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    J+J Flooring Group partners with APPA to host facilities workshop

J+J Flooring Group partners with APPA to host facilities workshop

Dalton–J+J Flooring Group is partnering with APPA to present a Facilities Drive-In Workshop, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Ill. In collaboration with APPA and Roosevelt University, J+J Flooring Group has developed a content focus that has strategic application to financial outcomes, student and faculty satisfaction and safety in education facilities. The session will consist of three topic areas: “Leveraging the Built Environments

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    Beauflor taps Distribution Jacques-Cartier to cover parts of Canada

Beauflor taps Distribution Jacques-Cartier to cover parts of Canada

Atlanta–Beauflor continues to expand its North American distribution network with new partner Distribution Jacques-Cartier. The distributor will offer the full line of Beauflor cushion vinyl flooring as well as click luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and planks in eastern Canada. “This welcome addition to our distributor network allows Beauflor to be closer to our Canadian customers, providing a superior service and product delivery experience,” said Steve Roan, Beauflor’s sales and marketing

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    FCICA celebrates 35 years

FCICA celebrates 35 years

West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, is excited for the 2016/2017 membership year as they celebrate their 35th year of promoting and representing the commercial floor covering industry. FCICA was formed in 1982 by 10 flooring contractors who were workroom only at the time. “It is amazing to see how far we have come and I look forward to seeing where we evolve in the future,” said executive vice

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    Bostik and Artaic will co-host major workshop at Microsoft store in Boston

Bostik and Artaic will co-host major workshop at Microsoft store in Boston

Wauwatosa, Wis.—On Oct. 6, 2016, Bostik and Artaic will co-host an event at Boston’s Prudential Center Microsoft store. Attendees of the Microsoft store event will be able to participate in a state-of-the-art, hands-on mosaic workshop using Artaic’s Tessera software. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to get involved/learn about how best to install glass mosaics using Bostik’s Dimension Grout. After the Microsoft store festivities, there will be a networking function at the nearby

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    NWFA participates in media tour to promote consumer publication

NWFA participates in media tour to promote consumer publication

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association recently participated in a media tour with consumer publications in conjunction with Bona US to promote the Wood Floor Styles and Trends guide. Bona sponsored the guide on behalf of NWFA and its members to utilize as a consumer marketing tool. Designed to educate consumers about wood floors, the 16-page guide highlights tips, styles, trends and best practices for hardwood floors. The guide

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    Tramex introduces new pin-type moisture meter

Tramex introduces new pin-type moisture meter

Kilmacanogue, Ireland—Tramex introduces Professional PTM2.0—its new pin-type moisture meter. Tramex’s new device marks an enhancement in hand-held, digital pin-meter moisture testing and combines a list of features that save time, are more accurate and offer statistical analysis of Wood, Drywall and comparative WME (Wood Moisture Equivalent). The Professional PTM2.0 contains a built-in international standard calibration selection and specific calibration for over 500 wood species. Each calibration curve has point-to-point precision

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    14th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament raises funds for the FCIF

14th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament raises funds for the FCIF

Manchester, N.H.—The 14th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament hosted by CCA Global Partners took place on Sept. 21 at Barnsley Gardens Resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members and supporters of the floor covering industry gathered for a friendly round of golf to benefit the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The $140,000 in funds raised will support the foundation in their efforts to financially assist those

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    CFI announces partnership with Legacy Flooring to help veterans

CFI announces partnership with Legacy Flooring to help veterans

Lenexa, Kan.—The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) announced a partnership with Legacy Flooring of Raleigh, N.C., to help transitioning veterans find a career in the floor covering installation trade. Under their non-profit entity, Leave A Legacy Foundation, Legacy Flooring’s mission is to assist the CFI with the Next Generation initiative to recruit new installers for the floorcovering installation industry. Their personnel will work with the various military transition

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    QFloors customers collaborate on new cloud software

QFloors customers collaborate on new cloud software

Park City, Utah—QFloors customers gathered for the company’s biennial Users’ Conference, held Sept. 13-16. A large portion of the meeting was dedicated to showing attendees the current development of QPro POS+, the company’s new browser-based cloud software. After discussions and demonstrations, attendees were given individual log-in codes, and charged with the assignment to meet up on the last day of the conference with suggestions for improvements. The collaborative nature of the meeting

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J+J Flooring Group announces new partnership, The Center for Health Design

Dalton—J+J Flooring Group announced that it has established a new partnership with The Center for Health Design, the principal provider of healthcare design research and education. The partnership includes the creation of a web-based toolbox dedicated specifically to the topic of Senior Living facility design. It will focus on two critical topics: Long Term Care Facilities and Aging in Place (Universal Design). The Design for Aging Toolbox is free and

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Carpet One Floor & Home announces new advisory council members

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home welcomed four new members to their advisory council. This Council consists of twelve store owners who are members of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative. They serve as a sounding board for all store owners and provide input to the CCA Global Partners and Carpet One Floor & Home executive teams on all areas of the business, including product line composition, lease programs,

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    Fantasy Football for a Cause: 10 charities included in FCNews’ annual fundraiser

Fantasy Football for a Cause: 10 charities included in FCNews’ annual fundraiser

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 The Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause league closed this year with 10 teams. All are playing for worthy causes as seen in the box below. Each team pledged $5,000, totaling to $50,000, which will be divided as follows: $11,500 to the winner’s charity $7,500 to the runner-up’s cause $5,000 to the third-place team $2,500 to the fourth-place team $1,500 to

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    Latest grouts help facilitate faster application for professional mechanics

Latest grouts help facilitate faster application for professional mechanics

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By K.J. Quinn Choosing the right grout is a critical element of any ceramic tile and stone installation, experts say. Technological advances are triggering the development of products that last longer, enable faster installation and help ensure easy maintenance over the lifetime of the surface. “Today’s tiles are larger, grout joints are smaller and end users expect higher grout performance,” said Tony Pasquarelli,

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Market mastery: How to double your ticket size

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By Jim Augustus Armstrong Dealers are finding it more difficult and expensive to get new customers through advertising. Which is why if you want to maximize your success in the 21st century, it’s critical that you maximize the dollars you generate from every sale to maximize your advertising ROI. However, my informal polling of dealers who attend my live seminars and webinars has

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    Logistics challenges, public perception change dynamics of sourcing product from China

Logistics challenges, public perception change dynamics of sourcing product from China

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By Reginald Tucker In recent years, momentum behind the Made in the USA movement has been steadily building as wood flooring suppliers that source primarily from China look to address quality control issues while reining in shipping/logistics costs. Amidst all the heat that Chinese manufacturers have taken in both the mainstream press and trade magazines, some companies that still import from China are

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Lisbiz strategies: Lessons learned from Wells Fargo fiasco

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By Lisbeth Calandrino By now we’ve all heard about Wells Fargo and its fraudulent bank practices that have recently come to light. Apparently, thousands of employees—over the course of several months—opened up bank accounts or credit cards without the customer’s knowledge. Investigators say it was the result of overambitious employees who were under pressure to meet lofty sales goals. It may seem preposterous

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    Retailers, suppliers seize opportunities at the upper end

Retailers, suppliers seize opportunities at the upper end

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By Reginald Tucker The abundance of laminate flooring brands in the marketplace has expanded the number of options consumers, builders and end users have when selecting the products best suited for their design needs and budget requirements. But the downside of this tremendous availability is increased pressure on already razor-thin margins as many of the major home centers and discount merchandisers aggressively promote

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Dear David: Why employee manuals are essential tools

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By David Romano Dear David: I’ve been reading articles about how important employee handbooks are for these new millennial employees. I don’t have a manual and the truth is I don’t know if it is really necessary. Is it worth going through the process of creating one when we do a pretty good job of training and setting expectations with our employees? Dear

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    Incentives spice up selling season for dealers, suppliers

Incentives spice up selling season for dealers, suppliers

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 Marketing executives agree that fall is an ideal time to promote your business or new product line. Consumers are back in town after summer vacations, their kids are back in school and everyone is ready for a fresh start. The flooring industry seems to agree as several manufacturers and retailers are busy with fall promotions and rebate programs. Mohawk In addition to instant

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    Third quarter retail report: Reviews a mixed bag for flooring, home furnishings

Third quarter retail report: Reviews a mixed bag for flooring, home furnishings

September 12/19, 2016: Volume 31, Number 7 By Lindsay Baillie As the third quarter winds down, projections point toward slightly slower retail activity in the home furnishings sector compared to the second quarter. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, total retail sales in the U.S. this year declined 0.3% in August compared to July. Analysts say this marks the first decline in five months as sales dropped for almost all

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21st Annual Award of Excellence Survey

Press Release

Armstrong Flooring wins two 2016 Good Design Awards

Lancaster, Pa.–Two of Armstrong Flooring’s products–Vivero luxury flooring with patent-pending Diamond 10 Technology and Performance Plus hardwood–were awarded the Good Design 2016 Award. The award emphasizes quality design of the highest

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Schönox to announce contest winners at Surfaces

Las Vegas—The third annual Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest opened nine months ago with the starting-gun phrase, “Worst Case Scenario, You Win!” The winners will be announced at the Schönox booth

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Creating Your Space helps flooring dealers create more leads, sales

San Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space, an independent provider of online marketing products and services specifically for retail flooring dealers, will be introducing Easy Email Marketing at The International Surface Event

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