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Surfaces shows it’s not your grandmother’s flooring

by Celia Payne

Call it retro, call it a throwback, but resilient continues to gain market share. What once may have been considered an outdated, cheaper alternative to the “real deal,” consumers are seeking ways to integrate the versatile faux looks into every part of their home. Continue reading Surfaces shows it’s not your grandmother’s flooring

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LVT Guide: A directory to the fastest growing product in the industry

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the hottest new product in flooring, with growth of 22.5% in residential product sales when the resilient category was down by 14.2% (FCNews, June 28). Most recently, it captured the fancy of exhibitors and attendees alike at the recent Domotex asia/ChinaFloor as the product du jour in the exhibit halls (FCNews, April 4/11). Continue reading LVT Guide: A directory to the fastest growing product in the industry

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Resilient at Surfaces 2011: Enhanced visuals add value

Some things get better with time, and visual technology in the resilient category is certainly one of those. Matured manufacturing processes and ink jet technology are producing looks that are as close to the real material as possible with visuals that begged the shopper to check for texture; patterns appeared to have the actual surface depth of quarried stone or handscraped wood. All of that, in addition to a value story that resounds with today’s buyer, made resilient a very popular category at Surfaces 2011. Continue reading Resilient at Surfaces 2011: Enhanced visuals add value