Wednesday, March 29, 2017

News


AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring celebrates 40th anniversary

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[Saugus, Mass.] April marks the 40th anniversary of A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring, the store's ma...
NWFA awards wood studies scholarship

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[St. Louis] Rachel Nation, a high school senior in Florida who is planning to study forestry with a ...
U.S. producers fight against surge of Chinese hardwood plywood imports

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[Washington] The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood announced it has filed “critical circu...

Consumer Connection


Ask the Carpet Girl: The right color for the right environment

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Dear Carpet Girl, We are in the process of redoing my daughter’s bedroom and playroom and need your help. We want to pick the right carpet or floor for each room, and we need some help with paint colo...
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...

Products


Carpet’s performance story

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Carpet performance includes how the product looks, feels (both to the hand and underfoot), retains its appearance and impacts the home it furnishes in ways such as noise and odor control.  As car...
American Olean introduces 6 new tile collections

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Dallas] Today, American Olean introduced six new collections, expanding its array of tile and stone offerings to include products inspired by textiles, marble and watercolor.  “Our customers wor...
MSI set to unveil new collections at Coverings 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Orlando, Fla.] MSI is gearing up to roll out its latest collection of new surfaces at Coverings trade show next month, the company said. The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center ...

Business Builder


The “Account Stated”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Those few of you who have been forced to sue, or maybe have been sued for the price of “goods sold and delivered,” you may have noticed that this type of lawsuit will also usually contain a separate c...
Beaulieu: Positive outlook for distributors, economy in 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The U.S. economy will grow a strong 3.7 percent this year, and that expansion will extend into the first half of 2018, ITR Economics president Alan Beaulieu told attendees at the National Association ...
Lowe's reports 19% sales increase in fourth quarter

Monday, March 06, 2017

[Mooresville, N.C.] Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has reported net earnings of $663 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.74 for the quarter ended February 3, 2017 compared to net earnings...

Retail


Are you giving customers your best?

Friday, March 10, 2017

In this day of everybody knowing what everybody is thinking as soon as they think it and then broadcasting those thoughts to 100,000 of their closest friends via Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and hundre...
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)...

Style & Design


Fashion hits the floor at Mohawk Home

Monday, March 27, 2017

[New York] Mohawk Home opened its showroom in the Textile Building here March 27, debuting brand new area rug introductions. Blush and blue were the big colors on display — both hues that play well wi...
Nourison Prismatic collection captures attention at AD Design Show

Monday, March 27, 2017

[Saddle Brook, N.J.] Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison highlighted the Prismatic area rug and Manhattan broadloom carpet collections at the Architectural Digest Design Show...
Talking tile trends

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tile has graced homes and commercial spaces with beauty and longevity for centuries. Now, with HD printing dominating the sector, the design possibilities have skyrocketed, creating an array of except...

Opinions


Blast from the past

Monday, March 20, 2017

I’m a little embarrassed to share that one of my favorite things about Facebook (and there aren’t many that I truly enjoy) is the “On This Day” function. It’s like a nice little surprise when a photo ...
The “Account Stated”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Those few of you who have been forced to sue, or maybe have been sued for the price of “goods sold and delivered,” you may have noticed that this type of lawsuit will also usually contain a separate c...
Are you giving customers your best?

Friday, March 10, 2017

In this day of everybody knowing what everybody is thinking as soon as they think it and then broadcasting those thoughts to 100,000 of their closest friends via Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and hundre...

Technology


Mobile, cloud-based software steals the show

Monday, March 06, 2017

[Las Vegas] When it comes to sales management in the floor covering industry, there are a handful of software companies that have taken on the challenge of making every step of the sales chain — from ...
Augmenting reality: Shaw’s Floorvana app ushers in new era of room visualizers

Monday, March 06, 2017

[Dalton] How does a customer infuse personal expression into their flooring purchase? It’s this question that motivated Shaw Floors to pursue the third version of its Floorvana app. Floorvana 3.0, now...
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...

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Calendar of Events

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