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Innovations4Flooring, Kronospan sign strategic partnership agreement

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Kronospan. As part of this agreement I4F receives rights for Kronospan’s 1,000-strong patent portfolio covering flooring locking, wall panels, board compositions and production, as well as digital printing and furniture. This adds to I4F’s strategic partnership agreements with Classen and Kowon, established in 2017. “This latest strategic partnership with Kronospan is a significant stride forward on our path to

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Shannon Specialty Floors unveils new visual floor designer

Milwaukee, Wis.—Shannon Specialty Floors has launched its new interactive online visual floor designer. Available on Shannon Specialty Floors’ website, the new design tool allows users to select from 12 commercial room scene options and integrate with any of the company’s 18 collections of commercial flooring solutions. Visitors to the site can experiment with different color combinations and patterns of the company’s resilient sheet, luxury vinyl tile and plank, and PVC free

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    Novalis introduces Serenbe at Surfaces

Novalis introduces Serenbe at Surfaces

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring is unveiling its new Serenbe LVT collection made with high density core (HDC) technology at Surfaces 2018. Both rigid Serenbe HDC and flexible Serenbe glue down will be offered to Novalis dealers under the NovaFloor brand. “Serenbe is the culmination of 30 years of experience and advancements we have made at Novalis in LVT,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Novalis Innovative Flooring. “Serenbe is truly a remarkable

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    Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Syosset, N.Y.—Stanton Carpet is gearing up to highlight its new styles at Surfaces 2018, booth 6047. These innovative products aim to set standards for style, durability, performance and luxury across all four of its brands. Following are some of the manufacturer’s newest products. Stanton: The manufacturer’s newly built B2B site, Stantonb2b.com, allows its customers to easily place, reserve and track orders around the clock from your phone, tablet or computer. The

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NTCA adds new Five Star Contractor members

San Diego—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has accepted three new companies to its Five Star Contractor program: American Tile, Premier Tile & Marble, and Della Maggiore Tile & Stone. American Tile (ATC) was founded in 1967 by Vince Mattingly, Sr. and his wife, Dola. ATC grew from being a small home-based business to serving industry, commercial and institutional clients throughout the Midwest. After Mattingly retired in 1990, his son,

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    Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition now accepting entries

Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition now accepting entries

New York, N.Y.—Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Agency are officially calling for entries for the 2018 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. The annual awards program, now celebrating its 25th year, recognizes the work of top North American architects and designers who create imaginative spaces that take advantage of the excellent technical and aesthetic qualities of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. Each year, a jury of design experts selects three

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    Jaeckle Distributors to offer Florida Tile in additional territories

Jaeckle Distributors to offer Florida Tile in additional territories

Madison, Wis. – Jaeckle Distributors, a family-owned wholesale distributor based in Madison, Wis., will be expanding the territory in which they offer products from Florida Tile. Jaeckle will now be distributing Florida Tile products in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Jaeckle Distributors has a decades-long relationship with Florida Tile. Having distributed Florida Tile in other states, Jaeckle looks forward to providing the same value to a new area. “As a distributor

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    Ceramics of Italy present top tile trends for 2018

Ceramics of Italy present top tile trends for 2018

New York, N.Y.—Ceramics of Italy has gathered the top tile trends dominating the booths at Cersaie, the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and sanitaryware furnishings. Following are the top 10 trends. Botanical. While floral designs have been around since decorative tile was invented, botanical is a new trend reflecting two movements in the design industry. The first is a focus on health and wellness and the incorporation of the

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    Aspecta by Metroflor partners with Spartan Surfaces

Aspecta by Metroflor partners with Spartan Surfaces

Norwalk, Conn.—Aspecta by Metroflor has appointed Spartan Surfaces as its new distributor for New York City and Long Island, Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states, effective Jan. 1. The Bel Air, Maryland–based sales and consulting group is well positioned to represent the flagship Aspecta contract LVT brand, said Paul Eanes, vice president of sales, Metroflor.  “Spartan Surfaces’ unique business model places heavy focus on the contract market, ideally suiting them

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    B.R. Funsten: Single-source solutions provider

B.R. Funsten: Single-source solutions provider

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 The following is the 12th installment in a series highlighting the 14 distributors that constitute Bravo Services, a group comprising many of the top flooring wholesalers in the country. Here we focus on B.R. Funsten.   Founded in San Francisco in 1956 by Benjamin Reed Funsten, The B.R. Funsten & Co. has successfully grown into one of the largest flooring wholesalers in the

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    Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Lindsay Baillie   Anecdotal research shows fiberglass sheet vinyl continues to capture market share from felt products. But that’s not deterring manufacturers from supporting the sub-category. Many resilient flooring executives believe the product is still finding favor in various markets. What’s more, executives say felt’s unique characteristics will help it stay afloat in the sea of resilient products. While felt is part

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My take: Another visit from St. Nicholas

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Steven Feldman   Back by popular demand, round 2 … ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house We were praising our advertisers – not FloorFolio or Kraus. Almost all our accounts had stepped up their game; Those who did not we will not mention by name. For most in our industry 2017 was strong; Those who struggled may have

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    Distributors, retailers upbeat about 2018 prospects

Distributors, retailers upbeat about 2018 prospects

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Ken Ryan   Flooring retailers and distributors are all but guaranteeing that 2018 will be a banner year for business, with signs pointing toward healthy growth both residentially and commercially. While the known (shortage of skilled labor) and the unknown (geopolitical strife) could threaten the feel-good story, the consensus among flooring observers is 2018 will be the best year in the last

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    Emser Tile launches Glitz collection

Emser Tile launches Glitz collection

Los Angeles—Emser Tile introduces Glitz, a glass and metal mix series that emulates a captivating aesthetic with brush-like movement. The mosaics feature metallic accents and layered texture in hexagon shapes. The collection is available in five color variations: Fame, Glory, Joy, Love and Value. With a myriad of design opportunities for backsplashes, fireplace facades, and shower and accent walls, Glitz is suited for both residential and commercial interiors. Additionally, the

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    Taylor retires from Custom Building Products

Taylor retires from Custom Building Products

Huntington Beach, Calif.—Steve Taylor is retiring from Custom Building Products after nearly 30 years of service. Taylor is credited with numerous product innovations and for helping define installation best practices during his career. Taylor joined Custom in 1990 as technical director. He later became director of architecture and technical marketing in 2010. During his tenure at Custom, Taylor played a role in developing products like SimpleMat, Fusion Pro Single Component Grout and AcrylPro Adhesive. These innovations

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WFCA, ESR Commercial become partners

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has developed a new business partnership with ESR Commercial, the country’s largest trade association real estate broker. With more than 35 years of

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Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has tapped industry veteran Steve Ehrlich as vice president of sales and marketing for its North American operations. Ehrlich most recently directed new business activity at Invista

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Crossville unveils 2018 Color Trends look book

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has released its 2018 Color Trends look book, forecasting the use of black and rich, shadowy hues in commercial and residential design in the coming year. In addition

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