Strong international showing expected at Domotex Asia / Chinafloor 2017

Thursday, August 25, 2016

[Shanghai] The 19th edition of Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will take place March 21 to 23, 2017, at the ...

Apartment and condo market dips slightly in Q2

Thursday, August 25, 2016

[Washington] The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Bu...

Välinge majority owner Pervanovo acquires Tehnodrvo

Thursday, August 25, 2016

[Viken, Sweden] Pervanovo Invest AB, the majority owner of Välinge, announced it has acquired all sh...

New home sales climb to highest level since October 2007

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

[Washington] Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 12.4 percent in July from a downwardly r...


Oceanside Glasstile expands Devotion line

Thursday, August 25, 2016

[Carlsbad, Calif.] Oceanside Glasstile announced the launch of three new antique mirror colors to the palette of its Devotion line. According to the company, a new pattern has also been introduced to ...
Innocor introduces gel memory foam carpet cushion

Monday, August 22, 2016

[Red Bank, N.J.] Innocor Foam Technologies, a leading polyurethane foam manufacturer and the OEM division of Innocor, Inc., introduced its newest carpet cushion, CUSHIONcor Supreme gel memory foam car...
Karndean launches custom collection Kaleidoscope

Friday, August 19, 2016

[Export, Pa.] Karndean Designflooring announced the introduction of Kaleidoscope, a new custom collection. According to the company, with this collection, Karndean has pushed the boundaries of floorin...

Business Builder

When will the music stop for building construction?

Friday, August 12, 2016

By Kermit Baker Last year, spending on nonresidential building in the U.S. increased by more than 13 percent. That was on top of an almost 9 percent increase in 2014. Some building categories have see...
Retail credit solutions

Monday, August 08, 2016

[Portland, Maine] BlueTarp Financial, a leading credit management company for B2B suppliers, has recently instituted a new management system which has helped fuel the company’s strong growth through t...
Registration opens for International Builders' Show

Monday, August 01, 2016

[Washington] The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced it officially opened online registration for the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS).  Following a four-year run i...


Building a Main Street commercial flooring business

Friday, August 12, 2016

By Margo Locust Since the retail business has changed in many areas over the past three decades, more and more independent flooring retailers are finding their residential retail business has reached ...
Gerflor USA launches installation training program

Friday, July 22, 2016

[Chicago] Strengthening its commitment to and investment in its training and education program, Gerflor USA recently announced it has opened the doors to its Technocentre – a 2,000 square foot facilit...
How to fill your profit bucket (Part 3)

Monday, June 27, 2016

To the business owner and manager: Who is the “Prophet” in your business? Who is watching out for the profit in your business?  Are you in cruise control in your business or are you driving with ...
More than floors

Monday, June 06, 2016

I have been thinking a great deal about my retail business. It’s really not just about selling flooring products. Every customer who walks through the door has a different need with a unique story — I...

Style & Design

MS International unveils Trends & Inspiration webpage

Friday, August 12, 2016

[Orange, Calif.] MS International (MSI) announced the unveiling of its new mobile-friendly Trends & Inspiration webpage at MSIstone.com/inspiration . According to the company, the webpage is an on...
Living with color

Monday, August 08, 2016

In a world of color, we are all impacted in ways we sometimes can’t possibly imagine. It’s no secret that gray has been a major player in the fashion and interiors world, and that is not changing anyt...
IIDA to present at Maison & Objet Paris

Monday, August 01, 2016

[Chicago] The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced that it will host a panel presentation entitled, “The Business of Design: A Global Conversation Addressing Culture, Strategy an...
Bentley announces NeoCon winnings

Thursday, July 14, 2016

[Los Angeles] Bentley announced it received several honors at NeoCon 2016, including four recognitions from Interior Design’s HiP Awards and a #MetropolisLikes product prize.   “Every year, NeoCo...


The silver lining

Friday, August 05, 2016

By Amy Rush-Imber Later this month, I’ll be moving my daughter back to school for her senior year. There is a lot of enthusiasm around this coming last year for all of us. Graduation for sure is an ex...
New competition everywhere

Friday, August 05, 2016

By Santiago Montero Suddenly, it seems that everywhere you turn there’s someone new selling flooring. I passed a lumber yard and they had flooring and not just hardwood, but laminate and LVT too. Cost...
Is 2015 a harbinger of the future?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Last year, the flooring industry grew by a modest 4 percent – not bad at all. Better still, I think the industry has turned a corner and expect that 2015’s growth will set the stage for further growth...
The bigger story

Friday, July 22, 2016

By Amy Rush-Imber Stable, slow but steady, modest gains — that’s the language we have all applied to the last half dozen years of floor covering sales growth. Some industries recovered from the Great ...


Creative Edge Master Shop introduces redesigned website

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[Fairfield, Iowa] Creative Edge Master Shop announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, providing a plethora of design ideas and award winning projects.  "Our newly refreshed site is de...
Pergo launching reality series “Ultimate Staycation”

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

[Dallas] Pergo announced it is launching an innovative web reality series entitled “Ultimate Staycation”. In support of Pergo’s new advertising campaign, Master the Art of Staying In, the brand is int...
Mohawk’s BuzzLocal

Monday, August 08, 2016

[Calhoun, Ga.] Mohawk’s retailer reputation platform called BuzzLocal and powered by FloorForce helps retailers manage their online reviews and reputation, compiling real-time reviews from websites li...

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Calendar of Events

Greenbuild International Conference
October 5 - October 7, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
FloorTek Expo
October 18 - October 20, 2016
Dalton, GA - Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center
NAFCD 2016
November 1 - November 3, 2016
Chicago, IL
Starnet Fall Meeting
November 4 - November 6, 2016
Nashville, TN
NeoCon East
November 9 - November 10, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
The International Surface Event
January 17 - January 20, 2017
Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Coverings 2017
April 4 - April 7, 2017
Orlando, FL
NWFA Expo - 2017
April 11 - April 14, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
CARE 2017
May 18 - May 19, 2017
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel