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Armstrong announces another round of price hikes

LANCASTER, Pa. – Following on the heels of its previous price increases that took effect Aug. 15, Armstrong Flooring announced it will raise prices...

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Carpet

Fall intros: Key selling season touts hot new products

By Megan Salzano—With the pandemic shaking up product launch strategies, the fall selling season has become a key product launch phase for many suppliers....

Polycom introduces relief for VAE shortage

Dalton—Polycom, a division of Taylor Adhesives, said its EcoBlend water-based, recycled PVB (polyvinyl butyral) dispersion can replace up to 30% of the VAE precoat...

Carpet, laminate continue resurgence

By Ken Ryan The explosive LVT segment and its annual double-digit increases may still command the most attention and showroom space among retailers, but...

Resilient

Fall intros: Key selling season touts hot new products

By Megan Salzano—With the pandemic shaking up product launch strategies, the fall selling season has become a key product launch phase for many suppliers....

RFCI selects new president for 2022

La Grange, Ga.—William D. Blackstock Jr. was selected as the new president and CEO of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), effective Jan. 1,...

Karndean: Expertly crafting luxury vinyl

Export, Pa.—Nobody knows luxury vinyl flooring quite like Karndean, which has been crafting luxury vinyl (and only luxury vinyl) for nearly half a century....

Wood

Fall intros: Key selling season touts hot new products

By Megan Salzano—With the pandemic shaking up product launch strategies, the fall selling season has become a key product launch phase for many suppliers....

Galleher expands Indusparquet partnership 

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Galleher, one of the top five flooring distributors in the U.S., has expanded its partnership with Indusparquet, South America’s largest flooring...

Real wood coalition, part 12

Following is the 12th edition of the Real Wood Coalition editorial coverage, which can also be seen in the August 23 print edition of FCNews. These...

Laminate

Mohawk introduces Pergo Elements line

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries introduced Pergo Elements: an exclusive Pergo line for specialty retail. The line features 25 SKUs of highly differentiated, waterproof wood with...

Laminate: Locking systems serve multiple purposes

By Reginald Tucker The incorporation of modern locking system technologies across today’s laminate flooring offerings are designed to perform key functions ranging from expediting...

UltraWood featured on ‘Secret Celebrity Renovation’

Calhoun, Ga.—Designers selected Mohawk’s UltraWood for homes on the CBS show “Secret Celebrity Renovation.” In the new CBS reality series, big names in sports,...

Tile

Fall intros: Key selling season touts hot new products

By Megan Salzano—With the pandemic shaking up product launch strategies, the fall selling season has become a key product launch phase for many suppliers....

Daltile launches Nominee, 2cm porcelain paver line

Dallas, Texas—Daltile has launched Nominee, a new concrete-design collection of 2cm outdoor porcelain pavers. A part of Daltile’s Tread line, Nominee features realistic concrete...

Emser expands Material Bank collections

Los Angeles, Calif.—Emser Tile expanded its collections available on sampling powerhouse Material Bank. Design professionals who rely on the service to search and sample...

Technology

i4F wins two BMC awards

Hamont, Belgium— i4F has won two awards belonging to the International Best Managed Companies (BMC) program. The company was awarded by Deloitte as one...

Bostik launches mobile app

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik released its new app, the Bostik Pro, available for free on both iOS and Android platforms. “Our new Bostik Pro mobile app significantly...

RFMS reaches new B2B milestone

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—RFMS established b2b connectivity with 52 flooring vendors as of May 1, 2021. The system is designed to allow nearly 900 RFMS clients...

Installation

Polycom introduces relief for VAE shortage

Dalton—Polycom, a division of Taylor Adhesives, said its EcoBlend water-based, recycled PVB (polyvinyl butyral) dispersion can replace up to 30% of the VAE precoat...

Accessories: Latest trim, molding ensure finishing touch

By K.J. Quinn—Retailers face stiff competition daily from big boxes, especially on commodity items, where profit margins are tight. But one category that remains...

Mapei launches Planiprep 4 LVT

Deerfield Beach, Fla.— Planiprep 4 LVT, a new high-moisture-resistant skimcoat and embossing leveler from Mapei, can be used to level off and smooth over...

Underlayment

Padding: The yin to hard surfaces’ yang

By Elisabeth McGowan While underlayment is usually an easy sell alongside a carpet purchase, it’s not always top of mind when finalizing a hard...

Laticrete offers preview for Coverings 2021

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete will exhibit its latest product solutions and innovations at Coverings 2021, including the soon-to-be-released Hydro Barrier Plus and Hydro Ban XP waterproofing...

Premium underlayments: A path to add-on profits

By Megan Salzano It’s no secret that flooring accessory pieces such as premium underlayments are often the hardest to sell for the retail sales associate....
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