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    Resilient: Floating floor guide

Resilient: Floating floor guide

February 29/March 7, 2016; Volume 30, Number 18 Beauflor: Proprietary construction, locking system enhance trending large planks With nearly limitless design possibilities, Beauflor’s Pure plank and tile collection offers easy maintenance, exceptional sound absorption, is 100% recyclable, 100% waterproof and features a polyurethane finish for long-lasting protection. It can easily withstand heavy loads and high traffic areas. Pure also incorporates DreamClick, a 360° locking system that is one of the

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin Once again there was no shortage of LVT at Surfaces with many companies continuing to innovate to capitalize on the category’s success. That being said, resilient as a whole had a strong showing with refreshed and new sheet vinyl collections and, above anything else, a significant influx of WPC. As the subcategory’s buzz grows louder, Floor Covering News has started to investigate

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    Resilient: Domestic LVT capacity continues to expand

Resilient: Domestic LVT capacity continues to expand

Jan 4/11; Volume 30/Number 14 By Ken Ryan  In 2014, several major flooring suppliers announced multi-million dollar investments in domestic LVT manufacturing. While some of these facilities are already churning out products, the full extent of this investment will likely be seen in 2016 as plants operate at near peak capacity. Onshoring has been one of the biggest trends of the last five years and is gaining strength, according to

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    WPS enters the WPC fray with Surfaces debut

WPS enters the WPC fray with Surfaces debut

Jan 4/11; Volume 30/Number 14 By Ken Ryan World Products Sourcing (WPS), a flooring supplier co-owned by USFloors’ CEO Piet Dossche, will introduce its own WPS-branded line of wood plastic/polymer composite (WPC) products—which the company categorizes as engineered vinyl flooring—at Surfaces. Dossche and Philippe Erramuzpe are co-owners of the Augusta, Ga.-based company that quietly introduced a mid-range composite product in August 2015. WPS will unveil its high-end Fusion Max line

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    Five things you need to know about WPC

Five things you need to know about WPC

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Ken Ryan Flooring dealers are always looking for the next big thing, the game-changing product that can translate to bigger sales and profits. That is the promise WPC—wood plastic/ polymer composite—holds. As the WPC category emerges, specialty dealers are faced with a few challenges, from explaining the features and benefits of the new category to customers to effectively merchandising this classification of product. For

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    WPC vs. laminate: Which product has the edge?

WPC vs. laminate: Which product has the edge?

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Ken Ryan In one corner you have the new kid on the block, WPC, or wood plastic/polymer composite, which could be the hot product for 2016 as it is expected to make some noise at Surfaces in Las Vegas. In the other corner is laminate, no longer the “it” product of a decade ago but certainly still very much a relevant product in the

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    Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Ken Ryan Michael Raskin, president and CEO of Raskin Industries, said he always dreamed about making luxury vinyl tile in the U.S. That dream will soon become reality as Raskin Gorilla Floors introduces its first domestically made LVT brand—FloorNation—at Surfaces. Nox U.S., a South Korean OEM manufacturer and one of the largest and most experienced LVT suppliers in the world, will produce FloorNation at

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    Executive interview: Piet Dossche- WPC pioneer sees limitless growth

Executive interview: Piet Dossche- WPC pioneer sees limitless growth

Believes laminate, engineered wood will need to respond Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 Some flooring executives predict that The International Surface Event (TISE), which will be held this week in Las Vegas, will be the coming out party for the wood plastic/polymer composite (WPC) category with as many as 30 introductions expected. The company that jump-started the WPC revolution was USFloors with its introduction of COREtec technology at Surfaces 2014.

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    Mohawk to expand LVT capacity with $200 million investment

Mohawk to expand LVT capacity with $200 million investment

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Flooring will invest about $200 million in two new state-of-the-art LVT facilities during 2016 and 2017, doubling Mohawk’s worldwide LVT production capacity, adding new product capabilities and reinforcing the company’s leadership position in this key product category. These new facilities will include unique capabilities to manufacture both flexible LVT and rigid LVT (WPC) products for residential and commercial applications, with production anticipated to begin during the second half of 2017. “We are quickly becoming

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    Resilient: Eyes on differentiation, stronger economy, the unknown of composites

Resilient: Eyes on differentiation, stronger economy, the unknown of composites

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    RFCI advocates the safety and viability of vinyl

RFCI advocates the safety and viability of vinyl

Tackles Prop 95, Green Chemistry Initiative November 30/December 14; Volume 30/Number 12 By Steven Feldman Dallas—The resilient floor covering industry is in the midst of unprecedented growth, driven primarily by the popularity of the luxury vinyl category. Behind the scenes, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) has been doing its part to contribute to this growth while helping to sustain the long-term viability of the category. While its manufacturer members

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    Resilient: True loose lay highlighted for easier, faster installation

Resilient: True loose lay highlighted for easier, faster installation

November 9/16; Volume 30/Number 11 By Jenna Lippin Innovations in luxury vinyl tile continue as the product category picks up steam thanks to an upbeat marketplace. Improvements in installation remain top of mind for manufacturers as DIY and BIY shoppers are seeking a fast, easy job, in addition to the need for low-maintenance installation due to a lack of installers and, therefore, less time for training. While dry back/glue-down and

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    Resilient remains fastest growing sector at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016

Resilient remains fastest growing sector at Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016

Shanghai—With five months to go, 95% of exhibition space is already booked for Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2016, taking place March 22-24 here, with resilient flooring taking the lead. Over 250 domestic and international resilient manufacturers will be exhibiting throughout three dedicated halls. Space dedicated to international resilient flooring is the fastest filling section of the exhibition hall so far, which shows a strong trend in the Asian and Chinese marketplace. Some

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    Resilient: Re-emergence of sheet vinyl

Resilient: Re-emergence of sheet vinyl

How style and design are reaching new heights October 12/19; Volume 30/Number 9 By Jenna Lippin As luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and plank (LVP) rose to flooring fame in recent years, other flooring options, including sheet vinyl, have been forced to step up their game. Many vinyl manufacturers have succeeded at designing sheet products that some consumers find even more desirable than their exceptionally popular sibling. In fact, it can

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    Underlayment: LVT requires unique product

Underlayment: LVT requires unique product

September 14/21; Volume 30/Number 7 By Nadia Ramlakhan Underlayment is an integral part of the floor covering installation process; without it a floor may reveal a “clacking” sound when walked on, feel cold and harsh underfoot or allow noise to travel from room to room. Although often taken into consideration at the last minute, choosing the right underlayment for a particular application is vital in order to achieve optimal results.

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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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