Carpet One dealer donates flooring to Italian group

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet One dealer donates flooring to Italian group

Washington—Contract Carpet Systems, a Carpet One dealer based in Beltsville, Md., donated more than $10,000 of Radici USA carpet to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) headquarters here. Contract Carpet is a full-service commercial flooring contractor and also operates as Contract Carpet One. The company just celebrated its 34th year in business and is owned by Kurt Zanelotti. (more…)

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Tandus Flooring awarded Invista's People's Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

October 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Tandus Flooring awarded Invista's People's Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

Atlanta—Invista announced today that the second annual People’s Choice Award for carpet style innovation featuring Antron carpet fiber has been awarded to Tandus Flooring’s District. The product was chosen by professional architects and designers in an online voting contest at antronfirstlife.net. The online voting was open to professional architects and interior designers from August 30, 2010 to September 30, 2010. Each person was able to cast one vote. (more…)

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State of the carpet industry: Category 'stable' as market share gains continue

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on State of the carpet industry: Category 'stable' as market share gains continue

Sales of carpet, like that of just about any other product, remain sluggish during the first eight months of 2010 though in comparison to most floor coverings the sector continues to gain market share as end users search for products they believe add more value for their money. While the year so far has been described by many carpet executives as that of a roller coaster, going into the final quarter of 2010 they believe...

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U.S. Department of Commerce hosts day with carpet industry; sustainability, exporting, future among topics

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on U.S. Department of Commerce hosts day with carpet industry; sustainability, exporting, future among topics

DALTON—With a less than impressive economy this year, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration embarked on a series of tours across the country, aimed at bringing government and industry together to promote local business. The event here, themed SMARTer Textiles: Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness of the Carpet Industry by Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Local Supply Chains, was a gathering of approximately 80 carpet mill executives, policy makers, politicians and members of the press at Shaw...

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California eyes recycling mandate for carpet mills, bill would require compliance by 2017 to sell in state

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on California eyes recycling mandate for carpet mills, bill would require compliance by 2017 to sell in state

DALTON—Since 2002, the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has diverted more than 1 billion pounds of carpet from landfills. However, according to a recent report appearing in the Dalton Daily Citizen, those efforts aren’t enough for one state. The California Legislature is considering a bill that would make carpet manufacturers meet recycling thresholds or not be allowed to sell their products in the state. State assembly speaker John Perez of Los Angeles introduced the bill...

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Carpet One: New showroom system, hardwood collection, tagline ‘Beautiful Made Affordable’ to define the brand

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet One: New showroom system, hardwood collection, tagline ‘Beautiful Made Affordable’ to define the brand

HOUSTON—Carpet One members received the tools here at convention to capture market share with new strategies and products that included a hard surface program, a showroom merchandising system and a Carpet One brand enhancement. Themed “Carpe diem: Seize the day,” the summer meeting set up members with a host of new product programs, one of which is a new hardwood selection from Armstrong called Invincible. The proprietary selection provides members an updated product line that...

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Soft surface still has dominant market share, carpet nearly 50% of total flooring market

June 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Soft surface still has dominant market share, carpet nearly 50% of total flooring market

There is no doubt 2009 was a tough year for the broadloom segment. The reasons for this are many, with most agreeing the category’s biggest challenges involved the continued decline of the single-family builder business, or new home starts; the significant slowdown of the commercial market; high unemployment, and low consumer confidence. From a retail perspective, these factors represent “the big three” of things that affected 2009 in a negative way. According to industry sources,...

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Interface forms strategic alliance with Bravo Group, main street commercial targeted

June 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Interface forms strategic alliance with Bravo Group, main street commercial targeted

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, has reached an agreement with the Bravo Group to distribute an exclusive collection of InterfaceFLOR carpet tile. The line is targeted toward the main street commercial segment. The agreement is mutually beneficial. Interface furthers its reach to a new customer base with the benefit of having value- added service in local markets, and Bravo distributors, including many of the flooring industry’s best, gain entrée into one...

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CCA launches Tigressa, markets via bloggers

June 1, 2010 | Comments Off on CCA launches Tigressa, markets via bloggers

DALTON—Four months after introducing Tigressa branded fiber to Carpet One and Flooring America members at their winter conventions (FCNews, Jan. 11/18), carpet and rugs engineered of the fiber are now hitting the streets. Along with Shaw Industries, which is manufacturing the exclusive fiber, CCA Global Partners is aggressively targeting consumers via high-traffic blogs. Tigressa is a soft, type 6, high-tensile denier filament that allows more fibers in a smaller space, reducing crushing and matting. It...

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Commercial carpet: Transformation to green, modular segment continues

June 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Commercial carpet: Transformation to green, modular segment continues

Despite the impact of the recession on the commercial sector, contract’s largest flooring category has not only maintained its leadership position in the green movement, its product mix has continued to be driven more by modular styles as opposed to broadloom. Financially, the category has been hit as hard as any other. The good news is the declines appear to be slowing; when 2010 is in the books, sales are expected to be off high...

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