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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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    NRF prioritizes service for partners at NEFM

NRF prioritizes service for partners at NEFM

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Steven Feldman & Mara Bollettieri Uncasville, Conn.—Winter turned to spring on March 19 as things were heating up at NRF Distributors’ New England Flooring Market (NEFM). With 110 vendors showcasing their latest wares to an estimated 320 customers, Terry Gray, vice president of marketing, was anticipating the one-day event to generate $3 million in business. Every vendor offered some type of special

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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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    Distributors proclaim Ceramix by Raskin a home run

Distributors proclaim Ceramix by Raskin a home run

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16 By Ken Ryan   Raskin Industries’ new built-in grout loose lay LVT, which will debut at Surfaces this week, is a product that must be seen to be fully appreciated, according to distributors who are carrying the line. “The Ceramix product line from Raskin is a continuation of Michael’s [Raskin, president] gift of style and design,” said Bob Weiss, CEO of All Tile,

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    Distributors applaud Raskin’s eye for design

Distributors applaud Raskin’s eye for design

Founder’s knack for styling, hot trends raises the bar November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   Some flooring distributors openly worry that LVT and its subsegments WPC and rigid core—popular and successful though they may be—are becoming another commodity category with low barriers to entry. Others are concerned about what they view as a “sea of sameness” that permeates the landscape. There are some companies that

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    Distributors give thumbs up to Raskin’s Acrylx

Distributors give thumbs up to Raskin’s Acrylx

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Ken Ryan As the WPC/rigid core subsegment of LVT continues to rise in popularity, flooring distributors are looking to get in on the action by partnering with suppliers who can deliver best-in-class looks. Raskin Industries’ Acrylx, a solid surface waterproof floor, fits that bill, they say. “We are amazed by the rapid industry shift to the rigid category and were lucky enough

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    Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Lindsay Baillie The resilient category continues to follow its blazing path from 2016 with aggressive growth just six months into 2017. Industry observers attribute this activity once again to the industry’s “darlings”—LVT, WPC and rigid core. Based on FCNews research, LVT and its subcategories accounted for 42.3% of residential volume and 67.6% of residential dollars in 2016. Observers expect numbers in 2017

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    Raskin Industries expands via To Market acquisition

Raskin Industries expands via To Market acquisition

Objective is to bring proprietary products to array of channels July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   New York—Raskin Industries earlier this year acquired the assets of To Market, a direct-to-design chain supplier, and will work in concert with company founder and industry icon Phil Wexler to continue developing unique, proprietary products that offer more profitability. The acquisition of To Market, which specializes in LVT but also

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My take: Random ramblings from NeoCon

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   How can 2017 have less than half of it remaining? Time really does fly. Walking around NeoCon last month made me realize just that. There was no way we could be five months removed from Surfaces. Then again, show management is probably saying there is no way it’s been five years since they changed the name to TISE, or The

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    FCNews announces winners of Charity Football League

FCNews announces winners of Charity Football League

January 30/February 6, 2017: Volume 31, Number 17 Hicksville—In the fall of 2016 Floor Covering News kicked off its Fantasy Football for a Cause league, which raises money for various local and national charities. Earlier this month checks were distributed to each of the participating manufacturers to forward along to their respective charities and causes. Following is a breakdown of the winners: Salesmaster won first place and a total of

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    Distribution: FloorNation’s Made in USA story embraced by top distributors

Distribution: FloorNation’s Made in USA story embraced by top distributors

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 By Ken Ryan When Michael Raskin introduced his company’s first domestic-LVT brand—FloorNation—at the International Surface Event (Surfaces) in 2016, he was hopeful distributors would see what he envisioned: a truly distinct product that would resonate with their customers. Six months after the official launch, it appears Raskin’s greatest hope is being realized as three of the industry’s top 20 distributors have taken on

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    Raskin captures four platinum ADEX awards

Raskin captures four platinum ADEX awards

Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries recently took home four platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) honors. The company received three platinum awards for products from its domestically produced FloorNation LVT line— Glory, Pride and Freedom—and one for the R9 LVT collection geared toward commercial applications. “These awards validate the hard work and detail we put into our designs,” said Michael Raskin, president and CEO. “They have come at the perfect time by giving

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    Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Raskin to start domestic LVT production

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Ken Ryan Michael Raskin, president and CEO of Raskin Industries, said he always dreamed about making luxury vinyl tile in the U.S. That dream will soon become reality as Raskin Gorilla Floors introduces its first domestically made LVT brand—FloorNation—at Surfaces. Nox U.S., a South Korean OEM manufacturer and one of the largest and most experienced LVT suppliers in the world, will produce FloorNation at

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    Raskin wins 2015 ADEX for design excellence

Raskin wins 2015 ADEX for design excellence

Boca Raton, Fla.—Several of Raskin Gorilla Floors’ collections have been honored with ADEX (Award for Design Excellence) awards. Most recently, the LVT manufacturer received a 2015 ADEX Platinum Award for its Interwoven collection, a floating resilient that features Gravity Backing and noise reduction attributes. This award is in addition to a 2014 ADEX Platinum Award for Loft and Transformations, a 2014 ADEX Gold Award for Formations and 2014 ADEX Silver

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    Dealers cite Raskin product benefits

Dealers cite Raskin product benefits

April 27/May 4, 2015; Volume 29/Number 2 By Jenna Lippin Raskin Industries has been known as a design leader in the world of LVT with fashion-forward products uniquely designed by president and CEO Michael Raskin in Brooklyn, N.Y. While Raskin floors may bring some trendy appeal back to flooring, the benefits of the company’s top-selling products go beyond their enhanced visuals. Ease of installation is one characteristic several dealers cited

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Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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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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