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    Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Lindsay Baillie   There’s a common thread among the plethora of new resilient flooring products introduced at Surfaces: They all aim to make it easier for retailers to sell and consumers to understand. A majority of the manufacturers at the event noted that the resilient market is saturated with products—a phenomenon that can cause confusion for distributors, retailers and consumers alike. To

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    Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Hardwood flooring suppliers across the industry are combining creativity and technology as they seek to develop the next generation of products that will compete against the likes of WPC, LVT and rigid core floors. Case in point is the staining technology employed by Hearthwood in the manufacture of its Controlled Chaos and Dynamic Earth lines. Designed to mimic a

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    Ava by Novalis joins mindful Materials library

Ava by Novalis joins mindful Materials library

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s specified commercial LVT line, AVA, will now be part of the mindful Materials. This searchable database provides a common platform for manufacturers to communicate with transparency about their products to the entire design industry. “We are delighted for our AVA products to now be listed on this database,” said Melissa Quick, commercial product and marketing manager, North America for AVA. “Our designer customers will now be

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    Greenbuild 2017: Short but select group of flooring exhibitors come with an agenda

Greenbuild 2017: Short but select group of flooring exhibitors come with an agenda

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Steven Feldman   Boston—Flooring companies were few and far between as 700 exhibitors convened here earlier this month at Greenbuild, billed as the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. But those who did make the trip to Beantown came with a purpose. From demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and transparency to the concept of biophilia, a select group of

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    NeoCon East: Vendors showcase broad range of products, designs

NeoCon East: Vendors showcase broad range of products, designs

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   Philadelphia—With roughly 5,000 attendees and more than 150 exhibitors, NeoCon East provided the commercial interiors community another opportunity to engage on the East Coast during the fall season. The two-day show, which took place here at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 15–16, featured four keynote speeches, more than 25 CEUs and countless opportunities for attendees to network and learn

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    ‘Pillars’ fortify Karndean’s corporate culture

‘Pillars’ fortify Karndean’s corporate culture

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Ken Ryan   In its 40-plus years, Karndean Designflooring has developed and maintained a closeness whereby every person has a voice. Even as it grew the company never lost sight of the importance of empowerment, where everyone from CEO Larry Browder to the warehouse worker had a say. That corporate culture led Karndean to roll out its “4 Pillars” initiative, which covers

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    Stepevi debuts ‘Sparkle’ rug collection

Stepevi debuts ‘Sparkle’ rug collection

New York—Stepevi will celebrate the beginning of summer with the launch of its new collection Sparkle. Inspired by the metallic quality of fine lurex fibers, Sparkle lends a tasteful touch of opulence to any space and can be customized to any size and/or shape. Produced using a new tufting technique, the handcrafted rugs feature superior silk, wool, viscose and metallic lurex materials that, when combined, give the collection its appearance

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    Torlys launches new CorkWood product

Torlys launches new CorkWood product

Toronto, Canada—Torlys has launched a new type of flooring called CorkWood. The product is a specially engineered floor that has been created to bring together all the best features and benefits of other types of floors in one superior, all-inclusive product—combining the look of wood, the durability of laminate and the comfort of cork. The top layer of Torlys CorkWood is made of a high-definition digitally printed compressed layer of

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My take: It’s not about the product but rather the process

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Steven Feldman   From time to time I am asked to speak at an industry event. One of the things I like to do is give retailers ways to look at their businesses by using other industries and consumer goods to illustrate key points. One point I always look to drive home is any product that focuses on itself rather than the

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    Crossville’s Handwritten collection invites custom, creative designs

Crossville’s Handwritten collection invites custom, creative designs

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has introduced Handwritten, a wall tile collection inspired by artisanal craftsmanship. With its range of creative shapes, sizes, and colors, this line empowers designers to create truly custom installations for commercial and residential interior walls. “In a nod to the makers’ movement and with a love of handmade artistry, this line not only captures the look of handmade tile but comes with a wealth of decorative options that

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    Bamboo, cork intros offer flair for the  dramatic

Bamboo, cork intros offer flair for the dramatic

March 27/April 3, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   As sub-segments of the hardwood flooring category, cork and bamboo are heralded for their eco-friendly attributes. Beyond their notable green characteristics, however, new cork and bamboo products are also renowned for their stunning visuals, durability, comfort underfoot and water-resistant properties. Following is an overview of some of the latest products cork and bamboo suppliers have to offer. Bamboo

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    UltraCeramic to make U.S. debut at Surfaces

UltraCeramic to make U.S. debut at Surfaces

January 2/9, 2017: Volume 31, Number 15 By Steven Feldman After a successful launch in Canada, UltraCeramic, American Biltrite’s first foray into the residential market, is set to make its long-awaited U.S. debut at Surfaces in Las Vegas next week. And the plan is to offer the LVT to select retailers. What took so long? “We wanted to make sure we were doing everything right in Canada,” said Roger Marcus,

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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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    FCNews asks…

FCNews asks…

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 “What will the retail flooring business look like in five years?” Marty Schallock Malkin’s Flooring Menomonee Falls, Wis. Product – “In the next five years, I could certainly see our product mix to be 50% hard surface and the balance in carpet. After all, most of the first floors in homes are a hard surface of some sort.” Labor – “Finding qualified installers

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    2011’s product introductions continue to find success

2011’s product introductions continue to find success

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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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