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  • HD Expo: Hospitality takes its cues from residential design

    May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Steven Feldman Las Vegas—Things are changing in hospitality. Guest rooms are moving more to hard service. Select service hotels—the 2- and 3-star properties—are growing and garnering more attention than luxury hotels. And technology is yielding better performing hardwood for public spaces. “We are seeing a lot more mid-scale hotels, what they are calling select service, and a lot less of the 4-

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    Ten people making a difference

    May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 One measure of success in business or in life is being able to make a positive impression on the lives of others. Whether that is achieved through strong leadership, perseverance, compassion, humility or some other personality trait, this year’s Ten People Making a Difference list has impacted the flooring world in many different ways—and in some cases well beyond the scope of the

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    Coverings: Latest tile, stone introductions hit all the right notes

    May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Mara Bollettieri Coverings, billed as the largest international tile and stone event in North America, delivered as promised as attendees from near and far came to see the hottest and freshest trends in the industry. More than 1,100 vendors showcased their respective products across the vast showroom floor at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta “It’s really about connections for anyone

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    Haines welcomes Jon England as chief sales officer

    Glen Burnie, Md.—Jon England will be joining Haines as chief sales officereffective later this month. In his new role, England will report directly to Michael Barrett, president and CEO. England’s responsibilities will include all planning, processes, procedures and policies related to the Haines sales force and also for brand marketing. Reporting directly to England will be Brian Green, senior vice president, CMH sales; and Greg Vale, senior vice president, Armstrong

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    Installation: ‘Blazer’ tool makes quick work of laying cove base

    By Reginald Tucker David Low, a floor covering installer with 25 years under his belt, had grown tired of pulling muscles, busting his knuckles and otherwise breaking his back when laying down wall base—particularly on large jobs. But he wasn’t quite ready to hang up his tools and knee pads altogether, so he decided to do something about it. Using a little ingenuity—and a lot of imagination—Low crafted a crude

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    Made in the USA: U.S. production trends to watch

    April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Lindsay Baillie Approximately eight in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than one that’s imported, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey. This is great news for manufacturers already in the U.S. manufacturing game as well as those just now entering. What’s even better is the same survey found that over 60% of consumers are willing

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    Made in the USA: Report card on Trump manufacturing policies

    April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Reginald Tucker Last spring FCNews reached out to Harry Moser, president and founder of the Reshoring Initiative—and an authority on all things related to U.S. manufacturing and onshoring trends—to get his take on the Trump Administration’s strategic approach to boosting America’s manufacturing economy. We followed up with Moser a year later to see how he scores the president in this regard.  

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    Installation: Self-levelers solve subfloor prep issues

    April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Lindsay Baillie Retailers, installers and contractors know that what’s underneath a floor is just as critical to a consumer’s long-term happiness as the floor’s overall look and feel. For the consumer to get the most out of her floor over the life of the product, installers need to properly prep the substrate. To assist installers with this crucial step, manufacturers are

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    Coverings preview: New products, programs on tap for attendees

    April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Mara Bollettieri Coverings 2018, one of the largest international tile and stone events, is expected to deliver fresh, new features and programs when it kicks off May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries will showcase their wares. “Coverings aims to not only highlight the inherent value of tile and stone

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    News: FCA Network celebrates 20th anniversary

    April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Ken Ryan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—Against the scenic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra de Vallejo mountains, FCA Network celebrated its 20th anniversary in grand style here last month, complete with a 12-piece Mariachi band, celebratory toasts and, of course, a successful business gathering. The conference included a vendor showcase featuring a round-robin format in which pairs of retailers spent

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    Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

    Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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    Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

    Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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    Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

    Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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