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Mohawk partners with Designer Pages for In Your Space project challenge

Marietta, Ga. — The world’s leading architects and designers can now evaluate and celebrate the work of their peers as part of an exciting, new project installation challenge. Mohawk Group, in partnership with Designer Pages, is launching In Your Space, a four-round online competition that invites the A&D community to vote for their favorite space featuring carpet from Mohawk Group’s premier brands. The winner from each round will compete head-to-head in a “Final 4 Showdown,” which will conclude with a special presentation at NeoCon 2012. Continue reading Mohawk partners with Designer Pages for In Your Space project challenge

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MIA launches new Stone of North America app

Cleveland — The Marble Institute of America has just released a comprehensive, new iPad app that gives design and construction professionals quick, easy access to detailed information about natural stones quarried in North America.

The Stones of North America app is available for free download at the iTunes Store. The app has been produced by MIA with generous support from MAPEI, the world leader in the production of adhesives and other products for the installation of stone and other floor and wall coverings.

The app features marble, granite, and other stones from more than 70 quarries in North America. MIA’s goal in creating the app was to give architects, builders, designers, homeowners, and others shopping for natural stone an easy way to view and select stone on the popular iPad. The app is being promoted to architects and design professionals through a robust advertising campaign. Continue reading MIA launches new Stone of North America app

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Visit noraXchange, nora’s new online community

Extensive and interactive, the noraXchange helps building and design professionals address challenges they face in their jobs

Salem, N.H. — nora systems is proud to announce the launch of the noraXchange, an interactive online community for building and design professionals to share ideas and learn about a variety of topics. Updated monthly, the noraXchange is designed to help facility managers, architects, designers, installers and other building professionals address challenges and answer questions they encounter in their work. Continue reading Visit noraXchange, nora’s new online community

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Architects and interior designers invited to bring clients to Coverings

Alexandria, Va. — Coverings, the international tile and stone expo and conference, has effectively set itself apart from the trade show pack with “Bring Your Client to Coverings” — the one opportunity consumers can sneak a peek at what their architects and interior designers are privy to in this decorative building materials category. Coverings 2012 convenes April 17 through April 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and registered A+D attendees can be joined by up to two client guests daily as they peruse the introductions of hundreds of global exhibitors representing more than 50 countries. Attendance for all is free. Continue reading Architects and interior designers invited to bring clients to Coverings

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Nora launches Revit materials library for 3D projects

Salem, N.H.– Designed to help architects and designers create more detailed, accurate renderings, the new Autodesk Revit Architecture materials library from nora systems makes it possible to incorporate nora flooring into their 3D designs.

“Our new Revit flooring library allows designers to insert nora flooring into their designs to bring their vision to life long before installation happens,” explained Amy Bostock, manager, marketing and creative services, nora North America. “In developing this resource, we worked together with architects and designers to ensure that it would address their needs and help them achieve the details in their projects that make them feel comfortable and prepared.” Continue reading Nora launches Revit materials library for 3D projects

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Florida Tile releases product directory

LEXINGTON, KY — Florida Tile has announced the release of an innovative 240-page  product directory for 2012 which represents a radical departure from traditional hardcopy and e-publication catalogs.

Florida Tile Marketing Director Sean Cilona says the catalog, just now beginning to reach dealers, distributors, architects, designers and builders, “is inspired in that it not only combines commercial and residential products for use by both markets, it also establishes an accessible photo archive for professionals as well as instant, easy access to tech data.” Continue reading Florida Tile releases product directory

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Carlisle Wide Plank Floors to participate in ‘Taste of T’ A&D event

STODDARD, N.H.—Carlisle Wide Plank Floors will participate in The New York Times Style Magazine’s “Taste of T” on Nov. 3 at the Architects & Designers Building in New York City. The 8th annual celebration brings together celebrity chefs and authors all under one roof for an evening of sampling culinary delights, wine tastings and book signings.

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Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

NEW YORK—The commercial arm of Armstrong officially introduced Rejuvenations recently, a new sheet collection with a versatile range of designs, merging commercial and residential aesthetics, cross pollinating colors and textures for choices to fit any environment, from healthcare to retail.

“Our customers need solutions,” said Julianne Pierce, director, marketing and design. “We strive to be the first flooring resource designers and architects consider, and the flooring brand they request because they know Armstrong can provide the right floor for their needs.”

Rejuvenations is part of the Armstrong Continuum, an exclusive design system created to help architects and designers imagine what is possible. Rejuvenations features cross-coordination of color and design to Armstrong’s Natural Creations luxury vinyl tile, Medintone sheet vinyl, Marmorette linoleum and Stonetex vinyl composition tile, as well as other interior finishes. Continue reading Armstrong’s Rejuvenations: Commercial sheet vinyl for style and performance

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Mohawk introduces first product catalog

MARIETTA, GA.— For the first time ever, Karastan Contract, Lees and Bigelow are compiled in one printed publication that architects and designers can easily reference. The Mohawk Group is issuing its inaugural product catalog, which contains detailed information about every innovative product the company manufactures, as well as photography of all the company’s collections.

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Armstrong design competition to showcase both ideas and reality

LANCASTER, PENN.—Armstrong World Industries announced “ideas 2 reality,” a professional design competition to showcase Armstrong commercial products in either an idea or a reality stage, and to acknowledge talented and visionary design professionals.

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