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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...

Nourison places Woods in Northeast territory

Saddle Brook, N.J.—Nourison appointed Theolene Woods as the account executive for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Upstate New York. She will be responsible for service...

Resurgence of carpet and resilient; the new normal dictates value, function, innovation

As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and this rings true in floor covering. A decidedly negative economic state found a...

Wood sees a return to oak, higher gloss finishes, longer planks hot trends

With all the state-of-the- art technology available today, hardwood flooring producers can manufacture just about anything they want. But it seems what many consumers...

Columbia launches value wood line

Dallas—Columbia Hardwood recently launched Pagosa, an engineered collection at a value price point. Featuring the newest colors and textures, it is available in retail...

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...

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