Ceramics of Italy releases spring, summer tile trends

June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Ceramics of Italy releases spring, summer tile trends

New York—After reviewing hundreds of new products from Italian tile producers at Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York, Ceramics of Italy has announced the top design trends for the spring and summer seasons. From humble to opulent designs and inlaid wood to skinny formats, the following six themes demonstrate the expanding versatility of ceramic tile and how Italians lead the way in design and innovation. These products from Ceramics of Italy member companies are now available in the North...

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B.R. Funsten invests in building supplies distribution business

June 19, 2019 | Comments Off on B.R. Funsten invests in building supplies distribution business

Cary, N.C.—Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced that B.R. Funsten & Co. has successfully implemented K8. Working closely with the team from B.R. Funsten & Co., the implementation of K8 represents a significant investment in their building supplies distribution business across the West Coast. K8 is a fully-integrated enterprise software system designed specifically for construction-related materials verticals. Complete with Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Control, Inventory Management, Accounting (AP, AR, GL, Fixed Assets), Business Intelligence,...

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NeoCon concludes successful 51st edition

June 19, 2019 | Comments Off on NeoCon concludes successful 51st edition

Chicago—The 51st edition of NeoCon was a resounding success, further establishing itself as the premier, global platform for connecting, learning, and conducting business in the commercial interiors industry—according to show officials. This year’s event was marked by robust attendance and a palpable energy that coursed throughout the show, as the commercial A&D community immersed themselves in everything design. The NeoCon Plaza, an experiential outdoor environment sponsored and outfitted by Haworth and Haworth Collectionas well as by...

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Havwoods launches magnetic flooring system

June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Havwoods launches magnetic flooring system

New York—Havwoods International has introduced the Magna magnetic flooring system. This magnetic raised access flooring system can be used for any of Havwoods’ Venture Plank, Henley or Relik collections—totaling about 150 tongue-and-groove, engineered wood floor planks. Magna consists of magnetized and foam-sealed wood boards, which provide a secure connection to the supporting structural pedestals. They can be conveniently disconnected using a suction lifter to allow for maintenance and repair of the concealed services. Ideal for...

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Piet Dossche named to WFCA Hall of Fame

June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Piet Dossche named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Piet Dossche, founder of USFloors, to the floor covering industry’s Hall of Fame. Dossche is the 50th inductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992. He will be joining a distinguished list of industry pioneers and leaders who have received this highly exclusive honor. He will be inducted during a ceremony at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas during Surfaces 2020. “I do not...

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Beauflor’s Trendline Pro exudes style, durability

June 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Beauflor’s Trendline Pro exudes style, durability

White, Ga.—Beauflor USA launched Trendline Pro to give consumers alaminate floor that combines style and durability at a reasonable price point. The visually on-trend collection is manufactured in Belgium and sold by Beauflor USA. The collection’s color palette ranges from blondes to dark browns, which are gaining popularity amongst consumers because of their ability to make a space feel larger and cozier. Each plank has painted beveled edges to give the floor a more realistic...

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Mohawk Group honored with NeoCon accolades

June 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Mohawk Group honored with NeoCon accolades

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group earned several awards this week at NeoCon covering all segments and flooring categories, including carpet tile, broadloom, area rugs, resilient tile and resilient sheet. Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. “Our product development and design teams are incredibly honored that our latest introductions received...

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Sika acquires Parex

June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Sika acquires Parex

Baar, Switzerland—Sika recently completed the acquisition of Parex, a leading mortar manufacturer with a track record of profitable growth. With this acquisition, Sika will expand its product portfolio for the building finishing market,further strengthening its world leader position in construction chemicals. The deal was first announced on January 8, 2019. Parex’ product offering includes facade mortars, tile adhesives and waterproofing mortars. With its expertise in mortar solutions for renovation and new builds, Parex participates in...

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Vance Bell named to WFCA Hall of Fame

June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Vance Bell named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton–The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Vance Bell, chairman and CEO of Shaw Industries, to the industry’s Hall of Fame. Bell has become the 49thinductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992. Bell will be joining a distinguished list of industry pioneers and leaders who have received this honor. He will be inducted during a ceremony at the WFCA’s 60thAnniversary celebration at Barnsley Resort on Sept. 19. “I am honored to...

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CFI, NFIC create new certification

June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on CFI, NFIC create new certification

Dallas—The Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) is partnering with Natural Fiber Installers Certification (NFIC) to bring the installation industry another level of certification within the woven carpet category. The woven certification is designed to give installers a much heavier insight into the construction and techniques needed to work with these products. “I have watched synthetics come and go, but woven and tufted wools have remained steadfast and have kept their integrity in the marketplace,” said...

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