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FloorCon 2021 offers real-world solutions

By Reginald Tucker FloorForce, organizers of the FloorCon 2021 conference slated to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla.,...

Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition winners selected

Orlando, Fla.—Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency selected the winners of the 2021 Ceramics of...

Unilin partners with Tacon Decor

Waregem, Belgium—Unilin Technologies, a provider of patents and technologies, has partnered with Tacon Decor, which specializes in coating and laminate options...

Wood: Canadian suppliers look to stand out

By Reginald Tucker When it comes to hardwood flooring sourcing, so much of the focus has been trained on Asia—rightfully so...

NAFCD + NBMDA Convention registration opens

Dallas, Texas—Registration for the 2021 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is officially open. After having to conduct last year's event from a digital distance,...

Armstrong awarded Top Project of the Year

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring's product redesign project, Product Waste Reduction though Circularity Improvement, received the Top Project of the Year Award in the...

Ecore Athletic remodels ASU fitness center

Tempe, Ariz.— Ecore Athletic contributed to Arizona State University's (ASU) remodeling of its 234,000-square-foot student fitness center. The goal was to help transform...

Housing starts increase while supply issues linger

Washington, D.C.—Overall housing starts increased 6.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.64 million units, according to a...

Dealers place premium on RSA retention

By Ken Ryan-The labor shortage is impacting every segment of the U.S. economy, including the flooring industry where retailers scramble to...

Daltile showcases ‘Power 5’ at CCA Global

Aurora, Colo.—Daltile is currently showcasing its “Power 5” at the CCA Global 2021 summer tradeshow, taking place here from July 19-22,...

Proven tactics to beat the big box stores

By Elisabeth McGowan When it comes to competing with big box stores, conventional wisdom suggests that specialty floor covering retailers should...

NWFA Expo draws strong feedback

Orlando, Fla.—The National Wood Flooring Association's (NWFA) 2021 Wood Flooring Expo, held here from July 7-9 at the Orange County Convention...

Tips to getting salespeople to ‘buy in’

By Jim Augustus Armstrong "I'm having trouble getting my salespeople to do what I tell them,” a frustrated dealer told me...

Adhesives: New formulations give installers an edge

By Elisabeth McGowan Out with the old, in with the new. That's what adhesives suppliers are touting as they showcase new...

Managing customers’ expectations

By Adam Joss Do you like to fly? How about turbulence? Many times, when I’m flying, I feel completely comfortable. Whether...

Real wood coalition part 10

Following is the tenth edition of the Real Wood Coalition editorial coverage, which can also be seen in the July 12/19 print...
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