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Shaw named to ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023’

Dalton—Shaw Industries has been named to America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 by Newsweek. With research conducted by Plant-A Insights, the study reviewed more than...

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Drew Hash named Southwind president

Dalton—Southwind Building Products has named Drew Hash as its new president. Hash comes to Southwind from his role as vice president of hard surface...

Karastan to be featured on HGTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kn1PicJlMg Karastan's Savanna Scenes broadloom carpet in Antelope will be featured on the new HGTV series "Down Home Fab" with Chelsea and Cole DeBoer. The brand's...

Flor releases Winter collection

Atlanta—Flor, a high-end area rug brand for homes, offices and every space in between, launched its Winter collection of new carpet tile styles and...

Resilient

Tina Crossland purchases WE Cork

Exeter, N.H.— Tina Wicander Crossland has purchased WE Cork, provider of high-quality cork flooring, underlayment, wall coverings and accessories. Previously the national sales manager...

Karndean celebrates 50th anniversary at TISE 2023

Las Vegas—In 2023, Karndean Designflooring celebrates 50 years in business. To mark the milestone, the company will highlight its innovation and style creation as...

Lions Floor expands sales team

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Lions Floor continues to expand its sales team with the appointment of Robbie Spurr as its U.S. eastern regional sales manager....

Wood

Unilin adds Kastamonu Entegre licensee

Waregem, Belgium—Unilin Technologies and Kastamonu Entegre have extended their licensing cooperation to include the waterproof technology Unicoat. With this new agreement Kastamonu becomes the...

Indusparquet’s Doyle named president

Miami, Fla.—Indusparquet has announced that Jodie Doyle, who has been with the company since 2019 in the role of vice president, sales & marketing,...

Duchateau, Martyn Lawrence Bullard collaborate

San Diego, Calif.—Duchateau launched its first ever designer collaboration with internationally recognized, award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Rooted in architectural references and reinvented...

Laminate

Eternity Flooring bets big on laminate

Some hard surface suppliers sought to cash on in the suddenly resurgent laminate flooring category as a result of difficulty in sourcing rigid core...

Shaw Floors announces 2023 Phase I intros

Dalton—Shaw Floors, flagship residential brand of Shaw Industries Group, has announced its new 2023 Phase I soft surface and hard surface introductions. Shaw's soft...

2023 SFN Convention to host notable sessions, speakers, sales

Orlando, Fla.—Shaw has announced several more breakout sessions, keynote speakers and special promotions available to both in-person and virtual attendees of its 2023 SFN...

Tile

Marazzi to launch 2023 Spring collections

Dallas, Texas—Marazzi is set to launch its new 2023 Spring tile collections, which are said to feature captivating designs that translate Italian panache into...

Daltile to launch Spring 2023 collections

Dallas, Texas—Daltile is set to launch its new Spring 2023 tile collections and add line extensions to two of its current collections. The launch...

Louisville Tile opens new location

Louisville, Ky.—Louisville Tile Distributors is opening its Chicago area Pro Shop. The opening of the Pro Shop is a continuation of the integration of...

Technology

The Dixie Group launches Fabrica website

Dalton—In response to the ever-growing trend of consumers doing their preliminary research, shopping and decision making on everything from electronics to home finishes from...

Reasons to transition to cloud-based software

While “the cloud” may sound like a nebulous term to some, it’s becoming much more critical in the day-to-day operations of businesses around the...

TDG announces digital strategy for 2023

Dalton—The Dixie Group (TDG) has unveiled its digital strategy for 2023, which includes enhancing its digital capabilities by partnering with several companies to create...

Installation

Sika launches MB EZ Rapid

Chino, Calif.—Sika introduced MB EZ Rapid, a single-component, rapid-drying moisture barrier, adhesion promoter and substrate consolidator for all floor covering installations over critical substrates...

Tackling TISE: Show strategies from veteran show goers

Las Vegas—The pace of The International Surface Event (TISE) can resemble a track meet at times as attendees traverse the expansive Mandalay Bay Convention...

New and notable at TISE 2023

Along with the anticipated uptick in attendance at The International Surfaces Event (TISE) 2023 comes an increase in exhibitors as well, especially new vendors....

Underlayment

Cork vs. foam: Choosing long-term durability

(This article was contributed by Amorim Cork Composites) The visual and design component is one of the most valued aspects when it comes to floor...

Underlayment: Proven tips to trading up to better cushion

For many consumers, padding might be an after-thought when purchasing a new floor. For retailers, however, it should be the exact opposite. Padding and...

COREtec’s Soft Step is patent pending

Dalton—COREtec’s new attached underlayment, Soft Step, is patent pending. The leading waterproof brand launched the innovative underlayment in early August as a solution to...
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