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Building community during COVID-19

By Ken Ryan The way you behave during a crisis like COVID-19 is what your customers will remember—not what type of sale you ran or...

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Carpet

Builder confidence soars to an all-time high

Washington, D.C.—In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five...

NFA takes the lead in bringing back in-person events

By Ken Ryan When the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) convenes in Savannah, Ga., next week, it will mark the first time in more than six...

Mannington Commercial partners with Material Bank

Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial has entered into a new partnership with Material Bank, the largest material marketplace in the architecture and design industry. Effective today,...

Resilient

Karndean named to annual ‘Top Workplaces’ list

Export, Pa.—The U.S. corporate headquarters of Karndean Designflooring, a market leader in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, has been named one of Pittsburgh’s Top...

SAR Floors: A ‘can-do’ LVT supplier

By Ken Ryan The LVT category is populated with manufacturers trying to carve out a niche in the multi-billion-dollar business. That means suppliers looking to...

Single-family starts continue growth path in August

Washington, D.C.—Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units...

Wood

Hardwood prices set to increase on select brands

By Reginald Tucker Floor covering retailers can expect to pay a little more for hardwood flooring this fall, as several brands have announced price hikes...

Single-family starts continue growth path in August

Washington, D.C.—Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units...

Builder confidence soars to an all-time high

Washington, D.C.—In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five...

Laminate

Builder confidence soars to an all-time high

Washington, D.C.—In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five...

Laminate poised to grow amid tariff concerns, category advancements

By Megan Salzano Laminate flooring, once the darling of the industry, lost some of its luster years ago, observers say. Overshadowed by competing categories that...

Laminate: Visuals give real wood a run for its money

By Reginald Tucker It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes to laminate flooring manufacturers striving to replicate...

Tile

Single-family starts continue growth path in August

Washington, D.C.—Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units...

Builder confidence soars to an all-time high

Washington, D.C.—In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five...

NFA takes the lead in bringing back in-person events

By Ken Ryan When the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) convenes in Savannah, Ga., next week, it will mark the first time in more than six...

Technology

Technology: System integration connects the dots

By Reginald Tucker The range of retail flooring software applications available today can help dealers manage a number of essential tasks, including estimation and measurement,...

Industry reacts to TISE postponement

By Megan Salzano Not immune to the impacts and pressures created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TISE organizers broke the news in mid-August that the...

I4F to exhibit in person, digitally at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2020

Hamont, Belgium—I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, said it will be exhibiting in Hall 5.1 at Domotex...

Installation

Industry reacts to TISE postponement

By Megan Salzano Not immune to the impacts and pressures created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TISE organizers broke the news in mid-August that the...

Schönox adds Gucker as technical sales rep

Florence, Ala.—Schönox HPS North America has hired Robert Gucker III as a technical sales representative serving the Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn areas. Gucker's main...

Despite obstacles, quarterly outlook appears bright

By Ken Ryan With few exceptions, flooring retailers continue to report strong activity as they enter the final four months of what has been an...

Underlayment

Industry reacts to TISE postponement

By Megan Salzano Not immune to the impacts and pressures created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TISE organizers broke the news in mid-August that the...

Underlayments: Protecting products from the bottom up

By Megan Salzano Flooring underlayments perform a myriad of jobs that all serve to uphold the success of the final product—a full flooring installation. From...

Schönox reveals online sessions for September

Schönox HPS North America offers free technical training and seminars that provide opportunities to learn about the full range of its products, installation tips...
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