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    Five design trends inspire Couristan’s 2018 collections

Five design trends inspire Couristan’s 2018 collections

Fort Lee, N.J.—Inspiration comes from every corner of the world, according to Marlys Giordano, creative director at Couristan. For 2018, it’s all about incorporating color, global-inspired prints and recycled materials to provide a sense of well-traveled, trend-aligned design for the home. In the company’s first-ever trend report, Giordano identifies five key trends that have inspired many of Coursitan’s new area rug collections, introduced at AmericasMart in Atlanta in early January,

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    Surfaces Ceramic Coverage: Tiles go bigger, colors stay neutral

Surfaces Ceramic Coverage: Tiles go bigger, colors stay neutral

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Nicole Murray   One thing still seems to be true regarding the tile trends at this year’s Surfaces: the bigger the better. Large slabs with infinite design possibilities due to printing technologies were seen all over the showroom floor in varied thicknesses. These new slabs are available for floor, wall or countertop applications. Roy Viana, Dal-Tile’s director of slab and natural stone

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    Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Lindsay Baillie   There’s a common thread among the plethora of new resilient flooring products introduced at Surfaces: They all aim to make it easier for retailers to sell and consumers to understand. A majority of the manufacturers at the event noted that the resilient market is saturated with products—a phenomenon that can cause confusion for distributors, retailers and consumers alike. To

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    Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Hardwood flooring suppliers across the industry are combining creativity and technology as they seek to develop the next generation of products that will compete against the likes of WPC, LVT and rigid core floors. Case in point is the staining technology employed by Hearthwood in the manufacture of its Controlled Chaos and Dynamic Earth lines. Designed to mimic a

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    Surfaces Carpet Coverage: Despite hard surface surge, mills double down on soft

Surfaces Carpet Coverage: Despite hard surface surge, mills double down on soft

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Traditional carpet mills invariably face this decision: Do we ride the hard surface tide and introduce our own products, or do we stick to our knitting and stay soft? Surprisingly many are choosing the latter, and they are not apologizing for it. While Dixie Group, Phenix Flooring and Marquis Industries expanded their hard surface assortments at Surfaces—while Engineered Floors

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    Economics: 2018 looks strong; possible bend in the road for 2019

Economics: 2018 looks strong; possible bend in the road for 2019

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16     One of the highlights of the annual North American Floor Covering Distributors convention is the economic overview from ITR Economics, one of the most accurate forecasters in the country. This time around it was Brian Beaulieu, one of the company’s two principals along with his twin brother, Alan, who gave an upbeat forecast for the next 10 years. What follows is

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My take: Here’s what I’m thinking about today

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16 By Steven Feldman   The year officially begins on Jan. 1, but it is not until the minute that the Mandalay Bay door police yield to the stampede of Surfaces attendees that I feel the year is in full swing. And with that, this is when I am often asked for my thoughts on the year ahead. So, to answer that question…. I’m

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    Mobile Marketing partners with WFCA

Mobile Marketing partners with WFCA

Royersford, Pa.—Mobile Marketing, a full service strategic mobile and digital marketing agency, has partnered with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) to provide retailers with a unique e-commerce platform to sell area rugs direct to consumers. The Rug Shop is an e-commerce platform offering a retailer branded online rug shop with more than 35,000 brand name area rug SKUs that can be seamlessly incorporated into WFCA retail member consumer websites.

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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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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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