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Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

From left: Lofty Expectations, one of IVC’s latest introductions, features a floor display with a city skyline, seen here with co-CEOs Xavier Steyaert and Paul Murfin. Metroflor’s Aspire line helped the company’s booth gain a large amount of traffic at Surfaces according to Russ Rogg, president and CEO. Right: Michael Raskin and Dorit Sauer-Raskin show off both their T-shirts with the ‘tuff’ Raskin gorilla and the new Elevations5 line.

By Jenna Lippin

Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013

As the industry’s fastest growing category, resilent suppliers had to bring their A game to Surfaces given the vast amount of competition. With revamped or expanded LVT and sheet vinyl offerings and fresh merchandising displays, all sought to impress existing and potential customers and garner attention not only at the show, but most importantly, for the rest of 2013.

Some of the industry’s biggest players met with FCNews at Surfaces for a detailed look at their latest offerings. Continue reading Resilient: The hottest category brings the heat to this year’s Surfaces show

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Install welcomes seven new members

Seven companies in the flooring industry are the newest members of Install: Base King, FreeFit, HPS Schönox, H.B. Fuller, Uniseal Solutions, Velcro, and Winkleman Sales.

“There are many subfloor and flooring challenges professional floor installers encounter every day. It is for that reason Schönox has partnered with Install to help educate professional craftsmen on new techniques, manufacturer recommendations and technologically advanced products to better prepare substrates prior to floor installations,” said Enos Farnsworth, president, North America, HPS Schönox. “We embrace Install’s comprehensive, high-quality training program and believe that a highly trained flooring professional is a requirement for successful flooring installation.” Continue reading Install welcomes seven new members