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SBA establishes centers for women-owned businesses

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the opening of five new Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) during National Small Business Week earlier...

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Carpet

CARE names 2021 Recyclers, Persons of the Year

Minneapolis—CARE announced winners of the Recycler and Person of the Year Awards for 2021 in conjunction with the organization’s 20th Annual Conference here. The...

Retailers share A+ products from 2021

By Ken Ryan—For many flooring retailers, 2021 represented their best sales year on record. That success didn't happen by chance—it was quality products that...

Mills seize new opportunities with stain, pet protection introductions

By Ken Ryan—Americans love their pets as evidenced by a 2021-2022 National Pet Owners survey showing that 70% of U.S. households, or about 90.5...

Resilient

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 indeed king these...

SolidTech chosen for Sunshine on a Ranney Day project

Calhoun, Ga.—Sunshine on a Ranney Day, an Atlanta-based nonprofit founded in 2012, selected SolidTech for its latest dream bedroom makeover for 12-year-old Madison. Sunshine...

Benchwick completes private placement for growth

New York, N.Y.— Benchwick—established in 2013 and serving the U.S., Canada and Europe specializing in 3D printing—announced that its parent company, Northann Corporation, just...

Wood

FCNEWS LIVE at NWFA Expo: Show highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5P2g6m-o-I Las Vegas—FCNEWS LIVE at the National Wood Floor Covering Expo 2022 (NWFA Expo 2022) has kicked off. FCNews host, Katie Ford, is visiting the...

NWFA Expo: Strong turnout reflects optimism amid challenges

By Reginald Tucker—Tampa, Fla.—Proof that the North American hardwood flooring industry is not only surviving but thriving in the face of immense change was...

NWFA hosts “Learn the Ropes Expo Student Day”

Tampa, Fla.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) hosted a "Learn the Ropes Expo Student Day" at its Wood Flooring Expo here on Thursday, April...

Laminate

Quick-Step debuts new NatureTEK collections

Calhoun, Ga.—Quick-Step said it continues to reinvest in its top-selling NatureTEK Plus line in 2022, introducing new, stylish collections while refreshing its existing portfolio....

Retailers share A+ products from 2021

By Ken Ryan—For many flooring retailers, 2021 represented their best sales year on record. That success didn't happen by chance—it was quality products that...

Laminate: Suppliers raise ante on form, function

By Reginald Tucker—From the time laminate flooring was first introduced to the U.S. market in the mid-1990s, it has been associated with both durability...

Tile

Ege Seramik introduces new porcelain tile collection

Norcross, Ga.—Ege Seramik said it has developed another state-of-the-art porcelain tile collection offering opportunities to bring "designer encaustic looks" to each and every tile...

Mosaic Companies expands U.S. distribution presence

Miami, Fla.— Mosaic Companies, a manufacturer and distributor of natural stones, slabs and tile, said it plans to open a new, state-of-the-art warehouse and...

Walker Zanger releases stone mosaic collection

Los Angeles—Walker Zanger released a new stone mosaic collection named Pietra Gris. The collection is another addition to Walker Zanger’s offering of decorative stone...

Technology

RFMS, Mobile Marketing announce integration

Nashville— Mobile Marketing and RFMS announced their integration at the 2022 RFMS Owner and Education Conference held here. According to the companies, clients will...

Rollmaster partners with United Weavers

Hammond, La.—RollMaster Software, a Broadlume company, has partnered with United Weavers to offer its software clients the supplier’s complete product line for B2B catalog...

QFloors kicks off Users’ Conference

Riviera Maya, Mexico—FCNews was here reporting on the 2022 QFloors Users’ Conference, which welcomed scores of the software company’s dealer partners from across North...

Installation

Grouts, sealants help ease the task at hand

With the arrival of spring comes warmer weather. Along with rising temperatures comes high moisture levels in the air, which could pose challenges for...

CFI Annual Convention and Expo registration open

Orlando, Fla.—The Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) opened registration for the 29th Annual Convention and Expo, held Aug. 2-4 here at Rosen Shingle Creek....

Yenefer Colely joins Taylor Adhesives

Dalton– Yenefer Colely, formerly with Engineered Floors, has joined Taylor and represents the Meridian Industrial Flooring Division as its new HR business partner, serving...

Underlayment

Foam Products rejoins NALFA

Washington D.C.—Foam Products Corporation has rejoined The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) as its newest associate member. Foam Products was an original member...

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...
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