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    Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   After a slow start to 2017, the residential carpet category gained some traction in the second quarter, resulting in a 2% rise in sales over the year-ago period, with units up 0.5% overall in the first half. Executives cited sales of better goods, an uptick in consumer confidence and price increases that have firmed up the marketplace. The U.S.

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    Fiber report: Soft, durable and cleanability lead checklist

Fiber report: Soft, durable and cleanability lead checklist

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Ken Ryan Advancements in technology and manufacturing have allowed carpet mills to make significant improvements in fiber construction. The result: carpets that are soft, durable and resistant to stains and soils. Mill executives say today’s demanding consumers are driving these innovative breakthroughs. “Performance-based fibers seem to be a big trend,” said Ayme Sinclair, marketing director, Stanton. “The biggest influence is an increased

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    Dixie unveils supporting brands to meet consumer, retailer needs

Dixie unveils supporting brands to meet consumer, retailer needs

January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By K.J. Quinn In today’s connected world, flooring suppliers realize they not only need great products to help retailers make money; they also must provide consistent and timely information. Starting in early 2015, the Dixie Group will unveil products across its residential portfolio and introduce the first of several tools that will make it easier to conduct business with its three carpet brands. “With

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    Fiber update: Nylon remains the major player

Fiber update: Nylon remains the major player

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 By Louis Iannaco The last few years have seen words like PET, polyester and triexta dominating the fiber headlines. But that does not mean nylon is any less relevant. In fact, as the economy continues to improve, more manufacturers are stepping up their nylon introductions. The consensus among carpet mill executives is that nylon’s most dominant value proposition continues to be its durability.

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    Just because it’s soft doesn’t mean it’s not durable

Just because it’s soft doesn’t mean it’s not durable

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Louis Iannaco During the last few years, soft fiber has been all the rage in the carpet segment. Ever since Invista’s launch of Tactesse, a growing number of players have thrown their hats into the soft fiber arena. However, the one constant during this time of “softer is better” has been the perception that softer means less durable. Long before the soft movement

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    Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

By Louis Iannaco Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 (Second of two parts) Carpet mills exhibiting at Surfaces 2013 witnessed genuine excitement from attendees resulting from the many new products that were offered as well as their own expectations toward what the rest of the year may bring regarding sales and profits. Attendees found carpet mills offering bolder colors, more textures and patterns, three-dimensional looks and an ever-increasing number of

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    What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

by Celia Payne Las Vegas—Surfaces 2012 presented the opportunity to shine—even brighter than the Vegas strip. The successful protagonists at the show know you must set yourself apart among a sea of introductions.

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Specialty vendor, Stainmaster roll buy in spotlight

Las Vegas—When the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) meets here each year on the morning prior to Surfaces, one of the primary goals is to expose its members to vendors not present at the group’s two major gatherings in the spring and fall. Referred to as tier 2 suppliers, members have the opportunity to spend three hours with “specialty vendors” in a table-top trade show format, allowing them to fill in

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    Optimism, steady traffic take center stage

Optimism, steady traffic take center stage

Improving economy gives show best feeling in years by FCNews staff Las Vegas—Immediately after the curtain was raised on the stage that was Surfaces 2012, it was apparent to everyone from manufacturers to contractors to retailers that something was different in the air at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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    Spring introductions: New products, innovations blossoming

Spring introductions: New products, innovations blossoming

Much of the U.S. may still be struggling to escape winter temperatures but the calendar says it’s officially spring. A time of rebirth and hope, not just in nature, spring is when consumers air out their homes and take a look at how to get the glum out of the house. One historical way has been to redecorate, with new floors and furniture and a fresh coat of paint. Spring

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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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