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Tandus Centiva earns three GOOD DESIGN awards

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The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre organized this international design awards program for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Hundreds of entries from across the globe were submitted for consideration and judged by a panel of distinguished design professionals, industry specialists and design press.

“The design group at Tandus Centiva is honored to receive three GOOD DESIGN awards. As the world’s most prestigious and oldest design awards program, the GOOD DESIGN designation affirms our commitment and purpose to create floorcoverings that communicate better, simple, and clear form and function,” said Terry Mowers, vice president of design, North America Commercial Products.

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Tandus Centiva releases video featuring Suzanne Tick

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 10.31.29 AMDalton—Tandus Centiva has released the first in a series of videos highlighting the design inspiration behind the company’s floor coverings and the people and technologies that create beautiful and functional products. The first video features award-winning textile and flooring designer, Suzanne Tick, principal of Suzanne Tick Inc., who has served as design director and collaborated with Tandus Centiva since 2005. Continue reading Tandus Centiva releases video featuring Suzanne Tick

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Tandus Centiva removes moisture-testing requirement

TandusDalton—Tandus Centiva Powerbond and Modular products, in conjunction with proprietary adhesives and sundries, have demonstrated industry leading performance and durability over all types of surfaces for decades. In particular, thousands of Powerbond Cushion installations have performed exceptionally well and withstood the test of time over high moisture floors. Therefore, effective for shipments made on or after Sept. 1, Powerbond cushion installations utilizing #54 Seam Weld or C-XL Water Based Seam Sealer will no longer require moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) testing or relative humidity (RH) testing, provided no free liquids are present and no moisture stained concrete is evident. PH testing will be required for all Powerbond Cushion installations and must be 9.0 or less. In the event free liquids and/or moisture stained concrete are observed, a full assessment of the concrete substrate will be required per installation instructions. Continue reading Tandus Centiva removes moisture-testing requirement

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Centiva receives ADEX awards for Made in the USA products

Florence, Ala. — Centiva now has three new Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) to add to its repertoire. All three of these products are from the Contour Series, which is made in the USA.

The ADEX Platinum Award has been given to Avignon Oak – Whisper. This light oak plank design was created to mimic the beauty of natural wood with more pattern and more planks. With a greater variety of planks in each design these products emphasize realism. Continue reading Centiva receives ADEX awards for Made in the USA products

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Centiva awards Green Innovation Grant

Florence, Ala. — Centiva is pleased to announce Delores T. Aaron Elementary in New Orleans as its Centiva Green School Innovation Grant recipient for the 2013-2014 school year.

With the destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Delores T. Aaron Elementary recently moved into a new a school. The $3,000 from the Green School Innovation Grant will help build an outdoor classroom with a local marsh environment containing native Louisiana plant species, as well as a garden space that will be harvested and studied throughout the year.

The Centiva Green School Innovation Grant is intended to encourage schools to develop creative, innovative, cost effective environmental projects that improve the environment; make schools a healthier place to learn, play, and work, and save money through reduced use of natural resources. This year the company received a total of 53 entries. Two commendation of excellence awards were also given to Highland Elementary in Milwaukee and Winchester Thurston in Pittsburgh.

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Centiva announces Cenergy Design Contest

Florence, Ala. — Centiva has launched its inaugural Cenergy Design Contest with the purpose of honoring unique and creative design in flooring and architecture. This contest is intended to encourage entrants to look for different ways to incorporate interesting floors into their projects. Entries may include concepts and completed installations from commercial spaces including corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, and multi-person housing.

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Tarkett links Tandus, Centiva

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

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Tarkett’s Tandus and Centiva divisions are joining forces, leveraging their resources to jointly market and support soft surface and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) solutions in the commercial market.

“The 2012 acquisition of Tandus was completed with the vision of delivering a full portfolio of products and services across soft and hard surface to commercial specifiers and end users,” said Jeff Buttitta, president of Tarkett North America. “For several months, I have been working closely with Thomas Trissl, president of Centiva, and Glen Hussmann, president of Tandus, regarding how we capitalize on the substantial strengths of their respective companies. It is an exciting time where we see great opportunity to enhance the experience of all our commercial customers.” Continue reading Tarkett links Tandus, Centiva

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Floor Covering Symposium set for Surfaces

Full slate of industry speakers featured 

Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013

DENVER—Presented by Textile Consultants and LGM Associates, the upcoming Floor Covering Symposium (FCS) will feature a full program of well-known industry professionals.

“What you’ll hear, see and learn at this symposium will set you apart from the competition,” said Larry Cooper, president of Textile Consultants. The event, once again scheduled in conjunction with Surfaces, may not be for everyone, he noted, “as only those who desire to be the most knowledgeable, profitable and successful dealers need attend.” Five percent of the proceeds from the symposium will be donated to the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). Continue reading Floor Covering Symposium set for Surfaces

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Centiva promotes Doug Young to VP of sales

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Florence, Ala. — Centiva has promoted Doug Young to vice president of sales effective immediately. Following an announcement that Centiva will join forces with Tandus Flooring, Young was appointed to lead the Centiva sales team. Young joined Centiva in 2008 as Midwest regional sales manager and later became responsible for the northern United States. Continue reading Centiva promotes Doug Young to VP of sales

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Tandus and Centiva joining forces

Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, announced Tandus and Centiva are joining forces, leveraging their resources to jointly market and support soft surface and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) solutions in the commercial market.

“The 2012 acquisition of Tandus was completed with the vision of delivering a full portfolio of products and services across soft and hard surface to commercial specifiers and end-users,” said Jeff Buttitta, president of Tarkett North America. ”For several months, I have been working closely with Thomas Trissl, president of Centiva, and Glen Hussmann, president of Tandus, regarding how we capitalize on the substantial strengths of their respective companies. It is an exciting time where we see great opportunity to enhance the experience of all our commercial customers.” Continue reading Tandus and Centiva joining forces