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CFI annual convention kicks off in Orlando

Orlando, Fla.—The CFI Annual Convention & Expo kicked off here at Rosen Shingle Creek this week. According to Chris McKee, recently...

Carpet: High-end surge ignites sales

Residential carpet sales grew an impressive 17.2% in 2021, according to FCNews estimates, while the average selling price rose 7% last...

Flooring dealers post strong first half despite challenges

The flooring industry must have missed the memo about how 40-year-high inflation, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are supposed to...

Armstrong Flooring to sell assets to AHF, Gordon Brothers

Armstrong Flooring Inc. announced late Sunday that it has agreed to sell substantially all of its North American assets to AHF...

Armstrong update: AHF Products emerges as buyer

*Check out our latest update on this news here. In the 11th hour of Armstrong Flooring’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, AHF Products...

Stats 2021: Mills register breakout year

The stars were aligned for the carpet category in 2021 as a confluence of factors produced gains not likely to be...

Flotex Modular hits the ‘sweet spot’ for Forbo

Every flooring supplier desires that one product that is uniquely different, that truly stands out in a crowded market. Forbo Flooring...

Suppliers eye Main Street as businesses rebound

There’s no doubt Main Street commercial was one of the hardest hit segments in the flooring industry during the height of...

Armstrong update: Retirees could lose benefits in potential sale

As Armstrong Flooring seeks a buyer through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale process, an attorney for the Lancaster, Pa.-based company said...

Stanton launches L.I.O.N. yarn system

Rosecore is the leading luxurious soft surface brand in Stanton Carpet’s impressive repertoire, representing the best of the best in soft surface....

Remembering Steve Pulsipher, flooring retailer

Veteran flooring retailer Steve Pulsipher, who passed away at age 75 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, was known for...

Retailers React: Independent retail store advantages

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring dealers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day....

Carpet: Not your grandmother’s fiber

With open floor plans and spacious homes, today’s consumer is likely choosing hard surface as her primary flooring while considering carpet...

Armstrong update: Consequences loom if no buyer emerges

Armstrong Flooring, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization on May 9, submitted a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining...

Surge in ticket size bodes well for flooring dealers

Flooring dealers remain enthusiastic that business activity will continue to grow heading into the summer season overcoming a slew of economic...

Novalis earns praise for quality, strong inventories

Few things are as important to flooring retailers in this post-COVID-19/supply chain-disrupted world than having a strong inventory position. Inventory is...
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