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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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    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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    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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My take: Random ramblings from NeoCon

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   How can 2017 have less than half of it remaining? Time really does fly. Walking around NeoCon last month made me realize just that. There was no way we could be five months removed from Surfaces. Then again, show management is probably saying there is no way it’s been five years since they changed the name to TISE, or The

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    FCNews announces winners of Charity Football League

FCNews announces winners of Charity Football League

January 30/February 6, 2017: Volume 31, Number 17 Hicksville—In the fall of 2016 Floor Covering News kicked off its Fantasy Football for a Cause league, which raises money for various local and national charities. Earlier this month checks were distributed to each of the participating manufacturers to forward along to their respective charities and causes. Following is a breakdown of the winners: Salesmaster won first place and a total of

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    Distribution: FloorNation’s Made in USA story embraced by top distributors

Distribution: FloorNation’s Made in USA story embraced by top distributors

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By Ken Ryan When Michael Raskin introduced his company’s first domestic-LVT brand—FloorNation—at the International Surface Event (Surfaces) in 2016, he was hopeful distributors would see what he envisioned: a truly distinct product that would resonate with their customers. Six months after the official launch, it appears Raskin’s greatest hope is being realized as three of the industry’s top 20 distributors have taken on

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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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    Distributors profit from Raskin’s Elevations LVT

Distributors profit from Raskin’s Elevations LVT

January 20/27, 2014; Volume 27/Number 19 By Ken Ryan In his nearly four decades in the flooring industry, Bill Snowdon said he has never seen a product get out of the gate so fast—and sustain that sales pace for two years—as Elevations’ luxury vinyl tile from Raskin Industries. “We were the first to take Raskin on,” said Snowdon, vice president of residential sales for E.J. Welch, a Midwest distributor that

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    Raskin Industries’ Elevation Floors wins ADEX Awards

Raskin Industries’ Elevation Floors wins ADEX Awards

Boca Raton, Fla. — Luxury vinyl tile supplier Raskin Industries was recently honored with a pair of ADEX awards. The company annexed a Platinum award for its innovative Elevations5 and a silver award for its Provence Woods line, part of the initial Elevations offering unveiled in 2012. “Elevations5 perfectly complements our original 21 SKUs in Elevations,” said Michael Raskin, president and CEO. “We wanted to offer our customers the ability

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    Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

By Jenna Lippin Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013 As the industry’s fastest growing category, resilent suppliers had to bring their A game to Surfaces given the vast amount of competition. With revamped or expanded LVT and sheet vinyl offerings and fresh merchandising displays, all sought to impress existing and potential customers and garner attention not only at the show, but most importantly, for the rest of 2013. Some of the

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USG expands tile, flooring salesforce

Chicago—USG Corp.’s Tile and Flooring Solutions group is reorganizing and expanding its team to better support its customers and its expanding portfolio of innovative products and solutions. Steve Bjorklund was

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Creating Your Space introduces new features

San Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space is introducing a host of innovations for 2018. These introductions include programmatic advertising, YouTube advertising, a “More Like This” feature as well as an e-commerce

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T&L Distributing partners with Tarkett

Houston—T&L Distributing has entered a distribution partnership with Tarkett. Through this collaboration, T&L Distributing will immediately begin offering Tarkett’s resilient residential and commercial products, including Tarkett’s Johnsonite brand, to its

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