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    Bamboo, cork intros offer flair for the  dramatic

Bamboo, cork intros offer flair for the dramatic

March 27/April 3, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   As sub-segments of the hardwood flooring category, cork and bamboo are heralded for their eco-friendly attributes. Beyond their notable green characteristics, however, new cork and bamboo products are also renowned for their stunning visuals, durability, comfort underfoot and water-resistant properties. Following is an overview of some of the latest products cork and bamboo suppliers have to offer. Bamboo

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    Wicanders gets another F4 Star certification

Wicanders gets another F4 Star certification

Mozelos, Portugal—Wicanders’ Authentica line produced by Amorim Revestimentos just earned its F4 Star certification. The F4 Star MLIT certification is globally known as one of the most demanding tests to overcome when entering Japan’s market. The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport evaluated the product and certified it to be completely free from formaldehyde-emitting components. Authentica combines the Corktech technology benefits (silence; natural thermal isolation; impact resistance; walking comfort

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    Wicanders offerings earn accolades

Wicanders offerings earn accolades

São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—Authentica, the latest flooring range from the Wicanders’ premium brand, has been selected to appear on the shortlist of Muuuz International Awards in the Natural Floor Covering category. Organized by ArchiDesignclub and d’a magazine, this is a top architecture and interior design international event that this year has recognized 33 products from 15 different countries. The Authentica series from Amorim Revestimentos (Wicanders’ parent company) stood out

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    Cork flooring featured at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux

Cork flooring featured at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France—Amorim’s Wicanders cork flooring is the star of a brass-inlaid floor covering designed by the prestigious Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes as part of her solo exhibition at the CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux that will run until April 17. Covering 1500 square meters, the cork floor sculpture is made of Wicanders Corkcomfort flooring manufactured by Amorim Revestimentos and occupies the entire surface of the Central Nave of the

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    Cork: Combination of technology, natural attributes create durable, quality floors

Cork: Combination of technology, natural attributes create durable, quality floors

Aug. 17/24; Volume 30/Number 5 By Nadia Ramlakhan Although cork floors have gained popularity in the U.S. over the last 100 years, they have actually been in use for well over 300 years in Europe, where the product first originated. In fact, despite cork’s rocky start and reduced usage in the U.S., some cork floors installed in high-traffic areas like government buildings, banks and churches are still in service today, proving

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    Wicanders introduces Hydrocork

Wicanders introduces Hydrocork

Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—Wicanders, the premium brand of Amorim Revestimentos, has introduced Hydrocork in the U.S. after its initial success in Europe earlier this year. Hydrocork is an innovative engineered product that combines premium LVT with waterproof cork featuring maximum durability and up to 51% noise reduction. Hydrocork is available in 48 x 5 ¾ planks and ranges from light shades of white and gray to intense tones of brown

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    Cork: Latest looks

Cork: Latest looks

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 As environmental awareness spreads throughout both retail and commercial markets, an increasing amount of manufacturers have created products to help meet the needs of green-minded customers and end users. Recently, numerous cork companies have refreshed their offerings to include the latest from the sustainable, fashionable and practical category. Expanko Over the years, the look and feel of classic homogeneous, gluedown cork has evolved

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    Wicanders introduces new plank size

Wicanders introduces new plank size

São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal — Wicanders announced the introduction of a new plank size in the digital printing collection and enlarged its Vinylcomfort product line. Artcomfort, which uses the latest optic image technology to reproduce attractive and realistic visuals, presents a longer board with 1830 mm length. The long board, ideal to create a spacious effect in interior decoration, and emphasized by the four sides beveling, reinforces the expressivity and

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    Wicanders launches Corktech to highlight cork flooring benefits

Wicanders launches Corktech to highlight cork flooring benefits

São Paio de Oleiros, Portugal — Wicanders announced the launch of a new label – Corktech – to highlight the benefits of cork flooring. According to the company, this label represents floors that provide silence, warmth, walking comfort, body wellness and impact resistance. The Corktech label utilizes exclusive technology combined with one of nature’s most amazing products: cork. According to Wicanders, its superior performance is based in a multilayer structure:

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    LVT Guide: A directory to the fastest growing product in the industry

LVT Guide: A directory to the fastest growing product in the industry

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the hottest new product in flooring, with growth of 22.5% in residential product sales when the resilient category was down by 14.2% (FCNews, June 28). Most recently, it captured the fancy of exhibitors and attendees alike at the recent Domotex asia/ChinaFloor as the product du jour in the exhibit halls (FCNews, April 4/11).

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    Cork’s latest looks more ‘dramatic’ than ever

Cork’s latest looks more ‘dramatic’ than ever

Cork, the ultimate alternative flooring, has come a long way in the last few years. With new developments in the manufacture and production of this niche offering, cork has increasingly become an option for designers, architects and specifiers who are seeking something different, fresh and environmentally friendly. New colors, shades and textures have expanded the applications for cork, allowing it to be used in almost every room of the house

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    LVT differentiates, expands design, function, construction; Ease of installation grows

LVT differentiates, expands design, function, construction; Ease of installation grows

The surge of interest in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has a team of newer players coming to bat on the resilient field. Companies with different backgrounds, from click systems to cork, have introduced new features and push the product envelope further than ever before. Experienced manufacturers have also been challenged to innovate, finding ways of improvement in areas like installation, whether it aims to reduce preparation time, ease the stress

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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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