Fuse Alliance welcomes Jon-Don as preferred supplier

December 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Fuse Alliance welcomes Jon-Don as preferred supplier

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Jon-Don has joined Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. “For more than 40 years, Jon-Don has helped flooring contractors with a wide range of high-quality flooring prep and maintenance products and services,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director, Fuse Alliance. “We are proud to have them as a Fuse partner.” Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Chicago, Jon-Don is a leading supplier of equipment, consumables and expertise to...

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AVA by Novalis joins Commercial One

December 18, 2018 | Comments Off on AVA by Novalis joins Commercial One

Ontario, Canada—AVA by Novalis recently joined Commercial One as an approved vendor. As part of joining, Commercial One will showcase AVA flooring products to its dealers and contractors. “We are pleased to add AVA by Novalis to our key Commercial One vendor partner group,” said Fred Giuggio, senior vice president, LVT corporate strategies, AHSG/Commercial One. “Their updated style and design will be an asset to our members across the country. The strength and growth in...

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Tarkett North America transitions to one brand

December 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Tarkett North America transitions to one brand

Solon, Ohio—Effective immediately, Tarkett North America will transition its sub-brands of Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Desso and Lexmark to Tarkett. The company will be transitioning collateral over the ensuing months. The integration is a natural progression that will enable Tarkett North America to continue creating great spaces and better align its segment expertise in commercial, residential and hospitality spaces under a single brand. Tarkett North America will cohesively address market needs with its flooring solutions portfolio—the...

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Laticrete expands adhesives product line with MultiMax Lite

December 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Laticrete expands adhesives product line with MultiMax Lite

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced MultiMax Lite, a one-step, non-sag, large and heavy tile mortar for interior and exterior installations of ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and stone. Offering superior bond strength and adhesion, MultiMax Lite exceeds ANSI 118.15, the industry’s highest performance standard for a cementitious-based adhesive mortar and, thanks to its light weight, can be more easily transported and troweled. A 25-pound bag provides the same coverage as a 50-pound bag of standard...

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NAFCD partners with The International Surface Event

December 17, 2018 | Comments Off on NAFCD partners with The International Surface Event

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and The International Surface Event (TISE) have extended their partnership in 2019. The 2019 show will take place Jan. 22-25, 2019 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. “We are excited to partner with TISE for its 2019 event,” said Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD executive vice president. “Year after year, we’ve seen great success in participating in this event, and we’re thrilled to share the opportunity to be a part...

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Emily Morrow Home takes convention attendees on a journey

December 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Emily Morrow Home takes convention attendees on a journey

Dalton—The Emily Morrow Home brand of luxury hardwoods will showcase 12 new designs at Surfaces (booth #925), Domotex USA (booth #1421) and the CCA Global convention (booth #773). The authenticity behind these products comes from the personal experiences and travels of Emily Morrow Finkell, CEO and founder. Safari collection. A journey across Africa inspired a collection of hardwoods that captures the beauty, textures and colors of its scenic landscape. Included in the Safari collection are...

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Starnet appoints new business developers

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Starnet appoints new business developers

Eric Boender Darien, Conn.—Starnet announces the creation of two new staff positions designed to strengthen existing partnerships between its members and vendor network. Eric Boender, Starnet’s director of floor care and national accounts, has been promoted to vice president of business development, overseeing site-applied surfaces, adhesives, floor prep and moisture mitigation systems as well as the floor care business. Since joining Starnet in 2011, Boender has successfully developed a best in class post-installation maintenance program...

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2019 SEFM update: A world of opportunity awaits retailers

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on 2019 SEFM update: A world of opportunity awaits retailers

December 10/17, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 14 Atlanta—Excitement is building for the Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM), the annual regional event scheduled to kick off here at the Cobb Galleria Centre Jan. 8–9. The conference and exhibition, which is organized by Market Maker Events, boasts an impressive lineup of vendors and distributors as well as a roster of educational product demonstrations. “The economy is booming, new home starts are strong and consumers are investing in home...

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Tariff truce with China puts further hikes on hold

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Tariff truce with China puts further hikes on hold

December 10/17, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 14 By Ken Ryan   Flooring executives are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. and China agreed to a 90-day tariff cease-fire on imported products, including flooring. However, questions and concerns remain about the future relations between the world’s two largest economies. A tariff hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods was slated to go into effect on Jan. 1. However, following a meeting at the...

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Novalis partners with INSTALL

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Novalis partners with INSTALL

Toronto, Canada—As part of Novalis’ commitment to excellence in installation professionalism, the flooring manufacturer is now an alliance partner with INSTALL. “We are excited and honored to be part of this alliance,” said Jim Kups, North America technical director for Novalis. “Professionally done installation makes all the difference and that’s what INSTALL is all about.” As an alliance partner, Novalis will contribute to the training curriculum for the proper installation of LVT—whether glue down, loose lay...

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