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  • Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

    Chicago—Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery recently welcomed over 500 architects, designers and other customers to its annual “Parked At NeoCon” lunch event. Held every year during the international NeoCon commercial design tradeshow, Daltile’s luncheon showcased the brand’s exciting new products and gave NeoCon attendees a nice, relaxing oasis from the miles-long tradeshow held just across the street in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery is part of the brand’s vast

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    Milliken to increase prices for commercial carpet

    Spartanburg, SC—Milliken will initiate a 4% to 6% price increase for its commercial soft surface flooring to take effect August 7. The initiative includes its North American portfolio of commercial broadloom and modular carpet collections to respond to the rising costs of raw materials. Milliken’s resilient luxury vinyl tile (LVT) offerings will not be affected by the price increase.

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    NeoCon 2017 sees increase in attendance

    Chicago—NeoCon yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design as it took over The Mart from June 12-14. Registered attendance rose 7% over the 2016 edition as the show hits new record highs year after year. The Mart’s continued investments into the building did not go unnoticed as new amenities and modernizations helped complement the overall show experience. Upgrades were apparent from the ground up

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    Mohawk expands tile manufacturing footprint

    Nashville—Mohawk Industries has announced it will expand its ceramic tile manufacturing operations in Dickson, Tenn. Plans call for the addition of a second plant near its recently built tile factory, resulting in the creation of 245 jobs. “The positive experiences we had previously in selecting the location, working with state and local officials—and then executing on our plan to create the Dickson tile manufacturing plant—made us ultimately realize that we

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    Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

    Crossville, Tenn.—As the tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program in 2017, Crossville recently contributed the tile for a specially adapted smart home for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lucas David Cifka (Ret.) and his family. The house was dedicated in a ceremony on June 15, in Canyon Lake, Texas. More than 1,000 square feet of Crossville tile was installed in the master bath, the guest bath, the mudroom

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    AVA by Novalis gains distribution partner in Canada

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has chosen LSI Floors to be its distribution partner in Canada. LSI Floors is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has offices in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have LSI Floors as the Canadian distributor for our AVA Commercial Specified LVT,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis Innovative Flooring. “LSI carries only the highest quality flooring

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    NTCA adds new Five Star Contractors

    Flowood, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has accepted two of its members, The Stuart Company and D.W. Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, as Five Star Contractors. To obtain Five Star certification, contractors must be a member of NTCA and complete an application process that includes submitting examples of work, reviews and recommendations from peers and customers and proven commitment to service, quality, safety and superior job performance. Five Star

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    Abbey Carpet’s new consumer website provides digital solutions

    Bonita Springs, Fla.—Abbey Carpet Co. aims to help franchise members of Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go build brand awareness, connect with the online consumer and drive customer traffic through the use of a new consumer website. This updated site is built on a smart technology platform, which allows for flexibility, customization and updates to keep up with the ever-changing world of retail business technology. Since the launch

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    NAFCD releases spring flooring industry updates

    Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released two spring 2017 flooring industry reports, compiled by the Cleveland Research Co. These reports are available to all NAFCD members. The Q1 Flooring Industry Update and the May 2017 Flooring Industry Update are designed to give industry professionals a comprehensive overview of current growth rates, developing trends, economic forecasts and more. “These reports are especially relevant to NAFCD members

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    NTCA joins ConsensusDocs Coalition

    Flowood, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has joined the ConsensusDocs Coalition, a unique coalition of over 40 design and construction industry associations that produces industry-standard contracts that are fair and balanced to facilitate project success. “Joining the ConsensusDocs Coalition provides NTCA members with a real voice in the industry, particularly in drafting fair and balanced contracts that will make a positive impact,” said Bart Bettiga, NTCA executive director. “NTCA

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    Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

    Chicago—Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery recently welcomed over 500 architects, designers and other customers to its annual “Parked At NeoCon” lunch event. Held every year during the international NeoCon commercial design

    Read More

    Milliken to increase prices for commercial carpet

    Spartanburg, SC—Milliken will initiate a 4% to 6% price increase for its commercial soft surface flooring to take effect August 7. The initiative includes its North American portfolio of commercial

    Read More

    NeoCon 2017 sees increase in attendance

    Chicago—NeoCon yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design as it took over The Mart from June 12-14. Registered attendance rose 7% over the 2016

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