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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., Nov. 17-19., has...

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Carpet

Mannington Commercial to acquire AtlasMasland assets

Calhoun, Ga.— Mannington Commercial has entered into an agreement to acquire select assets of AtlasMasland, the commercial floor covering business of The Dixie Group....

Carpet: Resurgence may have lasting implications

By Ken Ryan For a flooring segment that had seen little to no growth since the end of the Great Recession more than a...

Universal Fibers launches new brand expression, website

Bristol, Va.— Universal Fibers, a leader in the production of high quality, solution-dyed synthetic filament-based fibers for the flooring industry, announced the debut of...

Resilient

Stanton unveils new Natural Beauty colors

Woodbury, N.Y.—Stanton Carpet Corporation introduced an assortment of 24 new styles and colors added to its Natural Beauty Series of luxury vinyl plank. It...

Surfaces: Resilient innovations, design steal the show

By Megan Salzano Las Vegas—While the show floor at the 2021 edition of the International Surface Event (TISE) may not have been as chock-full...

Cali acquired by Victoria PLC

San Diego, Calif.—Cali, the omni-channel flooring and building products company, announced that it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the global flooring company,...

Wood

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 Center, saw more...

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 edition of FCNews. These...

Be sure to acclimate wood on site

By Jason Wright Hardwood flooring is a great choice that can last a lifetime. But did you know that you could easily lose this...

Laminate

Surfaces: Laminate innovations elevate segment

By Reginald Tucker Las Vegas—Even before the current shipping woes fueled backlogs in deliveries of many rigid core products, industry observers had already begun...

Laminate: Resurgence tied to supply chain issues

By Reginald Tucker Ongoing supply chain issues at U.S. ports—as well as those around the world—have impacted virtually every business sector, flooring included. Nowhere is...

Laminate: Latest looks designed to thrill dealers

By Reginald Tucker For those who believe laminate flooring suppliers are no longer investing huge sums in technologies to continue building on the product’s...

Tile

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, 2021. Daltile’s collection...

Coverings 2021 elevates tile’s aesthetic appeal

By Megan Salzano Orlando, Fla.—After a two-year hiatus of in-person events and a one-year layoff from the show itself, Coverings 2021 kicked off here...

Ceramics of Italy Cersaie program now open

Bologna, Italy—Ceramics of Italy is now accepting applications for its inaugural Destination: Cersaie | Bologna program. North American architects and designers are invited to...

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

SnapCaps makes stair nose installation a breeze

By Reginald Tucker Any experienced floor layer who has installed stair treads or nose caps is acutely aware of the pitfalls of some conventional...

Laticrete unveils Spartacote High-Yield system

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete launched the Spartacote High-Yield system with patent-pending Lux Additive, an industry-first resinous coating system developed specifically to increase photosynthetic active radiation (PAR)...

Adhesives: Greener formulations retain functionality

By K.J. Quinn There are many different flooring adhesives, each offering benefits to weigh and pricing to compare. Regardless of the brand, the performance...

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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