Value story is Cryntel’s calling card in LVT

January 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Value story is Cryntel’s calling card in LVT

As Cryntel draws closer to its 50th anniversary, distributors say the maker and importer of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is maintaining its tradition of producing high-fashion, quality and competitively priced products for clients worldwide. (more…)

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Mannington raises resilient product prices across Residential and Commercial

January 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Mannington raises resilient product prices across Residential and Commercial

Salem, N.J.—Mannington announced a 4% to 6% price increase on select commercial and residential vinyl products, effective with shipments on February 14, 2011. (more…)

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Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

January 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong today announced it will initiate a 4% to 6% priceincrease in the United States and Canada on select vinyl composition tile, commercial sheet vinyl and residential sheet vinyl and vinyl tile, effective on shipments on February 14, 2011. (more…)

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Tarkett acquires Centiva brand resilient flooring

December 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Tarkett acquires Centiva brand resilient flooring

Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Tarkett has acquired the Centiva business from International Floors of America, Inc. Centiva is an internationally recognized, designer flooring brand, specializing in resilient tile that enhances interior environments from corporate, hospitality and healthcare to education, retail and residential. Financial terms of the acquisition are not disclosed. (more…)

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State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

December 1, 2010 | Comments Off on State of the Industry: Resilient grows in technology and reputation

How often are you lured by a product that promises to make your life effortlessly more simple? How many times do you hear, “get more for less” or “the most bang for your buck” in one day? Only in today’s economic climate would a word like bogo—buy one, get one—enter the national business lexicon. Most people are pressed for time, money and resources and look to multitask wherever possible. Flooring is no exception. If Mrs....

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Distribution: LVT serves as the beacon in resilient category

November 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Distribution: LVT serves as the beacon in resilient category

It has been called “the great energizer” and “the catalyst.” One thing is for sure: Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has been a lifesaver for flooring distributors during these unforgiving times. In the resilient category there are some bright spots such as fiberglass-backed sheet vinyl, but LVT is the beacon for industry players. “It’s the one product that doesn’t seem to recognize there is a recession going on,” said David Sheehan, vice president, resilient and laminate...

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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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Mannington takes floating LVT to the next level

August 31, 2010 | Comments Off on Mannington takes floating LVT to the next level

SALEM, N.J.—Every technological breakthrough will eventually be improved upon. Such is the case with floating LVT, which has already gone through multiple generations since the launch of Konecto in 2007. The newest generation of floating luxury vinyl tile comes courtesy of Mannington, and the intent to raise LVT to the next stratosphere. Adura with LockSolid technology takes the best attributes of a floating LVT and marries them with an industry first: a completely adhesive-free installation....

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New products for consumer preference and profit in resilient

August 30, 2010 | Comments Off on New products for consumer preference and profit in resilient

As one of the few categories excelling in the soft economy, resilient manufacturers are taking greater risks with fall releases and it is of little surprise that most are focusing on luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and sheet products, as the value-perceived products in the category. Whether producing niche visuals or releasing mass volumes of new products, autumnal trends are dictated by the buyer’s preference for performance and visuals that enhance her home’s environment. (more…)

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Strong response greets Metroflor’s Hybrid, combines best features of LVT and laminate

August 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Strong response greets Metroflor’s Hybrid, combines best features of LVT and laminate

The old saying, “Don’t tell me, show me” is perhaps best exemplified when discussing Hybrid, the newest product from Metroflor. “You can talk all you want about how great Hybrid is, but seeing and feeling is believing,” said Harvey Johnson, vice president of Miami-based Mastercraft Flooring Distributors, which carries the product. Craig Folven, vice president of sales and marketing at Herregan Distributors, Eagan, Minn., agreed, adding the company has received “fantastic response” since launching the...

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