Tag "residential"

    Couristan bolsters sales team

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 to service the Manhattan and Southern California markets. Troy Corey will ensure dealers in New York City will have access to Couristan’s residential broadloom and area rug collections, while Nick Maugeri will be responsible for the Southern California region. Both

0 comment Read Full Article
    Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Calhoun, Ga.—For the first time at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries’ residential and commercial divisions will share the spotlight to show that Mohawk is “all in” when it comes to sustainable flooring. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 8–10 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Mohawk Flooring and Mohawk Group will be exhibiting on-site in booth space No. 1807. “The

0 comment Read Full Article
    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,

0 comment Read Full Article
    Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors, will be marketing and selling the comprehensive Flexco line throughout all six New England states and upstate New York. “We’re very excited about this new relationship,” said Dan Doyle, vice president branch sales and operations, BWG. “When you work with Flexco, you’re working with a flooring partner that has the experience, determination and dedication to make customers’

0 comment Read Full Article
    NeoCon East opens registration, presents keynotes

NeoCon East opens registration, presents keynotes

Philadelphia, Pa.—Registration is now open for NeoCon East. Held Nov. 15-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, NeoCon East will feature nearly 200 companies with products across vertical markets such as workplace, healthcare, education, public space, hospitality, retail and government. Programming will include more than 25 CEU accredited seminars, as well as a group of keynotes. The keynotes slated for this year include: Alex Gilliam, founder and director, Public Workshop; David

0 comment Read Full Article
    Tarkett, Gilford-Johnson Flooring expand partnership

Tarkett, Gilford-Johnson Flooring expand partnership

Jeffersonville, Ind.—Gilford-Johnson Flooring was appointed as a Tarkett residential and commercial distributor for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The distributor has been a long-term partner with the Tarkett family of brands in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. “Before Gilford-Flooring and Johnson Wholesale Floors joined forces last year, Johnson had a long-term relationship with Tarkett as one of [its] largest distributors,” said Scott Roy, president and CEO, Gilford-Johnson Flooring. “We are thrilled to have

0 comment Read Full Article
    Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker   Armstrong Flooring has initiated the process of uniting its commercial and residential business operations. Specifically, the realignment entails the integration of the company’s residential and commercial sales, marketing and product management teams. The move also combines the resilient and wood manufacturing operations. Under the new structure, several key executive positions have changed. Joe Bondi, formerly senior vice president—North America

1 comment Read Full Article
    Dixie Group taps T.M. Nuckols as EVP of Dixie Residential

Dixie Group taps T.M. Nuckols as EVP of Dixie Residential

Dalton–Daniel K. Frierson, chairman; Kennedy Frierson, chief operating officer; and Paul Comiskey, president – Dixie Group Residential have announced that Thomas Martin (T.M.) Nuckols, Jr. will be joining The Dixie Group on Feb. 6, as executive vice president of Dixie Residential and will be located at the company’s corporate offices in Dalton. Nuckols joins the team as the company prepares for Paul Comiskey’s planned retirement. Comiskey formally made his retirement

0 comment Read Full Article

Ceramics of Italy extends 2017 Tile Competition deadline

New York, N.Y.—Ceramics of Italy has extended the deadline for its 2017 Tile Competition to Jan. 13. All North America-based architects and designers who have used Italian ceramic or porcelain tile within the past five years are eligible to submit their projects in the residential, commercial and institutional categories. Prizes include $3,000, a trip to Bologna, Italy for a CEU-accredited trip to Cersaie and a trip to Orlando to present their project

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

Shaw opens $85M carpet tile facility

New plant to bolster manufacturing capacity, recycling capabilities December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan Shaw Industries, the largest carpet tile producer in North America, officially unveiled its new carpet tile manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Ga., on Dec. 1. The $85 million facility, which became operational this quarter, will provide added capacity and recycling capability for the company’s Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw Contract modular carpet brands.

0 comment Read Full Article
    Top distributors: New home construction, LVT/WPC surge help flooring wholesalers cope with slow economy

Top distributors: New home construction, LVT/WPC surge help flooring wholesalers cope with slow economy

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By Ken Ryan Slow and steady may win the race but many flooring distributors are frustrated by the pace of the economic recovery that continues to trudge along with growth in the low single digits. Not every market in the U.S. is stagnant. California, particularly the San Francisco/San Jose market, is very strong, executives say. However, there are other regions that lack robust

0 comment Read Full Article
    Scoring Flooring: Industry Stats for 2015

Scoring Flooring: Industry Stats for 2015

June 20/27, 2016; Volume 30, Number 26 The flooring industry in 2015 continued its recovery from the prolonged recession. While growth rates pale in comparison to the mid-2000s heydays, the industry last year saw increases of 4.4% in dollars and 3.2% in volume. This comes on the heels of 3.6% growth in dollars and 1.8% in volume in 2014 compared to the respective 5.5% and 3.8% growth rates in 2013.

6 comments Read Full Article
    Lexmark enters residential market

Lexmark enters residential market

Dalton – Lexmark Carpet Mills, a leading manufacturer of hospitality carpets, has created a new line of residential products that will be introduced at Surfaces 2012. The new collection will include 18 styles crafted of Lexmark’s Primus solution-dyed PET yarn.

0 comment Read Full Article

Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

LANCASTER, PENN.—Armstrong announced it will initiate a 4% to six 6% price increase in the United States and Canada on residential luxury vinyl tile, laminate, residential sheet and tile, and select commercial sheet products. In addition, a 2.5% increase on commercial vinyl composition tile, and a 3% to 10% increase on installation, maintenance and accessories (IMA) products, beginning with shipments on January 23, 2012.

0 comment Read Full Article

Va.-based CCA Floors & Interiors launches new websites

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—In efforts to further strengthen their presence in the commercial, government and residential flooring industry and better serve customers worldwide, CCA Floors & Interiors rebranded itself by changing company name and logo that supports the recent launch of four new websites for customers of each of their divisions: CCA Commercial Floors & Interiors, CCA Government Floors & Interiors, and Alexandria Carpet One Floor & Home.

0 comment Read Full Article

Floor Covering News

Press Release

Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on

Read More

CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia

Read More

Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show

Read More