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    Distribution: Despite threats from LVT/WPC, segment hold its own

Distribution: Despite threats from LVT/WPC, segment hold its own

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   Prior to the explosive growth of LVT/WPC, hardwood was the hot product in the hard surface flooring segment. In fact, 2012 and 2013 saw some of the largest increases in the wood category, with double-digit gains each year. Since then wood has continued to grow, albeit at a declining rate. Some observers surmise that this slow growth, which in

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    Armstrong plans to consolidate wood flooring plants

Armstrong plans to consolidate wood flooring plants

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Reginald Tucker Armstrong Flooring has announced plans to consolidate its wood manufacturing operations, paring production down to six plants in the U.S. The move will result in the closure of two manufacturing facilities—Jackson, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss.—in the fourth quarter of this year. The closings will result in the elimination of more than 300 jobs—215 in Jackson; 93 in Vicksburg. According to Don

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    Mercier introduces innovations for 2017

Mercier introduces innovations for 2017

Montmagny, Quebec, Canada—During Mercier Wood Flooring’s annual meeting with its partners in November, the company proudly presented its novelties for 2017. Building on its reputation for quality and durability while keeping the esthetic appeal in mind, Mercier has developed a new commercial finish: the Intact 2500. Offering an unprecedented standard commercial warranty of 10 years and a three year warranty on street access floor areas, Mercier sets itself apart with

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    Wood: State of the Industry

Wood: State of the Industry

Despite obstacles, executives expect category to continue steady growth Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 By Ken Ryan The hardwood flooring segment continues to climb out of the years-long recession, buoyed by a healthier economy and improving housing fundamentals. As leading executives convene in Nashville April 16-18 for the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Expo, there is the general sense that market conditions will continue to favor growth. “All

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Carlisle unveils new Boston showroom

Stoddard, N.H.,— Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has announced the opening of their new showroom at the Boston Design Center, New England’s largest to-the-trade, luxury design resource. Bolstered by a variety of new looks, upgraded products, and an improved product showcase, Carlisle’s Boston showroom is a true destination for flooring design and inspiration. Since 1966, Carlisle has been the leader in luxury wide plank wood floors with showrooms located across the U.S.- and now in the Boston Design

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    C&R Flooring moves to Westwood

C&R Flooring moves to Westwood

C&R Flooring, New England’s premier wood specialists, is pleased to announce they recently moved their showroom and home office operations from Needham to 378 Washington Street, Westwood, Mass. “We loved Needham, but it was time to purchase our own building and we wanted to stay on the Rte. 128 loop as well as have easy access to Boston,” stated Chris Zizza, president of C&R Flooring. “I was born and raised

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    Wood state of the industry: Housing growth, improving prices, improve category

Wood state of the industry: Housing growth, improving prices, improve category

by Matthew Spieler  Volume 26/Number 21; March 4/11, 2013 When the housing market collapsed it took with it the entire flooring industry. While every category was struck with a crippling blow, the wood sector arguably took it the hardest due to its close ties with the housing industry. So it should come as no surprise as the housing market shows more and more signs of improvement, there is a growing sense

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    Wood: Despite builder woes, the segment is still strong

Wood: Despite builder woes, the segment is still strong

By Ken Ryan Amid the deepening housing downturn in 2008, Jaeckle Distributors’ president Jeff Jaeckle decided the best course of action was to spend money. Specifically, he chose to invest in new product lines, primarily hardwood. “We knew it would be a risk because no one knew what the economy would do, but we thought it would be a bigger risk to do nothing,” he said. “We added some new

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Top 10 Hardwood Flooring Trends

via World Floor Covering Association The Best Flooring and Hottest Styles for Every Room, Including Kitchens As homeowners search for new hardwood flooring, it’s clear what is uppermost in their minds: Authenticity. An appealing look or style is not enough. While consumers are certainly concerned about a floor’s durability and value, they want something of substance even more. They choose hardwood because it reveals much about their taste, values, and

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    QEP launches HarrisCork collection

QEP launches HarrisCork collection

Boca Raton, Fla. – Q.E.P. proudly introduces a new extension to its continuously growing line of Harris Wood engineered wood flooring. With its commitment to green living it only seemed fit to enhance the brand with the addition of Harris Cork, a renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly resource. 

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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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