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Flooring software technology providers up the ante at Surfaces

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L a s V ega s —The 2023 International Surface Event highlighted the vigor with which the flooring industry is facing today. Flooring software technology providers were among those ready to support the industry’s vitality and growing needs in 2023. Following are the latest innovations from the industry’s top software technology providers: Broadlume Broadlume has long been supplying the floor covering industry with essential technologies such as websites and digital marketing tools but is now slig

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Starcrete: A High-Strength Extraterrestrial Construction Material

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Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a new material called “StarCrete,” which is made of extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt and can be used.

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Robert Varden, IUPAT launch intensive certification program

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Rockwall, Texas—Flooring installation veteran, Robert Varden , and Val Chestohin, lead floor covering instructor DC 16 FTI Northern California and Nevada of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), announced the development of a new, intensive, four-day certification program called Masters Commercial Carpet Certification. Applicants must have four to five years of on-the-job experience as an apprentice/journeyman with IUPAT.

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Louisville Tile’s CEO to present at Coverings 2023

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Matthew Saltzman Orlando, Fla.—Louisville Tile’s chief executive officer, Matthew Saltzman, will be presenting at Coverings 2023 , held here, on April 20. Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Saltzman will be delivering a critical and timely presentation entitled “Bridge Over Troubled Water – Managing Your Business to Profitability in an Economic Downturn.

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Exclusive: Mohawk kicks off partnership with Rhinory

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Texas—Mohawk Flooring is charging toward a better tomorrow by kicking off its partnership with Rhinory, a winery and rhino sanctuary based here. The partnership focuses on a life-sized marketing campaign tied to a big cause. This week, Mohawk is installing carpet in Blake the Rhino’s living quarters. Follow along with Floor Covering News in the coming weeks as Blake goes toe to toe with the unprecedented capabilities of SmartStrand with All Pet.

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A ‘Showroom Pricing’ solution

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B efore starting her own software company, Kristen Stensby worked in her family’s flooring store in St. Louis as a commission-based RSA in charge of maintaining pricing—manually—for a 4,000-square-foot showroom. But given the frequency of price increases, Stensby simply couldn’t keep up. She decided to create Showroom Pricing, a software company that allows flooring dealers to update pricing in real time.