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Elevations continues to rise

By Steve Feldman

New York—It’s been one year since Raskin Industries officially launched its Elevations loose lay luxury vinyl tile (LLT), and the product continues to gain acceptance in the marketplace. According to Michael Raskin, president, it’s as much about the styling as it is about the ease and speed brought on by a true loose lay system. Continue reading Elevations continues to rise

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Laminate: Hope for lagging sector

By Ken Ryan

The laminate category has been on a steady decline since 2007, hurt by eroding prices that have stifled profit potential at the low end and the popularity of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products. While there remains a vibrant market for higher-end laminate, especially 12mil offerings, the middle and bottom have eroded significantly, distributors say. Continue reading Laminate: Hope for lagging sector

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Flooring distribution: Change is the one constant, but some things remain the same

Every business sector faces its own unique set of challenges, and distribution is no different. Yes, wholesalers have to deal with a changing economy and be on top of industry and consumer trends like everyone else, but as the proverbial middle man, they must react to being pushed and pulled by their suppliers and retail customers alike while also being proactive in advancing their place as a valuable and necessary cog in the industry. Continue reading Flooring distribution: Change is the one constant, but some things remain the same