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Shaw introduces new laminate finish

Dalton—Shaw released a new, high-gloss, durable laminate finish the mill has dubbed OptiGuard. Highly scratch resistant and made in the U.S., OptiGuard increases the...

Anderson introduces its first-ever laminate collections

Fountain Inn, S.C.—For the first time in company history, Anderson Hardwood Floors introduces three collections of upscale laminate products. The collections, named Essentials, Artisan...

Valinge patents laminate recycling technology

Viken, Sweden— Välinge has patented a new method for recycling laminate flooring. In 2007, a method was developed in which old laminate floor panels...

Distribution: Laminate continues to get squeezed out of share

A year ago, Cain & Bultman president Buddy Faircloth was singing the praises of his high-end laminate business, reporting double-digit increases from 2007 to...

Laminate: Fall products build on earlier intros

It may still be summer according to Mother Nature, but with kids going back to school and Labor Day around the corner fall is...

Laminate under siege from imports, competitive products, prices plummet as alternative channels gain ground

Hammered by the recession and pressured by competing products, the U.S. laminate flooring market dropped for the third consecutive year. But just how much...

Quick Step launches new laminate collection

Dallas—Quick•Step announced the launch of Veresque, its newest laminate collection. Featuring GenuEdge technology, design and color on the surface of each plank now rolls...

Commercial laminate: Mills using brand, education, service to rebound

Not unlike its wood sector counterpart, commercial laminate producers have suffered their share of economic bumps and bruises recently. By putting emphasis on service,...

Laminate state of the industry: Units pick up but sales struggle in face of increasing competition, economy

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—There may be signs of life in the economy, at least on the residential side, but the overall pace remains slow. Add to...

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