DuChâteau becomes Fuse Alliance preferred supplier

February 19, 2019 | Comments Off on DuChâteau becomes Fuse Alliance preferred supplier

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—DuChâteau has joined Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. “DuChâteau is a world leader in sustainably produced engineered hardwood, high-performance vinyl plank products and luxury wall coverings,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director for Fuse Alliance. “We are thrilled to have them as a preferred supplier in our network. Our partnership with DuChâteau gives our members new business opportunities in the market-leading hard surfaces category.” Founded in 2007,...

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CCA Global Partners convention benefits Habitat for Humanity

February 19, 2019 | Comments Off on CCA Global Partners convention benefits Habitat for Humanity

Manchester, N.H.—In keeping with its annual tradition of giving back, CCA Global Partners employees, cooperative members and suppliers had the opportunity to assist local charitable causes during the semiannual conventions held for their flooring companies—Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America and Flooring Canada. This year’s donations benefitted the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. All flooring that could be salvaged from the conventions, held Jan. 13-17 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center...

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Datile Builder Studio program to include Marazzi, American Olean

February 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Datile Builder Studio program to include Marazzi, American Olean

Las Vegas—Dal-Tile Corporation has expanded the Daltile Builder Studio program, an expansive suite of builder-favored Daltile brand surface collections, to now include Marazzi and American Olean offerings. With the joining together of these three industry-leading brands, builders now have more than 200 product collections from which to choose at their fingertips, in one easy-to-use program. Available products include floors, walls, decorative accents, natural stone tiles and blends, cast stones, iridescent glass mosaics, river pebbles, stacked...

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Better Tools unveils new knee pad covers TISE

February 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Better Tools unveils new knee pad covers TISE

Centerville, Ohio—Better Tools, a blade and flooring installation tool manufacturer, has introduced a new product to help extend the life of knee pads worn by flooring installers. Better Tools featured the BT130 Kneepad Protector at this year’s 2019 International Surfaces Event. The new BT130 Gorilla Guard Knee Pad Protectors cover over most knee pads. These covers act as a barrier against jobsite glue, mud and grime that can transfer from unprotected, dirty knee pads to new surfaces....

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Belknap, Haines grow relationship

February 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Belknap, Haines grow relationship

Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group, a privately held, full-line flooring distributor in the Northeast, has announced an expanded equity investment in the JJ Haines Co., of Baltimore. The deal was finalized Feb. 14, 2019. In 2017, Belknap and Haines entered into a strategic partnership with Belknap making an initial equity investment in Haines. The partnership allowed both companies to collaborate and work together to build an East Coast flooring distribution platform. Recently, Belknap increased its...

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor increases floor space for 21st edition

February 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Domotex asia/ChinaFloor increases floor space for 21st edition

Shanghai, China—The flooring industry will soon meet to see the latest products and innovations at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor in Shanghai, March 26 to 28. This year’s show has attracted over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries spread out in 15 exhibition halls covering a total gross exhibition area of over 1,883,684 square feet. InnovAction will hold its 7th edition in 2019 covering new products from 18 companies which will compete to win one of the 2019 Best Products...

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Armstrong Flooring awards winner of VCT design contest

February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Armstrong Flooring awards winner of VCT design contest

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has named Jenna Niemann of Klingner & Associates, Quincy, Ill., the winner of its See the Possibilities VCT design contest. In her winning entry, Niemann incorporated the bright colors of Armstrong’s VCT to help students navigate their way around Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School in the Quincy Public School District. “Jenna captured the right balance of energy, creativity and safety—three elements of design that are critical for a productive learning environment,” said Morgan Lucente, Armstrong...

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Emser Tile awards 2018 Platinum Partner of the Year

February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Emser Tile awards 2018 Platinum Partner of the Year

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has named Johnson Floor & Home Carpet One as the company’s Platinum Partner of the Year for 2018. The award was announced during The International Surface Event 2019 in Las Vegas. In its fifth year, the Emser Tile Platinum Partner of the Year Award program celebrates its network of premier tile retailers and their industry leadership, achievement and innovation. Platinum Partner of the Year companies demonstrate a commitment to promoting Emser Tile products—driving sales and profits through expert marketing,...

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No PFCs used in EF’s PureColor PET products

February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on No PFCs used in EF’s PureColor PET products

Dalton—Engineered Floors (EF) does not use fluorocarbon, also referred to as perfluorocarbon or PFC, topicals on its PureColor solution-dyed polyester products. From the company’s inception in 2009, EF’s residential carpet has never contained PFCs. Since 2018, all EF carpet across all brands and divisions, including J+J and EF Contract, are PFC free. PFCs are chemicals that have been used in the carpet manufacturing process for decades. PFCs are not natural, but rather manmade by combining...

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Tarkett launches the Woven Fringe collection

February 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett launches the Woven Fringe collection

Solon, Ohio—Tarketthas launched the Woven Fringe collection, a new product the company is calling the result of a happy accident. When the team set out to create a refined matte, flatweave surface, they were challenged to eliminate uneven color streaks. During early production trials, they were pushing the loom wire mechanism to its limits and caused the wire repositioning to misfire. Though the result was unintended, its visual stopped them in their tracks. The misfiring...

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