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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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    TISE educational program offers something for everyone

TISE educational program offers something for everyone

Jan 4/11; Volume 30/Number 14 The International Surface Event offers the most comprehensive education program in the industry. With the flooring sessions sponsored by FCNews, the courses cover everything from product and installation to digital marketing and business improvement. Here are just some of the highlights. TU01 Do You Run Your Sales Team, or Do They Run You? Are you finding it difficult to get through to your sales team?

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    New floor plan, features to ‘ignite’ a buzz at TISE 2016

New floor plan, features to ‘ignite’ a buzz at TISE 2016

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Nadia Ramlakhan Every year the flooring industry looks to The International Surface Event (TISE)—better known as Surfaces—in Las Vegas as the place to discover new products, technologies, trends and more for the upcoming 12 months. The 2016 event, scheduled for Jan. 19–22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, has much more in store for its attendees, including top educational programs, a new floor plan

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    Surfaces strategies: Valuable tips on maximizing your trade show experience

Surfaces strategies: Valuable tips on maximizing your trade show experience

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Reginald Tucker “Know before you go.” Those are the words of wisdom that Informa Exhibitions, the organizer of The International Surface Event (TISE), is imparting on pre-registrants as well as potential attendees in what is being billed as the largest domestic surface finishing conference and convention in North America. While the advice seems rudimentary on a certain level, it’s especially applicable for this year’s

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    Mohawk returns to Surfaces, promises a tour de force

Mohawk returns to Surfaces, promises a tour de force

December 21/28; Volume 30/Number 13 By Ken Ryan For the first time since 2003, Mohawk Flooring will be exhibiting on the main floor of The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas. “We are coming back full throttle,” Tom Lape, president of Mohawk residential, told FCNews. Mohawk is a vastly different company than it was the last time it exhibited at Surfaces. Since then, Mohawk has acquired Columbia Flooring, Unilin/

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    FCNews to sponsor Surfaces education program for sixth year

FCNews to sponsor Surfaces education program for sixth year

Industry experts continue to share knowledge to contribute to retailer success Hicksville, N.Y.—FCNews for the sixth consecutive year will be the exclusive sponsor of the flooring portion of The International Surface Event (TISE) education program, which will be held Jan. 19–22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Featuring 45 flooring-specific courses geared toward retailers and distributors, many being offered at the show for the first time, the

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    Karastan debuts two wool collections at 2016 winter markets

Karastan debuts two wool collections at 2016 winter markets

Sugar Valley, Ga.—At The International Surface Event being held Jan. 19-22 in Las Vegas and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market taking place Jan.13-16 in Atlanta, Karastan will debut new collections and new rugs in warm, soft and naturally renewable New Zealand wool and silky wool/viscose blends. The company will introduce the Manifesto Collection and Titanium Collection in addition to expanding its Sovereign Collection and English Manor Collection. Karastan will

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    TISE 2016 to feature new Ignite educational programming

TISE 2016 to feature new Ignite educational programming

Dallas—The International Surface Event 2016, taking place Jan. 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, will feature a new Ignite educational program. At the forefront of the event, this unique educational program offers participants proven strategies for increasing a company’s profitability and productivity. Participants of the Ignite program will learn best practices and the latest technology to help increase their bottom lines and network with industry leaders,

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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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