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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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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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    AVA by Novalis gains distribution partner in Canada

AVA by Novalis gains distribution partner in Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has chosen LSI Floors to be its distribution partner in Canada. LSI Floors is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has offices in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have LSI Floors as the Canadian distributor for our AVA Commercial Specified LVT,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis Innovative Flooring. “LSI carries only the highest quality flooring

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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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    Abbey Carpet’s new consumer website provides digital solutions

Abbey Carpet’s new consumer website provides digital solutions

Bonita Springs, Fla.—Abbey Carpet Co. aims to help franchise members of Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go build brand awareness, connect with the online consumer and drive customer traffic through the use of a new consumer website. This updated site is built on a smart technology platform, which allows for flexibility, customization and updates to keep up with the ever-changing world of retail business technology. Since the launch

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    NAFCD releases spring flooring industry updates

NAFCD releases spring flooring industry updates

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released two spring 2017 flooring industry reports, compiled by the Cleveland Research Co. These reports are available to all NAFCD members. The Q1 Flooring Industry Update and the May 2017 Flooring Industry Update are designed to give industry professionals a comprehensive overview of current growth rates, developing trends, economic forecasts and more. “These reports are especially relevant to NAFCD members

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    NTCA joins ConsensusDocs Coalition

NTCA joins ConsensusDocs Coalition

Flowood, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has joined the ConsensusDocs Coalition, a unique coalition of over 40 design and construction industry associations that produces industry-standard contracts that are fair and balanced to facilitate project success. “Joining the ConsensusDocs Coalition provides NTCA members with a real voice in the industry, particularly in drafting fair and balanced contracts that will make a positive impact,” said Bart Bettiga, NTCA executive director. “NTCA

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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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    Greater New York Floor Coverers Association presents annual scholarship awards

Greater New York Floor Coverers Association presents annual scholarship awards

By Reginald Tucker   New York—Six high school seniors—along with a veteran member of the New York flooring contractor market—were recognized here recently during the 33rd Annual Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship and Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund Scholarship Awards ceremony. This year’s event was historic in that it marked the first time that seven awards were presented at the event—the most awards doled out at one time

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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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Mannington Mills completes sale of VCT business to Armstrong Flooring

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills has closed on the sale of its vinyl composition tile (VCT) business to Armstrong Flooring. The transaction was announced on May 8. “Our long-term growth strategy is focused on investment in high-growth, high-profit markets and categories,” said Russell Grizzle, president and CEO, Mannington Mills. “The sale of the VCT business allows us to aggressively pursue those opportunities.” Mannington Mills is a fourth generation, family-owned company with a

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    Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students at NeoCon

Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students at NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville will host four students from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design at NeoCon 2017. These students earned the trip by creating winning, tile-focused projects as part of Crossville’s sponsorship of a semester-long Design Studio held in partnership with the university. The studio provided the company a direct opportunity to educate the next generation of design professionals on the specification of tile products. As part of the

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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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