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Laminam by Crossville exceeds ANSI performance standards

Crossville, Tenn.—Laminam by Crossville’s porcelain tile panels are compliant with ANSI A137.3 standards, according to the company. All collections in the full Laminam by Crossville catalog exceed the product performance measures defined in the ANSI standard. Crossville sought the compliance not only to bolster the reputation of its own product lines but also support the burgeoning gauged porcelain tile panel category in the U.S. market, according to Noah Chitty, director

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    Ceramic: Digital printing advances boost realism in visuals

Ceramic: Digital printing advances boost realism in visuals

January 2/9, 2017: Volume 31, Number 15 By K.J. Quinn Groundbreaking production technology is one of the greatest factors impacting the evolution of ceramic and porcelain floor designs. Vendors are pushing the envelope to reach new aesthetic heights and still satisfy consumer demands for in-style products. “Through digital printing, we are able to scan in virtually any image and reproduce that image on tile, just like scanning and printing a

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    Eternity Flooring scores a ‘trifecta’

Eternity Flooring scores a ‘trifecta’

Wood, WPC and laminate lines please dealers July 4/11, 2016; Volume 30, Number 27 By Reginald Tucker Movie stars and celebrities abound in North Hollywood, Calif., but among many specialty retailers based here Eternity Flooring is the star of the show. Specifically, the company’s dealer partners are reporting brisk activity with Eternity’s engineered hardwood, laminate and WPC lines. “Across the board, the Eternity Flooring lines are excellent,” said Abe Bashir,

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    LisBiz Strategies: How to get close to millennial customers

LisBiz Strategies: How to get close to millennial customers

April 25/May 2, 2016; Volume 30, Number 22 By Lisbeth Calandrino Maybe you’ve never heard of crowdfunding, but it may just be the way to your new customer’s heart. Although we keep hearing that millennials—or Generation Y—don’t yet have money to spend and are underemployed, they will soon have more economic power than the baby boomers. If you’re going to have them as customers, you will have to figure out

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    Tuftex: Styling and affordability define ‘boutique’ manufacturer

Tuftex: Styling and affordability define ‘boutique’ manufacturer

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Steve Hernandez, owner of Hernandez Carpets of Commerce, Calif., has been doing business with Tuftex for decades—when it was primarily known as a “boutique” California carpet mill long before it became the premier residential carpet brand of Shaw Floors. For Hernandez, Tuftex has lost none of that small-mill charm, even though it is part of a much larger corporation today. “These guys

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    IICRCA board elects new officers

IICRCA board elects new officers

Las Vegas—The International Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) elected new officers during the winter board meeting, which took place Dec. 10-11 at the IICRCA headquarters here. The new executive committee is as follows. Jim Pearson– chairman Tony Wheelwright– vice chairman Craig Herrmann– secretary Bruce Vance– treasurer Jim Hirsch– 1st vice president Bryan O’haleck– past chairman

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    Carpet: Mills push innovation to ward off gains in hard surface

Carpet: Mills push innovation to ward off gains in hard surface

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    Godfrey Hirst partners with 3M on easyliving@home contest

Godfrey Hirst partners with 3M on easyliving@home contest

Adairsville, Ga.—Godfrey Hirst recently partnered with 3M, makers of the Scotchgard brand, to offer its dealers an exclusive chance to participate in a contest featuring easyliving@home, the mill’s solution-dyed PET product. The contest ran from Feb. 1-Aug. 15 and winners were selected based on the most sales in terms of dollar volume. One winning dealer from each region (East, West and Canada) received a free trip for two to the

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    Invista Athens earns OSHA VPP STAR

Invista Athens earns OSHA VPP STAR

Athens, Ga.—Invista’s Athens site has once again earned STAR status—the highest designation—under the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Invista, which was first certified in 2012, is one of only three VPP STAR sites here. “This designation represents our employees’ ongoing dedication to safety,” said Shauna Devereux, Invista Athens site manager. “Every day, we strive for 10,000% compliance, which means 100% of our employees

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    Innovations@Domotex 2016 issues call for exhibitors

Innovations@Domotex 2016 issues call for exhibitors

Hannover, Germany—The Innovations@Domotex 2016 showcase is accepting exhibitor applications. Innovations@Domotex is a major attraction at Domotex Germany, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for carpet and floor coverings, to be held Jan. 16-19 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Exhibitors will have until Nov. 3 to submit innovations in the following product categories: textile floor coverings/fibers and yarns, resilient floor coverings, parquet, wood and laminate flooring, modern handmade carpets and

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    Laminate: How display methods ease the shopping experience

Laminate: How display methods ease the shopping experience

April 13/20, 2015; Volume 29/Number 1 By Nadia Ramlakhan  The techniques retailers use to display products can oftentimes make or break a sale, especially when it comes to laminate. With the attention span of today’s consumers dwindling by the day, sales associates only have a few minutes to make an impression. It doesn’t matter how durable or scratch resistant laminate is—if a customer can’t visualize a product in her home

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    Fall promos encourage a fresh start

Fall promos encourage a fresh start

Volume 28/Number 6; September 1/8, 2014 By Jenna Lippin With fall comes an opportunity to take time to start new projects, which, for many, includes new flooring. A number of leading manufacturers and buying groups consider a new season the perfect opportunity to offer incentives that will drive traffic into stores. FCNews spoke with some of these companies about a number of the top promotions to be featured in the

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    Adore Floors receives FloorScore certification

Adore Floors receives FloorScore certification

Farmingdale, N.Y.—Adore Floors has received FloorScore certification for its Decoria, Naturelle, Adore Touch, Adore Touch Contract, ProjectFlor, ProjectFlor Elite and Adore Style (EMEA) luxury vinyl flooring lines. “FloorScore, a certification program established by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), helps specifiers and end users easily identify manufacturers and products that adhere to the strictest standards for indoor environmental practices and production,” explained Kelly Mortensen, technical director of Adore Floors. Adore

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Marketing mastery: ideal business, ideal lifestyle

January 20/27, 2014; Volume 27/Number 19 By Jim Armstrong (Third of three parts) About two-thirds of my coaching for flooring retailers focuses on marketing and making more money. The other third focuses on helping dealers engineer their businesses so they can have the time and freedom to enjoy the fruits of their labor. After all, what’s the point of investing the enormous amount of time, energy and money required to

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    Women in flooring: Rosana Chaidez – Passion helps achieve goals

Women in flooring: Rosana Chaidez – Passion helps achieve goals

January 20/27, 2014; Volume 27/Number 19 By Jenna Lippin (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting some of the women in the floor covering industry who are not only making a difference, but raising its level of professionalism.) Rosana Chaidez has developed a strong reputation as vice president of sales & marketing and procurement for Haines, the largest floor covering distributor serving the Southeast and

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InstaFloor partners with Duracryl

Farmers Branch, Texas—Duracryl International B.V. and InstaFloor N.A. have formed a partnership, whereby InstaFloor will support and market Corques Liquid Lino (CLL), a liquid self-leveling linoleum product, in the North

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Crossville launches new gauged porcelain tile panel collections

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has announced the introduction of two gauged porcelain tile products: Calce and Cava. Neutral colors and delicate nuances mark the face of Calce, a line inspired by wet

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INSTALL announces Canadian National Apprenticeship Competition winner

Glassboro, N.J.—The best floor covering apprentices in Canada recently convened in historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for a unique installation competition. Marking its 25th anniversary, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters

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