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    Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Lindsay Baillie   Anecdotal research shows fiberglass sheet vinyl continues to capture market share from felt products. But that’s not deterring manufacturers from supporting the sub-category. Many resilient flooring executives believe the product is still finding favor in various markets. What’s more, executives say felt’s unique characteristics will help it stay afloat in the sea of resilient products. While felt is part

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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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    Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   The double-digit growth that has catapulted the LVT category in recent years is expected to continue in 2017, buttressed by the rise of rigid core products (also known as WPC). The lone caveat may be the very success of LVT, which is ushering in a new wave of players looking to grab a piece of this ever-expanding market.   Larry

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    Robert Moran, Congoleum CEO, retires

Robert Moran, Congoleum CEO, retires

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum’s CEO Robert Moran has retired, effective Nov. 21. At the same time, the company’s board of directors has appointed Christopher O’Connor COO, effective Dec. 1. Additionally, current board members Peter Venetis and Tom McKay—whose investment firms are Congoleum’s largest stakeholders—will assume the roles of executive chairman and vice chairman, respectively. “We are grateful to Bob for his successful stewardship over the past five years and we are confident

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    Resilient: Congoleum- Revival refreshes top name in flooring

Resilient: Congoleum- Revival refreshes top name in flooring

March 14/21, 2016; Volume 30, Number 19 By Jenna Lippin After taking a conservative approach to its operations for the better part of the last decade, Congoleum is back investing in the business as it looks to capitalize on one of the industry’s venerable brands. It begins with style and design and continues with relevant product launches, including its first entry into the white-hot composite category. Kurt Denman, who joined

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    Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Davenport, Iowa—The Carpetland USA store located here hosted a CFI-Congoleum Installation Training Event earlier this month. The two-day, hands-on class was sponsored by the flooring distributor All Tile and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Joe Cea, installation specialist for Congoleum and CFI senior certifier, and members of the CFI team, Tony Buckhardt and Jay Zurn, demonstrated LVT installation requirements including product knowledge, substrate preparation and the importance of professionalism

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    Congoleum names Chris O’Connor chief financial officer

Congoleum names Chris O’Connor chief financial officer

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum has named Chris O’Connor its chief financial officer, effective immediately. Reggie Chesson, the company’s interim CFO, will continue as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition. “Chris is a strong addition to our management team,” said Robert Moran, CEO. “As the former CFO of CMH Space Flooring Products, industry experience and insights will provide critical support as we move forward with our initiatives to deliver strong growth and

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    Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin (First of two parts) Experts project the resilient category will continue to grow 15% every year through at least 2019, which is good reason for manufacturers to continue to invest in new facilities and develop product innovations. This year is shaping up to be the year of WPC, or wood plastic composite, with more and more companies launching products that follow

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    The ins and outs of marketing to the female customer

The ins and outs of marketing to the female customer

Times, methodology have changed to appeal to target consumer January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By Amanda Haskin In a 1961 ad for Congoleum-Nairn Fine Floors, a smiling and stylish housewife stands in the corner of a colorful living room, accompanied by the text: “From hem to hairdo, every detail is right for her, the result of skillful blending, mixing and matching… just as every room in her home is

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    Room visualizers aid consumer selection, buying process

Room visualizers aid consumer selection, buying process

January 5/12, 2015; Volume 28/Number 14 By Jenna Lippin The flooring industry has a reputation of being slow to embrace the latest technology, but more and more manufacturers are proving this wrong. A recent example of this progress is the development of realistic, innovative room visualizers, going beyond stock room scenes with a single color palette. Take Quick-Step, for example. At Surfaces 2014 the company created a buzz with its

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    Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

September 15/22, 2014; Volume 28/Number 7 AirStep, StrataMax lead the way in alternative options By Jenna Lippin While many flooring executives note the importance of fiberglass sheet vinyl in their product offering and its ongoing capture of market share, felt products still command a significant portion of the market. In fact, FCNews research reveals felt still represents 38.6% of residential sheet sales dollars and 45.5% residential sheet volume (FCNews, June

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    Brisk fall for new product introductions

Brisk fall for new product introductions

Volume 28/Number 6; September 1/8, 2014 By Ken Ryan Surfaces remains the preeminent launch pad for new flooring products, but the fall selling season for 2014 is proving to be fairly brisk as well with several manufacturers introducing new offerings for distributors and the specialty retail channel. For example, Armstrong is beefing up its signature laminate and hardwood flooring lines. The company is adding to its Architectural Remnants laminate collection

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    Resilient: State of the industry – LVT maintains growth curve as sheet slides

Resilient: State of the industry – LVT maintains growth curve as sheet slides

August 4/11, 2014; Volume 28/Number 4 By Jenna Lippin Resilient flooring has been all the rage for nearly a decade now, and the category shows no signs of cooling down. After dollar growth of 8.5% in 2013 and 5.4% in 2012 (FCNews, June 30)—industry experts believe the category is up between 5% and 8% in 2014, this despite a very difficult first quarter and sluggish residential sheet vinyl segment. Much

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    Congoleum to close New Jersey warehouse

Congoleum to close New Jersey warehouse

Mercerville, N.J. — Congoleum Corp. announced that a flooring warehouse in Hamilton Township would cease operations Oct. 31. The company filed a notice with the state Department of Labor that it would lay off 65 employees effective Sept. 1. A company spokesman said all of the affected employees have been offered positions at the other locations, “but at this point we don’t know how many have accepted the transfer.” The

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    Flooring companies make the grade in Consumer Reports

Flooring companies make the grade in Consumer Reports

Armstrong, Teragren score in multiple categories July 22/29, 2013; Volume 27/Number 7 By Louis Iannaco The results are in, and a number of flooring manufacturers have much to boast. The July issue of Consumer Reports published its annual hard surface flooring ratings across five categories, with overall scores based mainly on resistance to foot traffic, scratches, dents, stains, sunlight, moisture and slips. In the end, Teragren, Armstrong, Harris Wood, Congoleum

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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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