Creating Your Space’s new videos aim to engage, educate

August 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Creating Your Space’s new videos aim to engage, educate

San Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space has launched its new countertop videos for natural stone slab. These educational videos are the next series in the extensive product knowledge video collection Creating Your Space provides to its dealers for use in their custom websites, social media and in store to engage and educate consumers. The natural stone countertop series includes two videos: “Before You Buy Natural Stone Slab Countertops” and “Care and Maintenance.” In the first video,...

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Johan Magnusson appointed president, CEO of Kährs Group

August 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Johan Magnusson appointed president, CEO of Kährs Group

The board of Kährs Holding AB, Kährs Group, has appointed Johan Magnusson as new group CEO. Magnusson brings years of experience in a range of pan-European and global companies and was most recently managing director at Owens Corning as well as senior vice president of Paroc Technical Insulation. Magnusson replaces Christer Persson and will start his appointment on Sept. 1, 2019. “We are very happy to welcome Johan Magnusson to Kährs and are excited about...

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Mohawk cushions fight against breast cancer

August 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Mohawk cushions fight against breast cancer

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk expands its fight against breast cancer with its continuing support of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. This year, Mohawk is not only donating more than 5,000 SmartCushion pads to comfort walkers and crew members, but it is also teaming up with retail partners in each city to host a celebratory lunch to mark the halfway point—the completion of 30 miles, which is a huge feat for the walkers. “The spirit, positivity and hope...

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Mohawk to consolidate Karastan rug production

August 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Mohawk to consolidate Karastan rug production

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries announced it will consolidate Karastan rug production in northwest Georgia. Rug operations at the company’s Eden, N.C., facility will end in October 2019, and the plant will focus on producing high-end residential, commercial and aviation carpet. With this transition, Mohawk will improve service to customers and leverage resources from across the company’s flooring business to create products that preserve the Karastan brand’s heritage and complement today’s homes. “Mohawk is the world’s largest...

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Tarkett commits to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion in design industry

August 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett commits to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion in design industry

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has announced its national title sponsorship of the Design Museum Foundation’s upcoming exhibition, We Design: People. Practice. Progress. The sponsorship is an important step in a multi-year plan to make diversity, equity and inclusion a major company focus, both internally and in collaboration with the architecture and design industry. “Our relationship with Design Museum on the We Design exhibit is an important step to bringing broader awareness and collaboration around this need,” said...

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Laticrete looks to future with 3D printing mortar technology

August 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Laticrete looks to future with 3D printing mortar technology

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete is solidifying its place as a driving force behind industry advancements with an investment in 3D printing mortar technology. The company is sponsoring Ball State University Design Innovation Fellow and assistant teaching professor Christopher Battaglia to create DE|stress, a 3D-printed concrete shell of 110 unique panels that will be assembled on top of a pavilion created using a 3D printable mortar prototype Laticrete developed and plans to launch in 2020. The project will...

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Shaw Contract launches new collections

August 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Shaw Contract launches new collections

Joy Squared Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Contract has introduced Joy Squared, an American-made LVT collection inspired by the spontaneous and joyous moments of youth, as well as Living Systems, a new Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver collection of carpet tiles that represents a holistic design approach. Joy Squared is available in a 24 x 24-inch format, while Living Systems is available in 9 x 36-inch carpet tiles. Embracing the concept of regenerative design, Living Systems integrates human...

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Patcraft’s Walk Forward collection enhances entry spaces

August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Patcraft’s Walk Forward collection enhances entry spaces

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has launched its newest modular collection, Walk Forward. An entrance flooring solution that offers scrubber capabilities to capture soil and reduce slips and falls for entry spaces, Walk Forward features modern, abstract patterning to create scale and movement across the floor. The 24 x 24-inch tiles are available in four colorways and are designed to seamlessly coordinate with other Patcraft soft and hard surface flooring products for maximum design flexibility. “With Walk Forward we explored the...

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Tarkett’s LCCA simplifies commercial flooring selection

August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett’s LCCA simplifies commercial flooring selection

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has released a new digital Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) tool for commercial flooring options. The tool can be accessed at flooringlifecyclecost.tarkettna.com. According to Tarkett’s research, 92% of facility managers surveyed find total cost of ownership (TCO) or LCCA to be key drivers in their decision making. The problem is that only 12% of those surveyed have actually conducted an LCCA. There are several reasons for this discrepancy: There hasn’t been a reliable...

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Mercier establishes new distribution partner for Southeast market

August 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Mercier establishes new distribution partner for Southeast market

Montmagny, Quebec, Canada— JJ Haines is now the exclusive supplier of Mercier Wood Flooring’s residential and commercial product lines in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. JJ Haines is replacing Compass Flooring, Mercier’s previous supplier. This news aligns with the distribution partnership established with Haines at the start of 2019. “This is a major opportunity for Mercier and JJ Haines to expand into the Southeastern market,” said Wade Bondrowski, director of sales, USA,...

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