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...

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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,”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mannington Commercial program helps schools

November 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Mannington Commercial program helps schools

Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15 Salem, N.J.—Mannington Commercial said it has launched Choices for Good, a pay-what-you-can for flooring program for public schools across America.
 “Too many times, we saw public schools in these communities, and many others, struggling with budget shortages,” said Jack Ganley, president of Mannington Commercial. “Without the funds necessary to perform much-needed renovations, facilities suffered, and so did teachers and students who learn in them. Inspired by initiatives we admire...

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Karndean welcomes Bonney as VP, commercial sales

October 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Karndean welcomes Bonney as VP, commercial sales

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has named John Bonney vice president of commercial sales for the U.S. In the newly created position, he will be responsible for the overall development and strategic growth of the commercial sales division at Karndean. Bonney comes to Karndean with 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as sales director at Centiva Flooring in Florence, Ala. Prior to Centiva, he spent 15 years at Marley, a U.K.-based resilient company. (more…)

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Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

June 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

But lack of public funding stalls institutional by Steven Feldman It wasn’t too long ago the flooring industry was lamenting a downturn in the commercial market as the re-cession that decimated the residential side of the business began to spread like wildfire. But those days seem to be in the rear-view mirror as commercial flooring posted low-single digit growth in 2011. Knowledgeable observers pinned the growth anywhere from 2.5% to 5% in dollars, a little...

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Unilin adds commercial warranty to laminates

June 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Unilin adds commercial warranty to laminates

Dallas—Unilin has added a commercial warranty to almost all Mohawk, Quick•Step and Columbia laminate products. The five-year light to medium warranty is meant to open doors to the commercial market for retailers while reinforcing the message of superior durability” for residential customers, the company noted. (more…)

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Voting open for Mannington Commercial's tx:style challenge

June 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Voting open for Mannington Commercial's tx:style challenge

Salem, N.J.—Voting has opened for the grand prize winner in Mannington Commercial’s tx:style design challenge 2012. In the past four years, the tx:style community has grown to include more than 20,000 architects, interior designers, members of the media and other fans of product design. Members upload design concepts, comment on other entries and vote. Now, the tx:style community is inviting the public to choose which of this year’s four finalists will win. (more…)

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