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    MP Global event celebrates 20th anniversary

MP Global event celebrates 20th anniversary

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global recently commemorated 20 years in the business by holding a special “employee appreciation” event to mark the milestone. The event included a golf outing, special recognition of longtime workers as well as food, fun and activities. Beyond the fun-filled festivities, the event provided an opportunity to reflect on the company’s storied history. When Al Collison, founder and president of MP

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    Installation: Innovations serve up solutions

Installation: Innovations serve up solutions

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Nicole Murray   Suppliers of installation accessories, adhesives and subfloor prep materials are not only developing new products that aim to ease installation; they are also seeking to improve the performance and longevity of the various flooring surfaces they support. Many of these installation products, which run the gamut from underlayments to self-leveling materials, are designed to address common installation challenges. Case

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    MP Global: 20 years old and still innovating

MP Global: 20 years old and still innovating

February 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Number 18 By Lindsay Baillie   During its first year of operation in 1997, MP Global—then known as Midwest Padding—employed 10 people. Today, the company has grown to about 145 employees and runs three shifts, 24 hours, seven days a week. While MP Global had its start in carpet and futon padding, the company is most known for its wide range of underlayments. Interestingly, it

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    MP Global introduces Sound Buffer acoustic underlayment

MP Global introduces Sound Buffer acoustic underlayment

Norfolk, Neb.–MP Global Products has introduced Sound Buffer, a high performing competitively priced universal acoustic underlayment made from 100% virgin latex rubber. Designed for use under luxury vinyl, laminate, engineered wood, and hardwood flooring, it can be floated, nailed, stapled, or single- or double glued. Its versatility in installation methods enable specifiers to use one SKU for many types of hard surface floors in residential and commercial projects. Sound Buffer

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    MP Global introduces Sound Buffer

MP Global introduces Sound Buffer

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products has introduced Sound Buffer, a high-performing universal acoustic underlayment that offers full subfloor coverage while soothing impact sound and floor-to-ceiling noise. Its carefully engineered properties enable installers to use one SKU for many types of hard surface floors in residential and commercial projects. Made from 100% virgin latex rubber, Sound Buffer is approved for use under luxury vinyl tiles and planks, laminate, engineered wood and hardwood

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    MP Global repurposes plastic bottles in LuxWalk

MP Global repurposes plastic bottles in LuxWalk

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products has expanded the scope of recycled resources used in its manufacturing processes to include fibers from discarded plastic beverage bottles. The company recently introduced LuxWalk, a high performing acoustic and insulating underlayment engineered especially for use under new luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). Containing 31% post-consumer materials, LuxWalk uses plastic fibers from discarded water bottles diverted from landfill, helping preserve the environment. The underlayment is LEED compliant

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    Perfectly Warm Radiant Heat Film offers multiple advantages

Perfectly Warm Radiant Heat Film offers multiple advantages

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products’ Perfectly Warm Radiant Heat Film is a gentle electric radiant heat film designed specifically for use with floating engineered wood and laminate floors as well as some floating tile floors. It can be installed easily over a subfloor or acoustic underlayment and can provide supplemental heat to rooms at the end of heating zones. The lightweight, roll-out line voltage system features gradual supplemental warmth from low

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    LuxWalk delivers impressive sound ratings

LuxWalk delivers impressive sound ratings

Norfolk, Neb.—LuxWalk, a new high-performing underlayment engineered specifically for floating or glue-down LVT that effectively soothes impact sound and floor to ceiling noise, has delivered impressive numbers in IIC and STC tests. In a recent IIC test designed to measure the impact sound transmission performance of LuxWalk installed under 5mm floating LVT over 6-inch concrete with no ceiling, the assembly achieved an excellent sound rating of 52, appreciably higher than

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    Insulayment: Perfect match for today’s hardwood options

Insulayment: Perfect match for today’s hardwood options

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products’ Insulayment is a high performing acoustic underlayment engineered specifically for installation under glue-down or nail-down hardwood and engineered wood floors. The roll-out fiber underlayment is designed to dampen impact noise and decrease airborne sounds from traveling to the room below. Insulayment is a very appealing choice for installations where concern for the environment is a consideration. Insulayment keeps floors warm in the winter and cool in

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    MP Global introduces Perfectly Warm Peel and Stick

MP Global introduces Perfectly Warm Peel and Stick

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products has introduced Perfectly Warm Peel and Stick Radiant Heat for Tile Floors, an in-floor electric radiant heating system for added comfort and coziness to rooms with traditional tile, stone or marble flooring. Perfectly Warm for Tile Floors complements the recently launched and well-received Perfectly Warm Radiant Heat Film for Floating Floors. Both use a unique conductive ink technology embedded in a flexible thin film and generate

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    MP Global releases LuxWalk underlayment for LVF

MP Global releases LuxWalk underlayment for LVF

October 27/November 3, 2014; Volume 28/Number 10 Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products recently introduced LuxWalk sound-suppressing underlayment for superior performance under floating or glue-down luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). A good match for condos, high-rise apartment complexes and anywhere else where sound control between floors and IIC and STC sound test ratings are considerations, LuxWalk is designed and engineered to soothe impact sound and floor-to-ceiling noise. At 25⁄1000-inch thickness and featuring a

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    Promoting the value of underlayment

Promoting the value of underlayment

Volume 27/Number 21; March 3/10, 2014 By Louis Iannaco The industry has been promoting warranties for hard surface flooring products for what seems like forever. Warranties are a major selling point and a way of letting potential customers know the manufacturer stands behind its product. In-store, warranties are usually featured in POP signage and are always top of mind with savvy retail associates. With that said, shouldn’t the same methods

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    MP Global introduces UltraLayer underlayment

MP Global introduces UltraLayer underlayment

Norfolk, Neb. — MP Global Products has introduced UltraLayer, a VOC-free, odorless and hypoallergenic underlayment that is engineered to deliver exceptional acoustic and insulating performance under ceramic and porcelain tile, and most natural stone. When installed with residential ceramic tile, mortar, and grout, and in accordance with TCNA installation standards, UltraLayer was rated for light commercial use in office space, reception areas, kitchens and bathrooms. When installed with commercial porcelain

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    Radiant floor heating options continue to surge

Radiant floor heating options continue to surge

More systems available than ever Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15 By Louis Iannaco The use of radiant floor heating systems has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to the introduction of innovative products catering to many different needs According to company executives, one reason for the popularity of electric systems—the most-purchased type of radiant heat for flooring—is that they can be particularly useful in remodeling projects due to its

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    MP Global: Lean and green

MP Global: Lean and green

Latest products, expansions taking company to new heights by Melissa McGuire Every day, each American adult creates five pounds of waste that eventually finds its way into a landfill. This statistic was staggering to Jack Boesch, director of marketing for MP Global, a leading underlayment producer. And because of it, “we’ve become an environmentally friendly problem solver by recycling waste that would have normally ended up in landfills. We don’t

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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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