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Lessons learned from turning down business

Floor Covering News

In today’s soft retail environment, watching a customer walk into your showroom may seem like a remedy to what ails you, a potential lifeline for a flooring dealer. On the other hand, it can also be a potential headache not worth the trouble. But lessons learned by many flooring retailers includes the idea that turning down business is sometimes the smart move.

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Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide

Why Tile

Sustainability is a leading priority in today’s building design. Understanding the sustainability features of different building materials helps architects, specifiers, and designers choose the best materials for a project. Recognizing these “green” advantages for flooring requires looking at what a flooring is made of, how it is manufactured, its expected useful life, and how it… The post Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide appeared first on Why Tile.

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Wood: Opportunities abound at the high end

Floor Covering News

I n the current inflationary environment—although there are signs that it seems to be cooling—one might assume that subsegments such as the ultra-high-end hardwood flooring market might take a hit. (For the purposes of this article, we define the ultra-high end as products that retail within the $10-$25 per square foot range.) However, that doesn’t appear to be the case as discerning consumers with loads of disposable income to spend continue to clamor for high-end products.

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Researchers Develop Highly Stable Self-Cleaning Paints

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from TU Wien and the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) have created unique titanium oxide nanoparticles that can be added to standard, commercially available wall paint to provide self-cleaning properties.

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Tuesday Tips: SEAL Academy Leadership Development and Certification

Floor Covering News

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) released a new “Tuesday Tips” this week. In the series, WFCA experts presents short video tips for improving customer service and optimizing staff performance. In the end, it’s all about understanding the importance of being 1% better than your competition. In this week’s “Tuesday Tips ,” Scott Humphrey, CEO of the WFCA, explains The SEAL (Seeking Excellence As Leaders) Leadership Development and Certification Program, which is desi

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Port of Baltimore bridge collapse to disrupt shipping across Mid-Atlantic

Floor Covering News

The Port of Baltimore container ship accident caused the bridge collapse. Shipping access throughout the Mid-Atlantic is expected to be severely disrupted following a container ship accident that collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge, paralyzing a large swath of the largest inland port on the East Coast. The Singapore-flagged Dali—chartered by Maersk and moving outbound from the Port of Baltimore—struck the Key Bridge around 1:30 a.m. on March 26.