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    Distributors applaud Raskin’s eye for design

Distributors applaud Raskin’s eye for design

Founder’s knack for styling, hot trends raises the bar November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   Some flooring distributors openly worry that LVT and its subsegments WPC and rigid core—popular and successful though they may be—are becoming another commodity category with low barriers to entry. Others are concerned about what they view as a “sea of sameness” that permeates the landscape. There are some companies that

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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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    Raskin Industries expands via To Market acquisition

Raskin Industries expands via To Market acquisition

Objective is to bring proprietary products to array of channels July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   New York—Raskin Industries earlier this year acquired the assets of To Market, a direct-to-design chain supplier, and will work in concert with company founder and industry icon Phil Wexler to continue developing unique, proprietary products that offer more profitability. The acquisition of To Market, which specializes in LVT but also

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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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    Raskin Industries launches Acrylx, gains new distributor

Raskin Industries launches Acrylx, gains new distributor

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries recently had its first Acrylx product launch, which brings a new category of solid surface waterproof flooring to the industry. Along with the launch, Raskin Industries has brought on Abraham Linc as the company’s newest distributor. According to Raskin Industries, Abraham Linc’s company culture perfectly matches the manufacturer.            

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    Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   The double-digit growth that has catapulted the LVT category in recent years is expected to continue in 2017, buttressed by the rise of rigid core products (also known as WPC). The lone caveat may be the very success of LVT, which is ushering in a new wave of players looking to grab a piece of this ever-expanding market.   Larry

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    Raskin Industries appoints Ted Rocha as director of sales

Raskin Industries appoints Ted Rocha as director of sales

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries has appointed Ted Rocha to the position of director of sales. Rocha is responsible for expanding sales for the Raskin family of brands which includes FloorNation, the company’s first Made in the USA collection Elevations Loose Lay Formations glue down and new waterproof products Rocha has more than 25 years experience in the flooring industry with a strong background in manufacturing and distribution platforms. “Rocha brings

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    Raskin captures four platinum ADEX awards

Raskin captures four platinum ADEX awards

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries recently took home four platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) honors. The company received three platinum awards for products from its domestically produced FloorNation LVT line— Glory, Pride and Freedom—and one for the R9 LVT collection geared toward commercial applications. “These awards validate the hard work and detail we put into our designs,” said Michael Raskin, president and CEO. “They have come at the perfect time by giving

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    Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Ken Ryan Michael Raskin, president and CEO of Raskin Industries, said he always dreamed about making luxury vinyl tile in the U.S. That dream will soon become reality as Raskin Gorilla Floors introduces its first domestically made LVT brand—FloorNation—at Surfaces. Nox U.S., a South Korean OEM manufacturer and one of the largest and most experienced LVT suppliers in the world, will produce FloorNation at

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    Raskin wins 2015 ADEX for design excellence

Raskin wins 2015 ADEX for design excellence

Boca Raton, Fla.—Several of Raskin Gorilla Floors’ collections have been honored with ADEX (Award for Design Excellence) awards. Most recently, the LVT manufacturer received a 2015 ADEX Platinum Award for its Interwoven collection, a floating resilient that features Gravity Backing and noise reduction attributes. This award is in addition to a 2014 ADEX Platinum Award for Loft and Transformations, a 2014 ADEX Gold Award for Formations and 2014 ADEX Silver

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    Dealers cite Raskin product benefits

Dealers cite Raskin product benefits

April 27/May 4, 2015; Volume 29/Number 2 By Jenna Lippin Raskin Industries has been known as a design leader in the world of LVT with fashion-forward products uniquely designed by president and CEO Michael Raskin in Brooklyn, N.Y. While Raskin floors may bring some trendy appeal back to flooring, the benefits of the company’s top-selling products go beyond their enhanced visuals. Ease of installation is one characteristic several dealers cited

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    Raskin names J.H. Freed Gorilla Floors distributor

Raskin names J.H. Freed Gorilla Floors distributor

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries has appointed J.H. Freed & Sons as a distributor of its Gorilla Floors brand of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT). J.H. Freed & Sons will distribute Gorilla Floors to its Southern California, Southern Nevada and Yuma, Ariz., territories. “As a family-owned distributor with 36 years of experience—17 years of offering LVT—we are always looking for innovative products with cutting-edge attributes and fashion-forward styling,” said Christophe J. Freed,

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    Raskin’s Loft ascending on strength of styling

Raskin’s Loft ascending on strength of styling

November 10/17, 2014; Volume 28/Number 11 By Ken Ryan With a plethora of LVT products vying for space in retail showrooms, one way for a product to differentiate itself is through unique styling. In that case, Raskin Industries’ Elevations Loft is winning the battle, according to distributors who carry the product. Mike Welch, president of E.J. Welch, an Earth City, Mo.-based flooring distributor with locations in five states, said the

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    Resilient: Cutting-edge products ignite 2014’s trending category

Resilient: Cutting-edge products ignite 2014’s trending category

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Jenna Lippin (Second of two parts) Resilient products had a major presence across the expanse of the two Surfaces halls. Some come from familiar names, while others are new to the category, seeking to capitalize on this segment’s ever-increasing popularity. And, thanks to advanced technology, products within the category mimic natural visuals, adding to resilient’s appeal. Introductions from the larger resilient suppliers appeared

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    Resilient Floating Floor Guide: LVT suppliers offer dealers many options

Resilient Floating Floor Guide: LVT suppliers offer dealers many options

By Ken Ryan Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 The growth of luxury vinyl tile is making it more difficult than ever to stand out from the pack. That reality merely serves to motivate R&D departments in developing feature-rich offerings for distributors and dealers. The opportunity that exists in the growing LVT market is what prompted Beaulieu, for example, to enter the category in 2013. Beaulieu is just the latest

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Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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