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    Emser Tile recognizes Baker Bros as 2017 Platinum Dealer of the Year

Emser Tile recognizes Baker Bros as 2017 Platinum Dealer of the Year

Los Angeles—Emser Tile named Baker Bros as the company’s Platinum Dealer of the Year for 2017. The award was announced during The International Surface Event in Las Vegas. In its fourth year, the Emser Tile Platinum Dealer of the Year Award program celebrates premier tile retailers’ industry leadership, achievement and innovation. Platinum Dealer of the Year companies demonstrate a commitment to promoting Emser Tile products—driving sales and profits through expert

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    Armstrong Flooring, Houzz launch Premium Pro+ local marketing program

Armstrong Flooring, Houzz launch Premium Pro+ local marketing program

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring and Houzz announced the launch of Houzz Pro+ for flooring retailers who are part of the company’s Elevate retail support program. The Houzz Pro+ local marketing program allows Armstrong Flooring aligned retailers a unique opportunity to increase brand visibility among homeowners in their local areas seeking their products and services. One of the major capabilities of Pro+ is geo-targeting, exposing a professional’s business profile and portfolio to

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    Michelle Rice welcomed back to Invista Surfaces

Michelle Rice welcomed back to Invista Surfaces

Kennesaw, Ga. – Invista Surfaces, a division of Invista Performance Surfaces & Materials (PS&M) and maker of Stainmaster carpet fibers, is pleased to welcome Michelle Rice, an Invista leader, back to its Surfaces business team as vice president of the retail channel. In her previous role within Surfaces, Rice was the western region marketing director for the company’s residential flooring business. Following that role, Rice was the marketing director for

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    Baker Bros.’ Koufidakis elected president of NFA

Baker Bros.’ Koufidakis elected president of NFA

  By Steven Feldman Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands—Phil Koufidakis, president of Phoenix area retailer Baker Bros., has been elected president of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA). He will succeed Jim Mudd, president of Sam Kinnairds in Louisville, Ky., at the end of the year.

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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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Credit: How to upsell the customer every time

by Ken Ryan Ken Weisbacher, owner of Carpetland Carpet One in Cincinnati, remembers the time when five-year financing terms were the norm in the flooring industry and provided the impetus for dealers to upsell consumers. That sweet spot has been reduced to 12 months (on average) or 18 months during the economic downturn, according to Weisbacher and others, who noted the use of financing is still very important, albeit less

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Swiff-Train names Shane Calloway president, CEO

Houston, Texas – Swiff-Train has promoted Shane Calloway to the position of president and CEO, effective May 21. In his new capacity, Calloway will assume responsibilities of all key functions

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NTCA names winners of Five Star Contractor Project of the Year

Atlanta—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) named the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 here.  NTCA’s Five Star Contractor

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Crossville names Shelby Ferriter as Common Thread for the Cure contest winner

Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville Inc. has named Shelby Ferriter as creator of the winning design for the company’s biennial Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest. Ferriter’s scarf concept, one

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