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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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    Quick-Step honors Torlys with ‘Step Forward’ Partner Award

Quick-Step honors Torlys with ‘Step Forward’ Partner Award

Calhoun, Ga.—Quick·Step recently named Torlys as winner of its “Step Forward” Partner Award at The International Surface Event. Torlys is Quick-Step’s exclusive distributor in Canada. “Our distribution partners are critical to the success of our business,” said Gary Lanser, president, Mohawk hardwood and laminate. “Torlys exemplifies what true partnership means, and we are excited to name them as our first Step Forward Partner. Their expertise and commitment to the industry

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    Quick-Step featured on Operation Build’s ‘I’m Coming Home’ renovation

Quick-Step featured on Operation Build’s ‘I’m Coming Home’ renovation

Calhoun, Ga.—Operation Build, A&E’s home improvement series, has selected Quick-Step flooring for its nationally televised “I’m Coming Home” show, which is dedicated to providing lifestyle solutions for military heroes and their families. Quick-Step donated Eligna Heritage Oak laminate flooring, a weathered look with a natural authentic texture in an extra-long plank style, for the project. It was installed in the Concord, N.C. home of Susan and Mark McClamrock. Their 22-year-old

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    Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Reginald Tucker   The upside to laminate flooring’s popularity in the U.S. over the past 20 years is more consumers have become very familiar with the product—from how it’s constructed to the way it is primarily installed. The “downside,” however, is that high comfort level has encouraged more renters and homeowners to install the product themselves, cutting into a profit center for

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    21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

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    Technology: Quick-Step helps dealers take digital leap

Technology: Quick-Step helps dealers take digital leap

February 27/March 6, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 19 By Lindsay Baillie   Quick-Step, known for its laminate, hardwood and luxury vinyl flooring, is also making strides in helping retailers on the digital marketing front. Three of its most recent programs—Blogger Influencer Outreach, Quick-Step Toolbox and Style My Floor—all provide retailers with materials to help digitally inform and inspire consumers, close sales and bring customers from the retailers’ websites into their

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    Quick-Step names Jennifer Schick sales manager of the year

Quick-Step names Jennifer Schick sales manager of the year

Dallas—Quick-Step named Jennifer Schick sales manager of the year during Surfaces 2017 in Las Vegas. Jon England, vice president of independent distribution for Mohawk Flooring North America, presented the award. “Jen is a dynamo,” he said. “She is one of the best sales reps I have ever worked with. We are proud to have her as a key member of Quick-Step’s sales leadership team, providing our customers with excellent support

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    Quick-Step names BPI as Distributor of the Year

Quick-Step names BPI as Distributor of the Year

Dallas—Quick-Step recently named BPI the winner of its Distributor of the Year award. Presentation took place last week during the Surfaces 2017 flooring tradeshow. BPI is Quick-Step’s distributor servicing several states stretching from Texas to Alabama. “We are extremely pleased to name BPI as Quick-Step’s Distributor of the Year,” said Jon England, vice president of independent distribution for Mohawk Flooring North America. “BPI is an excellent partner to Quick-Step. They

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    Quick-Step equips retailers for success at Surfaces

Quick-Step equips retailers for success at Surfaces

Dallas—Quick-Step plans to bring the same excitement, high degree of style, effective product presentation and clear selling messages to its 2017 Surfaces booth (5603) that the Quick-Step brand brings to retailers’ showrooms throughout the year. “Our 2017 Quick-Step
booth is designed to effectively
showcase new products, engagingly present their
accompanying selling stories and
serve as an exciting social meeting
place on the show floor for
customers,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of brand
marketing for Mohawk Flooring,

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    Quick-Step to exhibit at Surfaces 2017

Quick-Step to exhibit at Surfaces 2017

Dallas—Quick-Step, a style, design and innovation leader in flooring, will again be an exhibitor at the upcoming Surfaces flooring tradeshow at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Jan. 18-20. During the show Quick-Step will launch new 2017 products, merchandising and digital programs (booth #5603). “[Quick-Step has] designed an inspiring booth with effective product presentation, unique activity, impressive visuals, creative imagery and innovative technology,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president

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    Quick-Step targets Gen X and millennial sales

Quick-Step targets Gen X and millennial sales

Dallas—Quick-Step has just completed the first year of its Influencer Outreach program. The campaign utilized the reach of two independent bloggers “Shanty 2 Chic” and “Ask Anna” to generate interest and loyalty for Quick-Step among the coveted Gen X and millennial shoppers. “Savvy brands like Quick-Step are relying on blogger influencers for credibility among consumers,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of brand marketing for Mohawk Laminate & Hardwood, North America.

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    Quick-Step throws hat into luxury vinyl flooring ring

Quick-Step throws hat into luxury vinyl flooring ring

By Ken Ryan Quick-Step, the Mohawk brand that made a name for itself first in laminate and later in hardwood through its Q-Wood collection, announced its entry into the crowded—albeit still-fast-growing—luxury vinyl flooring segment. Quick-Step is in the process of launching 16 SKUs nationwide through specialty flooring stores in August and September. Quick-Step said it is combining “innovation with art” in creating what it calls “a new kind” of luxury

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    Mohawk expands into countertops

Mohawk expands into countertops

Mohawk Industries has announced the alignment of two key and growing business areas: countertops and laminate/hardwood. Each of these businesses represents opportunities for Mohawk to bring new value to the market and will play an important role in the company’s continued growth. Matt Kahny will lead Mohawk’s expansion into the $3 billion countertop market where Mohawk will make significant investments in porcelain slab and other surfaces. Kahny will also manage

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    Quick-Step names Tri-West Distributor of the Year

Quick-Step names Tri-West Distributor of the Year

Dallas—Quick-Step has named Tri-West its Distributor Of The Year. The award was recently presented during The International Surface Event in Las Vegas. Tri-West is Quick-Step’s distributor servicing Southern California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. “Tri-West is an excellent partner to Quick-Step,” said Patrick Warren, vice president of sales for Quick-Step. “They embrace all programs and fully support the initiatives and new products launched each year. Tri-West is

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    Quick-Step booth to feature design celebrities at TISE

Quick-Step booth to feature design celebrities at TISE

Dallas—Quick-Step’s booth will feature renowned design and renovation celebrities at The International Surface Event 2016 Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. These celebrities will share insight into the latest in home décor and Quick-Step’s product introductions as well as snap photos, sign autographs, and share some behind-the-scenes stories from their hit reality shows. Featured in Quick-Step’s 2016 booth will be Antonio Sabato, host of “Fix It & Finish It,”

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Sustainable Surfaces, Hero Flooring receive LGBTBE certification

Las Vegas—Hero Flooring and parent company Sustainable Surfaces have received their certification as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Division Initiative. End users who support the LGBT

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