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Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

By Louis Iannaco

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

(Second of two parts)

Carpet mills exhibiting at Surfaces 2013 witnessed genuine excitement from attendees resulting from the many new products that were offered as well as their own expectations toward what the rest of the year may bring regarding sales and profits. Attendees found carpet mills offering bolder colors, more textures and patterns, three-dimensional looks and an ever-increasing number of soft products. Continue reading Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

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State of the industry: Carpet pulse leaves room for growth

by Louis Iannaco

As the third quarter of 2012 came to a close, FCNews spoke with major players in the carpet industry regarding business, particularly this year’s challenges, consumer trends, technological advances, and predictions on how the year will finish up along with projections for next year.

The general consensus is a familiar story, for the most part: Sales are neutral or flat overall with some small spurts and the potential for growth in the future. Mohawk’s president of residential and commercial, Tom Lape, said, 2012 has not lived up to the anticipated demand the industry thought it would see. “Business began a little stronger in the early part of the year, but that momentum has not sustained from an overall perspective.” Continue reading State of the industry: Carpet pulse leaves room for growth

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What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

by Celia Payne

Las Vegas—Surfaces 2012 presented the opportunity to shine—even brighter than the Vegas strip. The successful protagonists at the show know you must set yourself apart among a sea of introductions. Continue reading What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

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Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness

As consumers flirt with the temptation of an increasing number of choices from hardwood and ceramic tile producers, carpet mills have stepped up and met the challenge.Bliss by Bealieu Developing more textures, colors and patterns via state-of-the-art technology, choices from the soft surface side continue to grow, especially at the high end of the spectrum. Continue reading Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness

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Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness

As consumers continue to be tempted by an increasing number of choices from hardwood and ceramic tile producers, carpet mills have stepped up and met the challenge. Developing more textures, colors and patterns via state-of-the- art technology, choices from the soft surface side continue to grow, especially at the high end of the spectrum. Continue reading Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness