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    Technology: Emser Tile, Chameleon Power test virtual reality tool

Technology: Emser Tile, Chameleon Power test virtual reality tool

February 27/March 6, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 19 By Nicole Murray   Las Vegas—Emser Tile and Chameleon Power gave Surfaces attendees a “virtual” first look at an innovative tool that allows consumers to browse through products using high-tech goggles and sophisticated software. The program essentially lets users design their household in the virtual world to see what the final product will look like prior to purchase and installation. How it

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    Emser Tile opens Tampa branch, receives Houzz ‘Best of Design’ award

Emser Tile opens Tampa branch, receives Houzz ‘Best of Design’ award

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has opened its 71st branch location in Tampa, Fla. this week—marking the company’s fifth location in Florida. Emser continues to grow their presence throughout North America, expanding their footprint in the Midwest and along the East Coast. Headquartered in Los Angeles, next year marks the company’s 50th anniversary. In the past year, Emser Tile has opened locations in Pompano and Miami, Fla., Columbus, Ohio, Lyndhurst, N.J., and

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    Executive Forecast: Tile—Technology, pent-up demand to fuel consumption in 2017

Executive Forecast: Tile—Technology, pent-up demand to fuel consumption in 2017

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By K.J. Quinn The outlook for ceramic tile has never been better, as new production technologies are enabling producers to introduce game-changing formats and designs. Fresh off a year where sales and volume approached 10% spikes, marketers are bullish about growth prospects for 2017, as key economic indicators such as the new housing market and a rebounding economy are trending in the right

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    Natural stone poised for mainstream move

Natural stone poised for mainstream move

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By Ken Ryan Flooring retailers searching for new revenue streams may need to look back a few centuries for the next great opportunity—natural stone. Executives tout natural stone as a product that brings the colors and texture of nature to homes while adding a quality and warmth to a room that proponents say is not possible with any other material. “As a natural

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Epoxy settings coming of age for installers

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Epoxy settings coming of age for installers

November 30/December 14; Volume 30/Number 12 By Ken Ryan (Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) Historically installers have shied away from using epoxy grout. While these products satisfy the needs of the end user with uniform color, durability and stain resistance, they are more difficult to install. The consistency of the epoxy grout makes it

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Liquid-applied membranes provide benefits for optimal tile usage

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Liquid-applied membranes provide benefits for optimal tile usage

November 9/16; Volume 30/Number 11 By Ken Ryan (Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) In many flooring applications tile is used because the installation area is likely to be exposed to excessive water. However, a ceramic tile surface is not necessarily the waterproof solution, which is why a waterproof membrane must be incorporated into the

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Grout does more than fill voids

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Grout does more than fill voids

October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Ken Ryan (Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) When retailers discuss the merits of stone or ceramic tile flooring with their customers, benefits such as aesthetics, versatility and longevity are often top of mind. Grouting is usually not mentioned within the first few minutes of conversation, but it

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Tips for choosing, installing a backsplash

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Tips for choosing, installing a backsplash

October 12/19; Volume 30/Number 9 (Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) From classic subway tiles (replicas of the 3 x 6 rectangular white ceramic tiles used in the New York City subway) to large-format glass wall tiles and mosaics, today’s tile options can make a bold fashion statement on a kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Industry

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Engineered stone adds charm, durability to living spaces

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Engineered stone adds charm, durability to living spaces

September 14/21; Volume 30/Number 7 (Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) Ancient civilizations used indigenous stone to build cities, roads and monuments; many of which still stand today, a nod to the strength and durability of this natural resource. The aesthetic appeal of stone continues in the modern world, albeit with a twist: Engineered stone

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Shower tile enhances bathroom appeal

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Shower tile enhances bathroom appeal

August 31/September 7; Volume 30/Number 6 (Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) Consumers are drawn to tiled showers for the aesthetic appeal it can add to a bathroom. Whether it is travertine creating a spa-like atmosphere or ceramic and mosaic achieving bright, vivid hues, there are plenty of fashion-forward options from which to choose. Beyond

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: The beauty of large-format wall tile

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: The beauty of large-format wall tile

Aug. 3/10; Volume 30/Number 4 (Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) Large-format wall tiles are becoming increasingly popular in today’s interiors as more modern homes opt for contemporary styles. Industry standards categorize large-format tile as any tile or stone with at least one edge greater than 15 inches. Retailers cite three main advantages of having large-format

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    Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Wood-look tile gives dealers a new path to success

Retailers’ guide to tile & stone: Wood-look tile gives dealers a new path to success

July 6/13; Volume 30/Number 2 By Ken Ryan (Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) The wood look for ceramic and porcelain tile has become one of the hottest trends in the flooring industry. With advancements in manufacturing processes, tile that resembles natural wood is being used in projects large and small. The trend has enabled consumers

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    Floor tile offers dealers a slew of merchandising options

Floor tile offers dealers a slew of merchandising options

June 8/15, 2015; Volume 30/Number 1  (Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) One of the biggest challenges flooring dealers face when showing ceramic tile and stone is how to create a space that allows their customers to visualize the look in their own homes. And, where space is at a premium, the challenge is even

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    The fashion of wall tile: Easy to see, sell

The fashion of wall tile: Easy to see, sell

April 27/May 4, 2015; Volume 29/Number 2 (Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-part series familiarizing flooring retailers with merchandising and installing tile and natural stone.) Flooring retailers who sell ceramic wall tile are having fun these days and making a nice profit margin to boot. Wall tile may be a niche business, but it’s demonstrability and varied sizes, textures and colors are resonating with consumers. Christina Johnson,

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    Ceramic tile: Manufacturers highlight HD visuals, varied sizes

Ceramic tile: Manufacturers highlight HD visuals, varied sizes

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Amanda Haskin It wasn’t difficult for attendees to notice today’s trends in tile from the displays at Surfaces this year. Walking from booth to booth told a vivid story about shapes, sizes and HD visuals. Chapter one of the story was all about format size. “I feel like I’m in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing for Crossville. “Everything

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WFCA University adds to destination training, online offering

Dalton, Ga.–In response to a recent membership drive and member demand, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has expanded its University course offerings with extended online training modules and destination camps

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Briney to retire from Innocor

Red Bank, N.J.—Jeff Briney, senior vice president of Innocor Foam Technologies (IFT), will be retiring at the end of June 2017. As senior vice president, Briney led Innocor’s commercial division,

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Mannington enhances Restoration collection with SpillShield

Salem, N.J.—Mannington’s laminate flooring is adding “moisture resistant” to its list of attributes with the company’s Restoration collection, which now has enhanced performance with SpillShield technology. SpillShield is an innovative

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