Tarkett is 2020 official sponsor for ‘Military Makeover with Montel’

December 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett is 2020 official sponsor for ‘Military Makeover with Montel’

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has partnered with “Military Makeover with Montel” for its second year. Airing on the Lifetime Network, “Military Makeover” offers hope and a helping hand on the home front to members of the military and their families. This special series enlists conscientious companies, designers, contractors and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country and make a difference in their communities. Tarkett teams up with the...

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Mohawk veterans haul load for Wreaths Across America

December 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Mohawk veterans haul load for Wreaths Across America

Calhoun, Ga.—For Ronald and Lea Eppich, Mohawk truck drivers and Calhoun residents, Wreaths Across America is personal. The non-profit organization coordinates the annual transport, delivery and placement of more than two million wreaths on the graves of U.S. veterans across the world. The Eppichs know firsthand how much it means to the families of fallen soldiers when a wreath is placed at their graves each year. Their son, Sgt. Robert Eppich, died in 2006, just...

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WFCA forms Floor Covering Education Foundation

December 12, 2019 | Comments Off on WFCA forms Floor Covering Education Foundation

Commits $1 million to solve installation shortage By Steven Feldman   Chattanooga, Tenn.—The World Floor Covering Association has announced the formation of the Floor Covering Education Foundation with the initial goal of solving the installation crisis. As such, the WFCA has committed $1 million to get the initiative off the ground and has also received commitments from manufacturers and associations across the flooring industry. “The WFCA exists to find the pain points in the industry...

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Domotex USA optimizes educational program for 2020

December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Domotex USA optimizes educational program for 2020

Atlanta—Domotex USA is gearing up for its second season, which runs Feb. 5-7 at the World Congress Center here. Organized by Hannover Fairs USA, a Deutsche Messe subsidiary, Domotex USA is designed to foster business between manufacturers of flooring products and retail/wholesale companies, U.S. building contractors, floor installation companies and purchasing groups. The show’s 2020 exhibitor list includes well-known names in the industry, such as USFloors, Anderson Tuftex, The Dixie Group, Mullican Flooring, Milliken, American...

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Välinge celebrates grand opening of Shanghai support center

December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Välinge celebrates grand opening of Shanghai support center

Viken, Sweden—Välinge Innovation held a grand-opening event for its support center at Homag China Golden Field in Kunshan, Dec. 5. Niclas Håkansson, CEO, Välinge Sweden; Guan Jianhua, managing director, Jintian Haomai; and other leaders, corporate representatives and industry colleagues were in attendance. “Since the Välinge Shanghai Representative Office was established in 2011, more than 150 patent license agreements have been signed in China,” Niclas Håkansson, CEO, Välinge, said in his welcome speech. “China’s furniture and...

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Wellmade receives Innovation Award from The Home Depot Canada

December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Wellmade receives Innovation Award from The Home Depot Canada

Allen Chen (third from left), president, and Dick Quinlan (center), senior vice president, accept The Home Depot Canada Innovation Award. Portland, Ore.—Wellmade Performance Flooring has garnered the first runner-up Innovation Award 2019 from The Home Depot Canada. Wellmade was recognized for its Opti-Wood HDPC rigid core, waterproof hardwood flooring. Each year, The Home Depot Canada through its Innovation Awards, identifies cutting-edge products recognized specifically for their innovation, value and efficiency. Products are reviewed storewide for...

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Tarkett introduces iD Mixonomi LVT

December 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett introduces iD Mixonomi LVT

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has launched iD Mixonomi, a Red Dot Award winner. Inspired by the hexagon, iD Mixonomi LVT aims to inspire creative freedom where shapes and colors are combined and mixed together through thematic harmony. iD Mixonomi is ideal for hospitality, retail, higher education and corporate environments. The collection’s diverse palette is inspired by global travel, offering a cultural array from pastels to jewel tones and bold primaries to neutrals. With eight graphic shapes and...

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CFL’s Baert discusses with Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

December 9, 2019 | Comments Off on CFL’s Baert discusses with Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

Thomas Baert Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor recently launched a series of interviews with key people in the flooring industry to highlight the current news, trends and updates. Following is what Thomas Baert, president of Firmfit and CFL Flooring, had to say about the future and current state of the industry. What are you expecting for the global economy in regard to the flooring industry for the next five years? The higher-end laminate flooring market, which we...

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European Patent Office confirms validity of Unilin’s European Patent

December 9, 2019 | Comments Off on European Patent Office confirms validity of Unilin’s European Patent

On the Nov. 22, the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office communicated its decision to confirm the validity of Unilin’s European Patent EP 2 274 485. This patent protects the use of coated papers employed in the inkjet printing of decor paper destined for the lamination processes that are widely used in the flooring and furniture industries. More specifically, the patent relates to printable paper layers with an inkjet receiver coating that is porous...

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Cali launches new Cali Vinyl Pro with Mute Step

December 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Cali launches new Cali Vinyl Pro with Mute Step

San Diego, Calif.—Cali is adding an extra layer of comfort to its Cali Vinyl line this winter. The company’s new collection, Cali Vinyl Pro with Mute Step, includes attached acoustic padding for quieter rooms and softer steps. The specialized IXPE cushion lines the bottom of each plank, providing an extra layer of sound insulation. Similar to all Cali Vinyl collections, Mute Step is 100% waterproof and can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms and basements. An extra-durable...

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