Resilient: State of the industry—WPC, SPC continue to drive category growth

August 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Resilient: State of the industry—WPC, SPC continue to drive category growth

August 6/13, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 4 By Lindsay Baillie In the first six months of 2018, the resilient category has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, some industry executives predict even greater growth for the segment in 2018 above and beyond the strides made in 2017. In keeping with last year, industry observers attribute the category’s aggressive, record-setting growth to innovations in WPC and SPC. Some executives also see factors outside the...

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Resilient: Marmoleum dealers sing product’s praises

July 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Resilient: Marmoleum dealers sing product’s praises

July 9/16, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 2 By Lindsay Baillie   Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum line, long utilized in commercial applications, is finding favor residentially. Retailers who report success selling the line cite various attributes, including the product’s updated visuals and, of course, the environmental story as major selling points. “Marmoleum sheet flooring is our No. 1 resilient product by a wide margin,” said Curt Stiger, manager, Major Brands Floor Supply, Seattle. “We stock over...

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Resilient: WPC, LVT, SPC continue to reign supreme

July 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Resilient: WPC, LVT, SPC continue to reign supreme

June 26-July 2, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 1   By Lindsay Baillie The resilient category once again led the flooring industry in terms of percentage growth, thanks mainly to the performance of sub-categories such as WPC and SPC. FCNews research shows the category generated $3.993 billion in sales in 2017—an industry-leading 14.1% increase over 2016’s $3.499 billion. In terms of volume, the category racked in 4.024 billion square feet at the first point of sales,...

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Xpress Global Systems opens new service center

June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Xpress Global Systems opens new service center

Chattanooga, Tenn.–Xpress Global Systems, LLC (XGS) has opened a new, 68,500-square-foot service center in Lakeland, Fla. According to Darrel Harris, CEO, the new facility allows XGS to more efficiently service a greater footprint in Florida. “Analysis showed us that a much larger, more modern facility in Lakeland would provide better service to our valued customers and allow us to improve efficiencies,” Harris stated. “The Lakeland facility fits well with our expansion plans in the Florida...

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Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

June 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Mara Bollettieri   There’s no denying that LVT and WPC have nipped some market share from sheet vinyl, but by no means is the workhorse subcategory down for the count. Although other resilient formats are growing in popularity, the product still has a place in the flooring industry today, offering benefits to residential and commercial markets. Thanks to new technological enhancements and product design innovations, resilient sheet...

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Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

June 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Reginald Tucker In today’s hypercompetitive distribution economy, it’s no longer enough to simply move products from point A to point B. In order to gain an advantage, wholesalers must also go above and beyond by offering value-added services to manufacturers and retailers alike. That’s precisely the edge that Xpress Global Systems, formerly Crown Transport, claims to offer its partners across the supply chain. “We’re the largest...

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Nuflors’ SetaGrip grabs the attention of retailers

April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Nuflors’ SetaGrip grabs the attention of retailers

Resilient installation system utilizes suction technology April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Lindsay Baillie   It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. This certainly holds true for Nuflors’ new SetaGrip product, which imitates the nano-suction technology on geckos’ feet to create an adhesive-, tape- and click-freeluxury vinyl floor. “It’s no secret nature has inspired solutions for everyday challenges, including those in design,” said David Kim, managing partner, Nuflors. “Scientists...

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Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   Even seasoned flooring executives are stunned at the growth of the rigid core subsegment that burst onto the scene less than two years ago and has morphed into a super cell of flooring. Jimmy Tuley, vice president, residential resilient business, Mannington, just returned from Domotex Asia where he saw scores of new entries. “We saw combinations of wood on rigid core; some with mineral...

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Resilient: Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Resilient: Rigid core continues to set new standards

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Ken Ryan   Even seasoned flooring executives are stunned at the growth of the rigid core subsegment that burst onto the scene less than two years ago and has morphed into a super cell of flooring. Jimmy Tuley, vice president, residential resilient business, Mannington, just returned from Domotex Asia where he saw scores of new entries. “We saw combinations of wood on rigid core; some with mineral...

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American Biltrite rolls out Nfuse

March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on American Biltrite rolls out Nfuse

New AB Pure technology creates ‘occupancy-ready’ rubber tiles March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Ken Ryan   Las Vegas—Surfaces 2018 showed the continuing proliferation of all things LVT and its subsegments WPC and rigid core—all touting their waterproof benefits. But there was another resilient segment garnering attention at booth #4537, where American Biltrite showcased a new technology known as Nfuse to go with its rubber tile and sheet flooring, AB Pure. “We love...

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