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    Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Lindsay Baillie   Anecdotal research shows fiberglass sheet vinyl continues to capture market share from felt products. But that’s not deterring manufacturers from supporting the sub-category. Many resilient flooring executives believe the product is still finding favor in various markets. What’s more, executives say felt’s unique characteristics will help it stay afloat in the sea of resilient products. While felt is part

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Mannington Mills to increase resilient prices

Salem, N.J.—To combat the rising costs of raw materials, transportation and manufacturing, Mannington is implementing a price increase. Effective with shipments on May 22, 2017, select residential vinyl sheet products will be affected by a 3% to 6% price increase. The increase will apply to all shipments in the U.S. and Canada. “Continued increases in raw material prices are an unfortunate reality in today’s marketplace,” said Jimmy Tuley, vice president

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    Vinyl Institute releases designer survey on vinyl

Vinyl Institute releases designer survey on vinyl

Washington, D.C.—The Vinyl Institute recently released the results of a designer survey on vinyl. According to a research study by Accountability Information Management satisfaction with vinyl and vinyl applications is up over 20% since 2010 amongst architects and interior designers. Architects said they are 15% more satisfied with vinyl today, and interior designers said they are 28% more satisfied. Vinyl’s sustainability registered the greatest increase in satisfaction—up 30%. Architects and

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    DINP in vinyl flooring gets safe determination

DINP in vinyl flooring gets safe determination

LaGrange, Ga.—The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a Safe Use Determination (SUD) under Prop 65 for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in vinyl flooring products. The finding is based on OEHHA’s determination that vinyl flooring products containing 18.9% or less of DINP by weight do not expose occupants of residences and commercial buildings to DINP exceeding “safe harbor levels.” Therefore, a Prop 65 consumer warning for qualifying

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    Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

September 15/22, 2014; Volume 28/Number 7 AirStep, StrataMax lead the way in alternative options By Jenna Lippin While many flooring executives note the importance of fiberglass sheet vinyl in their product offering and its ongoing capture of market share, felt products still command a significant portion of the market. In fact, FCNews research reveals felt still represents 38.6% of residential sheet sales dollars and 45.5% residential sheet volume (FCNews, June

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    Armstrong opens vinyl R&D center in China

Armstrong opens vinyl R&D center in China

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong said it has opened a new commercial sheet flooring research and development center in Jiangsu Province, China. The center is located adjacent to the new Armstrong heterogeneous and homogenous commercial flooring plants and includes a new showroom that features products sold in the region.
 
Armstrong said the manufacturing plants and research center supports the company’s strategy to grow its business in the region by improving service;

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    Vinyl’s value proposition

Vinyl’s value proposition

Durability, sustainability, versatility are highlighted characteristics By Jenna Lippin Volume 26/Number 24; April 15/22, 2013 As flooring products evolve and undergo technologic advances, many consumers are turning to vinyl for both first-time installation and remodel because of the value proposition compared to other surfaces. Organizations such as the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) recommend the product for a number of reasons, while flooring manufacturers are making significant strides with both design

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    Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

By Jenna Lippin Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013 As the industry’s fastest growing category, resilent suppliers had to bring their A game to Surfaces given the vast amount of competition. With revamped or expanded LVT and sheet vinyl offerings and fresh merchandising displays, all sought to impress existing and potential customers and garner attention not only at the show, but most importantly, for the rest of 2013. Some of the

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    Led by LVT, category still flourishing

Led by LVT, category still flourishing

By Ken Ryan Vinyl is in vogue. So said Allen Cubell, vice president, residential product manager, Armstrong World Industries, who echoed many of the sentiments shared by industry leaders as the resilient category continued to grow in 2012 amid still sluggish conditions in housing and weakness in the general economy. Marketing executives say the total resilient market will be about $2 billion in 2012, with LVT accounting for nearly 35%

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    Resilient sales rise, but do not tell whole story

Resilient sales rise, but do not tell whole story

by K.J. Quinn Understanding the state of resilient flooring is similar to peeling an onion. By carefully removing each layer, one is able to uncover underlying causes impacting the business on many different levels. “The industry still has a significant amount of unfilled capacity,” observed Dennis Jarosz, Congoleum’s senior vice president sales and marketing. “Combine that with available import products, and the biggest challenge becomes margin, as more producers compete

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    Builders vote Armstrong flooring number one in study

Builders vote Armstrong flooring number one in study

Lancaster, Pa. – Armstrong and Bruce brands were voted leaders by building professionals in Builder magazine’s 2012 Brand Use Study in multiple categories including vinyl flooring, laminate flooring and hardwood flooring, earning top spots in the survey for almost 20 years running. Armstrong swept all fields, earning highest honors in Brand Familiarity, Brands Used in Past 2 Years, Brands Used the Most, and Quality Rating. Bruce hardwood was the frontrunner in

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Johnsonite expands Cortina Grande line

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO—Aimed at designers, the newly expanded Cortina Grande solid vinyl tile (SVT) from Johnsonite’s Azrock collection is now available with twice the number of color options.

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    Top selling styles: Carpet does the bulk of business for specialty retailers

Top selling styles: Carpet does the bulk of business for specialty retailers

Eager to learn where the market is from the retailer’s perspective, FCNews set out to learn what the top-selling styles are across the U.S. Surveying specialty dealers from the Redwood Forests to the Gulfstream waters, from the Florida panhandle up the Appalachian Trail to New England, carpet maintains a stronghold for many states in the union. Some things are predictable: New England is mostly conservative with wool loops and Berbers;

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    Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

NEW YORK—The commercial arm of Armstrong officially introduced Rejuvenations recently, a new sheet collection with a versatile range of designs, merging commercial and residential aesthetics, cross pollinating colors and textures for choices to fit any environment, from healthcare to retail. “Our customers need solutions,” said Julianne Pierce, director, marketing and design. “We strive to be the first flooring resource designers and architects consider, and the flooring brand they request because

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Forbo announces price increase

HAZLETON, PENN.—Forbo Flooring Systems announced a 3% price increase on its linoleum, vinyl and flocked flooring products effective Oct.1. There will be no increase on Coral, Wall Base, welding rod and adhesive products. Company officials said the price increase is due to the rising cost of raw materials.

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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