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Florida Tile opens Dallas showroom

Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 1.38.05 PMDallas — Florida Tile said it has opened its newest designer showroom concept and warehouse, a 15,000-square-foot facility in Dallas.

The facility is a re-purposed and re-designed structure featuring 9,700 square feet of warehouse, a 4,000-square-foot customer showroom and display area, a 700-square-foot contractor sales showroom, and more than 500 square feet comprising meeting and conference areas.

“The Dallas showroom and warehouse is the newest in Florida Tile showroom concepts in a large-scale installation, with specialized lighting plus merchandising and sample support,” said Sean Cilona, marketing director Sean Cilona.


It marks the first opening of a new location since the purchase of Florida Tile by Panariagroup in 2006.

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Optimism abounds as serious buyers drive traffic, sales

by Louis Iannaco

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the nation’s largest ceramic tile and natural stone show, returned to its roots here from April 17 to 20 as more than 800 exhibitors strutted their stuff for the entire A&D community and more to see.

Things seemed to be looking up as reactions from most participants surveyed were very positive. Toward the end of the four-day event, Karin Fendrich, COO of National Trade Productions (NTP), the company that runs Coverings, said the show had exceeded expectations. “We had set a goal for sales a year ago that we would see some growth, particularly over what we did last year in Las Vegas, and we hit our goal.” Continue reading Optimism abounds as serious buyers drive traffic, sales

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Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience

Orlando, Fla.—Anyone heading to Coverings 2012 will find the greatest business payoffs if they come armed with a plan of attack. For all that the annual tile and stone show offers when the doors open at the Orange County Convention Center here April 17—with more than 800 exhibitors representing 50-plus countries, nearly 70 educational seminars, live demonstrations and countless networking opportunities—the four-day event can put even the most seasoned show attendee into sensory overload. Continue reading Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience