Congoleum launches Facebook and YouTube pages

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum launches Facebook and YouTube pages

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum announced the launch of its new Facebook page and YouTube channel. Retailers and consumers are invited to become fans of Congoleum by liking the page and learning about new products, decorating hints, and installation tips at facebook.com/congoleum. The site features room scene photos showcasing Congoleum floors, videos and in depth informative product pages. (more…)

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UL acquires TerraChoice, EcoLogo program

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on UL acquires TerraChoice, EcoLogo program

OTTAWA, CANADA—ULC Standards, the Canadian affiliate of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has acquired majority ownership of TerraChoice, a global leader in environmental certification and green marketing, and exclusive manager of the EcoLogo program. TerraChoice joins UL’s global network through its sister company UL Environment in providing third party environmental services to companies around the world. (more…)

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Valinge patents laminate recycling technology

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Valinge patents laminate recycling technology

Viken, Sweden— Välinge has patented a new method for recycling laminate flooring. In 2007, a method was developed in which old laminate floor panels are mechanically cut into small particles, mixed with binders, and pressed and formed to sheet shaped material to be used as a core in a new, traditional laminate floor panel or a powder-based WFF floor panel. (more…)

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Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon welcome mats have arrived in 10 expanded styles for the 2010 holidays. Since 2004, the co-op has contributed financially to breast cancer research through the co-op Welcomes Your Support program. Welcome mats woven with the pink breast cancer ribbon allocate 25% of those funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the years, the program has raised more than $800,000 in the...

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Barbagallo joins Laticrete

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Bethany, Conn.—Dave Barbagallo has joined Laticrete as training coordinator and technical services representative. In his new role Barbagallo will primarily be in charge of the planning and execution of continuous training sessions and demonstrations throughout the year. He will also work closely with the rest of the technical services team in recommending certain materials and methods for specific applications of tile and stone, as well as assisting with troubleshooting projects in the field. (more…)

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High activity brightens spirits at High Point fall market

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on High activity brightens spirits at High Point fall market

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Ribbon cuttings, expanded showrooms and crowded spaces gave International Home Furnishings Market attendees and exhibitors hope that the economic slowdown that has so badly affected the home furnishings industry is gradually on its way out. To that end, Brian Casey, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, expressed the fall version of the market, which took place Oct. 16 to 21, did “quite well.” The heightened activity wasn’t confined to High...

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NAFCD to release tool kit at ‘marketplace’

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on NAFCD to release tool kit at ‘marketplace’

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) will release the “Competitive Advantage Toolkit: Establish, Build, Sustain,” a new resource for NAFCD members, available at its 2010 conference here, Nov. 16 to 18. (more…)

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Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet: Big business on Main Street, displays and inventory lead the road to success

Main Street work can be a gray area in segment classifications; not quite residential but not quite large enough for the designated commercial segment. With lagging sales in both, industrious retailers are going after Main Street in hopes of increasing profits and getting in on the economic upswing that pundits have been lauding for the past year. While carpet is not the leading product in Main Street installations, there is still demand for it, particularly...

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Beaulieu Canada, TacFast form partnership

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Beaulieu Canada, TacFast form partnership

ACTON VALE, QUEBEC, CANADA— Beaulieu Canada and TacFast Systems International are partnering to provide a totally adhesive-free, floating carpet installation system. Beaulieu Canada will market and sell TacFast LocPlate products that feature a free-floating substrate and carpet products with a loop fabric covering the underside. The flooring surface engages the hooks and loops creating a mechanical bond that holds the flooring surface in place securely, yet is also releasable. (more…)

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USFloors provides bright light for Dalton

November 8, 2010 | Comments Off on USFloors provides bright light for Dalton

DALTON—USFloors has commenced the third phase of its solar array system on its manufacturing plant here. The 365 kw installation will bring its total output to well over half a Megawatt, making USFloors the largest producer of solar energy in the state of Georgia. (more…)

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