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    Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   It is not uncommon these days for a mid-sized carpet mill to get involved in hard surfaces and try to catch the wave that is the LVT/WPC/rigid core movement. What is uncommon is for that mill to have genuine success to the tune of double-digit growth year over year. Marquis Industries made the leap into the luxury vinyl world

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    Spotlight: Southwind provides retailers with the complete package

Spotlight: Southwind provides retailers with the complete package

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Lindsay Baillie   Southwind Carpets, a division of Cherokee Carpet Industries, has been known for providing a range of residential and Main Street commercial carpets to dealers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Since its hard surface division launched in 2015, the company has added LVP, WPC and hardwood collections to its portfolio—providing retailers with the complete flooring package. Southwind’s leap into hard

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    NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage

NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage

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    Contract: State of the industry—Innovation sparks broader usage of hard, soft surfaces

Contract: State of the industry—Innovation sparks broader usage of hard, soft surfaces

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By K.J. Quinn   The dynamics in the top commercial sectors are changing as interior design preferences evolve. While luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and modular carpet are the two fastest growing products, experts say, alternative flooring products are meeting designer needs for good looks, sustainability, durability and low maintenance and are expanding usage across the board. “Categorically, the commercial carpet market is no

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    Myers Carpet celebrates 60th year in business

Myers Carpet celebrates 60th year in business

Dalton—Myers Carpet will be celebrating its 60th year in business this July. The company was founded in 1957 by Gene Myers, who started buying scraps of carpet from local mills and reworking them into stair treads and small rugs which he sold through area chenille stores. Myers, with the help of his wife Evelyn and later sons Rick and Ray, soon opened Dalton’s first carpet store and began offering carpet from

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    Should retailers be worried about hard surface surge?

Should retailers be worried about hard surface surge?

January 16/23, 2017: Volume 31, Number 16 By K.J. Quinn It’s no secret residential hard surface sales are growing at record levels and gaining market share primarily at carpet’s expense. What is unknown is the toll this surge will have on dealer profitability down the road, as margins are thinner and product life spans are considerably longer for natural materials and certain resilient floors. “This year, for us, was our

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    Torlys brings its innovation lab to Surfaces 2017

Torlys brings its innovation lab to Surfaces 2017

Las Vegas—Torlys will launch three new technology-driven collections at its Innovation Lab themed booth (#6033) at the 2017 Surfaces show in
Las Vegas: CorkWood digital print cork, EverWood Designer luxury vinyl and SuperSolid 6 hardwood. CorkWood is an engineered floor that offers the beauty of hardwood, the durability of laminate and the comfort of cork all in one floor. The top layer is made of hi-definition digitally printed compressed cork in

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    Wood: Not so made in America

Wood: Not so made in America

January 2/9, 2017: Volume 31, Number 15 Mystery shopping exercise reveals RSAs don’t always properly identify product origins By Reginald Tucker Much has been made about the “Made in the USA” slogan in recent years, particularly as it applies to big-ticket items such as automobiles, appliances and, yes, even hardwood flooring products. While it has served as a rallying cry for those who support domestic sourcing and manufacturing, it can

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    Phenix Flooring taps industry veteran, Jason Hair, as VP of hard surfaces

Phenix Flooring taps industry veteran, Jason Hair, as VP of hard surfaces

Dalton, Ga.—Phenix Flooring has hired Jason Hair as vice president of hard surfaces. Hair will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing a strategy to allow the organization to continue to expand and successfully compete within the hard surface category. Hair will be based in Dalton, Ga. “We’re excited about our future in the ever-expanding hard surface arena and we’re thrilled to have an individual seasoned in the field to

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    FCNews exclusive: Mohawk Hard Surfaces goes on the offensive

FCNews exclusive: Mohawk Hard Surfaces goes on the offensive

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By Reginald Tucker To say that Mohawk Industries has dramatically evolved over the past 20 years would be putting it mildly. Historically perceived as a carpet company, Mohawk has vastly expanded its portfolio of products—through both acquisition and internal expansion—to include a full breadth of hard surface materials. In fact, ceramic is the largest product category in the company’s offering today, and it

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    Area Rugs: State of the Industry

Area Rugs: State of the Industry

June 6/13, 2016; Volume 30, Number 25 By Ken Ryan The U.S. rug business, which grew an estimated 4% in 2015, continues its modest pace in 2016, driven in large part by the growth in hard surfaces and the popularity of custom rug programs. While carpet in general has been flat to slightly up in the last two years, rugs have benefited by trends exclusive to that segment. “I’ve been

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    Hard surface category spotlights style, design at NeoCon12

Hard surface category spotlights style, design at NeoCon12

(Second of two parts) Chicago—With nearly everyone in the A&D community in agreement that NeoCon is the “do not miss” contract furnishings show in North America, it’s no wonder manufacturers have dubbed the exposition for commercial interiors the Super Bowl of trade shows. And with flooring having become a must-see category, manufacturers rolled out their crème de la crème for design firms from around the globe to appraise their goods.

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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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