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Carpet One: New showroom system, hardwood collection, tagline ‘Beautiful Made Affordable’ to define the brand

HOUSTON—Carpet One members received the tools here at convention to capture market share with new strategies and products that included a hard surface program,...

10 tips that ensure successful installations

If an improper installation results in an unhappy customer, a callback for the retailer and a black eye for the industry, then it only...

Hardwood suppliers see more price hikes on horizon

For the second time this year, hardwood flooring suppliers have raised prices, and with limited lumber supply, rising raw materials costs and cash-flow constraints...

Strong response greets Metroflor’s Hybrid, combines best features of LVT and laminate

The old saying, “Don’t tell me, show me” is perhaps best exemplified when discussing Hybrid, the newest product from Metroflor. “You can talk all you...

Resilient story gets a lot greener, NSF 332 will be a game changer

It goes by the unassuming acronym ANSI/NSF 332, but for resilient flooring manufacturers this new certification standard for sustainability is a potential game-changer. “NSF-332...

Resilient maintains market share on value story

The way you look at the resilient industry in 2009 is consistent with whether you look at the glass half full or half empty....

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...

Ceramic tile sales drop 20% for third consecutive year, new home construction is primary culprit

Not unlike flooring’s other categories, ceramic tile experienced a significant double-digit decline in 2009. In the minds of many ceramic executives, it was a...

Soft surface still has dominant market share, carpet nearly 50% of total flooring market

There is no doubt 2009 was a tough year for the broadloom segment. The reasons for this are many, with most agreeing the category’s...

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