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Torlys to launch XP at TISE 2020

Toronto, Ontario—Torlys will unveil its newest product innovations for 2020—including the revolutionary Exceptional Performance (XP) flooring—at Surfaces, North America’s largest flooring event held Jan....

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Carpet

Carpet: DW Select by Dream Weaver makes its debut

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Ken Ryan In its first 10 years Engineered Floors achieved great success in the commodity and middle end...

Carpet: Despite LVT dominance, soft surface sees opportunities

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Ken Ryan For more than a decade hard surface has taken market share from carpet, a trend that...

Stainmaster’s 2020 vision: Help retailers be more successful

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Steven Feldman Kennesaw, Ga.—Stainmaster is poised to help floor covering retailers maximize their profit potential in 2020 by...

Installation

Installation: With underlayments, silence is the golden rule

September 2/9, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 6 By Megan Salzano   Flooring underlayments don’t often get their due when it comes to the successful completion...

Quality glues make installations stick

October 28/November 4, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 9 By Lindsay Gonzalez   A good-looking floor at a fair price is only half the battle. To...

Moldings find their match in multi-layer flooring products

August 5/12, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 4 By Megan Salzano   Multi-layer flooring has impacted the flooring market greatly as its quick acceptance by consumers...

Laminate

Laminate: Latest click systems serve multiple purposes

September 16/23, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   Valinge 5G’s seal, utilized here on a Beauflor laminate product, is tight enough to lock out...

Laminate Executive Forecast: Holding its own against onslaught of WPC, SPC

Dec. 9/16, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 12 By Reginald Tucker   The laminate flooring category continued to fight an uphill battle against the meteoric rise...

Laminate: Suppliers take a page out of WPC/SPC playbook

Dec. 9/16, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 12 By Reginald Tucker   It’s no secret that certain segments of the resilient flooring category—namely WPC and SPC—have...

Resilient

Armstrong doubles down on Diamond 10

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Reginald Tucker Lancaster, Pa.—When Armstrong took the wraps off its signature Diamond 10 surface coating technology on its...

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...

Resilient Executive Forecast: Rigid core poised to lead the charge in 2020, consensus shows

Dec. 9/16, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 12 By Lindsay Gonzalez   Resilient manufacturers are cautiously optimistic moving into 2020, citing the election year and uncertainty...

Technology

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...

Technology: 10 questions to ask potential software providers

Dec. 9/16, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 12 By Lindsay Gonzalez   Choosing the right software for your business is often a significant investment. Whether it’s...

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

RevoTile—Daltile’s answer to installer crisis

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Megan Salzano As the struggle to find qualified tile installers continues to rage throughout the industry, Daltile took...

Ceramic: Producers push innovation as consumption falls

Nov. 25/Dec. 2, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 11 By Megan Salzano   As was predicted this time last year, consumption of ceramic tile in 2019...

Tile: New applications expand segment’s potential

September 2/9, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 6 By Megan Salzano   Daltile’s Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces are resistant to water, heat, stains, scratches, chemicals and traffic. While...

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...

Wood

At AHF Products, it’s a family affair (of brands, that is)

Jan. 6/13, 2020: Volume 35, Issue 14 By Reginald Tucker When Brian Carson took the reins as president and CEO of AHF Products in February 2019,...

Wood-rigid hybrids promise to change the game

October 28/November 4, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 9 By Reginald Tucker   The beauty of real hardwood married with the performance of rigid core technology....

Wood Executive Forecast: Industry foresees good things ahead for the wood flooring sector

Dec. 9/16, 2019: Volume 35, Issue 12 By Reginald Tucker In much the same way that the wave of new waterproof flooring products such...
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