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    Award of Excellence: Mohawk returns to winner’s circle as Best Overall

Award of Excellence: Mohawk returns to winner’s circle as Best Overall

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Garden City, N.Y.—For the third year in a row, Mohawk Industries was voted Best Overall Manufacturer—one of four Mohawk-branded honors, and six in all for Mohawk Group—in FCNews’ 22nd annual Award of Excellence competition. Mohawk won for Best Carpet Manufacturer (Group A), Best Commercial Carpet Manufacturer and Best Laminate Manufacturer (Group A), as well as Best Overall. Further,

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Al’s Column: Avoiding the pitfalls of poor estate planning

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Roman Basi   In my previous column, “Estate Planning: Leave it to the pros,” (FCNews, Sept. 11/18), I explained—citing several recent real estate tax cases—how unqualified advisors can potentially cause a host of problems for their clients. Despite having expertise in other areas, some attorneys, accountants and other professionals that do not specialize in estate planning can do more harm than good.

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    TISE changes day format for 2018

TISE changes day format for 2018

Dallas—The International Surface Event (TISE) dates have shifted to a new day format for 2018. Next year’s event will run Tuesday through Thursday (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), with the education program occurring Monday through Thursday (Jan. 29-Feb. 1). The exposition will feature the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet, tools and equipment, natural stone and machinery, all types of tile

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    Online registration now open for TISE 2017

Online registration now open for TISE 2017

Dallas–The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo, North America’s largest floor covering, stone and tile industry event, has now opened attendee online registration for the 2017 event. Industry professionals are encouraged to register early for the first pick of events, experiences, and education sessions, as space is limited for many options. Surfaces will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Friday,

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    Mannington using virtual site to recreate Surfaces space

Mannington using virtual site to recreate Surfaces space

Salem, N.J.—In an industry first, Mannington Mills is using 360-degree photography technology from Virtually Anywhere to showcase its new product introductions. This virtual tour was done at the Mannington booth at Surfaces in January and captured the new products showcased in the 9,000-square-foot display using this new technology. While the conference only ran for three days, Mannington is using the BoothView360 tool to extend the investment it made in the

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    TISE reports Surfaces 2016 attendance grew 10%

TISE reports Surfaces 2016 attendance grew 10%

Dallas–Informa Exhibitions reported significant attendee growth at The International Surface Event (TISE) 2016, a signal to the industry that positive growth is in store for 2016-2017. Total attendance grew 10% over the 2015 event. Attendees represented all segments of the industry, including distributors, buying groups, retailers, designers, architects, installers, fabricators and more, with an overall presence from around the globe. The new Ignite conference program also showed significant growth with

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    TISE calls for proposals for 2017 educational program

TISE calls for proposals for 2017 educational program

Dallas–The International Surface Event (TISE) has issued a call for presentation, demonstration and session proposals to all educators, consultants and specialists for the educational program. Taking place Jan.17-20 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the Ignite education program will address issues and deliver topics that go beyond the edge to inspire, motivate and provide knowledge and possibilities to the floor covering, stone and tile industries, TISE announced.

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to  cover more surface area

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to cover more surface area

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan Tile booths at The International Surface Event showcased all kinds of innovation in terms of visuals, shapes and sizes. Traditional wood looks have become the norm but manufacturers continue to develop ways to expand the beloved style while brick designs are gaining prominence. Larger formats and hexagons have also found a place and bright colors reflect optimism within the design community. To

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Laminate: Category fights back with ‘next-generation’ intros

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Laminate: Category fights back with ‘next-generation’ intros

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan  “Next generation” was the term that best described the many laminate flooring introductions at Surfaces 2016 as suppliers unveiled a slew of new styles, sizes and designs featuring the latest in technologies. “I really do believe there is a renaissance going on in laminate where everybody wants to step up their game and go to next-generation models,” said Brad Northcutt, laminate sales

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Wood: Latest intros highlight category’s natural allure

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Wood: Latest intros highlight category’s natural allure

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Reginald Tucker Heavy on the mixed widths and longer planks with a dash of wire-brushing and double-staining, but ever so light on the gloss levels. That pretty much sums up the dominant trends in many of the new hardwood flooring rollouts on display at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas last month. “The days of the shiny furniture tabletop finishes are over,”

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Resilient: Composites begin to take hold over traditional LVT

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin Once again there was no shortage of LVT at Surfaces with many companies continuing to innovate to capitalize on the category’s success. That being said, resilient as a whole had a strong showing with refreshed and new sheet vinyl collections and, above anything else, a significant influx of WPC. As the subcategory’s buzz grows louder, Floor Covering News has started to investigate

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Carpet: Mills look to compete with rise of hard surface

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Carpet: Mills look to compete with rise of hard surface

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Las Vegas—Carpet mills are not standing pat amid the fierce competition from hard surfaces. The response from mills in attendance at The International Surface Event [TISE] is to push back in a number of ways—mostly by stepping up efforts on the style and design front. Other strategies entail adding custom rug programs, creating carpet looks that mimic or complement hardwood or outright

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Retailers cite eye-catching innovations at TISE

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Retailers cite eye-catching innovations at TISE

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 The International Surface Event (TISE) serves as a venue for exhibitors to launch hundreds of products and collections. With so many to sort through in a short amount of time, some products stood out amongst the crowd. FCNews asked retailers which products caught their attention.

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    Best of Surfaces calls out leading products, booths at show

Best of Surfaces calls out leading products, booths at show

Judges recognize excellence at premier show across six categories February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Steven Feldman Las Vegas—Six companies were voted best of class in the fifth annual Best of Surfaces competition co-sponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa, owners and operators of The International Surface Event. The awards have become the benchmark for product excellence and booth design at the industry’s premier trade show. The winners were: Innovation:

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    Surfaces 2016 ‘amazing on all fronts’

Surfaces 2016 ‘amazing on all fronts’

Return of major players to show floor fuels excitement February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) was up 10% in attendance this year, its highest yearly increase in nearly a decade. But that was just a number. What really defined Surfaces 2016 was the kind of energy and excitement that many attendees had not experienced for some time. “It was over the top

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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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