Press Release

  • Mannington receives award for Restoration collection laminate

    Salem, N.J.—Mannington’s Restoration collection laminate flooring with SpillShield technology has been named by Better Homes & Gardens’ Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine as one of its “30 Most Innovative Products of the Year” for 2018. This is the second consecutive year that a Mannington product has been selected for this honor. Products are picked by editors based on their ability to combine smart function, seamless style and cutting-edge technology. “We are thrilled to receive this award,

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    Arte Mundi USA makes debut at Surfaces

    Jurupa Valley, Calif.—Arte Mundi USA has expanded into the American market with a new warehouse and U.S. headquarters in California and satellite office on the East Coast. The company will make its debut at the International Surface Event 2018 in Las Vegas, booth #2209. The newly built design headquarters and manufacturing facility spans over 108 acres. It serves not only as an international business center but also as an incubator for

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    FirmFit granted waterproof laminate patent

    Dalton—CFL Flooring’s patent application for its waterproof laminate technology, which is used in products sold under its FirmFit brand, has been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to CFL, this represents a significant development in the protection of the company’s technologies and helps secure its position as a leader in bringing innovative solutions to the waterproof categories in the North American market. “We’re extremely excited about

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    KIRKBI to acquire a significant minority stake in Välinge Group from KKR

    Viken, Sweden—KIRKBI, the holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen family, has signed an agreement to acquire KKR’s 49.8% stake in Välinge alongside the founding Pervan family that via Pervanovo Invest AB will maintain its majority ownership of 50.2%. The partnership with KIRKBI aims to strengthen Välinge’s position as a leading industrial R&D company and flooring producer. “I would like to thank KKR for the support they have provided us,

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    WFCA, MBS launch MagneBuild

    Dalton—World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has announced the launch of MagneBuild by Magnetic Building Solutions (MBS), an LLC partially owned by the WFCA. MagneBuild is a revolutionary new underlayment system utilizing magnetic technology as the foundation for all types of floors. It will make its debut at TISE 2018. The new MBS technology works across all flooring categories from carpet to hardwood to stone. To install flooring with this product,

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    Hannover Fairs USA to launch Domotex USA

    Chicago—Hannover Fairs USA will debut Domotex USA, focused on the American residential flooring industry, from Feb. 28-March 2, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Domotex USA will consist of exhibition space, conferences and education, featuring flooring and flooring innovations. Exhibitors will display the latest machine-made carpets, wall-to-wall carpeting, textile floor coverings, handmade rugs, resilient flooring, design flooring/luxury vinyl tile and laminate flooring, parquet and wood flooring, as well as

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    Innovations4Flooring, Kronospan sign strategic partnership agreement

    Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Kronospan. As part of this agreement I4F receives rights for Kronospan’s 1,000-strong patent portfolio covering flooring locking, wall panels, board compositions and production, as well as digital printing and furniture. This adds to I4F’s strategic partnership agreements with Classen and Kowon, established in 2017. “This latest strategic partnership with Kronospan is a significant stride forward on our path to

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    Shannon Specialty Floors unveils new visual floor designer

    Milwaukee, Wis.—Shannon Specialty Floors has launched its new interactive online visual floor designer. Available on Shannon Specialty Floors’ website, the new design tool allows users to select from 12 commercial room scene options and integrate with any of the company’s 18 collections of commercial flooring solutions. Visitors to the site can experiment with different color combinations and patterns of the company’s resilient sheet, luxury vinyl tile and plank, and PVC free

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    Novalis introduces Serenbe at Surfaces

    Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring is unveiling its new Serenbe LVT collection made with high density core (HDC) technology at Surfaces 2018. Both rigid Serenbe HDC and flexible Serenbe glue down will be offered to Novalis dealers under the NovaFloor brand. “Serenbe is the culmination of 30 years of experience and advancements we have made at Novalis in LVT,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Novalis Innovative Flooring. “Serenbe is truly a remarkable

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    Consolidated Carpet celebrates 75 years with 75 good deeds

    New York, N.Y.—Consolidated Carpet will celebrate its 75th anniversary this coming November. As a third-generation, family-owned business, the company attributes much of its success to the community it serves and the industry in which it operates. Consolidated Carpet will celebrate its anniversary with the Strive for 75—75 Good Deeds to Celebrate 75 Good Years program, adopted by the company and its associates to highlight its dedication to service. Consolidated Carpet

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    WFCA, ESR Commercial become partners

    Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has developed a new business partnership with ESR Commercial, the country’s largest trade association real estate broker. With more than 35 years of

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    Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

    Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has tapped industry veteran Steve Ehrlich as vice president of sales and marketing for its North American operations. Ehrlich most recently directed new business activity at Invista

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    Crossville unveils 2018 Color Trends look book

    Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has released its 2018 Color Trends look book, forecasting the use of black and rich, shadowy hues in commercial and residential design in the coming year. In addition

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