• CFI-China expands presence

      Forney, Texas—Certified Floorcovering Installers Association’s (CFI) relationship with Shanghai Chemical Building Materials Trade Association has expanded, according to Robert Varden, vice president, CFI. Through the partnership, CFI’s presence, as well as its awareness building program in China has continued to grow and gain traction. Following its successful launch, CFI-China was given the opportunity to showcase at Domotex: Asia with Kali Carpet, one of their key partners in China. Guests of

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    • Avery Dennison Adhesive Tapes receive Floorscore certification

      Painesville, Ohio—Three Avery Dennison Performance Tapes pressure-sensitive adhesive products—FT 8905, FT 8375 and FT 8325—have received FloorScore certification based on the results of an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services.  Developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), together with SCS, FloorScore is a program that tests and certifies hard surface flooring and floor adhesive products for their compliance with the strict indoor air quality (IAQ) emission requirements. Laboratory testing ensures

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    • Patcraft introduces new line, Estrato

      Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has introduced Estrato, its newest product for high-performance environments. Inspired by the beauty of abstract botanicals, the scale and movement within the product’s pattern creates a sophisticated flooring visual. Offered in coordinating carpet tile and broadloom, Estrato’s refined colorways enhance and enliven the built environment, providing versatile options for design flexibility.  “Estrato answers the industry’s evolving demands for textural and transitional patterning for use in the creation of

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    • Shaw Industries achieves carbon neutrality in carpet manufacturing

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. The achievement encompasses all commercial carpet manufacturing facilities that Shaw owns and operates globally, including those for Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract and STS. “At Shaw, we believe in creating a better future,” said Tim Conway, vice president of sustainability for Shaw’s commercial division. “We understand the challenges of climate change are global in scale and

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    • Cali Bamboo names Doug Jackson CEO

      San Diego, Calif.—Cali Bamboo has named Doug Jackson, the company’s president and industry veteran, as its new chief executive officer. As CEO, Jackson will continue to leverage Cali’s unique platform, authentic brand experience and highly specialized team to drive accelerated growth. The promotion recognizes the company’s board of directors’ complete confidence in Cali’s future outlook and strategic direction. “Having now had almost a year working as a part of this amazing team,

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    • Tarkett partners with Sight Unseen for NYCxDESIGN OFFSITE show

      Solon, Ohio—Tarkett will collaborate with Sight Unseen for the NYCxDESIGN OFFSITE show, May 17–20 at 201 Mulberry Street. The company’s flooring can be seen throughout the exhibit. The exhibition is designed around Tandus Centiva’s Plexus Colour IV carpet in nine colorways: Lemon Peel, Purple Haze, Orange Julius, Glacier Bay, Concord Grape, Brushed Silver, Redwood and Great Lakes. Curators of the space are using the Tandus Centiva carpet to create color-blocked scenography to

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    • Crossville adds enhancements to Cross Vision, Mosaic Builder online design tools

      Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has updated and enhanced the Cross Vision and Mosaic Builder online design tools on its website. The popular Cross Vision tool now incorporates gauged porcelain tile panels in the options. This allows users to create virtual designs with the tile panels. Crossville’s Cross Vision design tool lets customers create, save and print visualizations of wall and flooring combinations in photographs, either stock photos provided by Crossville or their

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    • Marazzi’s D_Segni collection wins IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Award

      Dallas—Marazzi’s D_Segnicollectionreceived an IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awardduring the 2018 HD Expoin Las Vegas. A porcelain tile reinterpretation of traditional hand-made cement tiles found in Italy, D_Segni secured this win in the Flooring Hard Surfaces category. “From its introduction, D_Segni has been an industry standout,” said Micah Hand, brand marketing manager, Marazzi. “D_Segnioffers a series of decorative geometrical, vintage, and metropolitan designs that distinguish it from other tile collections in

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    • FCLC’s installation research project is producing valuable insights

      Tampa, Fla.—Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) united here on April 13, to hear preliminary results of the FCLC installation labor force research initiative currently being conducted by The Blackstone Group, a Chicago-based research firm. The initiative will provide an in-depth look at the current and future state of the flooring covering installation labor force. Work is complete on the initiative’s first three tasks: resource identification, preliminary analysis

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    • Karndean Designflooring introduces spring 2018 collection

      Export, Pa.—The 2018 spring collection from Karndean Designflooring introduces fresh, on-trend colors across its Knight Tile and Opus gluedown ranges and Korlok Reserve rigid core, expanding the company’s portfolio of high-quality Karndean Designfloors to suit both residential and Main Street applications. To develop new designs, the Karndean Designflooring product team travels the world in search of desired wood and stone species that may not make a practical floor in their

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    • Laticrete chairman, CEO named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award finalist

      Bethany, Conn.—David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete, has been selected as a finalist for an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in the New York Region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 32nd year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and community. “David has successfully navigated the transition from the first to second generation while retaining

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    • Haines welcomes Jon England as chief sales officer

      Glen Burnie, Md.—Jon England will be joining Haines as chief sales officereffective later this month. In his new role, England will report directly to Michael Barrett, president and CEO. England’s responsibilities will include all planning, processes, procedures and policies related to the Haines sales force and also for brand marketing. Reporting directly to England will be Brian Green, senior vice president, CMH sales; and Greg Vale, senior vice president, Armstrong

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    • FlorStar Sales celebrates 30 years

      Romeoville, Ill.—FlorStar Sales recently celebrated its 30thyear as an independent company, while honoring itscorporate tradition that dates back to 1851. Spun off in 1988 fromCarson Pirie Scott under the leadership of current owner and chairman, WadeCassidy, FlorStar continues to focus on remaining close to customers,investing in technology and treating it business partners fairly,ethically and with dignity. “[FlorStar is] verythankful for the support from so many customers, suppliers and employeesover the

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    • The Dixie Group hires new VP of senior living for commercial brands

      Chattanooga, Tenn.—The Dixie Group (TCG) has hired James Bourgeois as vice president of senior living for commercial brands including Masland Contract and Atlas, effective immediately. In this new role, Bourgeois will leverage his knowledge and experience to position Masland Contract and Atlas as the leaders in all aspects of senior care with their broad range of resilient and soft surface commercial flooring. “The senior living segment is very important to

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    • Carr Newton joins American OEM as executive VP of sales

      Burns, Tenn.—American OEM has brought on Carr Newton as executive vice president of sales. Newton will be responsible for the overall strategic planning and execution of sales for all products and channels of American OEM. In this position, Newton is relocating to the American OEM headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and will report directly to the CEO, Don Finkell. Randy Schrecengost will continue to serve as vice president of sales, managing

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    CFI-China expands presence

    Forney, Texas—Certified Floorcovering Installers Association’s (CFI) relationship with Shanghai Chemical Building Materials Trade Association has expanded, according to Robert Varden, vice president, CFI. Through the partnership, CFI’s presence, as well

    Read More

    Avery Dennison Adhesive Tapes receive Floorscore certification

    Painesville, Ohio—Three Avery Dennison Performance Tapes pressure-sensitive adhesive products—FT 8905, FT 8375 and FT 8325—have received FloorScore certification based on the results of an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services.  Developed

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    Patcraft introduces new line, Estrato

    Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has introduced Estrato, its newest product for high-performance environments. Inspired by the beauty of abstract botanicals, the scale and movement within the product’s pattern creates a sophisticated flooring

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