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Karndean challenges guests to ‘see flooring differently’ at Surfaces

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring marks the start of the 2018 show season at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Equipped with an expanded luxury vinyl product portfolio (including Korlok rigid core), a dedicated commercial space and a busy demonstration schedule, Karndean challenges guests to “see flooring differently,” not only in terms of design, product, partnership and support, but in terms of how the Karndean philosophy will grow

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My take: Ten retailer resolutions for 2018

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15 By Steven Feldman   Let me first begin this first column of 2018 by wishing our readers a Happy New Year from all of us at Floor Covering News. Here’s hoping 2018 brings you everything you wish for yourselves both professionally and personally. As I’ve done the past few years, I thought it would be appropriate to use this first column of 2018

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    Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas—Las Vegas Market and The International Surface Event have partnered for their upcoming 2018 shows to benefit the retail and design community. The partnership between these two entities will facilitate cross shopping by buyers in related home product categories and run concurrently in Las Vegas. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, at World Market Center Las Vegas, and The International Surface Event runs

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    Mannington receives award for Restoration collection laminate

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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    Morpholio Board includes Daltile in top products 2018

Morpholio Board includes Daltile in top products 2018

New York, N.Y.—Morpholio Board, an interior design app, has named Daltile’s Black River Pebble Mosaic as one of the top products for 2018. Black River Pebble Mosaic, a natural stone tile mosaic with a stone cut finish, was included in Morpholio’s “Top Residential Products that Stand Up and Stand Out” for 2018. Morpholio explained that trends tracked among its growing community of professional and non-professional interior designers, user data, influencer

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    Distributors, retailers upbeat about 2018 prospects

Distributors, retailers upbeat about 2018 prospects

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Ken Ryan   Flooring retailers and distributors are all but guaranteeing that 2018 will be a banner year for business, with signs pointing toward healthy growth both residentially and commercially. While the known (shortage of skilled labor) and the unknown (geopolitical strife) could threaten the feel-good story, the consensus among flooring observers is 2018 will be the best year in the last

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Materia exhibition to showcase diversity

Shanghai, China—Materia will present the Material Solutions exhibition during Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, March 20-22, here. The exhibition’s theme is “diversity” and will feature the presentation of a diverse lineup of over 300 innovative materials for building interiors. Materia highlights the interior of the future, which calls for comfort, natural materials, better insulation, acoustic value and sustainability. The materials presented will not only be for flooring, but also for walls, furniture, cabinets,

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Domotex asia/Chinafloor brings back popular features

Shanghai, China—To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Domotex asia/Chinafloor, show organizers will reintroduce the widely popular InnovAction Flooring Campaign, Materia and cadex educational conferences. “InnovAction is a snapshot of the flooring industry’s future, and our goal is to highlight the importance of this,” said Kostas Chatzigiannis, InnovAction architect. “The human brain is naturally wired to fix attention on images and structures that stand out from everyday surroundings. With this idea

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    Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Ken Ryan   Words like “sluggish” and “tepid” to describe growth in the flooring industry are being replaced by “healthy” and “sustainable” as some of flooring’s top executives see an industry that is now accelerating to a respectable cruising speed as we approach 2018. The catalyst driving this momentum is winning products—the still-booming LVT market and across-the-board innovations in other segments.

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    2018 Award of Excellence contest kicks off

2018 Award of Excellence contest kicks off

The FCNews Award of Excellence contest, now in its 22nd year, has become the premier manufacturer recognition program in the floor covering industry. Why? Because they are voted on by customers whose only motivation is to recognize those who perform flawlessly in every aspect of their business. Co-sponsored by Informa, the owners of The International Surface Event, the Award of Excellence is a way for manufacturers’ customers to honor the

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Lisbiz strategies: Explore the customer experience at TISE

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Lisbeth Calandrino   Retailers have confused the customer experience with customer service, but they are not the same thing. Providing exceptional service and improving your competitive edge through customer experience will keep your customers and business operational. Customer service is considered a single transaction that takes care of the customer’s immediate needs. This includes booking a customer’s install, product selections or an

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Al’s Column: Avoiding the pitfalls of poor estate planning

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Roman Basi   In my previous column, “Estate Planning: Leave it to the pros,” (FCNews, Sept. 11/18), I explained—citing several recent real estate tax cases—how unqualified advisors can potentially cause a host of problems for their clients. Despite having expertise in other areas, some attorneys, accountants and other professionals that do not specialize in estate planning can do more harm than good.

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    Gold Rush: Shaw Floors’ 2018 Color of the Year

Gold Rush: Shaw Floors’ 2018 Color of the Year

Dalton—Gold Rush was recently declared Shaw Floors’ 2018 Color of the Year. The warm neutral celebrates the return of gold to the home after grays and other cool palettes have owned the design spotlight for years. “Gold Rush speaks to the past: familiar, comforting, peaceful,” said Debbie Houston, creative director at Shaw Floors. “Yet when used in unexpected ways, Gold Rush manages to feel new and modern. There’s a yearning

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    Coverings opens online registration for 2018 show

Coverings opens online registration for 2018 show

Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has opened online registration for its 2018 show, taking place in Atlanta, May 8-11. Coverings provides a stage for the most innovative tile and stone products from around the world and delivers critical information about the industry’s latest trends through the show’s annual CEU-accredited conference program—all free of charge. Attendees can now register and reserve housing. Taking place

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Lisbiz Strategies: Put Surfaces on your must-attend list

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Lisbeth Calandrino   This year I was invited to be part of the educational committee to determine the seminars to be offered at TISE 2018. I have always wondered how the seminars were decided. This year I would not only participate in the process but would learn more about the industry. Weeks before our arrival, Carol Wilkins, educational director of TISE, sent

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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