Dallas — With more than 600 exhibiting companies from all over the world introducing their newest products to more than 25,000 attendees, singling out six companies to take top prize in the Best of Surfaces proved to be a difficult task; however, at the end of the first day of Surfaces, six companies and their products were selected and awarded the top honor.
The Best of Surfaces awards were presented in the following categories: Best Booth Design (<1200 sq. ft.), Best Booth Design (>1200 sq. ft.), Innovation, Style and Design, Sustainability and Technology. Floor Covering News, the official publication sponsor of the Best of SURFACES award, was tasked with judging the more than 115 submissions for the awards.
The winners were:
• Best Booth Design (<1200 sq. ft.) – Homerwood Premium Hardwood Flooring
• Best Booth Design (>1200 sq.ft.) – Dal-Tile
• Innovation – “Elevations” by Raskin Floors
• Style & Design – St. Moritz, Emser Tile
• Sustainability – Eco-Dimensions Bamboo Wall Panels, Architectural Systems, Inc.
• Technology – Kleenwrap Commercial
“We appreciate the effort put forth by all our judges, who initially were tasked with narrowing the entrants in each category to a manageable number by the start of Surfaces,” said Steve Feldman, Publisher/Editorial Director, Floor Covering News. “The many judges were asked to select their top five in each category from all the submissions. The five most popular selections in each category made it on to the final round, where we selected four judges to view each finalist live on the first day of Surfaces. We then convened at our booth at the close of the day, where the judges openly discussed their opinions with each other for the first time. From these discussions emerged the winners of each category.”
“Style, design and quality represent the cornerstones of Daltile products,” said Lori-Kirk Rolley, Senior Marketing Director, Dal-Tile Corporation. “With our booth, we strive to capture all of these attributes. We are honored by this recognition, and hope our product selections and room vignettes inspired booth visitors to design with confidence.”
“We were honored to be recognized with the Best of Surfaces award for the sustainability of Eco-Dimensions Bamboo Wall Panels,” said Ron Jackson, CEO, Architectural Systems. “The panels are the perfect addition to our inspirational and sustainable family of WHAT’S NEXT in materials at ASI.”
“Surfaces was a tremendous success for us this year and we are excited to be recognized by Floor Covering News for our Style and Design Award for our new St. Moritz porcelain line, says Bob Baldocchi, Director of Marketing at Emser Tile. “The focus for our show this year was new products, and we proudly displayed in excess of 50 new products and collections to our customers.”
“We were thrilled to be a part of the first Best of Surfaces,” added Feldman. “We look forward to working with Surfaces in the future in continuing to make it one of the most prestigious and sought-after awards the industry has to bestow.”
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SURFACES 2013 will be held January 29-31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV and will again co-locate with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. Exhibits will be open Tuesday – Thursday and the Education Program opens Monday, January 28 and goes through Thursday. For more information on Surfaces, visit us at www.Surfaces.com , find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.