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Novalis helps Crescent Hardwood Supply celebrate 100 years of service

Toronto, Canada—Crescent Hardwood Supply recently celebrated 100 years of service to the coastal southeast with a traditional crawfish boil. Novalis Innovative Flooring was on hand to sponsor the musical entertainment, as well as showcase its new Serenbe collection. “Not only is their anniversary a huge milestone, but it’s a huge milestone for our relationship with Crescent,” said Angie Alexander, national sales manager, Novalis. “We are also celebrating 10 years together. We

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    Rigid core continues to set new standards

Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   Even seasoned flooring executives are stunned at the growth of the rigid core subsegment that burst onto the scene less than two years ago and has morphed into a super cell of flooring. Jimmy Tuley, vice president, residential resilient business, Mannington, just returned from Domotex Asia where he saw scores of new entries. “We saw combinations of wood on

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    Novalis taps Mark Biggs as West Coast account specialist

Novalis taps Mark Biggs as West Coast account specialist

Toronto, Canada—Continuing growth for its LVT brand NovaFloor, Novalis Innovative Flooring has added Mark Biggs as account specialist for the West Coast to its team. Biggs has over 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, starting as a territory manager for IVC when it began U.S. operations. Following Mohawk’s acquisition of IVC, he became a resilient specialist for the company’s hard surface team. Most recently, Biggs was the IVC

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    Novalis was a platinum sponsor at FCICA convention

Novalis was a platinum sponsor at FCICA convention

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has joined as an Associate Member of the FCICA, the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Novalis participated as a platinum sponsor in the FCICA 2018 convention, “In it to win it,” held at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. “We look forward to being an active participant and contributor to this professional organization,” said Jim Kups, North America technical manager for Novalis.

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    Novalis taps Gary Slonim as international sales manager for Latin America

Novalis taps Gary Slonim as international sales manager for Latin America

Toronto, Canada—Industry veteran Gary Slonim has joined Novalis Innovative Flooring as its international sales manager for Latin America. Slonim is the former president and CEO of Slonim International, selling flooring in over 50 countries. Prior to joining Novalis he was the sales manager for Latin America for Swiff-Train, Co., marketing EarthWerks LVT flooring. “Gary’s knowledge of the Caribbean and Latin America is extensive,” said Mark Hansen, vice president North America

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    Novalis launches new consumer online promotion

Novalis launches new consumer online promotion

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has launched a new promotion inviting consumers to share their new NovaFloor LVT flooring with the world. The NovaFloor Us! promotion encourages new NovaFloor owners to go to NovaFloor.us to register their new floor and then to upload photos of it on the brand’s Facebook page: NovaFloorLVT. Novalis will select photo entries to share online and reward the best entry each month with a $100 gift card. “People

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    Novalis awarded SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification

Novalis awarded SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring received notification from SCS Global Services that its products have qualified for Indoor Advantage Gold Indoor Air Quality, certified to SCS-EC10.3-2014 v4.0. This means Novalis flooring conforms to standards for private office, school classroom and single-family residence parameters. “We are proud to add the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification to our growing list of environmental standards,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Novalis Innovative Flooring. “Just as our trade partners

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    Novalis’ rigid products receive FloorScore certification

Novalis’ rigid products receive FloorScore certification

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s high performance core (HPC) and high density core (HDC) products have successfully passed SCS Global Services testing and fully qualify for FloorScore certification. These products include NovaFloor Serenbe HDC, Lyndon HDC, NovaCore HPC and AVA SMPL HPC. FloorScore certifies that the flooring tested meets indoor air quality standards pertaining to the measurement of volatile organic compounds emitted into the air. “We are pleased that all of Novalis flooring is FloorScore

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    Novalis presents 2017 NovaFloor Distributor of the Year

Novalis presents 2017 NovaFloor Distributor of the Year

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring recognized Self’s, a division of E.J. Welch Company, as its 2017 Distributor of the Year at Surfaces. Self’s was established in 1938 with a mission “to be the nation’s best floor covering distributor.” Self’s carries the complete NovaFloor LVT line throughout its Midwest service territory. “We are fortunate to have a professional and dedicated distributor such as Self’s to represent our NovaFloor line,” said Mark Hansen,

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    Novalis introduces NovaShield at Surfaces 2018

Novalis introduces NovaShield at Surfaces 2018

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring is introducing its new patent-pending NovaShield enhanced protective coating at Surfaces 2018 (booth 629) as part of its Serenbe collection launch. “In the competitive race to create a more enhanced protective coating for LVT, we took our time to get it right,” said Jim Kups, technical manager for Novalis North America. “We believe that with NovaShield, we’ve done just that.” NovaShield has an enhanced anti-microbial agent,

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    Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

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 for the Stainmaster brand in the hard surfaces flooring category. Prior to his post at Invista, Ehrlich held executive positions with The Home Depot, where he was merchandiser for hard surfaces, and Hoboken Floors, where he was senior vice president of

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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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    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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    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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    Novalis taps CFD as a distributor for NovaFloor

Novalis taps CFD as a distributor for NovaFloor

Toronto—Novalis Innovative Flooring has added Commercial Flooring Distributors (CFD) as a distributor for its NovaFloor product line. CFD is based in Debary, Fla., and serves the entire state, providing commercial flooring product, consulting and quick shipping to a diverse customer list. “We are excited to add CFD as a new distributor. With their long dedication to their customers, suppliers and the flooring industry, we know they’ll fit in perfectly with

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Novalis helps Crescent Hardwood Supply celebrate 100 years of service

Toronto, Canada—Crescent Hardwood Supply recently celebrated 100 years of service to the coastal southeast with a traditional crawfish boil. Novalis Innovative Flooring was on hand to sponsor the musical entertainment, as

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NAFCD enters strategic partnership with Market Insights

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has joined a strategic partnership with Market Insights of Reading, Pa. The partnership is designed to deliver NAFCD member firms with

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Dal-Tile wins exclusive tile provider status

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation was recently named as the exclusive tile provider for Woodside Homes. With both companies keenly focused on offering products rich in style and design, this relationship provides homebuyers

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