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Web exclusive: Mohawk execs talk retailer assistance, CARES Act 

By Steven Feldman Mohawk top leadership today hosted a webinar to help specialty flooring retailers navigate the complexities of the CARES Act stimulus package along...

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Carpet

New York State recycling bill looms large

March 2/9, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 18 By Ken Ryan Barring a last-minute change, New York State is on the verge of enacting legislation that would...

Carpet: Shaw’s 2020 intros focus on style, performance

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 By Steven Feldman   Dallas—Beneath the new brand tag line “Home at Last,” Shaw Floors rolled out its new carpet...

Carpet: Suppliers tout advances in stain, pet protection

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Today’s carpet offers the latest in soil and stain resistance, protection from gnarly pet spills and...

Resilient

Beauflor USA reintroduces Pure collection

White, Ga.—Beauflor USA is reintroducing its luxury vinyl flooring collection, Pure, to the marketplace. The new Pure collection has been expanded to include a...

Best of Surfaces honors excellence at TISE 2020

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 Las Vegas—Six manufacturers were voted best of class in the 2020 Best of Surfaces competition, a contest sponsored...

Raskin Industries first to bring game-changing rigid technology to market

Of all the innovative products unveiled at Surfaces, arguably none was more groundbreaking than digital printing direct onto an SPC rigid core. Unlike other...

Wood

Wood: HF Design dives into waterproof flooring arena

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker Las Vegas—The key to launching a successful wood/SPC-type waterproof hybrid product, observers say, lies in finding...

Wood: Movin’ on up to the high end

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker Las Vegas—With so much of the focus in hardwood flooring today trained on hybrids and entry-level...

Marquis acquires Lonesome Oak/Gulistan

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17  By Ken Ryan Marquis Industries has completed the acquisition of Lonesome Oak Trading Company and its storied Gulistan brand...

Laminate

Best of Surfaces honors excellence at TISE 2020

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 Las Vegas—Six manufacturers were voted best of class in the 2020 Best of Surfaces competition, a contest sponsored...

Laminate: Latest intros convey confidence in category

February 2/10, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 16 By Reginald Tucker Las Vegas—Of all the hard surface categories impacted by the onslaught of LVT, WPC and SPC,...

LVT, WPC, SPC—which is right for your customer?

October 14/21, 2019: Volume 35/Issue 8 By Lindsay Gonzalez As the resilient category continues to expand into various subsegments, flooring dealers have had to stay abreast...

Tile

Ceramic: Suppliers boost value with innovation in color, size and installation for 2020

March 2/9, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 18 By Megan Salzano Las Vegas—With the U.S. economy heading into 2020 with a hopeful outlook and poised for growth—unemployment...

Best of Surfaces honors excellence at TISE 2020

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 Las Vegas—Six manufacturers were voted best of class in the 2020 Best of Surfaces competition, a contest sponsored...

Tile: Key trends emerge at TISE 2020

February 2/10, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 16 By Megan Salzano Las Vegas—The tile and stone category is not immune to the effects of encroaching vinyl flooring...

Technology

Digital marketing 101: How to make your strategy a winner

February 17/24, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 17 By Megan Salzano Digital marketing in the year 2020 is not a suggestion but a necessity for any viable...

Raskin innovation helps users visualize design possibilities

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14   It can be difficult for some consumers to visualize what a new floor will look like in a...

Provenza goes high tech with new QR codes

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Lindsay Gonzalez Provenza Floors is looking to shake up the new year with a host of tools for...

Installation

Ardex Americas offers free AIA, CEU webinars

Aliquippa, Pa.—Ardex Americas is offering free AIA/CEU webinars in April. The webinar series, though designed for architects, is available to the general public. Topics covered...

Laticrete introduces modular tile and stone adhesive system

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced Laticrete Select-Bond, a versatile tile and stone adhesive system that includes optional kits for specialized enhancements. “Laticrete Select-Bond is a unique...

INSTALL welcomes new members

Washington, D.C.—INSTALL has welcomed three new IWCs and one new Alliance Partner to its organization. “INSTALL’s alliance, comprised of hundreds of contractors, thousands of flooring...

Underlayment

Leggett & Platt: It’s all about high service, solutions

August 19/26, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 5 By Steven Feldman   Ft. Worth, Texas—When Leggett & Platt captured FCNews’ Award of Excellence in the cushion/underlayment...

DMX Plastics tackles moisture issues

November 26/December 3, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie DMX Plastics manufactures dimpled underlayments used primarily in applications where moisture is a problem. The...

Installation: For underlayment suppliers, silence is golden

Sound-deadening padding provides noise-control solutions September 3/10, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 6 By Reginald Tucker In today’s fashion-centric world of flooring, a lot of emphasis is placed...
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