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    NFA Specialty Vendor  Show breaks record

NFA Specialty Vendor Show breaks record

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Las Vegas—The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) welcomed a record 42 vendors to its Specialty Vendor Showcase, which was held on the Monday prior to The International Surface Event [TISE]. The showcase has grown steadily in recent years and has proven to be mutually beneficial for both the suppliers and the NFA. The vendor meeting is ideal for these more specialized suppliers because

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    When the lights go down, the stars come out

When the lights go down, the stars come out

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to  cover more surface area

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to cover more surface area

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan Tile booths at The International Surface Event showcased all kinds of innovation in terms of visuals, shapes and sizes. Traditional wood looks have become the norm but manufacturers continue to develop ways to expand the beloved style while brick designs are gaining prominence. Larger formats and hexagons have also found a place and bright colors reflect optimism within the design community. To

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Laminate: Category fights back with ‘next-generation’ intros

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Laminate: Category fights back with ‘next-generation’ intros

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan  “Next generation” was the term that best described the many laminate flooring introductions at Surfaces 2016 as suppliers unveiled a slew of new styles, sizes and designs featuring the latest in technologies. “I really do believe there is a renaissance going on in laminate where everybody wants to step up their game and go to next-generation models,” said Brad Northcutt, laminate sales

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Wood: Latest intros highlight category’s natural allure

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Wood: Latest intros highlight category’s natural allure

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Reginald Tucker Heavy on the mixed widths and longer planks with a dash of wire-brushing and double-staining, but ever so light on the gloss levels. That pretty much sums up the dominant trends in many of the new hardwood flooring rollouts on display at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas last month. “The days of the shiny furniture tabletop finishes are over,”

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin Once again there was no shortage of LVT at Surfaces with many companies continuing to innovate to capitalize on the category’s success. That being said, resilient as a whole had a strong showing with refreshed and new sheet vinyl collections and, above anything else, a significant influx of WPC. As the subcategory’s buzz grows louder, Floor Covering News has started to investigate

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Carpet: Mills look to compete with rise of hard surface

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Carpet: Mills look to compete with rise of hard surface

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Las Vegas—Carpet mills are not standing pat amid the fierce competition from hard surfaces. The response from mills in attendance at The International Surface Event [TISE] is to push back in a number of ways—mostly by stepping up efforts on the style and design front. Other strategies entail adding custom rug programs, creating carpet looks that mimic or complement hardwood or outright

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Retailers cite eye-catching innovations at TISE

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Retailers cite eye-catching innovations at TISE

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 The International Surface Event (TISE) serves as a venue for exhibitors to launch hundreds of products and collections. With so many to sort through in a short amount of time, some products stood out amongst the crowd. FCNews asked retailers which products caught their attention.

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    Best of Surfaces calls out leading products, booths at show

Best of Surfaces calls out leading products, booths at show

Judges recognize excellence at premier show across six categories February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Steven Feldman Las Vegas—Six companies were voted best of class in the fifth annual Best of Surfaces competition co-sponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa, owners and operators of The International Surface Event. The awards have become the benchmark for product excellence and booth design at the industry’s premier trade show. The winners were: Innovation:

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    Surfaces 2016 ‘amazing on all fronts’

Surfaces 2016 ‘amazing on all fronts’

Return of major players to show floor fuels excitement February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) was up 10% in attendance this year, its highest yearly increase in nearly a decade. But that was just a number. What really defined Surfaces 2016 was the kind of energy and excitement that many attendees had not experienced for some time. “It was over the top

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    New floor plan, features to ‘ignite’ a buzz at TISE 2016

New floor plan, features to ‘ignite’ a buzz at TISE 2016

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Nadia Ramlakhan Every year the flooring industry looks to The International Surface Event (TISE)—better known as Surfaces—in Las Vegas as the place to discover new products, technologies, trends and more for the upcoming 12 months. The 2016 event, scheduled for Jan. 19–22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, has much more in store for its attendees, including top educational programs, a new floor plan

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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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