EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) enforced this month

October 22, 2010 | Comments Off on EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) enforced this month

Washington—As of Oct. 1, the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) addressing the presence and removal of lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities reached its date of enforcement. The EPA regulation requires a Certified Renovator (CR) and the incorporation of lead safe work practices in most pre-1978 residences and child-occupied properties beginning on or after April 22, 2010. Lead-based paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978. (more…)

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Tandus Flooring awarded Invista's People's Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

October 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Tandus Flooring awarded Invista's People's Choice Award for carpet styling innovation

Atlanta—Invista announced today that the second annual People’s Choice Award for carpet style innovation featuring Antron carpet fiber has been awarded to Tandus Flooring’s District. The product was chosen by professional architects and designers in an online voting contest at antronfirstlife.net. The online voting was open to professional architects and interior designers from August 30, 2010 to September 30, 2010. Each person was able to cast one vote. (more…)

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Congress recognizes sustainably harvested, U.S. wood with new legislation

October 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Congress recognizes sustainably harvested, U.S. wood with new legislation

Pittsburgh—Recent passage of Senate Resolution 411 and House Resolution 81, has granted Congress’ recognition, stamp of approval and full endorsement of the U.S. hardwood industry and hardwood products. While both resolutions can be reviewed in their entirety at govtrack.us, the following are a few highlights from Senate Resolution 411: (more…)

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Mohawk upping the ante with latest zoo challenge

October 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk upping the ante with latest zoo challenge

DALLAS—They say everything is bigger in Texas and Mohawk Industries’ latest SmartStrand Zoo Challenge proves the point. Last summer, more than 1,000 square feet of the innovative fiber was installed in the enclosure of a 2,800 pound Black Rhino at the Birmingham, Ala., zoo for two weeks to test its performance. The event was such a success, Mohawk decided to up the stakes this year. So it turned to the Dallas Zoo for help, by...

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Surfaces’ education conference now free with registration

October 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Surfaces’ education conference now free with registration

DALLAS—One of the enduring qualities of Surfaces is its educational conference program. Over the market’s 21-year history some of the best and brightest businesspeople from within and outside the industry have shared their knowledge with attendees and the 2011 edition promises to be no different. But there is a major change—actually two—for the upcoming show. People who register for the exhibits prior to Dec. 16 ($15) will have free access to the conference program. After...

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Industry's top selling products vary by region

October 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Industry's top selling products vary by region

Most products cross all boundaries when it comes to popularity—big screen TVs are in demand in New York as much as they are in California or Florida. But when it comes to home decorating items like flooring, where a person lives in the U.S. plays a major role not only on the types of products bought but the particular styles used to spruce up the home. For example, houses in the Northeast are often decorated...

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fcb2b annual meeting: Record numbers embrace new industry web system

October 11, 2010 | Comments Off on fcb2b annual meeting: Record numbers embrace new industry web system

ATLANTA—The Floor Covering Business to Business Association (fcb2b) hosted its annual meeting here at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel from Sept. 8 to 9. Approximately 60 attendees from multiple companies were present, many of whom where first timers, said Pamela Bowe, executive director. The association, comprised of manufacturers, distributors, association members, industry groups and software providers from all levels of the business chain, work together to make product purchasing more efficient and cost-effective. (more…)

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Mannington to increase resilient flooring prices

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Mannington to increase resilient flooring prices

Salem, N.J.—Mannington has announced it will implement a 5% price increase on all “better” and “best” collection residential resilient sheet products, effective on shipments starting Nov. 29. (more…)

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State of the carpet industry: Category 'stable' as market share gains continue

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on State of the carpet industry: Category 'stable' as market share gains continue

Sales of carpet, like that of just about any other product, remain sluggish during the first eight months of 2010 though in comparison to most floor coverings the sector continues to gain market share as end users search for products they believe add more value for their money. While the year so far has been described by many carpet executives as that of a roller coaster, going into the final quarter of 2010 they believe...

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U.S. Department of Commerce hosts day with carpet industry; sustainability, exporting, future among topics

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on U.S. Department of Commerce hosts day with carpet industry; sustainability, exporting, future among topics

DALTON—With a less than impressive economy this year, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration embarked on a series of tours across the country, aimed at bringing government and industry together to promote local business. The event here, themed SMARTer Textiles: Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness of the Carpet Industry by Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Local Supply Chains, was a gathering of approximately 80 carpet mill executives, policy makers, politicians and members of the press at Shaw...

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