Redi Carpet acquires Seagull Floors

December 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Redi Carpet acquires Seagull Floors

Stafford, Texas—Redi Carpet has acquired Seagull Floors, a multi-family flooring contractor with locations in Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C., and Tampa, Fla. (more…)

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Stanton at 30 years: Still synonymous with quality, high-design carpet

December 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Stanton at 30 years: Still synonymous with quality, high-design carpet

SYOSSET, N.Y.—For the past 30 years, Stanton Carpet has been synonymous with quality flooring. But what began as a niche supplier of high-end goods has evolved into a multi-faceted company with an array of products and price points. Ironically, the company was formed out of necessity and not as a result of some grandiose vision, according to founder and CEO Sy Cohen. Cohen was a retailer who, in 1972, opened up Country Carpet as a...

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Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon welcome mats have arrived in 10 expanded styles for the 2010 holidays. Since 2004, the co-op has contributed financially to breast cancer research through the co-op Welcomes Your Support program. Welcome mats woven with the pink breast cancer ribbon allocate 25% of those funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the years, the program has raised more than $800,000 in the...

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Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

Main Street work can be a gray area in segment classifications; not quite residential but not quite large enough for the designated commercial segment. With lagging sales in both, industrious retailers are going after Main Street in hopes of increasing profits and getting in on the economic upswing that pundits have been lauding for the past year. While carpet is not the leading product in Main Street installations, there is still demand for it, particularly...

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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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