• Swiff-Train names Shane Calloway president, CEO

      Houston, Texas – Swiff-Train has promoted Shane Calloway to the position of president and CEO, effective May 21. In his new capacity, Calloway will assume responsibilities of all key functions of the business. Calloway’s leadership, business acumen and relationships have all been influential in the continuous growth of the company across each division. “The company is fortunate to have such experienced flooring executives and strong leadership at all levels as

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    • NTCA names winners of Five Star Contractor Project of the Year

      Atlanta—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) named the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 here.  NTCA’s Five Star Contractor Awards were presented for both commercial and residential tile installations. Many submissions were received and judged via the following criteria: Scope (size of project), Complexity (challenges), Technical Soundness (resolution of challenges) and Design & Presentation (overall appearance, layout and artistic

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    • Crossville names Shelby Ferriter as Common Thread for the Cure contest winner

      Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville Inc. has named Shelby Ferriter as creator of the winning design for the company’s biennial Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest. Ferriter’s scarf concept, one of five designs that made it to the final round of online voting, garnered the most votes to earn the honored recognition. Her original pattern is being used to produce scarves that will be made available for purchase later this

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    • Shaw Floors launches new high performance carpet collection

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Floors has released its latest, patent-pending soft surface innovation: Bellera. This high-performance carpet collection’s debut marks the end of the age-old consumer choice between purchasing a carpet that is beautiful or one that is durable. According to Shaw Floors, Bellera combines exceptional durability and lasting beauty—exactly what the consumer is asking for. “Consumers have high expectations for how their carpet should perform, and we have engineered Bellera to exceed

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    • Armstrong Flooring presents new CEU course, white paper on LVT

      Lancaster, Pa.—A new continuing education course (CEU) and white paper issued by Armstrong Flooring focuses on LVT and details how this product can contribute to the WELL Building Standard, the first standard to focus solely on the health and wellness of building occupants. “Health and wellness continue to grow in market relevance and rating systems like LEEDand WELL are driving the human health focus,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong

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    • DuChâteau names Dennis Whitler customer service manager

      San Diego—DuChâteau has named Dennis Whitler its new customer service manager. Whitler will oversee DuChâteau’s customer service and claims teams, providing training and coaching programs designed to offer the company’s clientele with the highest levels of customer support. He will also be tasked with helping support the company’s sales operations, warehouse and delivery functions, while providing call center support and guidance on product maintenance.  Whitler has more than 30 years of

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    • Milliken appoints Todd van der Kruik vice president of global design, floor covering division

      Spartanburg, S.C.—Milliken has appointed Todd van der Kruik vice president of global design for the company’s global floor covering division. A design leader of the flooring industry, van der Kruik joined Milliken effective May 14. “Todd brings a wealth of design knowledge, innovation and creativity to our business,” said Jim McCallum, president of the Milliken global floor covering division. “His collaborative and inclusive approach make him a great fit to

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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 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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    Swiff-Train names Shane Calloway president, CEO

    Houston, Texas – Swiff-Train has promoted Shane Calloway to the position of president and CEO, effective May 21. In his new capacity, Calloway will assume responsibilities of all key functions

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    NTCA names winners of Five Star Contractor Project of the Year

    Atlanta—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) named the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 here.  NTCA’s Five Star Contractor

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    Crossville names Shelby Ferriter as Common Thread for the Cure contest winner

    Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville Inc. has named Shelby Ferriter as creator of the winning design for the company’s biennial Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest. Ferriter’s scarf concept, one

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