With congestion at the ports beginning to ease, many flooring manufacturers find themselves in a position in which they are now facing a surplus of inventory heading into the fall selling season. That’s certainly good news for retailers who hope the infusion of new fall flooring products will reinvigorate the market at a time when dealers are trying to entice consumers back into the showroom.
Cali is expanding its popular Builder’s Choice XL vinyl collection with three new colors. Designed for industry pros, BCXL planks (60 x 9) are competitively priced to support stocking options and large-scale projects. BCXL features rapid click-lock milling and SPC limestone composite core.
Quiet, warm and sustainable, COREtec’s new patent-pending attached underlayment, Soft Step, provides quiet and warmth underfoot and is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The new underlayment will complement COREtec’s existing cork backing option and is featured on 10 new styles within the COREtec Originals collection.
Daltile’s new Scrapbook glazed porcelain tile offers vintage-inspired, 8-inch hexagons with 2 x 8 floor tiles in muted colors. Inspired by ancient heritage and encaustic tile traditions, Scrapbook weaves old and new to create an instant heirloom effect. Suitable for floor, wall and countertop.
Manuscript is the latest DW Select introduction from Engineered Floors that features a high-contrast, geometric pattern utilizing the company’s patented PureColor solution-dyed PET twistX technology.
Available in nine colors, the Color-Enhanced MLCL (multi-level cut loop) pattern uses state-of-the-art tufting technology to create a sophisticated visual that is great for bedrooms, living rooms and entertainment spaces.
i4F’s new herringbone drop-lock system makes installation, disassembly and replacements easier for DIYers. As the latest addition to i4F’s drop-lock technologies portfolio, this new patented system facilitates the installation of herringbone panels by enabling an easier fit of a herringbone panel’s short side into the long side of an adjacent herringbone panel. Disassembly is also much easier.
Poplar Hill is a new, direct-to-retail SPC brand that focuses on simplicity and is available in one compact display fixture. The Riverwood collection features 7 x 48 planks with a 20-mil wear layer while Riverwood XL features 9 x 60 planks that also boasts an enhanced 30-mil wear layer for the highest-traffic applications. Both collections feature clean patterns with minimal character to make the perfect base for any style of décor.
Lions Floor’s newest Delight collection, measuring 6 feet x 9 inches, offers sophisticated European oak designs directly imaged from real wood using the latest EIR embossing technology with eight to 10 repeats on film designs.
Also new this fall is the Lone Star Spirit collection. Lone Star Spirit boasts performance capabilities including waterproof, scratch resistance, ease of installation and low maintenance, along with a range of price points—from the budget-conscious DIYer to the luxury-minded homeowner.
Launching this fall, Mohawk’s latest SolidTech Plus introductions—Poppy Reserve and Amber Escape—expand on “durability for any room, any style” with cleaner, lighter wood looks. Poppy Reserve boasts a modern rustic feel with six color options spanning browns and grays. Amber Escape differs with cleaner lines that coordinate with more modern decors. This style also has six color options but with lighter shades of beige, brown and gray.
The newest product introduction from MSI—Evergrass Artificial Turf—arrives right in time for fall. The product offers an attractive, authentic-looking lawn that stays beautiful year-round. The unique, wavy blade shape allows light to pass through numerous directions for a realistic look. Evergrass features four artificial grass styles—Emerald Green (76 oz. and 110 oz.), Veridian (91 oz.) and Putting Green (78 oz.)—that provide an eco-friendly and green alternative to natural lawns in outdoor living spaces.
The Designer Pro series is based on Republic’s strongest and most stable Pure SPC Max flooring range featuring a thicker, sound-proof underlayment and textured vinyl overlay. Designer Pro wood-style flooring is reinforced with the latest manufacturing techniques and includes a limited 50-year residential warranty and 10-year commercial warranty.
Home Within, part of the Pet Perfect+ collection, is a plush linen carpet with dimension and texture. This pattern has a balanced palette of color offering a distinct presence with matte base and lustrous accent. Home Within comes with LifeGuard Spill-Proof technology. Anso fiber provides built-in stain protection, plus fade and bleach resistance.
Tattersall III by Crescent has added five new colors to its fall launch. Featuring 100% New Zealand wool, Tattersall III offers striking color combinations in a traditional tailored plaid design. Tattersall III can be used in a wall-to-wall installation, custom-sized area rug, stair or hallway runner. It is also available in stocked rugs.
Tymbr XL by TRUCOR
The Dixie Group
Constructed with a sustainable wood fiber core (WFC), the new Tymbr XL collection by TRUCOR is built to perform with exceptional durability. From commercial to active residential spaces, Tymbr XL provides a natural foundation for life’s real moments. Tymbr XL includes eight SKUs in 9.68 x 70-inch planks, from light blondes to deep browns. These on-trend visuals are paired with the AC6 wear rating.
Direct-to-board digital printing
Over the last decade, Unilin has carried out an extensive R&D program leading to recent introductions in the direct-to-board digital printing market. Unilin’s intellectual property and extensive know-how were key factors in achieving the combination of the right equipment, ink and other consumables for viable digital printing for flooring.
Välinge Rigid Core Flooring
Designed in Sweden with the look and feel of luxurious wood floors is a premium flooring experience—without the premium cost. Välinge Rigid Core Flooring, a new collection, features some of Välinge’s most advanced technologies—5G Dry, 5G Climb and Liteback. The result: A winning product in terms of versatility, sound absorption, weight, strength and waterproofing. Suitable for high-traffic commercial areas, the XL panels (9 x 72) are offered in eight colors.
Premium EIR Rigid Core
Wellmade’s patented HDPC/SPC waterproof vinyl rigid core flooring is now available in a premium plank, featuring a 20-mil commercial wear layer and HardMax finish along with EIR surface texture. With striking hardwood visuals, EIR technology creates the ultimate realism in vinyl plank, accurately reproducing the look and wood grain texture of natural hardwood. Painted bevel-edge treatments enhance the visual realism and aesthetics.