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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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    Surfaces Laminate Coverage: Suppliers look to cash in on waterproof craze

Surfaces Laminate Coverage: Suppliers look to cash in on waterproof craze

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Water, water everywhere. Some of the laminate booth spaces at Surfaces this year looked more like aquariums than traditional room vignettes with all the fish tanks and waterfalls touting the products’ enhanced water-resistant or waterproof capabilities. It’s a trend that manufacturers are looking to leverage. Case in point is Mohawk, which has revamped the way it is marketing its

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    Surfaces Ceramic Coverage: Tiles go bigger, colors stay neutral

Surfaces Ceramic Coverage: Tiles go bigger, colors stay neutral

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Nicole Murray   One thing still seems to be true regarding the tile trends at this year’s Surfaces: the bigger the better. Large slabs with infinite design possibilities due to printing technologies were seen all over the showroom floor in varied thicknesses. These new slabs are available for floor, wall or countertop applications. Roy Viana, Dal-Tile’s director of slab and natural stone

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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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    Surfaces Carpet Coverage: Despite hard surface surge, mills double down on soft

Surfaces Carpet Coverage: Despite hard surface surge, mills double down on soft

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Traditional carpet mills invariably face this decision: Do we ride the hard surface tide and introduce our own products, or do we stick to our knitting and stay soft? Surprisingly many are choosing the latter, and they are not apologizing for it. While Dixie Group, Phenix Flooring and Marquis Industries expanded their hard surface assortments at Surfaces—while Engineered Floors

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    NFA Vendor Showcase: Strong turnout reflects member optimism

NFA Vendor Showcase: Strong turnout reflects member optimism

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Las Vegas—A record 49 vendors, including 20 first-timers, turned out for the annual National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) specialty vendor meeting, held here on the Monday before Surfaces. The mood inside the Mandalay Bay conference hall was positively upbeat as business leaders look to build on the momentum that carried over from the second half of 2017. “This is a

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    Innovation is the name of the game at TISE

Innovation is the name of the game at TISE

Retailers embrace enhancements in durability and design February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By FCNews team   Las Vegas—Another year, another Surfaces in the books. But it’s anything but old hat. Suppliers across a broad range of categories showcased head-turning innovations in terms of both surface visuals and product performance. “I was more impressed with what technology can do than any single product at the show,” said John Toliver,

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    TISE excites with new features, education sessions

TISE excites with new features, education sessions

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16 By Lindsay Baillie   Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) is ushering in a host of new features for 2018, starting with the event’s new Monday-to-Thursday format. In addition to the earlier start, attendees can expect to see the latest products paired with off-site tours, updated education sessions and presentations as well as a new Media Village. The TISE team works each year

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    Mobile Marketing partners with WFCA

Mobile Marketing partners with WFCA

Royersford, Pa.—Mobile Marketing, a full service strategic mobile and digital marketing agency, has partnered with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) to provide retailers with a unique e-commerce platform to sell area rugs direct to consumers. The Rug Shop is an e-commerce platform offering a retailer branded online rug shop with more than 35,000 brand name area rug SKUs that can be seamlessly incorporated into WFCA retail member consumer websites.

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    CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) testing programs during The International Surfaces Event (TISE) in Las Vegas. These demonstrations will include step-by-step procedures for both the installer taking the test and the evaluation process.

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    TISE educational sessions arm retailers with tools to succeed

TISE educational sessions arm retailers with tools to succeed

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15   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. Monday, Jan. 29 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. State of the Industry Report in the Residential and Commercial Markets The Farnsworth

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    Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas—Las Vegas Market and The International Surface Event have partnered for their upcoming 2018 shows to benefit the retail and design community. The partnership between these two entities will facilitate cross shopping by buyers in related home product categories and run concurrently in Las Vegas. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, at World Market Center Las Vegas, and The International Surface Event runs

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    Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Syosset, N.Y.—Stanton Carpet is gearing up to highlight its new styles at Surfaces 2018, booth 6047. These innovative products aim to set standards for style, durability, performance and luxury across all four of its brands. Following are some of the manufacturer’s newest products. Stanton: The manufacturer’s newly built B2B site, Stantonb2b.com, allows its customers to easily place, reserve and track orders around the clock from your phone, tablet or computer. The

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    Best of Surfaces deadline fast approaching

Best of Surfaces deadline fast approaching

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13   Hicksville, N.Y.—Time is quickly running out for manufacturers to enter the 2018 Best of Surfaces competition. The deadline is Dec. 29, and there is no cost to enter. Now in its seventh year, the competition—cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa, owners and operators of The International Surface Event—has quickly become a benchmark for product and program excellence. The Best of

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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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