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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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Karndean challenges guests to ‘see flooring differently’ at Surfaces

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring marks the start of the 2018 show season at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Equipped with an expanded luxury vinyl product portfolio (including Korlok rigid core), a dedicated commercial space and a busy demonstration schedule, Karndean challenges guests to “see flooring differently,” not only in terms of design, product, partnership and support, but in terms of how the Karndean philosophy will grow

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    Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

Spotlight: Karndean Designflooring makes it easier to sell more

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   For retailers navigating the sea of LVT products, diversity is the key to success, experts say. This differentiation can be found in product design and development as well as experiences with a particular manufacturer. Karndean Designflooring aims to provide retailers with opportunities to increase their business via exclusive designs, top-notch customer service and creative marketing materials. “At Karndean, we

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Karndean expands hurricane relief program, donation drive to victims of Hurricane Irma

Export, Pa.—As the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma is uncovered, Karndean Designflooring will expand its Hurricane Harvey relief program to include those affected by Irma as well. After offering free freight to customers in Texas, Karndean will extended free freight to include customers in the state of Florida through Oct. 31, and is in the process of reaching out to dealers throughout the state to assess showroom damage and provide assistance. In

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Karndean Designflooring introduces Vantage program

Export, Pa.–Karndean Designflooring has announced the introduction of its online retailer platform, Karndean Vantage. The program, a new support system for continued growth, is designed to provide its retail partners with access to qualified sales leads, a more detailed “Find A Retailer” store profile, online ordering and marketing materials. All aspects of the Vantage program will be live in early 2018. Karndean Vantage gives retailers the tools they need to

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    NeoCon 2017: Exhibitors report uptick in attendee quantity, quality

NeoCon 2017: Exhibitors report uptick in attendee quantity, quality

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   Chicago—NeoCon 2017 played to rave reviews last month, with just about every flooring supplier extolling the virtues of a show that saw increased traffic from 2016, matched only by the quality of those visiting their spaces. Their sentiments were confirmed by show management which reported an uptick of 7% in attendance shortly after the close of the event. “Our take

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    Karndean expands portfolio with rigid core rollout

Karndean expands portfolio with rigid core rollout

March 27/April 3, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 21 Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has taken the wraps off Korlok, a new rigid core floor that was more than three years in the making. The new line features several elements that are meant to enhance speed and ease of installation; in this case, the objective was to construct a floor that would be suitable for projects that needed to be completed quickly. “We

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    Karndean Designflooring gets a makeover

Karndean Designflooring gets a makeover

Newly revamped showroom and warehouse facility support customer, end-user needs. October10/17, 2016: Volume 31, Number 9 By Lindsay Baillie Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring recently invited scores of its retailer, distributor and A&D customers to celebrate the official grand opening of its expanded headquarters and warehouse space here. The special event entailed a tour of the facilities along with installation demonstrations and new product previews. According to Larry Browder, CEO, the new

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    Karndean to participate in webinar about natural daylight

Karndean to participate in webinar about natural daylight

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will participate in an upcoming webinar for architects and facility managers called, “Natural Interior Daylight: Decisions & Results.” The forum is sponsored by Acuity Brands and recounts the results of a Natural Interior Daylight (NID) Advocacy report by Eneref Institute, which studied Karndean’s environmental stewardship through the lighting systems installed in their newly expanded distribution facility. Hosted by Gary Parr, editorial director of Commercial Architecture magazine, guest

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    Karndean hosts customers for U.S. Open, facility tour

Karndean hosts customers for U.S. Open, facility tour

Export, Pa.— Karndean Designflooring will host commercial and retail customers for the week of the U.S. Open Championship in addition to providing tours of their newly expanded headquarters here. As a gesture of gratitude for key retailer, distributor and commercial partners, Karndean will treat customers with visits to the prestigious US Open golf tournament in nearby Oakmont, Pa., throughout the week of June 13. Guests will also have an opportunity

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    Karndean releases updated specification tool

Karndean releases updated specification tool

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has released its updated interactive commercial Floorstyle tool for architects and interior designers looking for inspiration online. Mobile and tablet friendly, Floorstyle is available for free at karndean.com/commercialfloorstyle. With Karndean’s full catalog of wood and stone effect designs, users can select a space from a sophisticated catalog of commercial and residential room set images and then choose a floor to see how it will look.

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    Karndean names Goodwin vice president of commercial sales

Karndean names Goodwin vice president of commercial sales

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has appointed Milton Goodwin to vice president of commercial sales. In his new role, Goodwin will manage the overall development and strategic growth of the company’s commercial sales division. Goodwin joins Karndean from Armstrong World Industries, having served as vice president of hardwood and vice president of laminate for the past 13 years. Prior to Armstrong, Goodwin was director of sales & marketing for Laufen International/US Ceramic Tile.

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    Karndean introduces Art Select Stones

Karndean introduces Art Select Stones

Export, Pa.— Karndean Designflooring has introduced Art Select Stones, the newest collection of premium tiles featuring stunning designs inspired by travertine, marble, slate and limestone. These unique tiles provide a random plank appeal and a wide variety of design options. In addition, the Art Select Stone collection features large format tiles in 16 x 16 and 18 x 24. Art Select Stones have a 30-mil wear layer, making it ideal

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    Karndean LooseLay receives Special Mention in Architizer A+ Awards

Karndean LooseLay receives Special Mention in Architizer A+ Awards

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has been honored in the Architizer A+ Awards competition for its innovative Karndean LooseLay. Karndean LooseLay LLP112 Hartford has been recognized for its exceptional quality and selected as a Special Mention for the Finishes: Flooring-Hard category in this year’s competition. Selected amongst thousands of entries, LLP112 Hartford was reviewed by an international jury of more than 300 architects, designers, cultural thought leaders and developers. The judges rate

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    Karndean promotes Callahan to national retail accounts manager

Karndean promotes Callahan to national retail accounts manager

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has announced the promotion of John Callahan to national retail accounts manager. Callahan previously served as the company’s territory manager in Illinois. In his new role, Callahan will be responsible for closely supporting Karndean’s established partnerships with buying groups, as well as reaching out to potential new clients. He will also work closely with all regional and territory managers to increase sales for Karndean and its buying

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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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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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