Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

September 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

  Mohawk Group’s Light Lab, the company’s recently renovated design studio, has received Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge 2. By Steven Feldman Dalton—The Mohawk Group earlier this year brought its entire commercial team under one roof, transforming the iconic building that once housed World Carpets and for years served as Mohawk’s Dalton headquarters into an eco-friendly space that is now dubbed the Light Lab. About 80 people now...

Read More

Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

July 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

Green Bay, Wis. – Elizabeth Crain has joined H.J. Martin and Son as a commercial interior sales and project management specialist. In that role, she will work closely with internal and external clients of the company’s commercial flooring division. Crain most recently spent seven-plus years as a healthcare account specialist at Building Service Inc., a Wisconsin-based commercial interior company.  Prior to that, she worked in sales locally with Nordon Business Environments and KI. A native of...

Read More

Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

June 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

June 20/27, 2016; Volume 30, Number 26 By K.J. Quinn A gradually improving economy combined with a rise in permits for building renovations, chiefly in the corporate office sector, contributed to an increase of 3% to 5% in the commercial flooring arena in 2015, FCNews research shows. True to form, the carpet category remained king as sales reached roughly $3.95 billion despite the ongoing encroachment of hard surfaces on carpet’s turf. Estimates indicate that as...

Read More

Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 11/18, 2016; Volume 30, Number 21 By Reginald Tucker By most accounts, 2015 was a fortuitous year for Novalis Innovative Flooring. During that time, the company—known for its modern, environmentally friendly approach to LVT product development—expanded its global manufacturing and warehousing capabilities to better serve its distributors and end users. The end result, according to John Wu, the company’s president, was not only the successful launch of new product lines and programs that drew...

Read More

Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

October 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Ken Ryan The industry’s top 20 flooring distributors are a resourceful bunch, continuing to find ways to grow their businesses while navigating through choppy economic waters. While the commercial sector has been strong in 2014-15, residential remodel—which accounts for about half of floor covering demand—continues to underwhelm. “Just like 2014, we see the market as disappointing compared to expectations for 2015 of mid- to modestly high single-digit growth...

Read More

Commercial: Carpet tile, LVT provide momentum in recovering market

July 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Commercial: Carpet tile, LVT provide momentum in recovering market

June 29; Volume 30/Number 1 By K.J. Quinn Innovation and changing dynamics are impacting flooring choices in the commercial market, and key economic indicators are finally pointing in the right direction. According to industry experts, sales grew in 2014 across certain commercial segments for the first time since the recession. Carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) were the shining stars as the A&D community covets both products for their durability, maintenance and design profile.s...

Read More

Tapping into the light, local commercial market

May 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Tapping into the light, local commercial market

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Amanda Haskin When businesses were fighting their way out of the recession and housing crisis, many flooring retailers found a glimmer of hope in Main Street commercial work. Lying somewhere between residential and large-scale commercial jobs, Main Street continues to be a lucrative segment as the economy is picking up and small businesses are opening, reopening and remodeling. “There’s more pressure to make your business look good,”...

Read More

Carpet tile provides solutions for light commercial

May 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Carpet tile provides solutions for light commercial

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Jenna Lippin Carpet tile continues to find favor in Main Street applications for a number of reasons, with experts citing characteristics like design flexibility, selective replacement, less waste material and ease of installation. It is easy for dealers and end users to sell and move the product in terms of shipping and handling as well, and is typically more readily available than other flooring options. Designed for...

Read More

Rubber flooring offers safety in commercial applications

June 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Rubber flooring offers safety in commercial applications

May 26/June 2, 2014; Volume 27/Number 28 By Louis Iannaco Safety flooring—rubber or slip-resistant sheet vinyl—provides peace of mind in applications where moisture and harsh conditions dominate. Whether it be at the gym, in the hospital corridor or a high-traffic commercial setting, rubber and sheet vinyl are being used more often because of the safety they provide as well as their comfort and aesthetic appeal. Following is a look at some of the latest safety-first...

Read More

Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Contract dealer group retains focus

March 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance: Contract dealer group retains focus

Volume 27/Number 23; March 17/24, 2014 By Steven Feldman Amelia Island, Fla.—Eight years after acquiring the assets of Resource Connect from Interface, the contract dealer network now known as Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance is thriving. The group now encompasses 70 companies with 129 locations, good for an annual sales volume of $1.2 billion. Ron Lee, the only executive director the group has ever known, told members at their recent convention here that the next few...

Read More