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AVA by Novalis launches PVC-free sheet flooring at NeoCon

Chicago—Novalis Innovative Flooring has added a PVC-free sheet flooring to its repertoire under its AVA commercially specified brand. The company showcased the new flooring June 11-13 at NeoCon, here. “There are some applications, such as healthcare spaces, that require a PVC-free flooring solution and we wanted to be able to offer that solution as well as all of our other great LVT products,” said Melissa Quick, product and marketing manager

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    Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students to NeoCon

Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students to NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville is hosting four students from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design to NeoCon 2018 in Chicago. These students earned the trip by creating winning, tile-focused projects as part of Crossville’s sponsorship of a semester-long design studio held in partnership with the university. The studio, “IARC 372—design development and construction detailing documentation for interior architecture,” provided the company a direct opportunity to educate the next generation

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    Mohawk Group and Groundswell to unveil smartflower solar system

Mohawk Group and Groundswell to unveil smartflower solar system

Calhoun, Ga.—As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leaving more “handprints” than footprints, the commercial flooring company will join Groundswell and other project partners to unveil a smartflower solar system on Wednesday, June 13, from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Collaborative in south Chicago, with a reception to immediately follow. During a brief program, Mohawk Group and Groundswell will unveil the first of 10 smartflower systems that will be

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    Aspecta reorganizes sales team

Aspecta reorganizes sales team

Norwalk, Conn.—Aspecta has promoted and made role changes in its sales organization. “We are implementing these changes to grow our business, provide our distributors with better service and achieve a more concentrated focus on our Aspecta commercial business,” said Harlan Stone, group CEO. Kies, managing director of Aspecta’s European branch—Aspecta B.V.—for the past three years, has been named the global CEO of Aspecta. “Marcel has done a remarkable job establishing

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    Patcraft’s Tangible Hue energizes environment with colors, textures

Patcraft’s Tangible Hue energizes environment with colors, textures

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has introduced its latest carpet tile collection, Tangible Hue. Inspired by the appeal of creating bright, uplifting spaces, products are infused with color, offering designers, end users and facility managers a range of color palettes for impactful commercial design. Available in 24” x 24” tiles, patterns combine texture, light and energy to create playful and energetic spaces. “Studies show that color has a profound connection and impact to

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    Karndean challenges guests to ‘see flooring differently’ at NeoCon

Karndean challenges guests to ‘see flooring differently’ at NeoCon

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring invites the interior design community to “see flooring differently” from June 11-13 at NeoCon, booth #7-8116, held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. From original visuals to designability and ordering, Karndean Designflooring’s unique approach to luxury vinyl will change the way you see, design and specify flooring. Spring 2018 collection The Karndean Designflooring product development team seeks out expressive and intriguing forms in nature to develop its unique visuals

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    Patcraft’s CMYK features colorful, high-performing resilient tile

Patcraft’s CMYK features colorful, high-performing resilient tile

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has launched its latest colorful resilient tile collection, CMYK. This visually textured LVT tile features a smooth, high-performance surface that furthers Patcraft’s mission to help designers transform spaces within the built environment. Available in 12” x 24” tiles, CMYK is offered in a range of 24 vibrant colors and versatile neutrals tones to support branding, wayfinding, color blocking and mixing vision. “CMYK directly responds to a growing demand

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    DuChâteau names Rick Wagner West Coast regional manager

DuChâteau names Rick Wagner West Coast regional manager

San Diego—DuChâteau has named Rick Wagner its new West Coast regional manager. Wagner brings more than 30 years of diverse experience in the flooring industry. He will lead a West Coast sales team that includes 11 territory managers. He will also be responsible for coaching, training and developing new incentive programs to drive sales and increase market share in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona and other key markets in

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    Karastan launches its new collection, Simpatico

Karastan launches its new collection, Simpatico

Dalton, Ga.—Karastan’s new collection, Simpatico, is inspired by the successful launch of the company’s Kismet collection. Like Kismet, Simpatico displays the compatibility of beautiful wool and SmartStrand Silk, an innovative fiber. “Simpatico is an extension of the success we have seen with our Kismet collection,” said Erika Banks, product director at Karastan. “This marriage of New Zealand wool and our SmartStrand Silk allows for superior durability and a beautiful finished

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    Cain & Bultman names Kirk Sandifer chairman, COO

Cain & Bultman names Kirk Sandifer chairman, COO

Jacksonville, Fla.—Cain & Bultman has promoted Kirk Sandifer as chairman of the board and COO. The company stated that Sandifer will lead all sales, marketing, logistical and operational responsibilities for the company. Furthermore, he will also assume the responsibilities of leading the board of directors for the strategic planning, growth and profitability of the corporation. Sandifer’s leadership roles for the last 10 years, from director of marketing to EVP of

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    Mohawk’s Thomasville facility earns Gold Award for safety

Mohawk’s Thomasville facility earns Gold Award for safety

Thomasville, N.C.—For the eighth consecutive year, Mohawk Industries’ Thomasville laminate manufacturing facility has received the Gold Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. The award is presented to employers across the state whose safety incident rate is less than 50% of the average for each industry group. Cherie Berry, North Carolina commissioner of labor, presented the award at an annual banquet on May 22. The Thomasville team attributes their

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    Coverings reflects strength of industry

Coverings reflects strength of industry

Alexandria, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, had over 1,100 exhibitors from all over the world and over 45 educational sessions at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Nearly 25,000 industry professionals attended the week-long expo from May 8-11, a 20% increase from 2013, the last time Coverings took place in Atlanta. “The energy at the show this year was truly palpable,” said Alena

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    Sunbrella hits the high end with Dickson brand

Sunbrella hits the high end with Dickson brand

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Steven Feldman Architects and designers have known the Sunbrella brand for decades. After all, Sunbrella enjoys the reputation of being a best-in-class manufacturer of fabrics in terms of performance, durability and design. While the company has a foothold in a variety of industries, upholstery fabric for both indoor and outdoor applications is probably what resonates most with the A&D community. Resistance

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    Installation: Latest adhesives promote eco-friendly attributes

Installation: Latest adhesives promote eco-friendly attributes

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie Adhesive manufacturers are continuing to develop premium environmentally friendly products as a means to stay in lockstep with the flooring industry’s continuous push toward greener floors. Many of today’s green adhesives are FloorScore certified, solvent free and contain zero VOCs—all of which help contribute points to LEED. These qualities are all beneficial to the end user and environment as

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Lisbiz strategies: Build relationships, get the sale

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Lisbeth Calandrino   Last week a retailer emailed me with a problem: “Some members of my sales team are losing sales at the last moment. I’ve been in business 20 years, and nothing ticks me off more than when I watch a salesperson lose what appears to be an easy sale. In my head, it’s a slam dunk. What’s up with

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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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