Switzerland-based Lico to make rigid core in U.S.

October 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Switzerland-based Lico to make rigid core in U.S.

Neenah, Wis.—Lico Flooring, a Swiss manufacturer of cork, wood, resilient and stone products, has announced plans to bring its offerings to the U.S. via a manufacturing partnership with Wisconsin-based Acoustic Ceiling Products (ACP), which develops innovative ceiling solutions and unique products to construct or renovate homes and commercial buildings. The newly formed C-corporation between Lico Flooring and ACP (Lico-US) will offer made-to-order flooring for customers in North America. Under the terms of the partnership, Lico-US...

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BHW Floors brings on new leadership

October 19, 2018 | Comments Off on BHW Floors brings on new leadership

Seattle—BHW Floors, formerly Bamboo Hardwoods, has restructured its leadership in both its U.S. and overseas operations. Effective immediately, Daniel Wang is BHW’s new president and will be based out of Shanghai. In addition, Rick Shewmake is the company’s new vice president of U.S. operations. Wang has been involved in manufacturing bamboo flooring for 19 years. He also has experience manufacturing both engineered and solid wood flooring. Shewmake brings over 35 years of flooring industry experience...

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Emser Tile organizes donation to support disaster relief

October 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Emser Tile organizes donation to support disaster relief

Los Angeles—In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Emser Tile has made a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support local humanitarian services and programs in the Florida Panhandle area. The Los Angeles-based tile and stone company operates six showrooms and service centers as well as a recently opened distribution center in the state, to service thousands of valued customers and partners in the Florida region. “The resilience of these communities shines in this...

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Torlys becomes Fuse Alliance preferred supplier

October 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Torlys becomes Fuse Alliance preferred supplier

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Torlys has joined Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. “We are delighted to welcome Torlys to the Fuse family and to offer Torlys’ stunning product line to our members,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director at Fuse Alliance. “We strive to be a valuable resource to our network members and partnering with companies such as Torlys allows us to continue building a network of suppliers with...

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Coverings calls for top products, emerging leaders in tile and stone

October 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Coverings calls for top products, emerging leaders in tile and stone

Arlington, Va.—Coverings is now accepting submissions for both the 2019 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards and 2019 Rock Stars Awards. Both programs honor the best and brightest within tile and stone, underscoring Coverings’ mission to support the growth and success of the industry. “Coverings is proud to build awareness for—and foster relationships with—the best in the business by highlighting inspiring projects and young leaders,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company...

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Interface leads in workplace strategy with new headquarters

October 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Interface leads in workplace strategy with new headquarters

Atlanta—Interface officially opened its new global headquarters here. Base Camp, as named by employees, incorporates design features that benefit employees and the environment. The new space supports the company’s global initiative to create inspiring spaces for employees and customers. “Base Camp reflects who we are, what we do best, and the core values we live every day,” said Jay Gould, Interface CEO. “Our new work home exemplifies sustainability best practices and our continued commitment to eliminate...

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Schönox’s Day tapped to lead role, expand partnership with Fuse

October 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Schönox’s Day tapped to lead role, expand partnership with Fuse

Florence, Ala.—In an effort to grow an even more customer- and project-specific focus, HPS Schönox has promoted Kris Day, national account manager, to key account manager for Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance. This new position will expand Day’s responsibilities as well as strengthen Schönox’s partnership with Fuse. “Understanding the local challenges each Fuse Alliance partner faces daily, Kris, with his knowledge, will provide synergies between HPS Schönox local regional business managers, the HPS Schönox technical team...

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Tarkett introduces Melodia 3.0, Aria 3.0

October 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Tarkett introduces Melodia 3.0, Aria 3.0

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has launched Melodia 3.0 and Aria 3.0, a homogeneous sheet and tile collection created by Johnsonite. With an updated, soothing color palette and the strength and hygienic performance of homogeneous sheet, Melodia 3.0 and Aria 3.0 coordinate beautifully to create safer, more comfortable environments. These complementary visuals are combined with xr2 polyurethane technology to hide dirt, reduce maintenance and withstand high traffic with rolling loads. What’s more, low TVOCs contribute to better indoor air...

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BDNY joins Emerald Expositions’ hospitality portfolio

October 17, 2018 | Comments Off on BDNY joins Emerald Expositions’ hospitality portfolio

Alpharetta, Ga.—Emerald Expositions, the owner of HD Expo, Hospitality Design magazine and the other HD events, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and related assets from ST Media Group (ST Media) and Hospitality Media Group (HMG). The addition marks the beginning of collaborative synergies between brands that will greatly benefit designers, architects, purchasing firms, owner/operators and leading brands within the hospitality industry. “We are truly excited about bringing BDNY and its sister properties into...

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Cali’s BamDeck composite decking gets a makeover

October 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Cali’s BamDeck composite decking gets a makeover

San Diego—Cali Bamboo has relaunched its popular bamboo composite decking product, dubbing the fourth generation line BamDeck 4G. The redesigned planks are scalloped on the bottom and grooved on the sides for easy, DIY installations with Cali’s universal hidden fastening system. Planks come in a wide, 8 x 8¼ format and an extra-long, 16 x 5 7/16 format. In a world of composite decks all attempting to mimic wood, BamDeck’s understated texture and classic, versatile colors stand out...

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