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    Laminate: Latest on-trend looks designed to entice dealers

Laminate: Latest on-trend looks designed to entice dealers

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Reginald Tucker     All the excitement swirling around the LVT, WPC and rigid core craze is giving competing hard surface categories a run for their money. But laminate suppliers are not sitting idly by; many are fighting back against some of these trendy products by leveraging laminate flooring’s well-known aesthetic attributes. “Laminate and other categories have been under pressure from LVT,

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    Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Mara Bollettieri   There’s no denying that LVT and WPC have nipped some market share from sheet vinyl, but by no means is the workhorse subcategory down for the count. Although other resilient formats are growing in popularity, the product still has a place in the flooring industry today, offering benefits to residential and commercial markets. Thanks to new technological enhancements and

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    Opportunities aplenty in Main Street market

Opportunities aplenty in Main Street market

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Main Street has been growing in importance as a strategic channel for flooring dealers and manufacturers for the past several years, thanks in large part to a healthy small business climate that is fostering growth. Along with that demand, observers say, comes the need for versatile flooring materials. There are many theories as to why Main Street has

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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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    Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Mara Bollettieri Many domestic flooring suppliers cite numerous advantages in producing stateside. A huge benefit that Don Finkell, CEO of American OEM, pointed out is the ability to respond quickly to changing design trends in the industry. “We are closer to the market, so we are more aware of consumer preferences,” he explained. “In addition, consumer trends favor locally made products.

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    Laminate: Do moisture-resistant claims hold water?

Laminate: Do moisture-resistant claims hold water?

Observers debate merits of overplaying the ‘waterproof’ card April 16/23, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 22 By Reginald Tucker   The excitement surrounding laminate flooring of late is a testament to the strides the segment has made both in terms of visuals and performance. Much attention has been focused on the latter, particularly enhancements and coreboard treatments designed to increase the product’s ability to withstand moisture penetration and/or water damage. But

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    NWFA conference delivers value for installers, vendors

NWFA conference delivers value for installers, vendors

April 16/23, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 22 By Reginald Tucker   Tampa, Fla.—Scores of hardwood flooring contractors, manufacturers and distributors converged at the Tampa Bay Convention Center here recently for the 33rd annual National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) conference and expo. As advertised, the event offered something for everyone in attendance—new products galore, networking and educational opportunities, technical tips and even some entertainment. “It was a great event,” Michael Martin,

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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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    Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Lindsay Baillie   Even though the winter weather is still putting up a fight in certain areas of the United States, flooring manufacturers and buying groups are getting into the spirit of the impending spring season with exciting seasonal sales and promotions. Following are a few promotions and sales going on now. Abbey Carpet & Floor/Floors to Go Abbey Carpet & Floor

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    Laminate: State of the industry—Segment thrives despite impact of WPC, LVT

Laminate: State of the industry—Segment thrives despite impact of WPC, LVT

March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Reginald Tucker   For all the talk about laminate’s demise in the face of intensifying pressure from competing hard surface categories, the now-mature product segment is proving it has staying power. Ongoing innovations in the form of dramatically improved resistance to moisture, ultra-realistic replications of natural materials like wood and stone, and upgrades in surface texture and product performance are keeping the

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    Mannington in lockstep with design trends

Mannington in lockstep with design trends

Product development process feeds off cues in fashion, home decor February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Salem, N.J.—At Mannington no product is brought to market without the requisite research, forethought and consideration of retailer needs and consumer trends and designs. FCNews got a glimpse of that extensive creative design and development process at work at the company’s in-house design showroom at its facilities here during

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    Elias Wilf receives John B. Campbell award

Elias Wilf receives John B. Campbell award

Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington recently presented Elias Wilf Corp. with its prestigious John B. Campbell Award. This award recognizes the Mannington distributor with the best overall performance in 2017. Keith Campbell, Mannington’s chairman of the board, made the award presentation, noting the two companies have a decades-long relationship, and working together as partners in the marketplace is what has helped them both thrive over the years. From left: Todd Lyons, vice president, Elias

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    Mannington receives award for Restoration collection laminate

Mannington receives award for Restoration collection laminate

Salem, N.J.—Mannington’s Restoration collection laminate flooring with SpillShield technology has been named by Better Homes & Gardens’ Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine as one of its “30 Most Innovative Products of the Year” for 2018. This is the second consecutive year that a Mannington product has been selected for this honor. Products are picked by editors based on their ability to combine smart function, seamless style and cutting-edge technology. “We are thrilled to receive this award,

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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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    Wood: Anticipating trends is the key to successful product development

Wood: Anticipating trends is the key to successful product development

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Reginald Tucker   Fashion trends come and go, but hardwood flooring installations are designed to last for many years. For manufacturers, that poses a challenge: How to accurately forecast color/style design trends several years in advance of actual product rollouts? “The biggest challenge is always developing a product inspired by a home fashion trend that’s too early for the market,” said

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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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