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Shaw to be featured in 2016 Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt

Friday, September 30, 2016

[Washington] Shaw Floors announced its Life Happens with LifeGuard carpet, Floorté enhanced vinyl pl...

Disruptors: Internet service on demand

Friday, September 30, 2016

By Jonathan Trivers A growing portion of the workforce is classified as independent contractors. The...

Domotex Turkey 2017 to feature diverse carpet, area rug offering

Friday, September 30, 2016

[Hannover, Germany /Gaziantep, Turkey] Domotex Turkey 2017 will be held from May 22 to 25 in Gaziant...

IIDA announces winners of 2016 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards

Thursday, September 29, 2016

[Chicago] The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and co-presenting sponsor, Four Seaso...

Products


iQ Power Tools introduces first dry-cut tile saw

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[Moreno Valley, Calif.] iQ Power Tools introduced the first dry-cut tile saw designed to cut ceramic, porcelain, marble and stone. The iQTS244 is a 10” dry-cut tile saw specifically created for profes...
Bostik surface prep materials continue to ramp up

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

[Wauwatosa, Wis.] Bostik, Inc. unveiled an extensive line of surface preparation materials at TISE in Las Vegas earlier this year. “This was a huge, monumental product launch program,” said Chris Eich...
Cushioning the sale

Monday, September 26, 2016

One of the most critical — and profitable — components of carpet sales is something that is only seen in stores and often treated as an afterthought. Carpet cushions and underlayments might not be the...

Business Builder


The ‘right to repair’

Friday, September 23, 2016

By Martin Silver As we all know, it is not at all unusual for a retail floor covering customer to complain to a dealer that the floor that he has just installed contains a slight imperfection. Often t...
When will the music stop for building construction?

Monday, August 29, 2016

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 seen truly spectacu...
The perfect marriage: fcB2B, WFCA

Monday, August 29, 2016

When the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) acquired the Floor Covering Business to Business Association (fcB2B) in June, the deal gave both associations increased clout, presence and visibility ...

Retail


Product differentiation key to success for Quick-Step’s NFA retailers

Thursday, September 29, 2016

[Dallas] Quick-Step announced it received positive feedback from its retailers attending the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) convention and said its retailers appreciate the product differentiat...
Stop chasing paperwork

Monday, September 26, 2016

If you are one of those companies that still use multi-part carbon invoices, separate URACO forms to collect money, chase paperwork from desk to desk, run from office to office to find the folders you...
ConsumerAffairs.com knows what consumers want

Monday, September 26, 2016

More consumers are turning to online reviews to scope out products before they buy. Consumer Affairs website — ConsumerAffairs.com — offers reviews of companies across a multitude of categories includ...
Laminate: Bigger samples, better graphics

Monday, September 26, 2016

To showcase the newest laminate on the market, flooring manufacturers said they have updated their merchandising systems to ensure displays are eye-catching and user-friendly. The newest displays to h...

Style & Design


IIDA announces winners of 2016 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards

Thursday, September 29, 2016

[Chicago] The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and co-presenting sponsor, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, announced the winners of the fourth annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards. A...
IIDA names winners of Healthcare Interior Design competition

Monday, September 12, 2016

[Chicago] The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design competition. This competition honors and celebrates outstanding originality ...
Tile Trends & Inspiration

Monday, August 29, 2016

  [Orange, Calif.] Earlier this month, MS International (MSI) unveiled its new mobile-friendly Trends & Inspiration webpage at MSIstone.com/inspiration. The webpage is an online hub that conn...
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...

Opinions


Disruptors: Internet service on demand

Friday, September 30, 2016

By Jonathan Trivers A growing portion of the workforce is classified as independent contractors. The Department of Labor and the IRS have taken notice and they are none too happy. This is a big concer...
Making a connection

Friday, September 23, 2016

By Amy Rush-Imber Three days, two states and seven facilities — I love a good plant tour so the time I spent in Georgia and Tennessee this month was almost like a trip to Disney. (Almost.) I like seei...
Shining a light on sustainability

Monday, September 12, 2016

First, the GreenStep environmental awards program is certainly the highlight. It was launched 8 years ago to recognize, promote and honor the organizations and individuals in the flooring industry for...
Disruptors: Two Buck Chuck

Friday, September 02, 2016

By Jonathan Trivers Wine came from France. It was expensive and those few who drank it swirled it, sniffed it, gargled it and were so caught up into the very sense of the wine experience. Then Califor...

Technology


Emser Tile launches new online ordering system

Thursday, September 15, 2016

[Los Angeles] Emser Tile announced it has introduced Emser Online, a new trade e-commerce platform designed to enable 24/7 customer service and order placement. According to the company, this new plat...
Where does click LVT work best?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Because there are other installation methods available when it comes to LVT, such as looselay and glue down, it’s important to know which environments are appropriate for click LVT. For traditional LV...
The evolution of click LVT

Monday, September 12, 2016

One of the reasons luxury vinyl tile (LVT) continues to garner more and more hard surface market share is its ability to be installed by different methods, providing a product for essentially any indo...

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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
World Market Center
January 22 - January 26, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
FCICA
March 4 - March 8, 2017
Fuse Annual Conference
March 5 - March 8, 2017
Coverings 2017
April 4 - April 7, 2017
Orlando, FL