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TISE Live digital event open for registration

Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) is producing a virtual event over the previously scheduled in-person January event dates—Jan. 26-28, 2021—with an online product-focused...

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Durkan student design competition names winner

Calhoun, Ga.—Durkan, together in partnership with NEWH, awarded Ishanya Singhal of the Savannah College of Art and Design the grand prize in the 2020...

FCIF board asks for donations

Dalton—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) board of directors is currently holding its fall campaign drive, reaching out to thousands of flooring businesses across...

Retailers reveal the suppliers they win with

Behind every successful floor covering retailer is a supplier (or core group of vendors) with a vested interest in the health and vitality of...

Resilient

Congoleum exits voluntary reorganization proceedings

Trenton, N.J.—Congoleum, founded in 1886, announced it has successfully completed its restructuring process as a privately held company. Through this process, the company has...

How a new administration could impact U.S. economy

(Editor’s note: The results of the 2020 Presidential Election have yet to be certified in several states. At press time, a manual recount of...

FCIF board asks for donations

Dalton—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) board of directors is currently holding its fall campaign drive, reaching out to thousands of flooring businesses across...

Wood

How a new administration could impact U.S. economy

(Editor’s note: The results of the 2020 Presidential Election have yet to be certified in several states. At press time, a manual recount of...

FCIF board asks for donations

Dalton—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) board of directors is currently holding its fall campaign drive, reaching out to thousands of flooring businesses across...

AHF Products increases prices on hardwood for 2021

Mountville, Pa.—For the second time this fall, AHF Products has announced it will increase prices on hardwood products in the U.S. and Canada. The new...

Laminate

FCIF board asks for donations

Dalton—The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) board of directors is currently holding its fall campaign drive, reaching out to thousands of flooring businesses across...

Retailers reveal the suppliers they win with

Behind every successful floor covering retailer is a supplier (or core group of vendors) with a vested interest in the health and vitality of...

Tarkett celebrates ‘Doing Good Together Week’

Solon, Ohio—For its second annual 'Doing Good Together Week' celebration, Tarkett said it has planned a number of engaging events filled with discussion, service...

Tile

American Olean launches new quarry tile collection

Dallas, Texas—American Olean’s fall launch includes its new QueStep and Paver quarry tile collection. Hard-wearing and dense with high impact-resistance, these tiles are durable...

Ceramics of Italy tile competition open for submissions

Sassuolo, Italy—Ceramics of Italy has announced the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, the longest-running awards program of its kind, is officially accepting submissions for...

Tile of Spain sees opportunity amid challenges

Miami, Fla.—During Tile of Spain’s Coverings Connected press conference held earlier this week, Ryan Fasan, Tile of Spain’s technical consultant and tile and stone...

Technology

RollMaster launches B2B Exchange for dealers using non-flooring-specific software

Hammond, La.—RollMaster Software is now offering stand-alone fcB2B compliant Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) products for the sole purpose of automating transactions between vendors and...

Retail Recovery Across America: Cole’s Fine Flooring

https://youtu.be/hlZTnXOpDAo FCNews publisher Steven Feldman is at it again! He continues our Retail Recovery Across America video series with a trip to San Diego to...

Xpress Global Systems names new interim president

Chattanooga, Tenn.—The board of directors of Xpress Global Systems (XGS) has named Dale Davis interim president and COO, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Currently COO,...

Installation

Seneca Millwork launches updated website

Fostoria, Ohio—Seneca Millwork, a leading manufacturer of hardwood flooring transitions, has launched a newly refreshed website. “Our Seneca Millwork team has worked diligently together with...

Installation: With glues, performance is paramount

By Megan Salzano Like most sundry products, adhesives can be considered the backbone of any flooring installation. They are a necessary part of a successful...

Installation: Grouts, mortars ‘seal’ the deal

By Megan Salzano When it comes to a home remodel, new build or anything in between, the flooring itself is usually what steals the show...

Underlayment

MAPEI introduces new self-leveling underlayment  

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—MAPEI has introduced its smoothest, high-flow, self-leveling underlayment available, Novoplan HFL. Designed for use on interior concrete and engineer-approved concrete floors, Novoplan...

Industry reacts to TISE postponement

By Megan Salzano Not immune to the impacts and pressures created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TISE organizers broke the news in mid-August that the...

Underlayments: Protecting products from the bottom up

By Megan Salzano Flooring underlayments perform a myriad of jobs that all serve to uphold the success of the final product—a full flooring installation. From...
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