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    Shaw merges Anderson, Tuftex brands into one

Shaw merges Anderson, Tuftex brands into one

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 Combined entity to make debut at Surfaces By Reginald Tucker   Dalton–What has been rumored for months is now confirmed. Shaw Floors, parent company of the venerable Anderson Hardwood and Tuftex brands, has announced plans to merge the two with the combined entity to be called Anderson Tuftex. The change is effective Jan. 1, 2018. For Shaw, the deal made sense because both

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    21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

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    Shaw Floors to supply Anderson Hardwood in Midwest

Shaw Floors to supply Anderson Hardwood in Midwest

Dalton—Shaw will directly supply Anderson Hardwood products to retail customers in the Midwestern U.S. Effective immediately, retailers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin can now purchase Anderson Hardwood through their Shaw Floors hard surface sales representatives. “Anderson has been a trusted brand in hardwood flooring since 1946 and that won’t change,” said Jeff Sills, executive vice president, hard surface sales. “We are more

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Anderson: A deep-rooted history helps continue to lead the way

May 11/18, 2015; Volume 29/Number 3 By Jenna Lippin A leader in hardwood style and innovation, Anderson Hardwood Floors has remained true to its roots in its rich 69-year history. The company touts its spearheading of engineered hardwood, along with handscraping techniques and visuals. Going forward, Anderson continues to work on its progression in high design, along with making the most of abundant species like maple, oak and hickory. Natalie

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    Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

Adhesives: Focus on fast installation, healthier indoor environment

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Jenna Lippin State-of-the-art technology not only takes floor covering products to the next level, it also advances installation methods, devices and products. With that said, adhesive companies represent a particularly important niche within the industry with new, progressive formulas that translate into faster, easier installations and also lend themselves to healthier indoor environments with low VOCs and various “green” certifications. AAT Advanced Adhesive

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    Manufacturers debut offerings for spring season

Manufacturers debut offerings for spring season

By Jenna Lippin Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013 While we are only a few months into this year, there already is a renewed sense of optimism. Surfaces has quickly come and gone, but this does not mean opportunities are over for manufacturers to showcase new goods. Some are revamping existing lines while others are unveiling brand new designs.

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    Shaw 2013 intros focus on soft, hard innovations

Shaw 2013 intros focus on soft, hard innovations

By Steven Feldman Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 Hicksville, N.Y.—Shaw Industries is bullish this year. Excitement has been built by virtue of everything from consumer sentiment to its plethora of product introductions for 2013, many of which set new benchmarks for the company in terms of styling and technological innovation. “I’m most excited about the attitude we are seeing from our customer base and the excitement that seems to

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Anderson announces “Fall for America” sale

Popular sale features $300-off hardwood products Fountain Inn, S.C—With impressive incentives and a robust discount offer, Anderson Hardwood is once again announcing its Fall for America sale. Introduced for the first time in fall 2011, the sale was positively received by U.S. consumers who responded to Anderson’s genuine messaging and American-made quality production process. Virtually all Anderson Hardwoods are made in the USA and the Anderson Fall for America promotion

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    Finishing the job to protect the product

Finishing the job to protect the product

Execs discuss the latest in coating systems by Louis Iannoco While retailers and end users continue to marvel at the looks of some of the latest wood flooring products and technology used to create them, sometimes lost in the shuffle are the ingredients manufacturers throw into the mix to protect that look. Coating systems and finishes continue to be tweaked and perfected with the goal of creating unmatched clarity, while

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    Economy, End of ITC case helping sales

Economy, End of ITC case helping sales

by Matthew Spieler Ask people from just about any sector and they will say since December, sales have been steadily picking up. While this is welcome news for anyone who has suffered through the economic downturn, for those in the wood business, it is a breath of fresh air. As one of the hardest categories of products—flooring or otherwise—hit by the recession thanks to being tied so closely to the

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    Anderson opens retail store in China

Anderson opens retail store in China

Shanghai location geared for designers, luxury market By Matthew Spieler Shanghai—Anderson Hardwood Floors has opened its first stand-alone retail store in an effort to reach the country’s growing designer-oriented luxury market. Unlike the U.S. manufacturers owning retail stores is commonplace in China. In fact, the specialty retailer as Americans know is virtually non-existent here as manufacturers not only sell directly to the end user, in industries like flooring, they handle

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    Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

From March Madness and the Grapefruit League to spring sales and rebates, many phrases and terms make their way into the conversation this time of year. Numerous flooring companies gear up for the season by running special springtime promotions, an annual rite of the season. Here are just a few specials being offered.

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    Use of domestic exotics on the rise

Use of domestic exotics on the rise

Whether you chalk it up to the economy, stricter environmental and logging laws, changing consumer preferences in both style and where a product comes from, or something else, one thing is clear: The use of non-traditional North American wood species to make flooring has risen dramatically over the last five years. Generally referred to as domestic exotics, these are wood species that go beyond the traditional oak, maple and pine.

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    NWFA convention theme: Back to basics, green awareness

NWFA convention theme: Back to basics, green awareness

SAN DIEGO—Against the backdrop of the first positive sales trajectory since the beginning of the Great Recession, the National Wood Flooring Association’s 26th annual convention focused on just that: How to take advantage of a reviving economy.

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    Wood: Selling value beyond numbers

Wood: Selling value beyond numbers

Hardwood sales declined with the subprime crisis and lagging recovery, especially in relation to new home construction. On one hand, hardwood is a statement maker that adds value for the life of the home. On the other, it is an expensive decision complicated by an abundance of options and uncertainties. Further complicating the sale, the proliferation of realistic wood visuals across the laminate and resilient categories gives wood looks at

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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