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    Obit: Americo Amorim

Obit: Americo Amorim

Americo Amorim, known as the King of Cork for building his fortune on cork stoppers and believed to be Portugal’s wealthiest man, has died. He was 82. Amorim’s fortune was recently estimated by Forbes at 4.4 billion euros ($5 billion). His company, Corticeira Amorim, is the world leader in cork production. The board of directors of his Corticeira Amorim Group announced his death, adding a statement to their website to

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    Amorim Revestimentos invests 10 million euros in Hydrocork

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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    Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

December 19/26, 2016: Volume 31, Number 14 Some products tout high-performance capabilities such as waterproof attributes and resistance to scuffing, scratching and heavy foot traffic. Others, meanwhile, focus on aesthetics—be they visuals that aim to replicate natural materials such as wood and stone, or more abstract designs that draw their influences from art and geometry. These products run the gamut from more recent introductions to the resilient category to existing

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    Wicanders gets another F4 Star certification

Wicanders gets another F4 Star certification

Mozelos, Portugal—Wicanders’ Authentica line produced by Amorim Revestimentos just earned its F4 Star certification. The F4 Star MLIT certification is globally known as one of the most demanding tests to overcome when entering Japan’s market. The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport evaluated the product and certified it to be completely free from formaldehyde-emitting components. Authentica combines the Corktech technology benefits (silence; natural thermal isolation; impact resistance; walking comfort

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    Wicanders offerings earn accolades

Wicanders offerings earn accolades

São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—Authentica, the latest flooring range from the Wicanders’ premium brand, has been selected to appear on the shortlist of Muuuz International Awards in the Natural Floor Covering category. Organized by ArchiDesignclub and d’a magazine, this is a top architecture and interior design international event that this year has recognized 33 products from 15 different countries. The Authentica series from Amorim Revestimentos (Wicanders’ parent company) stood out

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    Amorim takes enhanced approach to composites

Amorim takes enhanced approach to composites

Cork core offers differentiated bells and whistles March 14/21, 2016; Volume 30, Number 19 By Steven Feldman Porto, Portugal—In a world that has become flooded with different variations of waterproof flooring products, retailers are finding it difficult to find discernible differences between the new products and names in which manufacturers are branding them. The one commonality: to grab their share of a market pioneered a few years ago by USFloors

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    Cork flooring featured at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux

Cork flooring featured at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France—Amorim’s Wicanders cork flooring is the star of a brass-inlaid floor covering designed by the prestigious Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes as part of her solo exhibition at the CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux that will run until April 17. Covering 1500 square meters, the cork floor sculpture is made of Wicanders Corkcomfort flooring manufactured by Amorim Revestimentos and occupies the entire surface of the Central Nave of the

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    Cork: Combination of technology, natural attributes create durable, quality floors

Cork: Combination of technology, natural attributes create durable, quality floors

Aug. 17/24; Volume 30/Number 5 By Nadia Ramlakhan Although cork floors have gained popularity in the U.S. over the last 100 years, they have actually been in use for well over 300 years in Europe, where the product first originated. In fact, despite cork’s rocky start and reduced usage in the U.S., some cork floors installed in high-traffic areas like government buildings, banks and churches are still in service today, proving

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    Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

Manufacturers highlight inherent benefits, new designs to retailers Nov. 4/11 2013; Volume 27/number 14 By Jenna Lippin Hicksville, N.Y.—While top players across all categories, from wood to carpet to LVT, work to create a more sustainable flooring option, the major manufacturers in the world of cork flooring can sit back and relax as their products are inherently environmentally friendly and made of rapidly renewable material.

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Amorim cork showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Mozelos, Portugal—Corticeira Amorim and FAT – Fashion Architecture Taste, the London- based practice, joined for the first time at the London Design Festival, which ran between Sept. 14 and Sept. 22, as cork from Portugal was showcased again at the international event. This innovative project, just recently unveiled in London, was developed from a natural cork floor covering. The final result was seen on a bridge over the V&A’s Medieval and

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    Wood: Innovations make category ripe for recovery

Wood: Innovations make category ripe for recovery

Highlights include digital printing, distressed, new strand woven and exotic concepts By Matthew Spieler Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013 Wood flooring may have been one of the hardest hit categories when the housing and financial markets collapsed, but anyone walking this year’s Surfaces show floor would have been hard pressed to find any signs of a beaten industry. Rather, exhibitors of all sizes came out swinging for the fences with

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    Domotex sees surge in growth

Domotex sees surge in growth

Upbeat attitude seen throughout exhibit halls Hannover, Germany—While the world’s economy may not be what it was five years ago, there are numerous signs pointing to better days ahead. For the flooring industry, trade shows are a key indicator of what people expect for the coming year. So when a reported 45,000 people attended Domotex Hannover 2012, a 12% increase over last year, it had officials elated.

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Amorim’s Xtreme WRT factory-finished cork flooring

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    Underlayments: Green by every definition

Underlayments: Green by every definition

With ever growing discern, consumers are asking for green flooring products and manufacturers have answered with environmentally responsible solutions. The next step, however, should be giving her a totally green system, right down to the underlayment. In today’s market, that is not a difficult request to meet. Whatever you or your customer accept as green attributes, there are multiple options available.

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    Amorim grows board of directors

Amorim grows board of directors

Mozelos, Portugal—The shareholders of Amorim Revestimentos S.A./Portugal decided to enlarge its board of directors and appointed Jürgen Früchtenicht from Bremen, Germany as a new member.

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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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