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    Domotex asia/ChinaFloor: LVT takes center stage while ITC case is pending

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor: LVT takes center stage while ITC case is pending

SHANGHAI, CHINA—First it was the laminate category, in recent years it has been the wood sector, and while each still played a prominent role at this year’s Domotex asia/ ChinaFloor (DACF), it was the explosion of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) that dominated the 13th annual trade show here. Not only was just about every resilient manufacturer showing some type of LVT product, a plethora of companies that up until this

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Välinge patents first LVT locking system

VIKEN, SWEDEN—Välinge has signed a license agreement with Chinese vinyl producer Taizhou Huali Plastic Co. to use Valinge’s patented mechanical locking system in a new line of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products.

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    Chinafloors gets into LVT

Chinafloors gets into LVT

The Shanghai based flooring producer Chinafloors Timber (China) Co. Ltd, has set up a joint venture with an existing Chinese vinyl manufacturer for the manufacturing of Luxury Vinyl tile.  The joint venture company will produce the LVT while sales will be handled exclusively by Chinafloors.

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    Armstrong expands LVT line

Armstrong expands LVT line

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong is introducing 115 new designs in its Natural Creations commercial LVT collections, ArborArt, EarthCuts and Mystix, that incorporate designer preferred features and customer feedback. “Designers and customers will love how easy our new Natural Creations designs and colors coordinate with interior finishes,” said Laura Gemperline, commercial flooring design. “Larger sizes, lower gloss, unique patterns and textures. With such a large collection of design and visual options, Armstrong can

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    Fiberglass floors taking over: Second time around a charm for resilient category

Fiberglass floors taking over: Second time around a charm for resilient category

While every category has taken some kind of hit as a result of the prolonged recession, it has not been all doom and gloom when it comes to residential flooring products. During this down time, the resilient category has fared pretty well as the consumer of today is shopping for value as much as she is design and performance. Within this area, the fiberglass-backed segment is one of the reasons

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    Resilient at Surfaces 2011: Enhanced visuals add value

Resilient at Surfaces 2011: Enhanced visuals add value

Some things get better with time, and visual technology in the resilient category is certainly one of those. Matured manufacturing processes and ink jet technology are producing looks that are as close to the real material as possible with visuals that begged the shopper to check for texture; patterns appeared to have the actual surface depth of quarried stone or handscraped wood. All of that, in addition to a value

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    Value story is Cryntel’s calling card in LVT

Value story is Cryntel’s calling card in LVT

As Cryntel draws closer to its 50th anniversary, distributors say the maker and importer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is maintaining its tradition of producing high-fashion, quality and competitively priced products for clients worldwide.

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    Mannington raises resilient product prices across Residential and Commercial

Mannington raises resilient product prices across Residential and Commercial

Salem, N.J.—Mannington announced a 4% to 6% price increase on select commercial and residential vinyl products, effective with shipments on February 14, 2011.

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Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong today announced it will initiate a 4% to 6% priceincrease in the United States and Canada on select vinyl composition tile, commercial sheet vinyl and residential sheet vinyl and vinyl tile, effective on shipments on February 14, 2011.

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Tarkett acquires Centiva brand resilient flooring

Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Tarkett has acquired the Centiva business from International Floors of America, Inc. Centiva is an internationally recognized, designer flooring brand, specializing in resilient tile that enhances interior environments from corporate, hospitality and healthcare to education, retail and residential. Financial terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.

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    State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

How often are you lured by a product that promises to make your life effortlessly more simple? How many times do you hear, “get more for less” or “the most bang for your buck” in one day? Only in today’s economic climate would a word like bogo—buy one, get one—enter the national business lexicon. Most people are pressed for time, money and resources and look to multitask wherever possible. Flooring

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    Distribution: LVT serves as the beacon in resilient category

Distribution: LVT serves as the beacon in resilient category

It has been called “the great energizer” and “the catalyst.” One thing is for sure: Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has been a lifesaver for flooring distributors during these unforgiving times. In the resilient category there are some bright spots such as fiberglass-backed sheet vinyl, but LVT is the beacon for industry players. “It’s the one product that doesn’t seem to recognize there is a recession going on,” said David Sheehan,

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Mannington to increase resilient flooring prices

Salem, N.J.—Mannington has announced it will implement a 5% price increase on all “better” and “best” collection residential resilient sheet products, effective on shipments starting Nov. 29.

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    Mannington takes floating LVT to the next level

Mannington takes floating LVT to the next level

SALEM, N.J.—Every technological breakthrough will eventually be improved upon. Such is the case with floating LVT, which has already gone through multiple generations since the launch of Konecto in 2007. The newest generation of floating luxury vinyl tile comes courtesy of Mannington, and the intent to raise LVT to the next stratosphere. Adura with LockSolid technology takes the best attributes of a floating LVT and marries them with an industry

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    New products for consumer preference and profit in resilient

New products for consumer preference and profit in resilient

As one of the few categories excelling in the soft economy, resilient manufacturers are taking greater risks with fall releases and it is of little surprise that most are focusing on luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and sheet products, as the value-perceived products in the category. Whether producing niche visuals or releasing mass volumes of new products, autumnal trends are dictated by the buyer’s preference for performance and visuals that enhance

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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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