High end laminate products holding their own during tough times

April 2, 2010 | Comments Off on High end laminate products holding their own during tough times

Sales of high-end products may be coming back based on various corporate reports but in the laminate category they have remained constant as consumers do not want to sacrifice either looks or performance for price. “While it’s true consumers are searching for greater value,” explained George Kelley, CEO of Pergo, N.A., “it does not mean the majority of them are truly interested in sacrificing superior design and performance to buy a cheaply made product.” (more…)

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Laminate: Smaller suppliers get big with spring offerings

March 4, 2010 | Comments Off on Laminate: Smaller suppliers get big with spring offerings

Last issue FCNews profiled what the industry’s largest players are introducing for the spring selling season. This edition, we look at what some of the other suppliers in the category are bringing out. Like their larger counterparts, these companies are focusing on longer, wider planks to give a more realistic wood visual. Lamett Capitalizing on the new long plank trend along with continued strong sales of products featuring a piano finish, comes the mill’s Lamett...

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Laminate: No lack of innovation, realism in spring launches

March 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Laminate: No lack of innovation, realism in spring launches

With the first wave of products getting ready to hit the market, FCNews surveyed a variety of laminate companies, from the biggest to the not so large, to find out about new items with which they were starting the year. In this issue we look at what the large mills are introducing; next issue will high- light what some of the smaller players have for the spring season. (more…)

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