Saturday, February 25, 2017

News


Floor & Décor settles lawsuit claiming it mislabeled flooring

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Highlands Ranch, Colo.] According to a report by CBS Denver, Floor & Décor has settled a $14 mi...
Laticrete promotes Lori Carriello to associate director

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Bethany, Conn.] Laticrete announced it has promoted Lori Carriello to associate director, strengthe...
TCNA celebrates National Tile Day

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Clemson, S.C.]  Thursday, February 23 marked the first-ever National Tile Day, and the staff o...

Consumer Connection


Buyers willing to trade square footage for amenities, survey shows

Thursday, January 12, 2017

[Orlando, Fla.] The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 - a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as Millennials begin to dip their...
Connecting with consumers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Today’s online flooring shoppers have become far more discerning than ever before. They are much more educated in their buying processes thanks to social media, forums, online reviews and manufacturer...
Bloggers walk consumers through installation process

Thursday, November 24, 2016

[Dallas] A component of Quick-Step’s influencer outreach program is that the bloggers generally walk their readers through the installation process, demonstrating how fast and easy installation of Qui...

Products


Transforming the market: MLF’s evolution

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nearly five years ago, the first multilayer flooring (MLF) product — Coretec Plus, a WPC (wood plastic composite) product from USFloors — hit the scene. In just a short period of time, the category ha...
Guide to MLF: What’s next?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Manufacturers of multilayer flooring (MLF) said they see the category continuing to grow in popularity as products become more dimensionally stable, visually attractive and even better-performing into...
Wood mixes & matches for 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017

[Las Vegas] Wood suppliers used different species, textures, lengths and widths to create unique offerings at The International Surface Event (TISE), held here last month. Textures moved away from hea...

Business Builder


New home sales start year on positive note

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Washington] Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Hou...
Apartment and condominium market keeps momentum going in fourth quarter

Thursday, February 23, 2017

[Washington] The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of two points to 55 in the fourth quarter. The MPI has been at 50...
BlueTarp's fourth quarter building supply index shows growth

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BlueTarp Financial – the leading credit management company for B2B suppliers – released its Q4 2016 Building Supply Index at 120.43 a slight improvement from 117.38 in Q4 2015. Through BlueTarp’s meth...

Retail


WPC: From what? To wow!

Monday, February 20, 2017

A couple of years before the launch of Coretec, Piet Dossche showed me a product at a convention that he was excited about and felt would be a huge seller in the U.S. It was a combination of an LVP at...
Staying ahead of the curve: Flooring America/Flooring Canada push the digital envelope

Monday, February 06, 2017

[Phoenix, Ariz.] Coming into its cutting edge digital marketing program’s fifth year, Flooring America and Flooring Canada (FA/FC) — a division of CCA Global alongside International Design Guild (IDG)...
Paving the way for a digital future: Carpet One’s Future Focus puts digital marketing in its crosshairs

Monday, February 06, 2017

[Phoenix, Ariz.] Carpet One Floor & Home store owners gathered here last week to attend the cooperative’s annual winter convention, Future Focus. Along with encouraging Carpet One members and stor...

Style & Design


Design bloggers select Quick-Step for garage-to-office transformation

Friday, February 17, 2017

[Dallas] As part of Quick-Step’s recently launched “RoomUP Blogger Challenge”, a design duo known for their style of “Modern Vibrancy” selected Quick-Step’s White Wash Oak as a key part of their garag...
Seen & Heard at TISE

Monday, February 06, 2017

[Las Vegas] Now that The International Surface Event (TISE) for 2017 (held here last month) is behind us, it’s important to not just look at the trends seen there but also at the bigger picture of whe...
J+J Flooring reveals 2017 senior living design trends

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[Dalton] J+J Flooring Group announced it identified four major trends influencing the design of today’s senior living residences and communities. The four trends are: defining home, connection to comm...

Opinions


What will MLF’s story be?

Monday, February 20, 2017

The rise of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) reads something like a fairy tale. I actually took a few moments after the January shows and conventions to look back a few years at the impact LVT has had on the f...
WPC: From what? To wow!

Monday, February 20, 2017

A couple of years before the launch of Coretec, Piet Dossche showed me a product at a convention that he was excited about and felt would be a huge seller in the U.S. It was a combination of an LVP at...
Seduction, passion and fantasies

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Luxury is a marketing model very different from design or mass. Let’s start with your website and online presence. The most effective websites employ luxury strategies to seduce prospects. This is par...

Technology


National Flooring Equipment showcases surface preparation range

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

[Las Vegas] National Flooring Equipment announced it will display its surface preparation machines at two major industry events taking place in Las Vegas. The company will exhibit on booth S10515 at W...
Bostik launches mobile app

Thursday, January 05, 2017

[Wauwatosa, Wis.] Bostik, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, recently announced the launch of its mobile application, Bostik Construction USA.  The mobile a...
Connecting with consumers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Today’s online flooring shoppers have become far more discerning than ever before. They are much more educated in their buying processes thanks to social media, forums, online reviews and manufacturer...

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Calendar of Events

FCICA
March 4 - March 8, 2017
Fuse Annual Conference
March 5 - March 8, 2017
Coverings 2017
April 4 - April 7, 2017
Orlando, FL
NWFA Expo - 2017
April 11 - April 14, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
China Guangzhou International Floor Fair CGFF 2017
May 12 - May 14, 2017
Poly World Trade Center Exhibition Hall
CARE 2017
May 18 - May 19, 2017
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel

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