork, a renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly resource. 

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USFloors signs deal with Välinge on cork and wood flooring

Dalton based USFloors, a leading manufacturer of unique and sustainable flooring, has signed a global, non-exclusive, license agreement to use Välinge’s patented 2G technology for mechanical locking systems with Fold Down installation, on its Cork and wood flooring products. The Fold Down installation method is fast, easy and suitable for glue free installation as well as glue down or nail down installation methods.

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    Cork flooring goes hi-tech

Cork flooring goes hi-tech

by Louis Iannaco Cork flooring has been around for 100 years or so but has never been more popular than it is today. From its sustainable attributes to the increasingnumber of patterns and colors now available, the sky is the limit for cork. The trend in cork flooring continues to be patterns that approximate the appearance of slate, granite or other products of nature, noted Lanny Trot-tman, president of Qu-Cork.  

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Amorim’s Xtreme WRT factory-finished cork flooring

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    APCOR update: Year-long road show comes to a successful close

APCOR update: Year-long road show comes to a successful close

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—Last fall, the Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) kicked off a 13-city road show in New York City with the goal of educating consumers about the different styles, varieties and benefits of cork flooring. By all accounts, the tour, which wrapped up this summer in Los Angeles, was considered a huge success.

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    Underlayments: Green by every definition

Underlayments: Green by every definition

With ever growing discern, consumers are asking for green flooring products and manufacturers have answered with environmentally responsible solutions. The next step, however, should be giving her a totally green system, right down to the underlayment. In today’s market, that is not a difficult request to meet. Whatever you or your customer accept as green attributes, there are multiple options available.

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    Amorim grows board of directors

Amorim grows board of directors

Mozelos, Portugal—The shareholders of Amorim Revestimentos S.A./Portugal decided to enlarge its board of directors and appointed Jürgen Früchtenicht from Bremen, Germany as a new member.

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    Dispelling the myths about cork

Dispelling the myths about cork

The term “preconceived notions” has a negative ring to it as those involved in the production and sales of cork flooring can readily attest. For a segment that has been around for generations, it seems not nearly enough people know fact from fiction when it comes to the benefits and performance attributes of this alternative offering. Today’s cork flooring manufacturers have made it a large part of their mission to

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    Cork: Nature’s gift to flooring

Cork: Nature’s gift to flooring

One of the major trends in flooring in recent years has been moving the outside indoors. Whether it’s celebrating the rustic characteristics of hardwood or the slate and travertine textures offered in the ceramic category, consumers want something real and natural underfoot. Cork is one product that fits the bill. There is probably no better example of something more natural and more eco-friendly than cork flooring. So what are some

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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