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Quick-Step/Erinn Valencich host free seminars at Avalon stores

Free decorating and design seminars conducted by Quick-Step designer partner Erinn Valencich helped highlight the grand opening of Avalon’s newest store in Deptford, N.J.

Dallas Quick-Step’s designer partner, Los Angeles-based interior designer/style expert Erinn Valencich, recently taught retail customers how to “stay within a budget and still create beautiful living spaces quickly, easily, and affordably” during free decorating and design seminars at Avalon Carpet Tile and Flooring retail stores in New Jersey. Valencich regularly conducts free decorating and design seminars for retail partners as part of Quick-Step’s comprehensive merchandising program, designed to equip retail partners for even greater success with the Quick-Step brand. Continue reading Quick-Step/Erinn Valencich host free seminars at Avalon stores

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Retailers find profits popping with cork

Cork, in addition to being an environmentally friendly product, is quite popular right now. While it has been around for decades, in recent years applications for the product Torly's cork flooringhave soared, as have sales. How are retailers selling cork these days? The key seems to be education—not only about its green story but also its benefits once installed.

“In today’s marketplace those who are looking for a floor are looking for a product that is kind to the environment and/or provides a value,” said Ann Wicander, president of WE Cork. “Nobody disputes the green factor of cork, but often the value is not recognized. What floor provides the durability of hard surface, quiet and comfort underfoot, and thermal insulation while being hypoallergenic, anti-static and beautiful? Only cork flooring can tout those characteristics.” Continue reading Retailers find profits popping with cork