Carpet

Carpet One pink ribbon welcome mats support breast cancer research

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home introduces a new collection of pink ribbon welcome mats to support breast cancer research. The Carpet One Welcomes Your Support campaign has been raising funds to support organizations and researchers searching for a cure since 2004. This year’s collection features twelve new designs that make a statement of support in any doorway.

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    State of the industry: Carpet continues to bounce along at the bottom

State of the industry: Carpet continues to bounce along at the bottom

As the third quarter of 2011 comes to a close, FCNews asked a few important questions of a few important players in the carpet industry: How has business been? Have this year’s challenges been different from those we saw in 2010? What are consumers buying? What is the deal with all this carpet-related legislation coming from California? Overall, last year’s increase in spending from the first-time homeowners tax credit gave

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    New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

New commercial carpet collection with DuPont Sorona featured at Greenbuild 2011

TORONTO— DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer is the fiber of choice for the new “What Moves You” commercial carpet collection from The Mohawk Group. The new Lees styles will be featured at the DuPont Sorona booth, no. 1135N, at Greenbuild, the ‘green’ design and construction exposition and conference sponsored by the U. S. Green Building Council from Oct. 4 to 7 here.

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    Broadloom producers place spotlight on their best

Broadloom producers place spotlight on their best

When it comes to showcasing the best of the best, broadloom producers are giving dealers and consumers a lot more to choose from these days, including a larger palette of colors, new softer-than-ever yarns and the strongest durability and performance story in industry history. Here are some of the high-end products on the market today. Beaulieu of America Evolve from the Bliss by Beaulieu HealthyTouch collection is one example of

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IDG unveils official sheep dog of new Just Shorn wool carpet

MANCHESTER, N.H.—The International Design Guild (IDG) announced Queen as the official sheep dog of the new Just Shorn wool carpet line and congratulates Diane Walker on winning carpeting through the Just Shorn Official Sheep Dog Sweepstakes.

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    Fall product preview: Carpet manufacturers show true colors

Fall product preview: Carpet manufacturers show true colors

Fall is in the air, and the industry’s broadloom producers are ready. Here are several new and colorful products that a few of the mills have to offer for the upcoming season.

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    Staticworx launches first anti-static carpet  for use around electricity

Staticworx launches first anti-static carpet for use around electricity

WATERTOWN, MASS.—Organizations with computer and telecommunication equipment may be exposing workers to risk if they don’t have correctly specified, anti-static carpet that meets recent industry safety standards, according to Staticworx, manufacturer of electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring.

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    Weavemaster brings high-def to nylon carpet

Weavemaster brings high-def to nylon carpet

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—First, high-definition revolutionized the television industry. Now Weavemaster Carpets, a new division of Kane Carpet, is following suit with the creation of the first high-definition carpet. Kane took the wraps off the groundbreaking broadloom at the recent Carpet One convention, and retailers were lining up to take on the collection. “It’s the future of patterned floor covering,” said Herb Frank, president and CEO, Kane Carpet. “What we’ve done is

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Members approve Carpet & Rug Institute restructuring

DALTON—John Wells, president of Interface Americas and chairman of the board of directors of the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) has announced board approval for a new organizational structure for CRI, the carpet industry’s primary trade association. CRI represents the manufacturers of 95% of the carpet made in the United States, their suppliers and aligned industries.

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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $0.07 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective Sept. 6. This increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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    Carpet One: Proprietary products to propel profitability

Carpet One: Proprietary products to propel profitability

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Exclusive products are just one tool with which Carpet One provides members in management’s ongoing quest to differentiate its members from the competition. As such, the group’s recent summer convention focused on no less than three key introductions in the carpet, hardwood and resilient categories designed to not only achieve just that, but also increase members’ profit margins.

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Carpet dealers see emphasis on color, value

Consumer traffic may be down, but when customers do walk in the door, what are some of the trends retailers are seeing? What are shoppers honing in on before they ultimately make that carpet purchase? And what are some of her habits as she makes her way from store to store? Well, the answers can vary by region, while at other times it seems everyone is on the same fashion

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Economy not stopping carpet from being recycled

It’s been a tough go for the flooring industry, any industry, for that matter, since the housing market collapsed in the summer of 2006. For an industry still getting its feet wet, the recession could have spelled doom, which is what makes what the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has accomplished that much more impressive—diverting more than 2 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) from America’s landfills.

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CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

Dalton—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), in collaboration with the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), has formed the Healthy Carpet Workgroup. Consisting of experts (end-user and scientific) the group will discuss and report ways to keep carpet healthy in schools through selection, cleaning and maintenance.

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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $.09 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective July 18. Company executives say this increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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Elegant Mosaics welcomes Rachel Moriarty to design program

Elegant Mosaics welcomes the award-winning, leading homestyle expert Rachel Moriarty to its brand. Moriarty will be a key partner to the “Design, Play, Create” program, which Elegant Mosaics created specifically

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Sustainable Surfaces, Hero Flooring receive LGBTBE certification

Las Vegas—Hero Flooring and parent company Sustainable Surfaces have received their certification as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Division Initiative. End users who support the LGBT

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wedi North America celebrates U.S. factory grand opening

Batavia, Ill.—wedi North America celebrated the official grand opening of its factory and corporate office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. wedi management and staff, local and state officials as well

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