Congoleum adds Scotchgard Protector to DuraCeramic

August 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum adds Scotchgard Protector to DuraCeramic

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum’s residential tile line, DuraCeramic, now features Scotchgard Protector and silver antibacterial protection. “We are very excited to work with 3M to incorporate their Scotchgard Protector in all of our Dura products—DuraCeramic, DuraCeramic Options and Duraplank,” said Dennis Jarosz, vice president of sales and marketing, Congoleum. “With the incorporation of Scotchgard Protector, DuraCeramic has a significant performance advantage over the competition. Add to that the silver antibacterial protection which kills mold, mildew and germs...

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A&M Flooring America exits Chapter 11

August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on A&M Flooring America exits Chapter 11

Fresno, Calif.— A&M Flooring America and Big Bob’s New and Used Carpet announced it is emerging from reorganization under Chapter 11 during a federal court hearing here. “This is a good day for A&M and its vendors and customers,” said Riley Walter, reorganization attorney for A&M. “The nearly unanimous vote in favor of the plan evidences confidence and support of Lee Horwitz and his team. Now the company can go forward outside of the chapter...

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Armstrong introduces its releasable vinyl adhesive

August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Armstrong introduces its releasable vinyl adhesive

Lancaster, Pa—Armstrong introduced a full spread, releasable adhesive for its residential vinyl-backed sheet flooring installations, including fiberglass. The pressure-sensitive S-289 adhesive is a less permanent bonding option for easy repair or change and reduces the remodel workload in rental units, condominiums or other frequent replacement properties. While it has a strong, initial grip that reduces product shifting, it permits repositioning and easy adjustment during installation. It also allows easy removal of the flooring at any...

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Mohawk’s FSC wood products available immediately

August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk’s FSC wood products available immediately

Dalton—Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products manufactured by Mohawk are available with no order limits or waiting time in getting certified products shipped to buyers. “Mohawk is proud to announce there are no delays with us getting FSC products,” said Dewevai Buchanan, vice president, Mohawk Hardwood Division. “Because of our size, Mohawk has to have significant quantities of product on hand before we release it into our distribution network. We have those quantities.” (more…)

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Anderson achieves Greenguard’s Children & Schools recognition

August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Anderson achieves Greenguard’s Children & Schools recognition

Clinton, S.C.—All Anderson hardwood flooring products are GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified and are now listed on the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). “We are pleased to be the first hardwood flooring manufacturer to earn GEI’s Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification on all our brands and to be recognized for meeting their prestigious Greenguard Children & Schools standard makes us even prouder,” said Don Finkell, president, Anderson. “This achievement not only reinforces Anderson’s commitment to optimum...

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Mullican sponsors HGTV’s Urban Oasis, seeks consumer exposure via national TV ads

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Mullican sponsors HGTV’s Urban Oasis, seeks consumer exposure via national TV ads

NEW YORK—Mullican Flooring is embarking on its first foray into national TV advertising via a unique promotion with HGTV. In celebration of its silver anniversary, the company has signed on as the flooring sponsor for the network’s Urban Oasis Giveaway, a sweepstakes with a grand prize of a fully furnished, downtown Manhattan residence valued at $1.5 million. The campaign is estimated to reach 30 million to 40 million people through on-air and Internet exposure. (more…)

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CRI adds pet stain, odor category to SOA program

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on CRI adds pet stain, odor category to SOA program

DALTON—Removing pet stains and odors are a major issue when it comes to flooring, especially carpet. To help end users choose products deemed effective in this area, the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) has expanded its popular Seal of Approval (SOA) cleaning solutions testing and certification program with a Pet Stain and Odor Removal category. Pat Jennings, SOA’s manager, said the new designation joins the program’s spot removers and cleaning solutions testing categories, but it...

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Tandus releases Genesis fiber for sale

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Tandus releases Genesis fiber for sale

CHICAGO—Tandus Flooring used NeoCon 2010 as the forum to unveil Genesis, the first flooring fiber to encapsulate a biopolymer in a durable nylon outer layer. Tandus developed the sheath-core technology that wraps a nylon sheath around a biopolymer core to produce a bio-based yarn with the commercial performance and aesthetic attributes of nylon, noted Tyra Sitton, corporate communications manager. Tandus Flooring Technologies, the company’s R&D center, collaborated with NatureWorks, a division of Cargill, to create...

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Shaw launches eco label for commercial products

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw launches eco label for commercial products

DALTON—Food products have nutrition labels to help consumers make informed purchase decisions. Now, Shaw has launched Eco Impacts, an environmental product label for its commercially branded carpet tile and broadloom products. Available through the mill’s Patcraft and Shaw Contract Group websites as part of each brand’s product specifications, Jeff West, director of sustainability and environmental affairs for Shaw’s commercial division, said Eco Impacts “provides our customers with details about the specific environmental attributes of each...

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Wools of New Zealand creates dealer advisory board

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Wools of New Zealand creates dealer advisory board

MARIETTA, GA.—To help ensure it is giving its Premier Partner dealers what they need to be successful, Wools of New Zealand has recruited seven of the industry’s leading upscale retailers to form its Premier Partner Advisory Council. “By uniting this exceptional group of retailers, we are able to redefine the wool industry and create new ways of doing business that are built on a strong foundation of partnership,” said Elise Demboski, Wools’ executive director of...

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