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    Armstrong receives patent for Casablanca LVT design

Armstrong receives patent for Casablanca LVT design

Armstrong Commercial Flooring announced the issuance of United States Patent no. D653, 4595 for its award-winning Casablanca design in the popular Natural Creations Luxury Vinyl Tile collection. The patent was issued on February 7, 2012. 

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    Floating luxury vinyl category grows as market opportunities soar

Floating luxury vinyl category grows as market opportunities soar

Proliferation of new suppliers runs the risk of commoditization Nebraska Furniture Mart is pleased with the top brands it carries in the floating luxury vinyl tile (LVT) category—among them Mannington, Armstrong and Karndean—but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from contacting senior flooring buyer David Snedeker on a regular basis. “There seems to be someone new—or at least new to me—calling every week with versions of their latest and greatest LVT.” During

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No stopping resilient’s momentum

In a black universe, vinyl is the shining star. That was the assessment of Elias Wilf president Jeff Striegel, who like many of his brethren sees resilient products as the beacon of light amid the darkness. In recent years, many of the leading flooring distributors have increased their percentage of resilient offerings, from the high single digits to low double-digits.

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    Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Shanghai — The Shanghai-based flooring producer Chinafloors Timber Co. has announced the launch of its brand-new program of luxury vinyl planks. The collection will be marketed under the Lamett brand and features 21 decors that will be available both in a dry back as well as in a click version for floating installation.

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    Executive forecast: Economy continues to favor resilient category

Executive forecast: Economy continues to favor resilient category

By Ken Ryan The shift toward resilient products in the flooring industry away from other hard surface offerings has created market opportunities for leading suppliers, as well as increased competition globally, particularly from China. On the plus side, the soft economy has favored lower cost, performance value options like vinyl flooring in both residential and commercial segments; however, skyrocketing raw material costs have prompted some major manufacturers to pass along

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Gerflor rolls out LVT with vertical locking system

Chicago– Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized resilient flooring, today announced the launch of its Creation Clic System to become the only true, high traffic vertical click flooring system on the market. Unlike other Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and laminate, which use a slip in or horizontal locking method, Creation Clic System includes a fiberglass grid to provide unmatched stability. This 6 mm thick LVT

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    Raskin unveils Elevations floating LVT

Raskin unveils Elevations floating LVT

New York–Michael Raskin, who in 2007 pioneered the floating LVT category with the launch of Konecto, has taken the category to the next level via the launch of Elevations. The true loose lay product requires no adhesive strip or locking system. Rather, stability is achieved by virtue of a fiberglass sheet layer and non-skid attached PVC backing. The result is a faster, easier installation.

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    Taylor introduces Meta-Tec MS-Plus Resilient MBA (Moisture Barrier Adhesive) for Resilient Flooring

Taylor introduces Meta-Tec MS-Plus Resilient MBA (Moisture Barrier Adhesive) for Resilient Flooring

Capitalizing on the success of Taylor’s Meta-Tec MS-Plus Advance Wood Flooring Adhesive in replacing archaic urethane adhesives, Taylor now introduces Meta-Tec MS-Plus Resilient MBA, a true environmentally safe 100% solids solvent & isocyanate free one component modified silane polymer moisture barrier adhesive to replace twopart urethanes and epoxies in the resilient flooring market. MS-Plus Resilient MBA is designed to install a broad range of vinyl, rubber, fiberglass and polyolefin backed

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Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

LANCASTER, PENN.—Armstrong announced it will initiate a 4% to six 6% price increase in the United States and Canada on residential luxury vinyl tile, laminate, residential sheet and tile, and select commercial sheet products. In addition, a 2.5% increase on commercial vinyl composition tile, and a 3% to 10% increase on installation, maintenance and accessories (IMA) products, beginning with shipments on January 23, 2012.

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Mannington issued patent for LVT planks

SALEM, N.J.—Mannington Mills announced today the issuance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers PVC planks, including LVT planks with a tongue and groove connection, a system which has been gaining in popularity for floating flooring.

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    Gorilla Floors enters LVT market with ‘strong’ story

Gorilla Floors enters LVT market with ‘strong’ story

NEW YORK—Michael Raskin knows a thing or two about floating LVT. After all, as the former president of Metroflor, Raskin in 2007 pioneered the category with the launch of Konecto. So after breaking from the company earlier this year to launch his own brand, the question was how he would take what he started to the next level.

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    Distribution: No stopping resilient’s momentum

Distribution: No stopping resilient’s momentum

In a black universe, vinyl is the shining star. That was the assessment of Elias Wilf president Jeff Striegel, who like many of his brethren sees resilient products as the beacon of light amid the darkness. In recent years, many of the leading flooring distributors have increased their percentage of resilient offerings, from the high single digits to low double-digits. New construction and printing technology continues to elevate the category.

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    Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

NEW YORK—The commercial arm of Armstrong officially introduced Rejuvenations recently, a new sheet collection with a versatile range of designs, merging commercial and residential aesthetics, cross pollinating colors and textures for choices to fit any environment, from healthcare to retail. “Our customers need solutions,” said Julianne Pierce, director, marketing and design. “We strive to be the first flooring resource designers and architects consider, and the flooring brand they request because

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Innovative, resilient solutions in glue are here

Back in the day, flooring adhesives were, well, were adhesives for flooring. The offerings in this segment were just as broad as the floorings available; basically, glue for carpet and the rest, with not much emphasis on the rest. Nowadays, in the modern age of specialization—not unlike how in baseball relief pitchers have evolved into closers, seventh- and eighth-inning men, left-handed relief specialists (who usually face only one batter), and

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    Floating floor concept making waves in resilient category

Floating floor concept making waves in resilient category

While the concept of installing a floor without the use of adhesives is no longer new to the industry, the idea of “floating” the floor has become all the rage in the resilient category. Thanks to advances in technology, as well as the acceptance of floating floors by retailers, installers and consumers, manufacturers continue to bring out innovative installation systems to help make the overall process of selling and buying

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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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