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QFloors unveils updates, additions at Surfaces

Las Vegas—QFloors generated notice at Surfaces, as the flooring software company showcased new products, features and technologies. “Our booth was flooded with people, both current and potential customers, who wanted to learn more about our new commercial, mobile and cloud products,” said Chad Ogden, president, QFloors. “We are really excited about these new and unique offerings, and I think the word has gotten out.” Following its partnership with MeasureSquare, QFloors

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    Armstrong sets diamond standard in solid hardwood

Armstrong sets diamond standard in solid hardwood

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring is extending its exclusive Diamond 10 technology to a new solid hardwood collection, Appalachian Ridge, which takes the warmth of wood to new heights with on-trend looks, rich colors and lush textures. With Diamond 10 technology, Armstrong Flooring is able to deliver a solid hardwood that is more versatile and durable for homeowners with busy lifestyles. Appalachian Ridge transcends the typical. Scraped and brushed artisan effects are harmonized with gentle

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    Tile: Technology advances inspire new designs, formats

Tile: Technology advances inspire new designs, formats

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 6 By K.J. Quinn   Ongoing investments in R&D and improved capabilities across manufacturing footprints are expected to pay off for ceramic tile makers. Specifically, advances in digital printing are enabling producers to introduce game-changing formats and designs that meet consumer and commercial end-user needs for performance, styling and sustainability. “With new technology in digital decoration techniques bringing the highest aesthetics and emerging formats,

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    Quemere Designs implements KCS’ K8

Quemere Designs implements KCS’ K8

Cary, N.C.—Quemere Designs, a manufacturer creating premium handmade tiles for the luxury markets around the globe, has successfully implemented K8, according to Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). Quemere deployed K8 to facilitate all sales, operations, production and accounting processes across its operation. “The successful implementation of K8 at Quemere is a stellar example of how we partner with our customers to move their businesses forward,” said Alan Cross, executive vice president

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    Aquafil signs agreement with Invista

Aquafil signs agreement with Invista

Arco, Trentino, Italy—Aquafil has signed an agreement with Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, to acquire certain tangible and intangible assets related to Invista’s nylon 6 business activity in Asia Pacific. Closing is expected March 29. The acquired assets concern Invista’s business of polyamide 6 BCF fiber in Asia Pacific with a turnover of about $50 million and, after business integration, with

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    Creating Your Space, Google partner at TISE 2018

Creating Your Space, Google partner at TISE 2018

San Rafael, Calif.—Shail Choksi, Google agency development manager, will be participating in Creating Your Space’s (CYS) panel discussion during the company’s educational seminar at Surfaces 2018, Jan. 29 at 1:40 p.m. The session, “How to Maximize Your Online Marketing Presence,” will focus on the contemporary digital advertising landscape and how businesses can effectively capitalize on these trends. The panel of retail flooring dealers and the Google strategists will be facilitated

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    Creating Your Space introduces new features

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 platform. The company’s programmatic advertising aims to help dealers reach new consumers across the web with banner ads utilizing behavioral data and intent-based targeting. This technology analyzes consumer’s behavior on a dealer’s website and then finds new audiences similar to

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KIRKBI to acquire a significant minority stake in Välinge Group from KKR

Viken, Sweden—KIRKBI, the holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen family, has signed an agreement to acquire KKR’s 49.8% stake in Välinge alongside the founding Pervan family that via Pervanovo Invest AB will maintain its majority ownership of 50.2%. The partnership with KIRKBI aims to strengthen Välinge’s position as a leading industrial R&D company and flooring producer. “I would like to thank KKR for the support they have provided us,

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Innovations4Flooring, Kronospan sign strategic partnership agreement

Willemstad, Curaçao—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Kronospan. As part of this agreement I4F receives rights for Kronospan’s 1,000-strong patent portfolio covering flooring locking, wall panels, board compositions and production, as well as digital printing and furniture. This adds to I4F’s strategic partnership agreements with Classen and Kowon, established in 2017. “This latest strategic partnership with Kronospan is a significant stride forward on our path to

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    Chameleon Power debuts next-gen software at NAHB International Builders’ show

Chameleon Power debuts next-gen software at NAHB International Builders’ show

Novi, Mich.—Chameleon Power, a leader in photorealistic visualization technology in 2D, 3D, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, will debut the next generation of its comprehensive set of software applications for home builders at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in January (Booth #W7271). This suite of tools helps builders to market their homes more effectively, and assists home buyers through the entire design and selection process. Chameleon Power builder’s software includes:  Lead Generation

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    Technology: Cloud-based software helps flooring retailers stay mobile

Technology: Cloud-based software helps flooring retailers stay mobile

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   In keeping with the growing computing demands of small and large businesses alike, technology companies are developing a host of cloud-based software programs and systems. The primary goal is to provide their customers with improved data sharing and security, better user access, easy upgrades and software fixes. While there are multiple differences between a cloud-based system and an

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    Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

Technology: Retail Lead Management system gets upgrade

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   Retail Lead Management, a cloud-based CRM software designed specifically for flooring retailers, has released a host of new features to increase its effectiveness and help dealers track retail flooring leads. These features were launched only a couple of months after the program was made available to all flooring retailers. Jason Goldberg, CEO of America’s Floor Source, had the

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    Marketing Online: Make the most of social networking

Marketing Online: Make the most of social networking

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   Most retailers understand the importance of developing a digital marketing campaign and having a strong social media presence. However, simply being on social media is not enough. In order to social network on these platforms retailers have to create and engage in conversation. If used correctly, experts say, the online world provides multiple avenues for retailers to connect with

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    Ceramic: State of the industry—Technology, design help drive tile consumption

Ceramic: State of the industry—Technology, design help drive tile consumption

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By K.J. Quinn   Slow but steady. That’s how industry experts describe the current state of the ceramic tile business. Still in recovery mode several years after the Great Recession, the industry continues taking gradual steps forward with economic indicators pointing in the right direction and significant investments being made to improve styling and performance. When you look at the numbers, ceramic is

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    QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

Cozumel, Mexico—QFloors explored new partnerships, products and features during its 2017 “Dive Deeper” Users Conference, held on the Norwegian Escape, Nov 4-11. The 61 attendees participated in business and software training, collaboration and roundtable discussions during the days at sea. At the conference Chad Ogden, QFloors president, announced a new partnership with Measure Square. “Partnering together, we’re able to create the strongest combination of estimation and business management software in the flooring

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Novalis’ rigid products receive FloorScore certification

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s high performance core (HPC) and high density core (HDC) products have successfully passed SCS Global Services testing and fully qualify for FloorScore certification. These products include NovaFloor Serenbe

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Armstrong Flooring recognizes another Elite Retailer

Lancaster, Pa.—Floortrends, a family owned business that began in 1967 as Kawartha Karpet & Tile, is Armstrong Flooring’s newest Canadian Elite Retailer. It is the first Elite location for the

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Armstrong Flooring announces price increases

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring will initiate a 3% to 6% price increase on select residential and commercial sheet and vinyl composition tile products in the United States and, due to continued exchange rate

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