USFloors educates with cork certification training program

January 16, 2015 | Comments Off on USFloors educates with cork certification training program

January 5/12, 2015; Volume 28/Number 14 By Jenna Lippin In an effort to revitalize the industry’s interest in cork flooring options, USFloors launched a cork certification training program in the summer of 2014. To help continue the momentum the category has gained, USFloors will continue to host educational trainings for both its sales associates and dealer partners throughout 2015. “The goal was to reinvigorate and reenergize interest in cork,” said Gary Keeble, product and marketing...

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Cork: Latest looks

April 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Cork: Latest looks

Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 As environmental awareness spreads throughout both retail and commercial markets, an increasing amount of manufacturers have created products to help meet the needs of green-minded customers and end users. Recently, numerous cork companies have refreshed their offerings to include the latest from the sustainable, fashionable and practical category. Expanko Over the years, the look and feel of classic homogeneous, gluedown cork has evolved through everything from patterned cork...

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Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

November 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Cork: A smart, sustainable choice

Manufacturers highlight inherent benefits, new designs to retailers Nov. 4/11 2013; Volume 27/number 14 By Jenna Lippin Hicksville, N.Y.—While top players across all categories, from wood to carpet to LVT, work to create a more sustainable flooring option, the major manufacturers in the world of cork flooring can sit back and relax as their products are inherently environmentally friendly and made of rapidly renewable material. (more…)

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Amorim works to expose cork flooring to the world

October 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Amorim works to expose cork flooring to the world

Visuals, performance, sustainability highlighted Oct. 7/14 2013; Volume 27/number 12 By Jenna Lippin S. Paio Olerios, Portugal—Consumers today have many options when they walk into a floor covering store. Ironically, the one product with which most shoppers—and in many cases, retail salespeople—may not be familiar could be the perfect choice: cork. (more…)

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Amorim cork showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum

October 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Amorim cork showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Mozelos, Portugal—Corticeira Amorim and FAT – Fashion Architecture Taste, the London- based practice, joined for the first time at the London Design Festival, which ran between Sept. 14 and Sept. 22, as cork from Portugal was showcased again at the international event. This innovative project, just recently unveiled in London, was developed from a natural cork floor covering. The final result was seen on a bridge over the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, the event’s main...

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USFloors Surfaces 2013 preview – cork & bamboo

January 8, 2013 | Comments Off on USFloors Surfaces 2013 preview – cork & bamboo

Dalton – USFloors, America’s leading supplier of cork and bamboo flooring, is launching a truly unique assortment of sustainable cork and strand woven bamboo floors in a collection the company calls Natural Reflections. The new collection will be unveiled at Surfaces 2013 and at buying group conventions held throughout the first quarter of 2013. USFloors’ Natural Reflections incorporates innovative new technologies that provide cork and strand woven bamboo floors with popular visuals, exceptional value, and...

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FCICA's 4th webinar will be about cork

November 2, 2012 | Comments Off on FCICA's 4th webinar will be about cork

Join the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA) for its fourth webinar, “The Fascinating World of Cork.” Christopher Capobianco will host the session on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 11:00am EST. This introductory webinar will focus on cork floors; how they have been used for over a hundred years but in more recent decades have made a comeback because of their sustainable characteristics, functionality and unique look.  Capobianco, one of the industry’s experts on cork, will...

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QEP launches HarrisCork collection

June 26, 2012 | Comments Off on 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.  (more…)

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USFloors signs deal with Välinge on cork and wood flooring

February 3, 2012 | Comments Off on USFloors signs deal with Välinge on cork and wood flooring

Dalton based USFloors, a leading manufacturer of unique and sustainable flooring, has signed a global, non-exclusive, license agreement to use Välinge’s patented 2G technology for mechanical locking systems with Fold Down installation, on its Cork and wood flooring products. The Fold Down installation method is fast, easy and suitable for glue free installation as well as glue down or nail down installation methods. (more…)

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Cork flooring goes hi-tech

December 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Cork flooring goes hi-tech

by Louis Iannaco Cork flooring has been around for 100 years or so but has never been more popular than it is today. From its sustainable attributes to the increasingnumber of patterns and colors now available, the sky is the limit for cork. The trend in cork flooring continues to be patterns that approximate the appearance of slate, granite or other products of nature, noted Lanny Trot-tman, president of Qu-Cork.   “The advantage over other types...

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