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MP Global debuts QuietWarmth Film

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MP Global’s newest product, QuietWarmth Film is designed specifically for floating wood and laminate floors.

Norfolk, Neb.—MP Global Products introduces QuietWarmth Film, a gentle radiant heat system designed specifically for floating wood and laminate floors that installs easily over a subfloor or acoustic underlayment. The roll-out line voltage system features gradual supplemental warmth from low wattage resistance heating of ultra-thin, flexible radiant heat film, using just 6 watts per square foot to accomplish the same outcome as wire products that expend 12 watts per square foot, conforming to warranty requirements of many floating floors. Continue reading MP Global debuts QuietWarmth Film

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Flooring companies make the grade in Consumer Reports

Armstrong, Teragren score in multiple categories

July 22/29, 2013; Volume 27/Number 7

By Louis Iannaco

Armstrong’s Coastal Living  White Wash Walnut took the No. 1 spot in the laminate category.
Armstrong’s Coastal Living
White Wash Walnut took the No. 1 spot in the laminate category.

The results are in, and a number of flooring manufacturers have much to boast.

The July issue of Consumer Reports published its annual hard surface flooring ratings across five categories, with overall scores based mainly on resistance to foot traffic, scratches, dents, stains, sunlight, moisture and slips. In the end, Teragren, Armstrong, Harris Wood, Congoleum and Avaire were at the head of the class in their respective categories.

Teragren’s Portfolio Naturals Wheat was the highest-ranked prefinished solid wood floor, while the company’s Synergy Strand with Xcora Java stood at No. 2 in engineered wood. Both categories encompass cork and bamboo. A high-quality and high-value product is the result of numerous factors, said Mike Boshart, president, Teragren, who noted the company has worked closely with the same factory partner for 20 years to source the highest-quality raw materials and refine its preparation and manufacturing processes. Continue reading Flooring companies make the grade in Consumer Reports

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Industry veteran Al Kabus joins CoMc's board of directors

With years of experience in the flooring industry, Al Kabus is now a member of CoMc 's board of directors.

Omaha – CoMc, manufacturer of the Eclipse, Avaire and SnapStone Floating Flooring Systems, announced the addition of building and commercial flooring products industry veteran Al Kabus to the company’s board of directors.

Kabus brings a strong history of industry experience and success to CoMc’s board. Throughout his career, he has held executive leadership roles as CEO of Bentley Mills, CEO of Interface Workplace Solutions Group and most recently as president of The Mohawk Group, the commercial and international division of Mohawk Industries. CoMc recruited Kabus as an active board member to spearhead the growth of the commercial segment of its business. Continue reading Industry veteran Al Kabus joins CoMc's board of directors