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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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    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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    Contract: State of the industry—Key end-use sectors drive specifications

Contract: State of the industry—Key end-use sectors drive specifications

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By K.J. Quinn   In many ways the commercial contractor flooring market is like an onion—as you delve into each sector, one layer at a time, you start uncovering macro issues impacting flooring choices that go beyond traditional metrics. Sustainability, wellness principles and environmental impacts are among the major factors affecting facility design across the board, experts say. “Manufacturers have increased focus

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Wade’s Distributors, Novalis partner to makeover children’s shelter

Toronto—NovaFloor Elite Dealer, Wade’s Distributors of Mobile, Ala., partnered with the Junior League of Mobile for a room makeover for St. Mary’s Home, a legendary children’s shelter in Mobile. Novalis Innovative Flooring donated 1,400 square feet of LVT to the project that was completed last week, and Wade’s donated the installation services. “We always try to help the communities that we service,” said Angie Alexander, national sales manager, Novalis. “Our ability to

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    Novalis awarded SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification

Novalis awarded SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring received notification from SCS Global Services that its products have qualified for Indoor Advantage Gold Indoor Air Quality, certified to SCS-EC10.3-2014 v4.0. This means Novalis flooring conforms to standards for private office, school classroom and single-family residence parameters. “We are proud to add the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification to our growing list of environmental standards,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Novalis Innovative Flooring. “Just as our trade partners

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    Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has tapped industry veteran Steve Ehrlich as vice president of sales and marketing for its North American operations. Ehrlich most recently directed new business activity at Invista for the Stainmaster brand in the hard surfaces flooring category. Prior to his post at Invista, Ehrlich held executive positions with The Home Depot, where he was merchandiser for hard surfaces, and Hoboken Floors, where he was senior vice president of

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    Novalis invests in the future of flexible, rigid core LVT

Novalis invests in the future of flexible, rigid core LVT

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring completed a landmark deal with Zhenjiang City to purchase a 35–acre tract directly across from its existing manufacturing facility. The company plans to erect a new state-of-the-art LVT plant—doubling the size of its current facility. In addition to new LVT production lines, the new facility will house the company’s new headquarters and administrative offices, expanded R&D and Design facilities, and a new Customer Experience Center to

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    AVA by Novalis gains distribution partner in Canada

AVA by Novalis gains distribution partner in Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has chosen LSI Floors to be its distribution partner in Canada. LSI Floors is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has offices in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have LSI Floors as the Canadian distributor for our AVA Commercial Specified LVT,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis Innovative Flooring. “LSI carries only the highest quality flooring

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    AVA by Novalis will have its first showcase at NeoCon

AVA by Novalis will have its first showcase at NeoCon

Chicago—Novalis Innovative Flooring will, for the first time, show its AVA Commercial Specified LVT at NeoCon. The entire line of AVA flooring will be on display at the new Spartan Surfaces Chicago Showroom, just a short walk from The Mart, during the show hours on June 12 and 13. The showroom is located at 162 W. Hubbard, Suite 300. Spartan Surfaces is a sales and consulting group specializing in commercial

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    Melissa Quick to head product development, marketing for AVA brand

Melissa Quick to head product development, marketing for AVA brand

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Melissa Quick has joined Novalis Innovative Flooring as the new commercial product and marketing manager for the AVA LVT brand. “Melissa brings over 30 years of experience with an extensive background in national accounts, customer service, relationships with designers across the country, brand marketing and LEED expertise,” said Mark Hansen, VP North America, Novalis. “Our commercial customers will most certainly benefit from her tremendous depth of talent, leadership

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    Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

Executive Forecast: Resilient–LVT/WPC expected to continue its strong surge well into the new year

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   The double-digit growth that has catapulted the LVT category in recent years is expected to continue in 2017, buttressed by the rise of rigid core products (also known as WPC). The lone caveat may be the very success of LVT, which is ushering in a new wave of players looking to grab a piece of this ever-expanding market.   Larry

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    Novalis previews new AVA products at NeoCon East 2016

Novalis previews new AVA products at NeoCon East 2016

Philadelphia, Pa.—For the second consecutive year, Novalis Innovative Flooring had a few surprises at NeoCon East with its AVA Commercial LVT line. “Last year, we actually formerly introduced AVA at NeoCon East,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis. “This year, we previewed an expanded product offering for 2017.” Currently, the AVA brand is made up of three collections, each designed and targeted for specific kinds of installations. AVA

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    Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 11/18, 2016; Volume 30, Number 21 By Reginald Tucker By most accounts, 2015 was a fortuitous year for Novalis Innovative Flooring. During that time, the company—known for its modern, environmentally friendly approach to LVT product development—expanded its global manufacturing and warehousing capabilities to better serve its distributors and end users. The end result, according to John Wu, the company’s president, was not only the successful launch of new product

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    Novalis Innovative Flooring launches room visualizer

Novalis Innovative Flooring launches room visualizer

Shanghai–Novalis Innovative Flooring announced the launch of a room visualizer capability to its AVA commercial LVT site. Visitors will find the Visualizer button added to the site navigation bar and at the bottom of each product page. “This remarkable technology allows
 anyone to explore how different styles and colors of AVA flooring will look in different settings,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis. “You can also change the

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    Novalis enters agreement with Unilin’s licensing division on COREtec

Novalis enters agreement with Unilin’s licensing division on COREtec

Toronto—Novalis Innovative Flooring has entered into an additional license agreement with Unilin’s licensing division under which its NovaCore product line (and other WPC-type products) will from now on also be licensed under the USFloors patent portfolio. Novalis entered into a licensing arrangement with Unilin in early 2010, and was at that time one of Unilin’s first licensed partners for LVT flooring. This cooperation has since then been expanded by adding

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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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