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    Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   After a slow start to 2017, the residential carpet category gained some traction in the second quarter, resulting in a 2% rise in sales over the year-ago period, with units up 0.5% overall in the first half. Executives cited sales of better goods, an uptick in consumer confidence and price increases that have firmed up the marketplace. The U.S.

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    Carpet pushes back against hard surface

Carpet pushes back against hard surface

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Ken Ryan   Carpet’s share of the overall flooring market has dropped from 50.9% of dollars in 2006 to 41.5% in 2016, according to FCNews estimates. While the downward trend has not been dramatic, it has been steady and consistent. Carpet mill executives don’t need to look at statistics to know what is happening in the marketplace. The big ones (i.e., Mohawk and

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    Carpet industry donates carpet tile to charities

Carpet industry donates carpet tile to charities

Chicago—Nearly 11,000 pounds of carpet were discarded from showrooms at TheMART in Chicago since NeoCon 2017. Instead of taking the used carpet to landfills, carpet manufacturers and local non-profit organizations have collaborated to repurpose the carpet for social good. Designs for Dignity, one of the nonprofit collaborators, will use the carpet to renovate the workspaces of other Illinois nonprofits. This partnership is viewed as a win-win-win as carpet tile is diverted from landfills

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    Engineered Floors breaks ground on new carpet tile plant

Engineered Floors breaks ground on new carpet tile plant

Dalton—Engineered Floors recently broke ground on a new carpet tile manufacturing facility in Dalton, Ga. The initial phase of the plant will total 520,000 square feet and is expected to open January 2018. “This plant is sign of continued growth and marks the beginning a new era for Engineered Floors,” said James Lesslie, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “As the popularity of modular carpet tile has grown, especially

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    Philadelphia Commercial debuts new carpet tile backing

Philadelphia Commercial debuts new carpet tile backing

Dalton—Philadelphia Commercial is launching StrataWorx tile, a lightweight, efficient carpet tile backing. As the result of advanced engineering and cutting edge technology, StrataWorx opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for carpet tile. Featuring easy installation and efficiently packaged boxes of 20 tiles, StrataWorx boasts endless potential as Philadelphia Commercial’s newest complement to its premier EcoWorx backing. StrataWorx will accompany EcoWorx as a new and innovative backing system and, working

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    Bentley Mills, Balta join forces

Bentley Mills, Balta join forces

Los Angeles—Balta, a leading Belgium-based manufacturer of textile floor coverings including Modulyss commercial carpet tile, has agreed to acquire Bentley Mills. The acquisition leverages market, product and sales synergies of both brands—a benefit to customers worldwide. “On their own, Bentley and Balta are strong, iconic brands in their respective markets,” said Ralph Grogan, president of Bentley. “By strategically coming together, we’ll bolster our collective industry-leading commercial carpet tile offerings. On behalf

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    Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

New plant to bolster manufacturing capacity, recycling capabilities December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan Shaw Industries, the largest carpet tile producer in North America, officially unveiled its new carpet tile manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Ga., on Dec. 1. The $85 million facility, which became operational this quarter, will provide added capacity and recycling capability for the company’s Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw Contract modular carpet brands.

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    Philadelphia Commercial contributes to Florida special needs school

Philadelphia Commercial contributes to Florida special needs school

Dalton, Ga.—Philadelphia Commercial recently donated carpet tile, resilient flooring and wall tiles to renovate two rooms of the Neva King Cooper Educational Center in Homestead, Fla. The facility is a special needs school in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system that offers programs designed to provide educational services for students with severe intellectual disabilities, ages 3 to 22. Kalyn Rothaus, interior designer, host of “Office Spaces” and guest host of

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    Interface dedicates Thailand factory to CEO

Interface dedicates Thailand factory to CEO

Chonburi, Thailand—Interface, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of carpet tiles, has dedicated its Thailand factory to Daniel T. Hendrix, CEO and chairman of the board. Business associates, friends and family came together for the ceremony, held Aug. 14 at the Amata Nakorn Industrial Park here. Hendrix joined Interface in 1983 and has served as the company’s CEO since 2001. “This factory and its people hold a special

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    Engineered Floors to open carpet tile facility

Engineered Floors to open carpet tile facility

Dalton—Engineered Floors is finalizing the site selection process for a state-of-the-art carpet tile facility in Northwest Georgia. Plans for this facility will be on the same scale and magnitude as the company’s other production facilities in the area. Engineered Floors’ manufacturing model minimizes energy, water usage and raw material transportation costs. “Our PureColor Solution Dyed Nylon and Polyester fiber represents the best-in-class fiber system with built-in stain and fade resistance,”

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    Mohawk Group unveils product refreshment for spring

Mohawk Group unveils product refreshment for spring

By Jenna Lippin New York—At Mohawk Group’s media event held here May 7, members of the press and design professionals were given an exclusive look at the company’s latest offerings, which now comprise a complete program featuring broadloom, modular carpet, LVT and hardwood. In carpet tile are the Iconic Earth and Moving Floors launches, the latter being Mohawk Group’s major design collaboration for 2015 with 13&9 Design of Innocad, an

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    Study shows carpet tile creates less stressful hospital environments

Study shows carpet tile creates less stressful hospital environments

Calhoun, Ga. — Carpet tile has a greater impact than terrazzo and rubber floorings on decreasing the effects of environmental stressors found in hospital settings, according to research that will be published in the spring 2015 issue of Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD). Researchers found flooring selection can make a difference in the stress levels of healthcare workers, patients and providers. Dr. Debra D. Harris, Ph.D., of RAD

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    Carpet tile blends style, substance and practicality

Carpet tile blends style, substance and practicality

May 26/June 2, 2014; Volume 27/Number 28 By Ken Ryan Modular carpet is quickly becoming the go-to choice in commercial applications as specifiers leverage the product’s attractive styling and multiple format options along with ease of installation and maintenance benefits. According to flooring executives, carpet tile now represents about 60% of the total revenue—and 50% of volume—in the commercial carpet market, a percentage that has only increased in recent years.

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    Carpet tile continuing to grow at rapid pace

Carpet tile continuing to grow at rapid pace

by Matthew Spieler Carpet tiles have been around for over 60 years and, from the start, they were recognized as a great product choice for many commercial applications. It has only been over the last decade that carpet tiles have begun to make a real impact. Today, the product is doing more than shaking up the industry. In some ways, it is controlling the market as modular carpet has been

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    Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

But lack of public funding stalls institutional by Steven Feldman It wasn’t too long ago the flooring industry was lamenting a downturn in the commercial market as the re-cession that decimated the residential side of the business began to spread like wildfire. But those days seem to be in the rear-view mirror as commercial flooring posted low-single digit growth in 2011. Knowledgeable observers pinned the growth anywhere from 2.5% to

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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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