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  • Amorim Revestimentos invests 10 million euros in Hydrocork

    São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—After only two years of Hydrocork’s launch, Amorim Revestimentos is taking a significant step and investing 10 million euros in its production infrastructure and procedures. This new production unit will increase the response to a growing and more enlightened demand, increasing Amorim’s throughput capacity in over 43 million square feet of flooring per year. “This investment aims to increase capacity to produce Hydrocork but also to

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    UofCTS releases updated ITS Verification course

    San Diego, Calif.—The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has released an updated version of the Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course. Both the USA and Canadian versions of this course were updated, as well as the Spanish version. The updated course offers a comprehensive review of the current industry installation standards, methods and practices for ceramic tile, porcelain tiles, glass tile, concrete tiles and natural stone tiles. It has two new

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    Gerflor USA increased LVT shipping in 2016

    Chicago—In 2016, Gerflor USA recorded a 500% increase in LVT shipments from its Chicago-based warehouse from June 2015-December 2016—significantly exceeding its U.S. growth goals. Contributing to Gerflor’s significant growth of its Creation LVT line were achievements including: Winning a Red Dot Product Design 2016 Award, bestowed by an international panel of 41 experts (architects, designers and specialized journalists). Adding nine new styles to its Creation Clic portfolio, for a total

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    Suncrest Supply acquires “hand-crafted” wood manufacturing facility

    Palm Beach, Fla.—Suncrest Supply has acquired a “hand-crafted” wood manufacturing facility based in Kershaw, S.C. for custom wood walls, flooring, ceiling and furniture. This new facility will allow the company to capitalize on the evolving “hand-crafted” trend for exclusive designs featuring textures, accents and charred, mixed species to create unique offerings for OEM and private label programs for distributors, retailers and wood floor specialist, with an emphasis on Made in

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    Karndean Designflooring expands internal marketing department

    Export, Pa—Karndean Designflooring, a market leader in luxury vinyl tile flooring, has expanded its corporate marketing department due to the company’s ongoing growth. As a result of these internal changes, Karndean can continue to provide the high level of service that its customers have come to expect from the company. Karndean U.S. product manager Jenne Ross has been appointed director of marketing. Ross has an extensive background across interior design,

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    Wickham adds distributor partner in Midwest

    Wickham, Quebec, Canada—Wickham Hardwood Flooring announced a strategic partnership with distributor Summit Hardwood Flooring to represent and market the Wickham brand of products in the Upper Midwest. “We are very pleased to be partnered with such a reputable, established organization,” said Jean-Pierre Nittolo, president of Wickham. “Their management and sales team will do a great job representing our products in the Upper Midwest.” Chad Lemair, Summit president, noted: “Our entire

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    Coverings 2017 taps industry leaders for conference programming

    Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America, will feature over 65 sessions in its 2017 conference program—where distinguished speakers will share their knowledge and cutting-edge industry information with attendees. The conference program will highlight pressing topics for the tile and stone industry throughout the show from April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The conference sessions build upon Coverings’ dedication to providing

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    Southeast Flooring Market announces 2018 dates

    Atlanta, Ga.—On January 3-4, 2018, top flooring industry manufacturers, retailers and buyers from across the southeastern U.S. will gather at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre for the 2018 Southeast Flooring Market (SFM). Formerly known as the Cobb Flooring Show, the market has been providing attendees with early access to new products and emerging trends, as well as ample opportunities for networking. The two-day market is the industry’s premier event for fostering

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    Armstrong Flooring to host spring consumer promotion

    Lancaster, Pa—This spring Armstrong Flooring will hold its “Bring It Home!” promotion, offering consumers a chance to save up to 10% on select hardwood and resilient flooring collections, including Alterna Engineered Stone, from April 14 through May 31. Qualifying Armstrong Flooring collections include Alterna and Alterna Reserve Engineered Stone, Prime Harvest Engineered and Solid Hardwood, American Scrape Engineered and Solid Hardwood, TimberBrushed Engineered and Solid, Rustic Restorations Solid Hardwood, Luxe

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    Fuse Alliance recognizes network members, suppliers at annual conference

    Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, recently recognized the recipients of the network’s Member and Supplier Awards, at the organization’s 2017 annual conference in Austin, Texas. Fuse Alliance also announced the winners of its inaugural Spark Awards, presented to network members only. Member Awards were presented to seven network businesses. OEC, based in Boise, Idaho, captured Excellence in Communication; Division 9, based in the

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    Amorim Revestimentos invests 10 million euros in Hydrocork

    São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—After only two years of Hydrocork’s launch, Amorim Revestimentos is taking a significant step and investing 10 million euros in its production infrastructure and procedures. This

    Read More

    UofCTS releases updated ITS Verification course

    San Diego, Calif.—The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has released an updated version of the Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course. Both the USA and Canadian versions of this

    Read More

    Gerflor USA increased LVT shipping in 2016

    Chicago—In 2016, Gerflor USA recorded a 500% increase in LVT shipments from its Chicago-based warehouse from June 2015-December 2016—significantly exceeding its U.S. growth goals. Contributing to Gerflor’s significant growth of

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