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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: Latest looks

Cork: Latest looks

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 As environmental awareness spreads throughout both retail and commercial markets, an increasing amount of manufacturers have created products to help meet the needs of green-minded customers and end users. Recently, numerous cork companies have refreshed their offerings to include the latest from the sustainable, fashionable and practical category. Expanko Over the years, the look and feel of classic homogeneous, gluedown cork has evolved

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FCICA to host fourth webinar

West Bloomfield, Mich.  – The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) will host its fourth webinar on November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am EST. During the event, Christopher Capobianco will present “The Fascinating World of Cork.” This introductory webinar will focus on cork floors, particularly how they have been used for over a hundred years but in the past decades have made a “comeback” because of their sustainable characteristics, functionality

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Retail education: The new green frontier

by Kelly Kramer After spending an entire career of selling away from cork flooring, I’m starting to lean in the other direction. Because I write training manuals and this column, I have studied every flooring and wall tile product like few ever have, and I’ve focused on the durability, toughness and longevity of each product category.

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Retailers find profits popping with cork

Cork, in addition to being an environmentally friendly product, is quite popular right now. While it has been around for decades, in recent years applications for the product have soared, as have sales. How are retailers selling cork these days? The key seems to be education—not only about its green story but also its benefits once installed. “In today’s marketplace those who are looking for a floor are looking for

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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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