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    Raskin Industries appoints Ted Rocha as director of sales

Raskin Industries appoints Ted Rocha as director of sales

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries has appointed Ted Rocha to the position of director of sales. Rocha is responsible for expanding sales for the Raskin family of brands which includes FloorNation, the company’s first Made in the USA collection Elevations Loose Lay Formations glue down and new waterproof products Rocha has more than 25 years experience in the flooring industry with a strong background in manufacturing and distribution platforms. “Rocha brings

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New Brown Jordan rugs by Gertmenian at Casual Market Chicago

Los Angeles—Gertmenian will introduce its Brown Jordan indoor/outdoor rug collection to the casual furnishings trade at Casual Market Chicago in September 2016. The new collection will be available exclusively through designers and Brown Jordan dealers. The Gertmenian Design Studio created the versatile designs, which complement Brown Jordan’s outdoor furniture. The collection is available in 5’3″x7’5″ and 7’10″x10′ sizes and consists of six designs in multiple colorways, including Megalo and Rivington.

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Armstrong Flooring continues partnership with HFOT

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring announced it is continuing as the exclusive flooring sponsor of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) through 2019. HFOT is a national non-profit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Armstrong Flooring has been a supporter of HFOT since 2013. Nearly 90 home build projects already have been completed with many more builds planned over

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NWFAU off to an auspicious start

St. Louis, Mo. – Since the National Wood Flooring Association launched NWFA University just eight weeks ago, more than 2,800 courses have been completed. NWFA University is a new training platform that expands NWFA’s hands-on training programs with online learning courses that can be completed when and where users want it. While the platform currently offers about 50 individual courses, more are being added every day. A series of courses

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Marketing mastery: How to generate high-margin referrals

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Jim Augustus Armstrong Even with dealers in some markets experiencing relatively high sales volume, now is a very challenging time to be in flooring retail. Box stores and online discounters continue to create downward price pressure, and many local retailers are attempting to compete by cutting margins and using cheap-price advertising. However, by using the right strategies, getting margins of 45% –

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    Technology: New measuring tools, updates aim to streamline estimating tasks

Technology: New measuring tools, updates aim to streamline estimating tasks

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Reginald Tucker Developers of measuring software and total retail management systems providers are enhancing their product offerings with new features and benefits. Following is an overview of what’s new and improved: Comp-U-Floor The Comp-U-Floor point of sales system—which interfaces with MeasureSquare’s mobile system—has been enhanced to further expedite measurement and estimating tasks for installers. How it works: A retailer, contractor or installer

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    Ceramic: Technology enables suppliers to render more realistic designs

Ceramic: Technology enables suppliers to render more realistic designs

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By K.J. Quinn It’s hard to believe a category representing one of the world’s oldest forms of floor covering can undergo a makeover. But that is exactly what is transpiring with ceramic tile, as new digital printing technologies are enabling producers to introduce game-changing formats and designs not seen since inkjet technology was introduced about 16 years ago. “Digital printing– especially when combined

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Lisbiz strategies: How Fitbit can help you prosper in business

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Lisbeth Calandrino Several months ago, I finally broke down and bought a Fitbit. I have been thinking about it for years but kept asking myself, “Why do I need one?” I’m good with my exercise, love the gym and find it a great place to socialize. I kept seeing lots of wrists with exercise bands, so I decided to get one. They

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    Floor covering dealers ride WPC’s rising tide

Floor covering dealers ride WPC’s rising tide

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Ken Ryan Flooring retailers report that WPC (wood plastic composite) has taken off as one of 2016’s most electrifying products, thanks in large part to the ability to demonstrate its many benefits. One such dealer is David Britt, owner of CW Floors & Lighting, with multiple stores in Texas. After a slow start in 2016, WPC has been his biggest product category.

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    Resilient: WPC offerings are spreading like wildfire

Resilient: WPC offerings are spreading like wildfire

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Ken Ryan What do you get when you have a distinctive looking product that is durable, versatile, competitively priced and provides real flooring solutions? You get arguably the hottest product on the market—WPC (wood plastic composite or waterproof core), the subsegment of the luxury vinyl category that is quickly making a name for itself. USFloors, with its award-winning COREtec, was the first

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Dear David: Making the most of your management meetings

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By David Romano Dear David: I find whenever I hold a management meeting, nothing seems to get accomplished. Everyone seems to have their own agenda and we never get to everything. Do you have any advice on how to hold a productive management meeting? Dear Distracted Meeting Leader, The purpose of a management meeting is to inform managers, exchange information and collaborate to

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Mendelsohn set to take Mohawk brand to the next level

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Steven Feldman When Karen Mendelsohn was named senior vice president of marketing for Mohawk Industries, the company gained an incredibly experienced, accomplished executive who has spent more than 30 years building brands, the last 27 at building products behemoth Masco. She brings a fresh perspective to flooring after spending most of her career involved with products such as cabinets, plumbing and faucets.

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    Al’s Column: It’s time to start thinking about TISE

Al’s Column: It’s time to start thinking about TISE

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Carol Wilkins It’s hard to believe we are just a few months away from opening day of The International Surface Event (TISE), which encompasses Surfaces, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, slated for Jan. 17-20, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For trade show veterans, retailers or wholesalers attending a conference and exhibition is a deliberate decision that requires proper

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My take: It’s time to start thinking about Best of Surfaces

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 By Steven Feldman The summer of 2016 is just about in the rear view mirror. The upcoming Presidential election will command the lion’s share of our attention for the next couple of months. But there’s a lot more to think about, and Surfaces 2017 is among the list of topics. I’m not going to step up on the soapbox and list the reasons

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    FCNews expands editorial team

FCNews expands editorial team

September 5, 2016; Volume 31, Number 6 Floor Covering News announces the appointment of Lindsay Baillie as its new assistant editor. In this capacity, she will be primarily responsible for writing news stories and feature articles, attending trade shows and industry events, proofreading and copyediting, as well as posting updates to the FCNews website. Additionally, Baillie will contribute to the newspaper’s social media marketing efforts. Baillie graduated with a Master

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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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