WFCA continues lobbying efforts in Washington, DC

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on WFCA continues lobbying efforts in Washington, DC

Dalton–The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) continues its efforts to ensure its members are represented and heard in Washington, DC and state capitals. Scott Humphrey, WFCA CEO; Jeffrey King, WFCA general counsel; and LobbyIt, the association’s retained lobbying group based in Washington, regularly meet with congressional senators and representatives, their staffs and various regulatory agencies, to review and comment on proposed legislation and regulations as well as work with members to advocate for the professional flooring...

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Shaw Floors featured on ‘Property Brothers,’ ‘Property Brothers: Buying and Selling’

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Shaw Floors featured on ‘Property Brothers,’ ‘Property Brothers: Buying and Selling’

Dalton—Shaw Floors has been selected as the exclusive flooring solutions provider for season 13 of “Property Brothers” and season seven of “Property Brothers: Buying and Selling” episodes filmed in Nashville. The series utilize Shaw Floors’ comprehensive line of products to help families create their dream homes. New episodes of both shows featuring Shaw Floors products will air on HGTV, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST through the rest of 2018 and into 2019. Products within each...

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Durkan dscvr Student Design Competition open for submissions

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Durkan dscvr Student Design Competition open for submissions

Calhoun, Ga.—Durkan  is now accepting submissions for the dscvr Student Design Competition. Sponsored each year by Durkan and NEWH, the dscvr program exhibits the talent of designers in the hospitality field and contributes toward the education of future designers within the industry. “The dscvr competition is a wonderful collaboration with NEWH where we get to discover and mentor the next generation of hospitality design talent,” said Elizabeth Bonner, creative design director, Durkan. “Through this program,...

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Engineered Floors introduces new displays

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Engineered Floors introduces new displays

Dalton—Engineered Floors has created the ultimate “destination showroom” for its Dream Weaver dealers, equipped with smart new displays for soft and hard surface selling success. The new merchandising line-up includes three space-saving and easy-to-place pedestal displays showcasing the popular dealer brands: Dream Weaver for residential replacement, Dwellings for new homes and Pentz for Main Street Commercial. “We’ve created a uniform branded presentation for our dealers,” said Mike Sanderson, vice president of marketing, Engineered Floors. “The...

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Mohawk Group launches Pivot Point

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Mohawk Group launches Pivot Point

Calhoun, Ga.—Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile represents a change in direction for sustainable resilient flooring. This award-winning hard surface holds Living Product Challenge Petal Certification and is manufactured using alternative chemistry. Design and color draw inspiration from fresh, natural materials and biophilic influence. At Healthcare Design Expo 2018, Pivot Point was recognized with a Nightingale Award in the Flooring: Resilient category (Silver). “Pivot Point is aptly named because it is one of a...

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Industry pays tribute to Fred Williamson

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Industry pays tribute to Fred Williamson

By Ken Ryan Fred Williamson, retiring executive vice president of Starnet, with Jeanne Matson, president/CEO of the cooperative at Williamson’s retirement party. New York—Dozens of industry colleagues crammed into the offices of Architectural Flooring Resources here on Dec. 6 to pay tribute to long-time flooring executive Fred Williamson on his retirement. Earlier this year Williamson, executive vice president of Starnet, announced plans to retire after 13 years on the board of the cooperative and 50...

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Digital swatching tools simplify color decisions

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Digital swatching tools simplify color decisions

Novi, Mich.—Chameleon Power has implemented digital tools that exploit architectural concepts for making material selections. The digital swatching suite can be used for exterior and interior selections during the design process. The digital swatching tool provides users with the ability to select materials from a virtual database and collaborate with stakeholders. The tool can help customers make educated design decisions using pre-selected palettes, or design from scratch using the unlimited digital data set. “Selecting from the...

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MSI unveils new domain name, expanded product offerings

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on MSI unveils new domain name, expanded product offerings

Orange, Calif.—MSI, a leading supplier of premium surfaces, recently updated its domain name to msisurfaces.com to represent the company’s diverse selection of products. Founded as a natural stone business over 40 years ago, MSI has grown into a complete surfaces company. Today, MSI’s extensive product inventory not only includes a vast array of natural stone but also hundreds of manufactured hard surface products. “Our unique business model, strong partnerships and buying power have enabled us...

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Shaw invests $250 million in fiber manufacturing facility

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Shaw invests $250 million in fiber manufacturing facility

Dalton, Ga. and Andalusia, Ala.—Shaw Industries Group is investing $250 million in its Andalusia, Ala., manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet. Kay Ivey, Alabama governor; Earl Johnson, Andalusia mayor; and Greg White, Covington County commission chairman, joined Shaw associates on Dec. 5 in a celebration of recent achievements at Plant 65 in Andalusia, Ala. The project includes construction of new and expanded building assets and installation of substantial amounts of new...

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Ardex Americas extends SystemOne Warranty

December 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Ardex Americas extends SystemOne Warranty

Ardex Americas has extended the maximum warranty level for select products and more products have been added to its comprehensive, full-replacement warranty, SystemOne. Ardex solutions provide peace of mind for architects, specifiers, facility managers, building owners, contractors and flooring installation professionals, the company said. Warranties generally protect installing contractors from a product failure when following proper installation techniques and industry standards. If a product breaks down or loses strength within a given time period due...

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