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    Karndean Designflooring updates Floorstyle tool

Karndean Designflooring updates Floorstyle tool

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has released an updated version of its Floorstyle online design tool to include additional designflooring capabilities. Floorstyle is an interactive room viewer containing the company’s full product portfolio of wood and stone designs in a variety of room settings. The latest update to the tool allows retailers and consumers to insert design strips between both tiles and planks, and offers users the ability to blend up to

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    Metroflor launches floor visualizer on website

Metroflor launches floor visualizer on website

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor Corp. has enhanced its website to include a new interactive feature that enables consumers to gain a realistic view of how Metroflor products will look in room settings. The FlorVisualizer showcases the portfolio of Metroflor brands—Engage Genesis, Engage, Konecto, Metroflor LVT and Artistek LVT—with the option of exploring them in myriad ways online. The journey begins by choosing a room scene from the photo library, which features everything from

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    fcB2B to unveil new standards at 2017 meeting

fcB2B to unveil new standards at 2017 meeting

Dalton—fcB2B will hold its annual meeting at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Aug. 15-17, according to Scott Humphrey, CEO, WFCA. The event will coincide with the CFI Convention and other industry events. “This year’s conference will include an unveiling and implemention of an all new set of floor covering B2B standards,” said Phil Zolan, executive director, fcB2B. These standards will address a laundry list of issues and “pain

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    Ceramic: Next-gen digital printing technologies unlock tile’s potential

Ceramic: Next-gen digital printing technologies unlock tile’s potential

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Lindsay Baillie   Digital printing has helped to change the tile industry by providing manufacturers with limitless designs that mimic what is trending amongst consumers. Whether it’s natural stone, cement, marble, slate or wood looks, digital printing offers consumers the looks they want, the ability to put it where they want and at a desirable price range—all of which ultimately benefits the specialty

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    RFMS adds implementation team, trainers

RFMS adds implementation team, trainers

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—RFMS, a provider of business management software for the flooring industry, recently re-organized its software implementation department to improve the way new users go live with the program. The company also added Jennifer King to its implementation team, and Jamie Gauen and Cindy Thompson to the RFMS training team. King was a previous RFMS user and brings years of experience not only in the flooring industry but with the

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I4F unveils revamped website, launches new installation films

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company providing flooring solutions, has launched a new set of marketing materials including a new website and two new films available for free download on the company’s YouTube channel as well as the new website. The completely new website incorporates industry updates and introduces new pages outlining its strategic partnerships, innovations and patent strategy. Additionally, a new section on I4F and its one-piece, drop-lock installation

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    Abbey Carpet’s new consumer website provides digital solutions

Abbey Carpet’s new consumer website provides digital solutions

Bonita Springs, Fla.—Abbey Carpet Co. aims to help franchise members of Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go build brand awareness, connect with the online consumer and drive customer traffic through the use of a new consumer website. This updated site is built on a smart technology platform, which allows for flexibility, customization and updates to keep up with the ever-changing world of retail business technology. Since the launch

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Houzz launches trade program

Palo Alto, Calif.—Houzz has launched the Houzz Trade Program to provide industry professionals with multiple ways to profit from purchasing and recommending products in the Houzz Marketplace. The Houzz Marketplace offers everything from items for major remodeling projects and custom home builds, such as bathtubs and fixtures, to furniture and decor products. All professionals working in the home improvement industry, including designers, architects, contractors and more, can apply to the program.

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Armstrong Flooring partners with BIMsmith

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has partnered with BIMsmith to provide tools to help designers visualize and choose the best flooring for their projects. BIMsmith is a free, cloud-based platform that allows professionals to seamlessly combine manufacturer products into complete assemblies for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and share assemblies with those within their organization based on team or project type. “Professionals are looking for ways to better understand and communicate their designs,”

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    Dancik sells new ERP system to Premier Tile

Dancik sells new ERP system to Premier Tile

Cary, N.C.—Dancik has sold a 35-user SaaS license for Navigator, DNav-BI, DNav-Online, and DNav-EDI to Premier Tile—a distributor of tile, stone, LVP/LVT, brick and related accessories that serves retailers throughout the Midwest. Premier Tile has been utilizing its current ERP system since 2005, but concerns with hardware infrastructure, lack of future scalability and limited hosting options lead them to select a new business management solution. “Premier Tile chose Dancik for

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    RFMS biennial user conference draws record turnout

RFMS biennial user conference draws record turnout

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25   Birmingham, Ala.—RFMS, developer of business management software for the flooring industry, held its biennial user conference here earlier this month. The two-day event drew a record turnout for an RFMS event with over 250 users from more than 115 companies traveling from the U.S., Canada and even New Zealand. Owners, managers and users learned about software developments, collaborated with industry peers and

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    Technology: 10 steps to choosing the right flooring software for your business

Technology: 10 steps to choosing the right flooring software for your business

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie   A retailer’s quest for the perfect flooring software can be compared to a customer’s journey to finding the right floor. Concerns such as the type of software, the store’s traffic and the software’s maintenance are all things to consider before implementing a specific system. With tons of enticing choices in the market, it can be difficult to find the

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    Technology: Houzz programs support retailers, suppliers

Technology: Houzz programs support retailers, suppliers

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie Houzz, a visual-based, online platform focused on home renovation and design, is working to provide flooring retailers a space to develop name recognition in their local markets. The goal is to help retailers reach new customers and network with other flooring/home remodeling professionals. “Houzz is the largest platform for home remodeling and design,” said Kathleen Hegedus, industry marketing representative for

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    Technology: Podium places online reviews front and center

Technology: Podium places online reviews front and center

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie   Podium, a customer interaction platform, is looking to make it easier for flooring retailers to manage their online reviews and customer interaction. The company, which was founded in 2014 by Eric Rea and Dennis Steele, allows businesses to not only build and manage online reviews, but also drive interest with potential and existing customers through channels like text message.

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    Technology: Lead-generation programs aim to maximize retailers’ outreach efforts

Technology: Lead-generation programs aim to maximize retailers’ outreach efforts

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie   Digital lead generation and management systems are beginning to eat away at traditional forms of collecting leads as consumers continue to use their electronic devices to search and shop for products. As online shopping becomes easier and more popular, experts say it is crucial for businesses to capture leads online. To help the flooring retailer tap into digital lead

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American OEM honors workforce with annual BBQ

Burns, Tenn.—American OEM held its third annual Staff Appreciation Lunch at the Turney Center Correctional Facility, the company’s manufacturing location, July 14. The celebration was created to recognize the efforts

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Karndean Designflooring updates Floorstyle tool

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has released an updated version of its Floorstyle online design tool to include additional designflooring capabilities. Floorstyle is an interactive room viewer containing the company’s full product

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WFCA, NWFA offer joint membership

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) have joined forces to offer a membership program that combines the resources of both organizations as part of

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