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Seizing opportunities in the ‘new normal’

To say the coronavirus pandemic changed the way retailers attract, engage and interact with customers would be the understatement of the century. Retailers across...

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COVID-19 Updates

2021 Southeast Flooring Market readies for launch

By Reginald Tucker After a post-holiday COVID-19 surge threw a wrench in Market Maker Events’ initial plans to hold the 2021 Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM)...

New home sales increase in January

Washington, D.C.—Strong demand stemming from low interest rates, favorable demographics and a suburban shift for home building to smaller, more affordable housing markets helped...

PPP loans to become exclusive to small business

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association has released the following new guidance on PPP loans for small business in 2021: Many smaller businesses have had difficulty...

Housing market continues its positive impact

By Megan Salzano Since early summer 2020 it has been predicted that housing would lead the U.S. economic recovery after the impact of the...

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WATCH: CALI launches new cork flooring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=porMy9gGKlM&feature=youtu.be CALI has launched its next generation of cork plank flooring, which is stronger, more water resistant and extra sustainable. Four colors offer easy neutrals...

WATCH: FCIF leadership discusses its mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI-YGmuAJ1I&feature=youtu.be Since 1981, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) has been assisting flooring members who are faced with catastrophic illnesses, life-altering injuries and severe disabilities. Since...

WATCH: CALI launches BCXL vinyl

https://youtu.be/X7-AAUK-WBs Cali Flooring is expanding on its line of luxury vinyl flooring with the new Builder's Choice XL, a line of SPC vinyl plank. BCXL...

WATCH: Piet Dossche awarded FCNews 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

https://youtu.be/zDdfZg2UOg4 Rocky Face, Ga.—USFloors and COREtec founder, Piet Dossche, has been honored with Floor Covering News’ 2020 Al Wahnon Lifetime Achievement Award. In doing so,...
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RSAs & installers: Bridging the divide

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Are your employees efficient or effective?

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