Mohawk teams with Country Living, New World Home

June 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk teams with Country Living, New World Home

NEW YORK—Mohawk Industries recently teamed with popular lifestyle and decorating magazine Country Living and New World Home, a producer of sustainable, historically inspired modular homes, to help create a line of green homes that are currently pursuing LEED certification. The collection offers consumers attainable green living coupled with classic country style and features fireplaces, oversize windows and an open floor plan that fully integrates the greenest products and practices available today. The debut of the...

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Resurgence of carpet and resilient; the new normal dictates value, function, innovation

June 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Resurgence of carpet and resilient; the new normal dictates value, function, innovation

As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining and this rings true in floor covering. A decidedly negative economic state found a ray of light in the resurgent sales of resilient flooring and carpet. On the decline for much of the early 21st century, these two categories have been consistently gaining market share throughout the financial downturn and beckoned sales in a climate where other categories suffered mightily. “Resilient is on the rebound,”...

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Atlanta Rug Market gears up for summer edition

June 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Atlanta Rug Market gears up for summer edition

ATLANTA—As the No. 1 resource for the area rug industry, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, slated for July 15 to 18, is poised to offer retailers from around the globe a complete package of the most unique products, new business opportunities, networking and education. So said Chas Sydney, senior vice president, area rug, external business development, adding that the market will feature the newest products and designs from the industry’s leading suppliers. This summer...

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Wood sees a return to oak, higher gloss finishes, longer planks hot trends

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Wood sees a return to oak, higher gloss finishes, longer planks hot trends

With all the state-of-the- art technology available today, hardwood flooring producers can manufacture just about anything they want. But it seems what many consumers want these days is a return to the basics, and that means oak. The latest trends in hardwood flooring also include new finishes, textures, colors and longer, wider plank sizes. Luc Robitaille, vice president of marketing at Boa-Franc, makers of Mirage brand, attested to the trend toward lighter colors and texture,...

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USFloors cork gains Greenguard certification

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on USFloors cork gains Greenguard certification

Dalton—Greenguard Children & Schools certification has been awarded to USFloors’ Natural Cork floating floors and its entry level Ecocork floating floors. In addition to the same certification on its Natural Bamboo collection, USFloors claims to be the only flooring supplier with Children & Schools certified cork and bamboo in its product portfolio. “Having our core products of cork and bamboo flooring certified to Greenguard’s Children & Schools standard exemplifies our ongoing commitment to providing the...

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Columbia launches value wood line

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Columbia launches value wood line

Dallas—Columbia Hardwood recently launched Pagosa, an engineered collection at a value price point. Featuring the newest colors and textures, it is available in retail stores nationwide. “A majority of today’s consumers are seeking textured designs that add richness and character to a home,” said Dewevai Buchanan, vice president of hardwood. “Pagosa offers rustic, character-rich, scraped hardwood at a price realistic in today’s economy.” He credits Columbia’s technical capabilities for achieving character options while keeping pricing...

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Quick Step launches new laminate collection

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Quick Step launches new laminate collection

Dallas—Quick•Step announced the launch of Veresque, its newest laminate collection. Featuring GenuEdge technology, design and color on the surface of each plank now rolls over the edges recreating the same visual found on real wood planks. “Adding this edge treatment to the already authentic surface designs of Veresque planks achieves a level of realism that is unmatched in laminate flooring today,” said Roger Farabee, senior vice president of marketing. “A consumer will struggle to see...

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Judge confirms Congoleum’s reorganization

June 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Judge confirms Congoleum’s reorganization

After more than six years, a district court has approved Congoleum’s reorganization plan, paving the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy. In the order signed June 7, Judge Joel Pisano of the U.S. District Court in New Jersey stated that the plan was supported by more than 95% of asbestos personal injury claimants. Now that the plan has the court’s approval, Roger Marcus, president and CEO, said Congoleum will move to implement the...

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Pergo, Mannington enter licensing agreement

June 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Pergo, Mannington enter licensing agreement

Raleigh, N.C.—Pergo announced it entered into a license agreement with Mannington Mills on May 15, granting access to Pergo and Classen patents for fold-down joints. This allows Mannington to sell any of the Vålinge variations on the PerfectFold technology, including 5G, 5G+ and 5G-S. (more…)

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IndusParquet set to bring stability to exotics market, former BR-111 supplier goes direct to U.S. distributors

June 7, 2010 | Comments Off on IndusParquet set to bring stability to exotics market, former BR-111 supplier goes direct to U.S. distributors

Hicksville, N.Y.—Brazilian hardwood flooring manufacturer IndusParquet, which had been supplying the United States market with its exotics portfolio for the past 20 years through a private-label arrangement with BR-111, will now service dealers directly through many of the industry’s top distributors. Jason Strong, the former vice president of sales for BR-111, will head up the business as vice president of sales and marketing. (more…)

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