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WFCA, MBS launch MagneBuild

Dalton—World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has announced the launch of MagneBuild by Magnetic Building Solutions (MBS), an LLC partially owned by the WFCA. MagneBuild is a revolutionary new underlayment system utilizing magnetic technology as the foundation for all types of floors. It will make its debut at TISE 2018. The new MBS technology works across all flooring categories from carpet to hardwood to stone. To install flooring with this product,

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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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    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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    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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    Floor360 celebrates 20 years

Floor360 celebrates 20 years

Madison, Wis.—Floor360 is celebrating 20 years of serving the residential and commercial flooring market in Wisconsin and beyond. Floor360 employs over 50 people, installs over 50% of new construction homes in the Dane County area and handles commercial projects including apartment complexes, hotels and resorts throughout the country. Floor360 also initiated and leads a movement that provides interior makeovers free of charge to non-profits with the Design for a Difference – Madison. Bob Tobe,

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    Armstrong donates sheet vinyl for hurricane relief

Armstrong donates sheet vinyl for hurricane relief

Lancaster, Pa.—Lancaster-based Armstrong Flooring is donating 270,000 square feet of flooring through Good360, a nonprofit that matches product donations with community organizations, many of which are engaged in disaster recovery this holiday season and throughout 2018. Employees at Armstrong Flooring’s Lancaster distribution center loaded two tractor-trailers with rolls of vinyl sheet flooring being donated to help with the rebuilding efforts in areas of the country that were devastated by hurricanes this year.

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    Novalis receives Greenguard Gold certification for all products

Novalis receives Greenguard Gold certification for all products

Toronto, Canada—Third-party program specifier UL has certified that all Novalis flooring products, including glue down, loose lay and rigid products HPC (High Performance Core) and HDC (High Density Core) are Greenguard and Greenguard Gold indoor building products. Greenguard certification gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, contributing to the creation of healthier interiors. Greenguard Gold certification (formerly known as Greenguard Children & Schools Certification) offers

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NWFA completes 25th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 25th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. The home dedication for US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Bottrell took place in San Diego, Dec. 12. Flooring for the project was

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    Crossville marks 10th tile installation in specially adapted smart home

Crossville marks 10th tile installation in specially adapted smart home

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville recently celebrated its 10th specially-adapted smart home dedication for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E program. Throughout the past year, Crossville has donated more than 10,000 square feet of tile for installations in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other spaces inside homes custom-built for wounded veterans and their families. “It’s exciting to know we have contributed to help 10 deserving heroes and their families enjoy the comforts of brand

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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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WF Taylor, Smell Away Solutions form strategic alliance

Overland Park, Kansas—WF Taylor and Smell Away Solutions have established a strategic relationship for Taylor to distribute the Smell Zapper line of odor elimination products throughout the United States. WF

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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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