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Interface expands its Common Theme collection

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 9.40.32 AMLaGrange, Ga.—Interface, Inc. has added 25cm x 1m skinny plank modular carpet tiles to its Common Theme collection of squares, creating a series that can yield uncommon and distinctive flooring designs for a variety of commercial and workplace spaces.

Featuring clean lines and a neutral palette, the trio of additions includes: CT111, a seamless look with grids of varying scale that form a collage of latticework, CT112, a diffused design that produces a marbled effect and CT113, a style that delivers a strong punch of geometry.

Typifying Interface’s commitment to sustainability, these latest tile options feature up to 70% recycled content, including 100% recycled content fiber that combines reclaimed carpet fiber with salvaged fishing nets.

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Interface names Jay Gould COO

Jay_Gould_COO_headshotAtlanta—Interface, Inc. announced the appointment of Jay Gould as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gould, who was most recently CEO of American Standard Brands, will oversee global operations, marketing and organizational development for the carpet tile manufacturing company that is a recognized leader in sustainability worldwide.

“Jay’s proven track record of creating value for some of the most successful international corporations in the world drew us to him,” said Daniel T. Hendrix, chairman and CEO of Interface. “However, it is his focus on the power of purpose that makes him the right fit for Interface. Jay will help us design a future for our company that builds on our legacy and that maximizes our potential to be a high-performing organization while also fulfilling our mission of being environmentally and socially progressive.”

“I can’t imagine a company that is doing a better job of combining mission and performance,” Gould said. “It is an honor to be part of a company that has such strong roots in entrepreneurship, innovation and stewardship and whose founder, Ray Anderson, was nothing short of a game-changer. The prospect of helping Interface define its path forward is incredibly exciting to me.”

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Armstrong welcomes third A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring location to the Elite Retailer program

AJ Rose photoLancaster, Pa.—Armstrong World Industries announced that a third A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring location will become part of the Armstrong Elite Retailer program. Armstrong Elite flooring showrooms are hand-selected retailers that display the broadest selection of Armstrong flooring in every product category, including hardwood, vinyl sheet, laminate and luxury vinyl tile.

A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring has been recognized by many industry publications for its service, being named Best of Boston for Flooring from Boston Magazine and is an annual winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. A.J. Rose is now one of the largest specialty flooring retailers in New England and its Saugus, Mass. showroom will join its Burlington and Natick stores as the third Elite Retailer location.

“Armstrong is the hard surface market leader and the brand we would want to partner with. The Elite program is a game changer for retailing with its excellent internet marketing and merchandising platform,” said John Boyajian, co-owner of A.J. Rose.

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Crossville announces product-specific Environmental Product Declaration

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 11.42.35 AMCrossville, Tenn.—Officials with Crossville, Inc. have announced the unveiling of a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Crossville EPD is compiled by PE International and certified by UL Environment and covers all floor and wall tile products made at Crossville’s manufacturing facilities in Crossville, Tenn.

According to Crossville’s technical director Noah Chitty, the product-specific EPD has been meticulously compiled over the course of the last year to answer the many key data points necessary. “Crossville’s modus operandi is to take a leadership role and be proactive with regard to sustainability, both in practice, as with our Tile Take-Back Program, and in certification, as with the SCS certification of our fired and wet waste recycling programs.”

For this reason, and because more credit is given in LEED for product-specific EPDs than for industry participation, Crossville chose to create its own EPD, in addition to participating in the industry EPD. Chitty added, “Creation of our own EPD also provides internal assurance that our practices are on track.”

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Daltile featured in Dallas luxury home tour

IMG_0315Dallas—An Arlington, Texas home featured in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association 22nd Kaleidoscope of Homes luxury home show featured unique applications of tile throughout.

The home, designed by AMA Interiors, Inc., used tile as a statement piece in almost every room. Most impressive was the kitchen, featuring Daltile Cepac Lantern mosaics along the backsplash. The master bath utilizes unique patterning of Daltile’s Chenille White vein-cut limestone planks on the floor and large rectangle shapes arranged vertically in the shower. Accents of coordinating hexagon mosaics and chair rail help break up the shower wall and add aesthetic interest. Tile was chosen to highlight even the smallest nooks in the home, such as the Daltile City Lights mosaic selected for the wine grotto.

The home was one of six chosen for the tour based on its demonstration of new and innovative architectural design features, interior decorating, consumer electronics, appliances, building products, technology and multimedia offerings.

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NWFA to host wood flooring pavilion, perform demos on S2 stage

The National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Pavilion at Surfaces 2013 is a prime location to learn more about wood flooring. The NWFA will also perform multiple demos on the S2 Demo Stage on Thursday, January 31.

10:00-10:30 am Basic Coatings Dirt Dragon Basic Coatings: Micah Peterson
11:30 am-12:00 pm Wood Floor Touch Ups & Repairs NWFA: Chris Zizza
12:30-1:00 pm Wood Floor Tips & Techniques NWFA: Brett Miller
1:30-2:00 pm Wood Floor Touch Ups & Repairs NWFA: Chris Zizza
2:30-3:00 pm Wood Floor Tips & Techniques NWFA: Brett Miller

Additionally, NWFA chairman elect, John Lessick of Apex Wood Floors, will present “Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: Maintaining & Refinishing Wood Floors” at 12:00 pm on January 29. This presentation is eligible for one AIA/IDCEC credit.

The full list of NWFA Wood Flooring Pavilion exhibitors includes:

  • Uveeco
  • Ciranova North-America
  • Electro Plastics, Inc.
  • Basic Coatings
  • Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
  • Patrick Lumber Company
  • Hardwood Floors Magazine
  • National Wood Flooring Association
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CBC awards agents and distributors at Surfaces

Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring’s top agents and distributors were honored at the company’s annual awards dinner held January 25 during the Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas. Continue reading CBC awards agents and distributors at Surfaces

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CMI to expand with new national accounts manager

PAWTUCKET, R.I.Braided rug manufacturer cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.) has added Kirsten Haynes as national accounts manager. She previously served as a Kentucky and Southern Ohio territory manager with both Rizzy Home and cmi, and will now continue to service these territories for cmi, as well as target key potential accounts for the company, from brick-and-mortar stores to online retailers and catalogs. Continue reading CMI to expand with new national accounts manager