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Trendspotting: Performance, styling drive resilient category

The resilient category has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years—in terms of both market popularity as well as sales. In...

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COVID-19 Updates

Builder confidence edges up in April

Washington, D.C.—The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) said builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to...

CRI helps bring vaccinations to Dalton

Dalton, Ga.—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and its member companies worked with organizations across the greater Dalton community to support vital vaccination efforts....

Residential remodeling confidence surges upward

Washington, D.C.—The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the first quarter 2021 posted a reading of 86, up 38...

Flooring suppliers unite on vaccine outreach

Dalton—Three rival Georgia-based carpet companies—Mohawk, Shaw and Engineered Floors—took a break from their floor covering competition to focus on a foe that united them:...

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WATCH: CALI launches new cork flooring 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 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 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 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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Adapting to emerging consumer trends

By Lisbeth Calandrino As we continue into what we think is our “post-pandemic” period, there are still many shifting consumer trends — people who...

Make your marketing much more effective

By Jim Augustus Armstrong Effective marketing can be divided into two broad categories: direct response and branding. Direct response is designed to get an...

Mentorship, friendship all in one group

(Editor’s note: Following is the second installment in a new series promoting Women of the Flooring Business, a social media group that provides members...

Best of Surfaces: Call for entries, judges

By Steven Feldman With the recent announcement that the rescheduled Surfaces is “officially” a go for June, it’s time to start making plans. Book your...
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