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    Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Mara Bollettieri   There’s no denying that LVT and WPC have nipped some market share from sheet vinyl, but by no means is the workhorse subcategory down for the count. Although other resilient formats are growing in popularity, the product still has a place in the flooring industry today, offering benefits to residential and commercial markets. Thanks to new technological enhancements and

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    Eye on inflation: Flooring industry meets economic threats head on

Eye on inflation: Flooring industry meets economic threats head on

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Ken Ryan   The flooring industry is operating amidst significant inflationary pressures, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the end of the Great Recession. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in June that inflation climbed 2.8% in the last 12 months to its highest level in six years. Inflation impacts all industries, including flooring, which is heavily

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    Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

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 detailing, combined with Armstrong Flooring’s exclusive Diamond 10 technology coating, take the brand’s trusted heterogeneous sheet vinyl solutions to the next level of style and performance. Consisting of three unique collections—TimberLine, StoneRun and Ambigu—Rejuvenations with Diamond 10 technology coating features more realistic,

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    Contract: State of the industry—Key end-use sectors drive specifications

Contract: State of the industry—Key end-use sectors drive specifications

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By K.J. Quinn   In many ways the commercial contractor flooring market is like an onion—as you delve into each sector, one layer at a time, you start uncovering macro issues impacting flooring choices that go beyond traditional metrics. Sustainability, wellness principles and environmental impacts are among the major factors affecting facility design across the board, experts say. “Manufacturers have increased focus

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    Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Mara Bollettieri Many domestic flooring suppliers cite numerous advantages in producing stateside. A huge benefit that Don Finkell, CEO of American OEM, pointed out is the ability to respond quickly to changing design trends in the industry. “We are closer to the market, so we are more aware of consumer preferences,” he explained. “In addition, consumer trends favor locally made products.

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    Armstrong Flooring’s Natural Creations features Diamond 10 technology

Armstrong Flooring’s Natural Creations features Diamond 10 technology

Lancaster, Pa.—Natural Creations with Diamond 10 technology from Armstrong Flooring was designed in direct response to commercial interior performance needs and design trends. The collection is available in an array of modular shapes, sizes and patterns to reflect the natural look that is increasingly popular in today’s designs. Three collections—ArborArt, EarthCuts and Mystix—are inspired by the natural beauty of wood, the colors and organic variations of stone, and the distinctive woven-like appearance of

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    Armstrong Flooring promotes Sonya Zook to vice president, Enterprise Solutions

Armstrong Flooring promotes Sonya Zook to vice president, Enterprise Solutions

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has promoted Sonya Zook to vice president, Enterprise Solutions. Zook will lead the team that manages enterprise software, integration and manufacturing systems. She formerly was director, Enterprise Applications, and has worked for the company for 28 years.   “Sonya has been a key leader in developing our IT team and delivering technology and business solutions,” said Scott Hess, senior vice president and chief information officer. “Her dedication, business

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Armstrong extends Diamond 10 tech to new collection

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21   Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring is extending its exclusive Diamond 10 Technology, which was first made available on its resilient sheet flooring line, to Appalachian Ridge, a new solid hardwood collection. Utilizing the technology, Armstrong Flooring believes it is able to deliver a beautiful solid hardwood that is more versatile and durable. “Our research consistently shows solid hardwood is the most coveted flooring choice

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    Rigid core continues to set new standards

Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   Even seasoned flooring executives are stunned at the growth of the rigid core subsegment that burst onto the scene less than two years ago and has morphed into a super cell of flooring. Jimmy Tuley, vice president, residential resilient business, Mannington, just returned from Domotex Asia where he saw scores of new entries. “We saw combinations of wood on

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    Wood: State of the industry—Builder business, remodel sector propel category

Wood: State of the industry—Builder business, remodel sector propel category

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Reginald Tucker   Preliminary anecdotal information shows the hardwood flooring category grew between 3% and 4% in 2017, placing the estimated value of the category just north of $2.31 billion at the first point of distribution. That growth, manufacturer executives say, puts the category on par with the estimated growth of the industry as a whole but slightly above the total gross

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    Armstrong Flooring names Linron 2017 Recycler of the Year

Armstrong Flooring names Linron 2017 Recycler of the Year

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring named Linron, a national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the Year. In 2017, Linron successfully recycled over 23 million pounds of vinyl tile through the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Program. The award was presented at the 2018 GlobalShop tradeshow. The Armstrong Flooring award recognizes organizations that make significant environmental contributions by recycling resilient flooring materials during renovation projects, resulting

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    Hardwood price hikes slated for April, May

Hardwood price hikes slated for April, May

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker Price increases on select brands of hardwood flooring are scheduled to take effect this spring. Armstrong Flooring plans to initiate a 5%-7% price hike on solid hardwood products in the United States and Canada in May. “We have experienced significant increases in raw material costs, with lumber inflation across wood species and grades, coupled with energy, transportation and operating cost

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Armstrong Flooring enacts price increases

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring will initiate a 5%-7% price increase on solid hardwood products in the United States and Canada in May 2018. “Over the past several months, we have experienced significant increases in raw material costs, with lumber inflation across wood species and grades, coupled with energy, transportation and operating cost inflation,” said Brent Flaharty, senior vice president North America sales. “We expect this cost pressure to continue throughout 2018.” Flaharty

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    Armstrong employee recognized with STEP Ahead Award

Armstrong employee recognized with STEP Ahead Award

Lancaster, Pa.—The Manufacturing Institute will award Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Flooring, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award during a reception in Washington, D.C., April 10. As a licensed environmental engineer with 25-plus years of experience, Costello is responsible for driving sustainability for Armstrong Flooring in operations and on the product side. Her extensive knowledge of sustainable practices allows her to understand what

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Armstrong Flooring recognizes another Elite Retailer

Lancaster, Pa.—Floortrends, a family owned business that began in 1967 as Kawartha Karpet & Tile, is Armstrong Flooring’s newest Canadian Elite Retailer. It is the first Elite location for the Ontario retailer. There are five Floortrends stores serving South Eastern Ontario. Its locations in Cobourg, Belleville, Bowmanville, Lindsay and Peterborough have helped people and businesses from Kingston to Bancroft and Pickering to Haliburton. “Our dedicated staff has built our reputation by

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Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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