Congoleum gets ‘Ovations’ at Surfaces

March 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum gets ‘Ovations’ at Surfaces

LAS VEGAS—Add Congoleum to the list of Surfaces participants that came away from Las Vegas glad it made the effort. Returning to the market for the first time since 2003 in a ballroom off the show floor, the largest resilient-only manufacturer saw a steady flow of traffic throughout the first two days of the event. “The people at Hanley Wood were tenacious in their solicitation of our participation in Surfaces,” said Dennis Jarosz, senior vice...

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Manufacturers bound into spring

March 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Manufacturers bound into spring

Along with spring comes the anticipation of longer days and higher sales volume. Better weather should bring people out of their homes and into flooring showrooms to update the floor they stared at all winter long, and resilient is positioned to capture some of that market. With attractive price points, green stories, comfort underfoot and ease of installation, that reality looks more promising than ever before. (more…)

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Tile producers debut innovative looks, bolder colors

March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Tile producers debut innovative looks, bolder colors

Spring is in the air, and soon homeowners will be looking to clean their homes as well as remodel their surroundings. What better way to refresh their castles than with new products underfoot, and what better time for tile producers to offer retailers and consumers the latest and hottest in ceramic and porcelain offerings than the spring? The following covers some of what tile manufacturers are coming out with for the new season. (more…)

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Metroflor hands out distributor awards

March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Metroflor hands out distributor awards

LAS VEGAS—Metroflor, for the 11th consecutive year, honored its distribution network during Surfaces with its annual awards presentation. The highest honor of the night was the The Gerald Raskin Visionary award, named for the company’s founder, which went to Santa Fe Springs, Calif.- based Tri West. “The Visionary Award honors a distributor that best demonstrates confidence in taking on new products, predicting a product’s success and understanding the needs of the marketplace,” said Michael Raskin,...

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Sisters win big at Just Shorn coming out party

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Las Vegas—The launch of Just Shorn carpets and rugs at the recent CCA Global Partners annual IDG retailers’ conference was very successful, Elders Primary Wool chairman Stu Chapman said. The Just Shorn brand is part of a new partnership between New Zealand’s Elders and CCA, parent of Carpet One. (more…)

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New heat-friendly underlayment hits market

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NORFOLK, NEB.—MP Global has released QuietWarmth, an underlayment conducive and effective with radiant heat, especially under floating floors in laminate, engineered wood and ceramic mate- rials. Non-metallic, proprietary FiberThermic electric heating elements are embedded in the padding, distributing warmth evenly throughout any room without drafts, said Jack Boesch, director of marketing. (more…)

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Mapei buys additional property in Dalton, manufacturing plant in Bulgaria

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DALTON—While others downsize or worse, Mapei continues expanding. The company has recently acquired an additional 80,500 square-foot building on 5.2 acres of property located here. The new facility is located within a mile of the company’s APAC adhesives production plant, which Mapei purchased in April of last year (FCNews, April 20/27). “The availability of raw materials makes the location ideal for our purposes; we’ll begin retrofitting the plant to produce Mapei powdered products right away,”...

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Green Seal develops corporate certification

March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Green Seal develops corporate certification

WASHINGTON—The 20-year old non-profit certifier of green products and services, Green Seal, is now offering an eco-friendly certification process for companies, called the Company Certification Program. The new development is an extension of Green Seal’s 30 environmental standards and over 3,500 green certified products and services. What makes this program unique is the assessment of entire companies rather than individual products at a time, said Arthur Weissman, president and CEO of Green Seal. (more…)

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USGBC’s Web site offers a ‘guiding light’

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WASHINGTON—As part of its mission to educate the masses on the benefits of green building, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Home Guide Web site is designed to act as “a community where green home experts come together to help people green their home— homes that use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for your family.” Greenhomeguide.com’s features include a Pro Directory where visitors can...

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Calendar

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March 5 & 6 CFI/RFS Carpet Installation Training & Certification Little Rock, Ark. 816.231.4646 March 10 & 11 Armstrong/J.J. Haines Heat Weld/Flash Cove Installation School/Certification Goldsboro, N.C. 866.272.6226 March 10 to 12 Carpet & FabriCare Institute IICRC Rug Cleaning Technician San Diego 800.455-4278 March 15 & 16 NALFA Installer Certification School Los Angeles 423.316.1566 March 16 Dal-Tile/NTCA NTCA Workshop Portland, Ore. & St. Louis 601.939.2071 March 18 Dal-Tile/NTCA NTCA Workshop Salem, Ore. & Springfield, Mo....

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