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Wicanders offerings earn accolades

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.19.23 AMSão Paio de Oleiros, Portugal—Authentica, the latest flooring range from the Wicanders’ premium brand, has been selected to appear on the shortlist of Muuuz International Awards in the Natural Floor Covering category. Organized by ArchiDesignclub and d’a magazine, this is a top architecture and interior design international event that this year has recognized 33 products from 15 different countries. The Authentica series from Amorim Revestimentos (Wicanders’ parent company) stood out among 2,500 competing products from 600 manufacturers. Each product is scored on design, originality, usability and technology.

The innovative Hydrocork flooring collection also received an accolade in the Natural Floor Covering category at the Innovation and Construction awards in Portugal. This event is a joint project between Jornal Construir, Anteprojectos magazine and Projectista, a building product search engine. This annual awards event, now in its third year, is aimed at recognizing and awarding the efforts and commitment of companies operating in Portugal that are developing more sustainable solutions and taking construction to a higher level of innovation.

Pedro Pinho, chief marketing officer at Amorim Revestimentos, said, “We are pleased to witness this niche market place more value on the innovative flair underlying the newest ranges of Wicanders’ cork flooring products. The innovation has a direct impact on the well-being of consumers, either as a result of a higher technical performance or more robust sustainability credentials of our cork flooring, in addition to a very strong alignment with the trends in our major markets.”

Launched at the beginning of 2016, the Authentica series features cork at 4mm thickness divided into two separate layers. The addition of a second cork underlayment has an impact not only on the environmental footprint, but also on the technical performance of the floor, offering additional benefits in terms of thermal resistance and sound control.

Hydrocork’s innovative nature has been widely recognized by the market. The inclusion of a new water-resistant solution in a flooring option with a core of composite cork (thus allowing to expand in an unprecedented way, bringing cork flooring to all spaces), a total thickness of only 6mm (making it an ideal solution for renovation projects) and an easy-to-install PressFit compression system make Hydrocork one of Amorim’s products in higher demand, with sales that account for more than 10% of Amorim Revestimentos’ overall sales.

As a result of this rapid growth, Amorim has made a new investment of approximately EUR 1.2 million with a goal of increasing production capacity for Hydrocork to meet the expected increased demand.

 

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Crossville's Laminam wins Best of Show

HEALTH_NOCHAIRSLas Vegas—Laminam by Crossville’s Satori collection has been named Best of Show for Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition. The announcement of the win was made at HD Expo here last week. Crossville exhibited at the show.

Products winning Best of Show honors are selected based on a range of criteria such as aesthetic appeal, innovation, value and sustainable attributes. Satori’s porcelain tile panels come in three colors that offer luxe, varied looks suitable for commercial or residential installations. The line is offered in 1 x 3 M and 1 x 1 M size formats in 5.6mm thickness. This thickness makes the product suitable for flooring installation but it may also be used on walls.

For additional information on Crossville’s Laminam products, visit crossvilleinc.com/solutions/laminam/.

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Raskin captures four platinum ADEX awards

Screen-Shot-2016-01-18-at-1.29.31-PM-300x90Boca Raton, Fla.—Raskin Industries recently took home four platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) honors.
The company received three platinum awards for products from its domestically produced FloorNation LVT line— Glory, Pride and Freedom—and one for the R9 LVT collection geared toward commercial applications.
“These awards validate the hard work and detail we put into our designs,” said Michael Raskin, president and CEO. “They have come at the perfect time by giving us momentum as we officially launch FloorNation this spring.”
Selected by a panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry, ADEX recognizes the best product and project designs of the year in the A&D industry.
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Durkan's Modesto wins Product Design award at HD Expo

Durkan’s senior director of color and design Mark Page receives Product Design Award in Carpet Category at HD Expo 2015.
Durkan’s senior director of color and design Mark Page receives Product Design Award in Carpet Category at HD Expo 2015.

Las Vegas—Durkan was awarded the top Product Design award in the Carpeting/Carpet Systems/Rugs category for its Modesto collection at the 2015 Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference (HD Expo).  Held annually here, HD Expo is the premier trade show for the hospitality design industry. The IIDA/HD Annual Product Design Competition honors innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry.

Modesto is a two-part collection of products—Modesto for Rooms and Modesto for Public Spaces. Using two different types of manufacturing techniques, the Modesto Collection delivers the right flooring solution for the right space, with color and design seamlessly coordinated. As part of Durkan’s comprehensive flooring solutions offering, the Modesto Collection coordinates with Mohawk Group hard surfaces and Daltile’s ceramic offerings.

“This is the first collection from Durkan where we thoughtfully created two volumes of products and styles that easily coordinate but are constructed using different manufacturing techniques to address the performance needs of each particular space,” said Mark Page, Durkan’s senior director of color and design. “Design flexibility is key and our Modesto Collection is a perfect example of a design-driven flooring solution.”

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Mannington Mills receives EPA SmartWay Excellence award

Paul Day, global logistics manager at Mannington Mills, accepts the SmartWay Excellence award from Cheryl Bynum, national director of SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Paul Day, global logistics manager at Mannington Mills, accepts the SmartWay Excellence award from Cheryl Bynum, national director of SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Salem, N.J. – Mannington Mills was honored with a SmartWay Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Mannington has been a SmartWay partner since 2010, and has consistently demonstrated a commitment to corporate-wide environmental initiatives. Over the past three years, the company has shown a steady increase in use of SmartWay carriers and in 2013, nearly all carriers used by Mannington are in the SmartWay program.  Continue reading Mannington Mills receives EPA SmartWay Excellence award

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Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

Tandus' Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.
Tandus’ Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.

Chicago – Tandus won widespread recognition at NeoCon, winning four Best of NeoCon Awards and the Grand Prize for Flooring Solutions in Building magazine’s Innovations Awards. At Best of NeoCon, Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring. The Grasscloth broadloom collection took Gold in Healthcare Flooring, and Presage was honored with Silver for Broadloom Carpet. In the Innovations Awards, two Tandus collections – Big City/Bright Lights and Restoration – won the Grand Prize in the Flooring Solutions category for a new yarn system that extends the modular carpets’ performance.  Continue reading Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

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Mohawk Group wins Best of NeoCon silver award

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 2.34.08 PMDaltonMohawk Group is pleased to announce its Best of NeoCon silver award this year. The company’s DesignFLEX Visualizer tool was recognized in the software technology category for its innovation and design utility. DesignFLEX Visualizer, an accompanying tool for Mohawk Group’s leading modular products, gives architects and designers the freedom to explore—to combine the patterns and colors of these versatile modular collections into an entirely new, total floor aesthetic. Continue reading Mohawk Group wins Best of NeoCon silver award

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Shaw Commercial earns Best of NeoCon Silver Award

SCHS_Chordinates _Multiphonic_NeoconDalton—For the second year in a row, Shaw Commercial Hard Surface has earned a Best of NeoCon award. Chordinates, Shaw’s latest commercial sheet vinyl, has captured the Silver Award in the healthcare flooring category.

“Shaw Commercial Hard Surface is excited to be a Best of NeoCon winner for the second year in a row,” said Steve DeCarlo, vice president, commercial hard surface. “Our team has done a great job of creating products that are as timeless in design as they are durable. The collection is comprised of solid BassTones and Striped ChromaTones. “Chordinates offers an innovative color system that combines in a way that is both flexible and highly functional. It is ideal for creating coordinated spaces throughout a facility.” Continue reading Shaw Commercial earns Best of NeoCon Silver Award

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Armstrong Commercial wins 2013 ADEX awards

ADEX 2013.JPEGArmstrong Commercial Flooring continues to win Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX), with the latest being for its Striations BioBased Tile (BBT) and Raffia premium vinyl composition tile (VCT).

“We are honored to receive the ADEX awards for our Striations BBT and Raffia VCT products,” said Patricia Fanty, commercial marketing manager, Armstrong.  “These awards are voted on by the design community and it is confirmation that our products align with the current demands of the market. Receiving this distinction is a testament to Armstrong’s passion for developing industry-leading designs and innovations.” Continue reading Armstrong Commercial wins 2013 ADEX awards

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Filippo Marazzi recognized as Tile Person of the Year by TCNA

Gianni Mattioli, left, president and CEO of Marazzi USA and Mauro Vandini, CEO Marazzi Group.

Marazzi USA is proud to share the news that Filippo Marazzi was honored  posthumously as Tile Council of North America’s (TCNA) 2013 Tile Person of the Year in an award ceremony during Coverings 2103 in Atlanta. Prior to his death in November of 2012, Marazzi was chairman of the board and president of Marazzi Group and had been widely recognized as a dynamic leader within the international tile arena. TCNA is one of the most influential ceramic tile trade associations on the continent. Continue reading Filippo Marazzi recognized as Tile Person of the Year by TCNA