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Emergence of spray, roll-on adhesives taking hold

by Louis Iannaco

Until recently, when it came to laying down flooring, installers had to literally get down and dirty. Down went the floor, and down went the installer with it, leading to a litany of aches, bruises and, in later years, a retirement filled with chronic pain. “There has to be a better way,” was a phrase muttered by mechanics everywhere. Well, now there is a solution. Continue reading Emergence of spray, roll-on adhesives taking hold

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QEP launches HarrisCork collection

Boca Raton, Fla. – Q.E.P. proudly introduces a new extension to its continuously growing line of Harris Wood engineered wood flooring. With its commitment to green living it only seemed fit to enhance the brand with the addition of Harris Cork, a renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly resource.  Continue reading QEP launches HarrisCork collection

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QEP launches 'no spin' bucket

Boca Raton, Fla. — QEP is pleased to announce the new No Spin Mixing Bucket.  This unique tool, which is an exclusive innovation of QEP is the only self-contained bucket that prevents the movement of a bucket while mixing thin set, grout or any viscous material. The No Spin Mixing Bucket also provides safety benefits to “bucket mixing” by offering a stable environment for all mixing needs. Continue reading QEP launches 'no spin' bucket

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QEP expanding social media presence

Boca Raton, Fla. — QEP Co. has just launched all new social media outlets through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.  “These new social network platforms provide QEP Co. with another method of communicating and engaging directly with our current and future customers,” noted Jamie Clingan QEP Co. Sr. vice president, marketing “Real time information about our company, products and employees will be posted to keep customers up to date with product launches, sweepstakes and allows them to view and share product how-to pictures and videos.” Continue reading QEP expanding social media presence

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Harris Wood: ‘A diamond that needs polishing’

BOCA RATON, FLA.—Harris Wood, one of the oldest brands in the hard- wood flooring industry, has undergone a series of reincarnations over the past two decades. The brand has gone from Harris to Harris Tarkett to Tarkett Wood to Arborcraft and now back to Harris Wood with the recent purchase by public company Q.E.P. Co. (QEP.PK). While hardwood may be new to QEP, the company has a stellar reputation with its best-in-class tools and sundries brands. FCNews associate publisher and editorial director Steven Feldman recently sat down with Len Gould, president of QEP, to discuss the past, present and future. Continue reading Harris Wood: ‘A diamond that needs polishing’

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Wood mills form alliance, file petition on Chinese imports; aims to level the domestic hardwood playing field

WASHINGTON—The Coalition for American Hardwood Parity (CAHP), an association of U.S. manufacturers of engineered wood flooring, filed an unfair trade petition on Oct. 21 regarding imports of multi-layered wood products from China.

The petition, filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC), asserts that imports of the product are sold in the United States at dumped prices, and that Chinese manufacturers have gained an unfair competitive advantage. Continue reading Wood mills form alliance, file petition on Chinese imports; aims to level the domestic hardwood playing field