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    Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

Chicago—Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery recently welcomed over 500 architects, designers and other customers to its annual “Parked At NeoCon” lunch event. Held every year during the international NeoCon commercial design tradeshow, Daltile’s luncheon showcased the brand’s exciting new products and gave NeoCon attendees a nice, relaxing oasis from the miles-long tradeshow held just across the street in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery is part of the brand’s vast

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    Milliken to increase prices for commercial carpet

Milliken to increase prices for commercial carpet

Spartanburg, SC—Milliken will initiate a 4% to 6% price increase for its commercial soft surface flooring to take effect August 7. The initiative includes its North American portfolio of commercial broadloom and modular carpet collections to respond to the rising costs of raw materials. Milliken’s resilient luxury vinyl tile (LVT) offerings will not be affected by the price increase.

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NeoCon 2017 sees increase in attendance

Chicago—NeoCon yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design as it took over The Mart from June 12-14. Registered attendance rose 7% over the 2016 edition as the show hits new record highs year after year. The Mart’s continued investments into the building did not go unnoticed as new amenities and modernizations helped complement the overall show experience. Upgrades were apparent from the ground up

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Mohawk expands tile manufacturing footprint

Nashville—Mohawk Industries has announced it will expand its ceramic tile manufacturing operations in Dickson, Tenn. Plans call for the addition of a second plant near its recently built tile factory, resulting in the creation of 245 jobs. “The positive experiences we had previously in selecting the location, working with state and local officials—and then executing on our plan to create the Dickson tile manufacturing plant—made us ultimately realize that we

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    Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

Crossville, Tenn.—As the tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program in 2017, Crossville recently contributed the tile for a specially adapted smart home for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lucas David Cifka (Ret.) and his family. The house was dedicated in a ceremony on June 15, in Canyon Lake, Texas. More than 1,000 square feet of Crossville tile was installed in the master bath, the guest bath, the mudroom

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    Royalty Carpet’s closing leaves trail of questions, angst

Royalty Carpet’s closing leaves trail of questions, angst

By Ken Ryan and Lindsay Baillie   The abrupt shutter of Royalty Carpet Mills, a California carpet manufacturer with a 50-year history, stunned many of its flooring dealers who said they were caught completely off guard by the sudden closure. “There are a lot of angry folks and angry customers,” one industry executive told FCNews. Typical of the reaction was that of Julie Goodman of Goodman’s Floor Covering, Florence, Ore.

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    Distributors rally behind Raskin’s FloorNation

Distributors rally behind Raskin’s FloorNation

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan With the luxury vinyl tile market bursting at the seams with so many new products entering the fray, distributors are tasked with seeking out products that offer true differentiation. In Raskin Industries’ FloorNation, wholesalers say they have found a winning combination—a line offering great style and design, coupled with a made-in-the-USA story. FloorNation is a phthalate-free, virgin vinyl flooring available

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    Emser Tile opens new branch in Houston

Emser Tile opens new branch in Houston

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has opened its 72nd branch in North America. The new location marks its fourth branch in Houston and 10th in Texas. Emser has experienced exponential growth in the Houston market throughout the last 14 years. The company adds a fourth location to strategically position itself in all four quadrants of the metropolitan area as well as contribute new jobs to the southeast Houston economy. “We are honored

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    Karastan’s Kismet collection taps performance qualities of wool, SmartStrand Silk

Karastan’s Kismet collection taps performance qualities of wool, SmartStrand Silk

Dalton, Ga.— Karastan’s Kismet collection by brings together the company’s historical love of producing quality wool rugs with the innovative fibers of SmartStrand Silk. “Kismet is defined as something significant happening that comes about by fate,” said Tracy Pruitt, vice president of design, Karastan. “So perhaps it is fate, or kismet, that Karastan, which has been revolutionizing the rug and carpet industry since the 1920s, would think to combine wool

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InstaFloor NA appoints new business development manager, new distributors

Farmers Branch, Texas—InstaFloor North America has tapped Mike Darcey as the company’s new business development manager, West Coast, USA. Darcey has over 30 years of experience in the wholesale flooring manufacturing industry and previous worked at Ark Floors Inc. In this position Darcey will be responsible for developing InstaFloor business covered in the southwest by distributor BR Funsten & Tom Duffy, which has a comprehensive network of 23 locations throughout

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    CCA Global’s Brodsky appears on Canadian national television

CCA Global’s Brodsky appears on Canadian national television

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Howard Brodsky was interviewed live on Canadian national television at CBC Headquarters in Toronto on June 6. Brodsky appeared on CBC News Network’s “On The Money” program with award-winning journalist Peter Armstrong to promote the cooperative business model. Brodsky shed light on the unique co-op business structure that allows people to share the costs of business as well as the rewards. “There is so much opportunity,” Brodsky said

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    Guest column: Flooring plays critical role in today’s training facilities

Guest column: Flooring plays critical role in today’s training facilities

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By Garnet Sofillas   Today’s health clubs look drastically different from the traditional gym of 30 years ago. In the 1980s through the early 2000s, mainstream clubs had it all: selectorized machines, cardio equipment, aerobics, group X, massage and tanning. Nowadays, functional training is the focus and many traditional gyms are eliminating equipment to create dedicated, functional training spaces. “The focus is now

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    Installation: DustRam targets messy job sites

Installation: DustRam targets messy job sites

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By Lindsay Baillie   DustRam was created to give the flooring industry and remodeling sector a dust-free tile removal system that could actually claim “dust-free” capabilities, according to Jack King, inventor of DustRam and owner of Arizona Home Floors in Tempe, Ariz. King developed the system in 2008 and then spent roughly five years making equipment, finding flaws and making adjustments before offering

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    Installation: M-D PRO clients applaud rebranding focus

Installation: M-D PRO clients applaud rebranding focus

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By Lindsay Baillie   Loxcreen Flooring Group and M-D Building Products recently consolidated its Professional Distribution Channel operations under the new name, M-D PRO. Encompassing all of its professional accessory product lines except PROVA, M-D PRO has developed a new logo to replace Loxcreen Flooring Group for all future product labels, social media and marketing materials. Since the start of its rebranding, M-D

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    Underlayment: Suppliers serve up solutions for multi-family applications

Underlayment: Suppliers serve up solutions for multi-family applications

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By Reginald Tucker   Underlayment suppliers are focusing more of their attention on the all-important multi-family sector of the housing market. Specifically, they are developing products that aim to meet or exceed the stringent building code requirements for multi-family dwellings while complementing the vast array of flooring products designed to coordinate with them. That’s certainly the focus of companies like MP Global Products,

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Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

Chicago—Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery recently welcomed over 500 architects, designers and other customers to its annual “Parked At NeoCon” lunch event. Held every year during the international NeoCon commercial design

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Milliken to increase prices for commercial carpet

Spartanburg, SC—Milliken will initiate a 4% to 6% price increase for its commercial soft surface flooring to take effect August 7. The initiative includes its North American portfolio of commercial

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NeoCon 2017 sees increase in attendance

Chicago—NeoCon yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design as it took over The Mart from June 12-14. Registered attendance rose 7% over the 2016

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