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RFMS reaches new B2B milestone

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—RFMS established b2b connectivity with 52 flooring vendors as of May 1, 2021. The system is designed to allow nearly 900 RFMS clients...

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Carpet

Aquafil’s Econyl nylon available on Material Bank

Cartersville, Ga.—Aquafil, maker of Econyl regenerated nylon, is now included on Material Bank, the largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry. According to...

Patcraft launches States of Water, Textile Technique

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft introduced its newest soft surface collection, "States of Water," and a new carpet tile collection, "Textile Technique." States of Water The company said its...

Anderson Turftex responds to Stainmaster sale

Dalton—Anderson Tuftex (A/T), premium hardwood, carpet and custom rugs brand of Shaw, has released a message of confidence and stability in response to recent...

Resilient

National Karastan Month 2021 kicks off

By Megan Salzano Now in its 93rd year, National Karastan Month kicks off today, April 29, and will run through June 22. The event...

COREtec adds to Plus HD, Pro Plus lines

Dalton—COREtec introduced 10 new colors to its COREtec Plus HD line and four new colors to its COREtec Pro Plus Enhanced line. Both product...

Shaw brands unveil 2021 introductions

Dalton—Shaw Floors and Philadelphia Commercial, brands of Shaw Industries Group, Inc., have launched new 2021 introductions. The two brands said the 2021 introductions are...

Wood

Mirage launches TruBalance core technology

Saint-Georges, Québec—Mirage's TruBalance technology platform is now available with most Mirage product offerings and new products. According to the company, TruBalance features a unique core...

National Karastan Month 2021 kicks off

By Megan Salzano Now in its 93rd year, National Karastan Month kicks off today, April 29, and will run through June 22. The event...

Mannington donates wood flooring for R.I.S.E. home

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to support the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart...

Laminate

Mannington rolls out laminate, hardwood designs

Salem, N.J.— Mannington has updated its Restoration laminate collection and rolled out several new hardwood lines to retail stores. The Restoration collection, according to the...

Lions Floor: Slow, steady wins the race

By Reginald Tucker The skyrocketing popularity of SPC/rigid core continues to lure new players to the game—from those that manufacture other flooring products to...

Trendspotting: Wood, laminate share design cues

By Reginald Tucker The longest-running trend in hardwood flooring visuals—European white oak planks with clean lines and less-aggressive character marks—doesn’t appear to show any...

Tile

AO launches Color Story Wall collection

Dallas, Texas—American Olean launched its new Color Story Wall collection. It is designed for residential, education, hospitality, health care or retail spaces. The new glazed...

Daltile launches spring tile, stone collections

Dallas, Texas—Daltile launched three new tile collections and a new natural stone collection. The new assortments offer myriad fashionable products with exceptional performance features,...

Marazzi launches Scenario collection

Dallas, Texas—Marazzi launched its new Scenario glazed porcelain tile collection. According to the company, Scenario's tone-on-tone brush strokes aim to rediscover the majolica tile...

Technology

Technology: Dealers leverage cloud-based software

By Nicole Murray Software systems used in the flooring industry are designed to make retailers more efficient and profitable in many of their day-to-day...

Daltile launches Defend line with Microban

Dallas—Daltile launched its “Defend powered by Microban” program and new floor, wall and mosaic tile products. According to Daltile, Defend is a distinct product...

Mirage InstaVu offers virtual viewing

Saint-Georges, Québec— Mirage launched a new feature on its website: Mirage InstaVu, a "digital decorator" that allows consumers to view its variety of flooring virtually. The...

Installation

Adhesives: Greener formulations retain functionality

By K.J. Quinn There are many different flooring adhesives, each offering benefits to weigh and pricing to compare. Regardless of the brand, the performance...

Taylor acquires Frontier Products

Dalton—Taylor's parent company, Meridian Adhesive Group, has acquired Frontier Products, Inc., of Alvarado, Texas. Frontier will join Taylor and Polycom as part of an...

Laticrete introduces crack isolation solution

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete launched the Masonry Veneer Installation System Water Crack Isolation (MVIS WCI). According to the company, MVIS WCI is a crack isolation solution that...

Underlayment

We Cork promotes Crossland to national sales manager

Exeter, N.H.—We Cork, provider of cork flooring and underlayment, has promoted Tina Crossland to the position of national sales manager. She will have the...

E.J. Welch to acquire controlling interest of T&L

By Ken Ryan E.J. Welch Company, a division of Center Rock Capital Partners’ Merit Distribution Group, has signed a letter of intent to acquire controlling...

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...
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