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    Havwoods International takes Manhattan

Havwoods International takes Manhattan

Grand opening of New York-based designer showroom welcomes A&D community   By Reginald Tucker New York—UK-based Havwoods International, a supplier of custom-crafted, mid- to upper-end hardwood flooring, officially opened its first showroom here in the trendy Flatiron section of New York City. The move follows its previously announced plans to expand the brand to the U.S. market. The new, 3,000-square-foot-plus showroom—located at 155W 18th Street—enables specifiers to browse through the

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Dear David: First impressions of your showroom count

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By David Romano Dear David: I have tried just about everything to get my sales associates to better organize the floor but nothing seems to work. I know we need to look better, but there is only so much I can do myself and I cannot afford to hire a cleaning company to come each night to clean and organize the showroom. Any thoughts?

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    Dealers get creative in their positioning

Dealers get creative in their positioning

FCNews Ultimate Guide to WPC: July 17/24, 2017 By Ken Ryan   Flooring retailers often talk about the persuasive effect a good story has on selling a product. With WPC/rigid core, they not only have a good story to tell, they have a means to demonstrate its waterproof properties. As the product category evolves, the way flooring dealers treat these products in their stores will change accordingly. Most certainly they

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    Al’s Column: Tips on designing a better tile showroom

Al’s Column: Tips on designing a better tile showroom

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Emily Holle   From big box stores and expo centers to small town boutiques, I’ve spent the last 15 years planning and designing showrooms across the country. Along the way, I’ve curated tips for designing thriving showrooms, fine-tuning a handful of best practices in my role as director of trend and design for MS International. A thoughtfully designed showroom does more than

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    MSI updates, expands Bay Area showroom, distribution capabilities

MSI updates, expands Bay Area showroom, distribution capabilities

Hayward, Calif. —M S International (MSI) has updated and doubled the size its Bay Area showroom and distribution center. Today, the company boasts more than 500 surfacing products displayed and inventoried throughout 5,600 square feet of showroom space and approximately 160,000 square feet of total warehousing space. Underscoring MSI’s commitment to customer service, the redesigned showroom includes new seating areas and work tables, as well as hosting space for seminars

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WFCA presents winners of 2017 Gold Standard Awards

Dalton—World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announced the annual winners of its Gold Standard Award which recognizes stores that have created an outstanding consumer retail experience. In the category including retailers with sales over $10-million, Sergenian’s Floor Covering based in Madison, Wis. took home the honors. In the under $10-million category, Classique Floors & Tile based in Portland, Ore. was recognized. Sergenian’s Floor Covering received a choice of one of the

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    Karndean Designflooring gets a makeover

Karndean Designflooring gets a makeover

Newly revamped showroom and warehouse facility support customer, end-user needs. October10/17, 2016: Volume 31, Number 9 By Lindsay Baillie Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring recently invited scores of its retailer, distributor and A&D customers to celebrate the official grand opening of its expanded headquarters and warehouse space here. The special event entailed a tour of the facilities along with installation demonstrations and new product previews. According to Larry Browder, CEO, the new

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Karastan opening permanent High Point Showroom

DALTON—Karastan will be opening a permanent showroom at next month’s High Point Fall Market, in the International Home Furnishings Center, H309. The company returned to High Point Market this past spring for the first time since Oct. 2005.

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

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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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

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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