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Mohawk donates supplies to local schools

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk is supporting safety precautions as local students, teachers and staff return to school by making several large donations in northwest Georgia prior...

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Durkan introduces Influunt by Yelena Rodina

Created by Yelena Rodina, senior field designer for Durkan, as part of an emotional, poetic experience she encountered earlier this year during self-isolation, Influunt...

LIVE: Connect 2020 Day 6

Shaw promotes Milan collection to Alliance dealers At a time when carpet is occupying fewer rooms in the home, flooring retailers need to maximize the...

CCA Global Partners launches Mobile U app

Manchester, N.H.—The University team at CCA Global Partners has enhanced its Online University platform to make training even easier to access with the launch...

Resilient

Bamboo & Cork: Repositioning in a waterproof world

By Reginald Tucker LVT, along with its various iterations, has led the flooring industry in terms of dollar and volume growth as well as its...

Suppliers answer call as waterproof demand increases

By FCNews staff The meteoric rise of the resilient flooring category can be directly attributed to the performance of subcategories such as SPC and rigid...

Mannington Commercial launches No Reservations collection

As part of its Xpress program, Mannington Commercial has introduced its new collection, No Reservations. Orders up to 10,000 square feet of LVT will...

Wood

NWFA launches online professional development platform

St. Louis, Missouri—In response to the changing business environment as a result of COVID-19, the National Wood Flooring Association has launched LiveEdge, a free...

Architizer A+Awards recognizes AHF Products

Mountville, Pa.—Hydropel, the 100% waterproof hardwood flooring from Bruce, has been selected as a Special Mention in the 2020 Architizer A+Awards for the flooring category. As an Architizer A+Award Special Mention...

NWFA completes 46th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 46th home in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program...

Laminate

LIVE: Connect 2020 Day 4

Daltile, Mannington and Karndean spice up presentations By Ken Ryan As part of Connect 2020, executives representing more than a dozen flooring companies get their turn...

NALFA makes laminate standards free, accessible

Washington D.C.—The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has made all laminate flooring and underlayment standards available to the public free of charge, including...

Scoring Flooring: Industry Stats for 2019

There are two ways to look at the flooring industry as a whole in 2019, depending on whether ones sees the glass as half...

Tile

Coverings expands virtual events through 2021

Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, will expand on its digital experience, Coverings Connected. The new, multi-session...

Daltile launches Style Squad influencer campaign

Dallas—As part of Daltile’s ongoing digital and social media outreach, Daltile has partnered with well-known influencers nationwide to create its new “Style Squad.” "Today’s consumers...

LIVE: Connect 2020 Day 5

Suppliers showcase bevy of new SPC offerings The first week of Alliance Flooring’s two-week Connect 2020 concluded with Engineered Floors, Metroflor, Emser and Armstrong providing...

Technology

WFCA continues fcB2B educational webinar series

Lewis Davis, senior director of technology & research, World Floor Covering Association, and industry software experts from RFMS, QFloors, RollMaster and Comp-U-Floor will host...

Exclusive: Haines teams up with FloorForce

By Ken Ryan Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines, the flooring industry’s largest distributor, has partnered with FloorForce, the industry’s largest provider of digital technology, to bring lead...

RFMS to host 2021 educational conference

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—RFMS, a leading software developer for the flooring industry, will host an educational event in 2021. The RFMS Owner & Education Conference 2021,...

Installation

Accessories: A plethora of profiles at retailers’ disposal

By Megan Salzano Trims, moldings and vents are the unsung heroes of most flooring projects. Providing the finishing touch to any installation, accessory products are...

Schönox adds virtual training seminars

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

CFI launches new publication for members

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association Inc. (CFI), has launched a new publication for its members titled The Flooring Specialist. Kimberly Oderkirk, president of Association...

Underlayment

Noise-reducing cushion quietly makes a statement

With most of the country homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have spent much more time living on their floors than the typical work...

How to successfully sell underlayment at retail

By Megan Salzano Underlayment is often the unsung hero of a flooring installation. It might not be the most glamorous of products, but without it...

Schönox offers new online training seminars

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Schönox HPS North America, Inc. offers online technical training and seminars that provide opportunities to learn about the full...
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