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Karndean to spotlight new hospitality floors at HD Expo

Cubix - KaleidoscopeExport, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will showcase its full hospitality product portfolio, featuring new product ranges and installation clinics, at HD Expo 2017 located in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay.

Karndean offers an array of products for hospitality environments across glue down, loose lay and rigid core formats, each featuring Karndean’s own original designs. The company’s two newest floating floors, LooseLay Longboard and Korlok, will be featured at the show, and are designed for quick and easy installation in an industry where there is little downtime. LooseLay Longboard’s 59” long planks are ideal for remodeling existing spaces, as it can be laid over existing tile, LVT and VCT; and is anchored in place by Karndean’s friction-grip K-Wave backing. Korlok, Karndean’s new rigid core locking floor, features proprietary K-Core technology, providing superior dimensional stability for installation over most existing and imperfect subfloors, meeting the ASTM standard for indentation resistance. Each of these products is nominated in the IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Competition.

Guests can see how easy LooseLay Longboard and Korlok are to install over existing subfloors during Karndean’s installation clinics, lead by professional installer John Jarvis, on May 3 and 4 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in booth 5411.

In addition, guests can learn how designflooring can enhance any hospitality setting through wayfinding and view Karndean’s full glue down offering at the show, including Karndean’s custom Kaleidoscope collection. This collection features modular, compatible designs, which utilize the most popular colors from Karndean’s glue down ranges. In hospitality settings, these components may be used to highlight featured areas or create pathways, which facilitate guest flow. Kaleidoscope is a 2016 Good Design award-winner, a 2017 finalist in the Hospitality Design Product Awards, and an IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Competition nominee.

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Durkan names Vaughn senior vice president of hospitality sales

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.21.44 AMCalhoun, Ga.—Durkan has promoted hospitality industry veteran Dale Vaughn to senior vice president of hospitality sales. Vaughn joined Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, in 2010 when he came on board in national accounts. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Vaughn is familiar with manufacturing, sales, sales management, tech services and national accounts.

“The Durkan business has made significant strides over the last four years in both revenue growth and design leadership,” said Lee Blair, Mohawk Group’s senior vice president of sales and global business development. “With Dale’s knowledge of the hospitality business and his laser focus on both the customers and Mohawk Group’s key objectives, he will take Durkan even further.”

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Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

But lack of public funding stalls institutional

by Steven Feldman

It wasn’t too long ago the flooring industry was lamenting a downturn in the commercial market as the re-cession that decimated the residential side of the business began to spread like wildfire. But those days seem to be in the rear-view mirror as commercial flooring posted low-single digit growth in 2011. Knowledgeable observers pinned the growth anywhere from 2.5% to 5% in dollars, a little less in units. Continue reading Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

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Durkan uses latest technology for new collections

Marietta, Ga.—With its new Spectronics 25X digital printing technology, Durkan, the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group, is offering customers the most innovative and advanced method of printing, noted Lee Blair, senior vice president, global head of hospitality, Mohawk Industries. “Durkan is the first in the hospitality industry to employ the state-of-the-art 25 dpi system, which uses computer controlled, high-speed valves to achieve deep color penetration and elaborate design precision. Continue reading Durkan uses latest technology for new collections

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Durkan CYP offering boasts separation from competition

Marietta, Ga. — Great design is derived from the perfect blend of talented designers and the industry’s most innovative design tools, which work to bring a designer’s vision to life. Only Durkan consistently delivers this unique balance, showing once again why it is the hospitality market’s most trusted brand. Durkan has outdone itself once again delivering a wide selection of newly designed and intricately patterned Computer Yarn Placement (CYP) carpet collections. These advanced new offerings are certain to infuse any hospitality space with both comfort and sophistication that will not disappoint. Continue reading Durkan CYP offering boasts separation from competition

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Durkan new Merit collection: high-style patterns and design flexibility

Durkan, the hospitality brand of the Mohawk Group, continues to broaden its Merit Select collection to fit every need and price point. The company is launching two new Merit Select offerings that are certain to catch the eye of every hospitality designer. Both Headlines at 8 and News at 12 are extensions of Durkan’s best-selling Merit Select styles, with expanded offerings that include exciting new patterns and colorways.  Continue reading Durkan new Merit collection: high-style patterns and design flexibility