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Fall intros: Innovations entice dealers to sell better goods

September 16/23, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 7 By Ken Ryan   The newest product introductions in the flooring industry run the gamut from latest...

Ceramic: Producers push innovation as consumption falls

By Megan Salzano As was predicted this time last year, consumption of ceramic tile in 2019 is lower than that...

Installation: With underlayments, silence is the golden rule

By Megan Salzano Flooring underlayments don’t often get their due when it comes to the successful completion of a flooring...

Adhesives: Quality glues make installations stick

October 28/November 4, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 9 By Lindsay Gonzalez   A good-looking floor at a fair price is only half...

10 questions to ask potential software providers

By Lindsay Gonzalez Choosing the right software for your business is often a significant investment. Whether it’s ERP, CRM, measuring,...

Tile: New applications expand segment’s potential

By Megan Salzano While the tile market is under pressure from the realistic visuals and waterproof technologies of resilient product...

Wood-rigid hybrids promise to change the game

By Reginald Tucker The beauty of real hardwood married with the performance of rigid core technology. That’s what the latest...

LVT, WPC, SPC—which is right for your customer?

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Lindsay Gonzalez As the resilient category continues to expand into various subsegments, flooring dealers have had...

Carpet: Significant innovations enrich category in 2019

Nov. 25/Dec. 2, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   Behind every great carpet is an innovation that went into...

Laminate: Latest click systems serve multiple purposes

September 16/23, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   Valinge 5G’s seal, utilized here on a Beauflor laminate product, is tight enough...

Boa-Franc expands reach with Ten Oaks acquisition

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Reginald Tucker   Boa-Franc plans to extend its manufacturing expertise to Ten Oaks’ solid hardwood flooring facilities...

Technology: Roomvo breaks new ground

Visualization tool streamlines selection process, while helping dealers, distributors close more sales By Reginald Tucker In an age where consumers in the market...

Bell becomes 49th inductee into the WFCA Hall of Fame

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Steven Feldman Vance Bell, chairman and CEO, Shaw Industries, was officially inducted into WFCA’s 2019 Hall of Fame...

Bamboo gets a makeover

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Reginald Tucker With all the rapid advancements the industry is witnessing today—particularly in resilient flooring products...

Dealers find ways to navigate amid tariffs

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Ken Ryan More than a year after the first salvo in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war...

Carpet: State of the industry—Soft surface cedes share as hard goods climb

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Ken Ryan Hard surfaces’ unrelenting march into most areas of the home continues to push carpet...
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