Coverings unveils 2019 show experiences, anniversary activations

February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Coverings unveils 2019 show experiences, anniversary activations

Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, will feature a wide range of interactive onsite experiences, including expanded favorites like the Installation & Design Experience and new activations in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Celebrating three decades of success, the show will feature a range of commemorative displays showcasing the history of Coverings, with interactive opportunities for attendees to create and share their own memories. The South Lobby of the Orange...

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CFI, Informa bring back TISE installation competition

February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on CFI, Informa bring back TISE installation competition

Forney, Texas—Thanks to Informa and the International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI), attendees of the 2019 International Surface Event (TISE) witnessed the return of the TISE Installation Competition. The competition, which last occurred in 2003, featured nine flooring installers who showed off their talents on the show floor. This year’s competition included carpet, ceramic tile and hardwood installations. The nine finalists were chosen from over 50 total installers who submitted jobs months prior to the...

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Tarkett redesigns rubber stair treads

February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett redesigns rubber stair treads

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has launched Angle Fit, a new rubber stair tread designed to eliminate time-consuming cuts and reduce the need for adhesive—making stairwell installations faster, easier and safer. With a 75-degree angle that returns to the step, the angled stair nose easily overlaps the riser on ADA compliant stairs. The new designs can be specified with or without risers and are ready for immediate foot traffic when installed with Tarkett Power Tape. As long as...

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Armstrong Flooring honors recipients of annual Thomas Armstrong Awards

February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Armstrong Flooring honors recipients of annual Thomas Armstrong Awards

Cain & Bultman received the Overall Distributor of the Year award. Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring presented the 2018 Thomas Armstrong Awards honoring its distributors during a ceremony at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas. “We are fortunate to partner with a network of distributors who are committed to bringing innovative products and world-class service to retailers, consumers, and contractors,” said Don Maier, CEO, Armstrong Flooring. “This year’s Thomas Armstrong Award recipients set the standard for...

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Teknoflor entrusts Spartan Surfaces’ Capobianco with Connecticut market

February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Teknoflor entrusts Spartan Surfaces’ Capobianco with Connecticut market

Milwaukee—Teknoflor has extended Spartan Surfaces distribution to Connecticut, where Christopher Capobianco will represent the brand and its products. Capobianco, who currently represents the line through Spartan Surfaces in the New York Metro area, will now have the Teknoflor brand and its products throughout the state of Connecticut as well. “Chris has shown an immense enthusiasm and understanding for the Teknoflor brand” said Jeff Collum, president and CEO, Teknoflor. “We could not be more excited to expand...

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Erin Fernandes joins Teknoflor as independent agent

February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Erin Fernandes joins Teknoflor as independent agent

Milwaukee—Erin Fernandes has partnered with Teknoflor as an independent agent representing the brand’s entire line of products in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois markets. Fernandes, previously with E.J. Welch as a vice president and key account manager, will represent the Teknoflor brand as an independent agent in the greater St. Louis metro area and the state of Missouri, east of Columbia. Fernandes will also represent the brand in Southern Illinois. “Erin brings with her 20 years...

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Flooralytics Testing Labs joins Fuse Alliance

February 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Flooralytics Testing Labs joins Fuse Alliance

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Flooralytics, a full-service floor testing lab, has joined Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. “Architects, designers, manufacturers and contractors need interpretive testing that is efficient and reliable,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Flooralytics provides a wide range of innovative standards and proprietary testing methods that are very helpful to our members. We’re delighted to have them join the network as a preferred...

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Spartan Surfaces donates to HFH Summer Camp

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Spartan Surfaces donates to HFH Summer Camp

Bel Air, Md.—Spartan Surfaces participated in Floor Covering News’ Fantasy Football for a Cause for the second year in a row. Coming in fourth place, the company has donated a total of $3,750 to Harford Family House’s (HFH) Summer Camp. The annual four-week long camp for children ages 6 through 13 makes summer fun and education possible for families experiencing homelessness and financial hardship. From supplies and field trips to paying camp directors, Spartan is thrilled to be a part of...

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Wagner Meters presents 2018 Distributor of the Year

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Wagner Meters presents 2018 Distributor of the Year

Rogue River, Ore.—Wagner Meters has named Fishman Flooring Solutions its 2018 Distributor of the Year. This is the first time Wagner Meters has presented the award. “Fishman has been a top-performing distributor since our partnership with them began in 2010,” said Jason Spangler, flooring division sales manager, Wagner Meters. “They are consistently dedicated to presenting our products as solutions to their customers’ moisture-related problems and we look forward to having a strong partnership with them...

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NeoCon reveals 2019 keynotes

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on NeoCon reveals 2019 keynotes

Chicago—The 2019 edition of NeoCon will shine the spotlight on human centered design, June 10-12 at the Mart in Chicago. This focus begins with a powerful keynote lineup headlined by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Ilse Crawford and Liz Ogbu. It also takes shape as over 500 brands introduce innovative solutions across vertical markets including workplace, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and residential. “While they hail from diverse backgrounds, our 2019 keynote presenters have all explored,...

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