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    LVT, carpet tile make the (commercial) grade

LVT, carpet tile make the (commercial) grade

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Flooring executives say there are several reasons why LVT and carpet tile—two modular options—represent the fastest growth and most popular flooring types for commercial interiors. Modular flooring categories offer numerous options, enough to address virtually any budget, performance need or design requirement, according to Quentin Quathamer, commercial brand and marketing manager for Philadelphia Commercial, a division of Shaw

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    Ten people making a difference

Ten people making a difference

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 One measure of success in business or in life is being able to make a positive impression on the lives of others. Whether that is achieved through strong leadership, perseverance, compassion, humility or some other personality trait, this year’s Ten People Making a Difference list has impacted the flooring world in many different ways—and in some cases well beyond the scope of the

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    News: FCA Network celebrates 20th anniversary

News: FCA Network celebrates 20th anniversary

April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Ken Ryan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—Against the scenic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra de Vallejo mountains, FCA Network celebrated its 20th anniversary in grand style here last month, complete with a 12-piece Mariachi band, celebratory toasts and, of course, a successful business gathering. The conference included a vendor showcase featuring a round-robin format in which pairs of retailers spent

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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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    Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

Resilient: Felt finds its place within key market sectors

December 18/25, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 14 By Lindsay Baillie   Anecdotal research shows fiberglass sheet vinyl continues to capture market share from felt products. But that’s not deterring manufacturers from supporting the sub-category. Many resilient flooring executives believe the product is still finding favor in various markets. What’s more, executives say felt’s unique characteristics will help it stay afloat in the sea of resilient products. While felt is part

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    Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

December 19/26, 2016: Volume 31, Number 14 Some products tout high-performance capabilities such as waterproof attributes and resistance to scuffing, scratching and heavy foot traffic. Others, meanwhile, focus on aesthetics—be they visuals that aim to replicate natural materials such as wood and stone, or more abstract designs that draw their influences from art and geometry. These products run the gamut from more recent introductions to the resilient category to existing

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    Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   The double-digit growth that has catapulted the LVT category in recent years is expected to continue in 2017, buttressed by the rise of rigid core products (also known as WPC). The lone caveat may be the very success of LVT, which is ushering in a new wave of players looking to grab a piece of this ever-expanding market.   Larry

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    Robert Moran, Congoleum CEO, retires

Robert Moran, Congoleum CEO, retires

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum’s CEO Robert Moran has retired, effective Nov. 21. At the same time, the company’s board of directors has appointed Christopher O’Connor COO, effective Dec. 1. Additionally, current board members Peter Venetis and Tom McKay—whose investment firms are Congoleum’s largest stakeholders—will assume the roles of executive chairman and vice chairman, respectively. “We are grateful to Bob for his successful stewardship over the past five years and we are confident

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    Resilient: Congoleum- Revival refreshes top name in flooring

Resilient: Congoleum- Revival refreshes top name in flooring

March 14/21, 2016; Volume 30, Number 19 By Jenna Lippin After taking a conservative approach to its operations for the better part of the last decade, Congoleum is back investing in the business as it looks to capitalize on one of the industry’s venerable brands. It begins with style and design and continues with relevant product launches, including its first entry into the white-hot composite category. Kurt Denman, who joined

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    Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Carpetland USA teams with industry leaders for installation event

Davenport, Iowa—The Carpetland USA store located here hosted a CFI-Congoleum Installation Training Event earlier this month. The two-day, hands-on class was sponsored by the flooring distributor All Tile and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Joe Cea, installation specialist for Congoleum and CFI senior certifier, and members of the CFI team, Tony Buckhardt and Jay Zurn, demonstrated LVT installation requirements including product knowledge, substrate preparation and the importance of professionalism

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    Congoleum names Chris O’Connor chief financial officer

Congoleum names Chris O’Connor chief financial officer

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum has named Chris O’Connor its chief financial officer, effective immediately. Reggie Chesson, the company’s interim CFO, will continue as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition. “Chris is a strong addition to our management team,” said Robert Moran, CEO. “As the former CFO of CMH Space Flooring Products, industry experience and insights will provide critical support as we move forward with our initiatives to deliver strong growth and

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    Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin (First of two parts) Experts project the resilient category will continue to grow 15% every year through at least 2019, which is good reason for manufacturers to continue to invest in new facilities and develop product innovations. This year is shaping up to be the year of WPC, or wood plastic composite, with more and more companies launching products that follow

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    The ins and outs of marketing to the female customer

The ins and outs of marketing to the female customer

Times, methodology have changed to appeal to target consumer January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By Amanda Haskin In a 1961 ad for Congoleum-Nairn Fine Floors, a smiling and stylish housewife stands in the corner of a colorful living room, accompanied by the text: “From hem to hairdo, every detail is right for her, the result of skillful blending, mixing and matching… just as every room in her home is

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    Room visualizers aid consumer selection, buying process

Room visualizers aid consumer selection, buying process

January 5/12, 2015; Volume 28/Number 14 By Jenna Lippin The flooring industry has a reputation of being slow to embrace the latest technology, but more and more manufacturers are proving this wrong. A recent example of this progress is the development of realistic, innovative room visualizers, going beyond stock room scenes with a single color palette. Take Quick-Step, for example. At Surfaces 2014 the company created a buzz with its

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    Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

Next-gen felt products provide new sheet advantages

September 15/22, 2014; Volume 28/Number 7 AirStep, StrataMax lead the way in alternative options By Jenna Lippin While many flooring executives note the importance of fiberglass sheet vinyl in their product offering and its ongoing capture of market share, felt products still command a significant portion of the market. In fact, FCNews research reveals felt still represents 38.6% of residential sheet sales dollars and 45.5% residential sheet volume (FCNews, June

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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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