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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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    Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   For retailers navigating the sea of LVT products, diversity is the key to success, experts say. This differentiation can be found in product design and development as well as experiences with a particular manufacturer. Karndean Designflooring aims to provide retailers with opportunities to increase their business via exclusive designs, top-notch customer service and creative marketing materials. “At Karndean, we

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    Mannington Commercial introduces Color Anchor LVT

Mannington Commercial introduces Color Anchor LVT

Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial has launched Color Anchor, a bold collection of LVT that brings cohesion and coordination across the company’s full portfolio of flooring products. The collection’s two patterns bring color cohesion by enabling designers to blend fields of color or accent pieces, experiment with exuberant bolds and understated neutrals, or use color coordinates and unite products from across Mannington’s incredible portfolio of commercial products. Available in 20 colors as

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    Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   It is not uncommon these days for a mid-sized carpet mill to get involved in hard surfaces and try to catch the wave that is the LVT/WPC/rigid core movement. What is uncommon is for that mill to have genuine success to the tune of double-digit growth year over year. Marquis Industries made the leap into the luxury vinyl world

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    Distribution: Wholesalers reap rewards of the red-hot LVT/WPC categories

Distribution: Wholesalers reap rewards of the red-hot LVT/WPC categories

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   Most would agree that year-over-year growth among flooring distributors isn’t what it once was, especially in relation to pre-2006 recession rates. Today distributors are eking out much smaller gains, around 3%-5%, with those that choose the right product mix enjoying the most success. “You could be doing all the right things, but if you don’t have the right product

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    Novalis invests in the future of flexible, rigid core LVT

Novalis invests in the future of flexible, rigid core LVT

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring completed a landmark deal with Zhenjiang City to purchase a 35–acre tract directly across from its existing manufacturing facility. The company plans to erect a new state-of-the-art LVT plant—doubling the size of its current facility. In addition to new LVT production lines, the new facility will house the company’s new headquarters and administrative offices, expanded R&D and Design facilities, and a new Customer Experience Center to

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    Spotlight: Southwind provides retailers with the complete package

Spotlight: Southwind provides retailers with the complete package

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Lindsay Baillie   Southwind Carpets, a division of Cherokee Carpet Industries, has been known for providing a range of residential and Main Street commercial carpets to dealers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Since its hard surface division launched in 2015, the company has added LVP, WPC and hardwood collections to its portfolio—providing retailers with the complete flooring package. Southwind’s leap into hard

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    Patcraft launches new resilient flooring

Patcraft launches new resilient flooring

Dalton—Patcraft has introduced Emery, its latest resilient product. This premium, floating LVT plank flooring is designed to transform the performance of the living environment and is available in 12 neutral color variations. The product’s water-proof core construction provides protection from top-down moisture, and its cork underlayment provides sound insulation from foot traffic and floor-to-floor sound transfer. Emery’s high-performance finish layer prevents scratching, scuffing, chips and dents for ease of maintenance. The

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    Resilient: LVT—A five-tool player that’s finding comfort in virtually all segments

Resilient: LVT—A five-tool player that’s finding comfort in virtually all segments

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Ken Ryan   In baseball, a five-tool player excels at all the fundamentals. In flooring, that five-tool “player” would be LVT—a rare product rich in features and versatility suitable for virtually all commercial and residential segments—from Courtyard Marriott hotel rooms to residential basements. LVT (including WPC and rigid core products) has been growing at a double-digit rate for the past several years,

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    Patcraft launches Vinings, Ivy Walk

Patcraft launches Vinings, Ivy Walk

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has introduced Vining, the company’s newest LVT, and Ivy Walk, a heterogeneous sheet product. The two flooring products were created to work in tandem to impart a sense of being surrounded by nature’s serenity and evoke a calming atmosphere to promote healing within a space. Vinings was named a 2016 Silver Nightingale Award recipient in recognition for its contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and

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    Karndean Designflooring named Ultimate House official flooring partner

Karndean Designflooring named Ultimate House official flooring partner

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring was named the official flooring partner of Pittsburgh Magazine’s third annual Ultimate House, a 9,000-square foot, state-of-the-art luxury home open to the public for two weeks in September. Karndean will showcase Reclaimed Redwood—from its Van Gogh collection—throughout the home’s entire lower level, which includes a home gym, entertainment area, bar, wine closet and more. The product’s 48 x 7 large format planks feature subtle, light gray characteristics

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    Distributors give thumbs up to Raskin’s Acrylx

Distributors give thumbs up to Raskin’s Acrylx

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Ken Ryan As the WPC/rigid core subsegment of LVT continues to rise in popularity, flooring distributors are looking to get in on the action by partnering with suppliers who can deliver best-in-class looks. Raskin Industries’ Acrylx, a solid surface waterproof floor, fits that bill, they say. “We are amazed by the rapid industry shift to the rigid category and were lucky enough

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    Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Lindsay Baillie The resilient category continues to follow its blazing path from 2016 with aggressive growth just six months into 2017. Industry observers attribute this activity once again to the industry’s “darlings”—LVT, WPC and rigid core. Based on FCNews research, LVT and its subcategories accounted for 42.3% of residential volume and 67.6% of residential dollars in 2016. Observers expect numbers in 2017

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Armstrong Flooring to close two wood floor facilities

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring released its reported financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The company also announced the planned closing of two wood floor facilities. “Second quarter 2017 results were disappointing to us and fell short of our expectations, with the main driver soft demand in our legacy categories, primarily residential sheet and wood flooring,” said Don Maier, CEO. “Our LVT sales continued to grow at a

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    FloorFolio receives first Canadian patent for EnviroQuiet

FloorFolio receives first Canadian patent for EnviroQuiet

Edison, N.J.– FloorFolio Industries was issued its first Canadian patent for EnviroQuiet, moving the company’s total number of patents to three. “As FloorFolio continues to expand its brand and presence throughout the world, we are truly honored to be awarded this patent,” said Michael Freedman, president and CEO of FloorFolio. “It is our goal to increase distribution across Canada and this will be a major step in that direction.” With

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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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