Las Vegas—Laminate may not have been the largest flooring category at Surfaces, but one thing was certain: The product still has a significant foothold in the marketplace. An overall consensus among retailers confirmed that while luxury vinyl tile is encroaching on laminate’s market share, the category not only has staying power, but growing power as well.
“Our business has grown 25%-30% this year alone,” said Doron Gal, CEO of Eternity Flooring. Headquartered in Pacoima, Calif., the company had positive feedback from the show and was very happy with the attendance. “We’ve seen more activity at this show than in years past. Even with the economy still down a bit, we’re seeing people buying.” Continue reading Laminate: Neither down nor out
Improving economy gives show best feeling in years
by FCNews staff
Las Vegas—Immediately after the curtain was raised on the stage that was Surfaces 2012, it was apparent to everyone from manufacturers to contractors to retailers that something was different in the air at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Continue reading Optimism, steady traffic take center stage
Lyngdal, Norway—Lensing Building Specialties is fully supporting both Alloc and Berry laminate flooring brands in the U.S. to deepen market penetration, maximize resources with enhance product development. The distributor has been a longtime supporter of the Berry laminate flooring line covering Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Western KY, as well as parts of Missouri and Tennessee. They will continue support of the Berry Floor brand product lines as they add the Alloc laminate flooring line to this same territory. Continue reading Alloc/Berry adds new distributor to the fold
Much of the U.S. may still be struggling to escape winter temperatures but the calendar says it’s officially spring. A time of rebirth and hope, not just in nature, spring is when consumers air out their homes and take a look at how to get the glum out of the house. One historical way has been to redecorate, with new floors and furniture and a fresh coat of paint. Spring traditionally marks one of the industry’s busiest selling times. Continue reading Spring introductions: New products, innovations blossoming