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Karndean Designflooring launches Van Gogh rigid core format

Export, Penn.–Karndean Designflooring now offers best-selling designs from its Van Gogh range in a rigid core format, in addition to the existing glue down luxury vinyl format.

According to the company, Van Gogh glue down provides homeowners with peace of mind that planks will be permanently adhered to the subfloor and allows them to personalize their floor by choosing the direction and pattern in which planks are laid. This format also allows for the addition of “design strips” to create an inlay border or shiplap effect. Alternatively, Van Gogh rigid core is a floating floor that clicks and locks into place without the use of adhesive. This format is the company’s quietest to walk on, ideal for upstairs rooms in the home where consumers wish to minimize noise transfer to rooms below.

“By offering these 14 colors in both glue down and rigid core, consumers can first choose a color that matches their space and then select the format that better suits their needs. Homeowners may even choose to use both formats throughout the home by enjoying the designability of our glue down planks on the ground level and the acoustic properties of rigid core in upper levels,” Larry Browder, chief sales & marketing officer, said.

With its textured emboss and replication of natural woods, Van Gogh continues to be a go-to range within the LVT sector. Popular favorites now available in rigid core include Reclaimed Maple, Aged Redwood, Country Oak and Vintage Pine. Van Gogh planks are sized 48 X 7, feature a 20-mil wear layer suitable for commercial applications.

Like all Karndean rigid core products, Van Gogh rigid core planks feature the company’s proprietary, 100% waterproof K-Core technology for installation over most existing hard floors, without the worry of exposing subfloor imperfections. With this technology, install teams can turn jobs quickly without the use of adhesive. Van Gogh rigid core also features an acoustic foam backing that does not promote the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Unlike cork backings, this layer will not flake apart on the job site. These planks are secured in place with a patented and proven click-locking mechanism.

Both formats are finished with K-Guard+ surface protection, which uses polyurethane technology to provide a hygienic and durable surface that, unlike aluminum oxide coatings, will not turn white if scratched or leave stress marks when handled. Both lines are backed by a 15-year commercial warranty and lifetime residential warranty.

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American Guild launches luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring at TISE 2017

Shown is American Guild’s Fallbrook Hero.

San Diego—American Guild will launch its Steadcrest collection at this year’s Surfaces (booth 1137) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from Jan. 18-20. The Steadcrest collection captures the natural beauty of wood and stone in American Guild’s extraordinary new line of luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring.

Available in a variety of visuals, American Guild premium vinyl offers distinct colors, textures and patterning in a durable, low maintenance resilient flooring option.

“American Guild’s expansion into vinyl represents a fantastic and important moment for the brand as it opens itself up to a much larger market,” said Michelle Lee, director of resilient flooring. “Its unique take on resilient flooring will absolutely captivate customers. Our wood visuals, for example, offer a high variation patterning for an incredibly rich flooring experience and visual that upholds the luxury appeal of American Guild.”

For more information about American Guild products, visit their website.

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Mannington’s Adura featured on DIY network this fall

SALEM, N.J.—Mannington’s Adura LockSolid luxury plank flooring is being featured on “Run My Renovation” on the DIY Network. The premise of the show is visitors to the DIY Network website vote on the product choices for a remodeling job, and then the homeowners, along with a contractor, do the work. The episode features a basement re-do that takes the space from boring to beautiful using a variety of products, including Mannington floors.

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Fall product preview: Tiles and sheet vinyl goods rolling out for back-to-school

As one of the strongest categories across the flooring industry, resilient producers are introducing a number of new collections and updates this fall. Focusing on a strong value proposition, stone and wood looks are the popular visuals, while easy installation features seem to be en vogue from a technical perspective.

Many companies are also introducing goods for the commercial side, or warranting performance with light commercial guarantees. With the residential market scraping along the bottom, suppliers are providing retailers with products that can yield the greatest profit at all points along the channel. Continue reading Fall product preview: Tiles and sheet vinyl goods rolling out for back-to-school