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CTEF improves two core tile installation training programs

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Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has improved two core tile installation training programs : Understanding and Installing Ceramic Tile and Comprehensive Shower Class. “Based on student feedback, observations and the need for additional repetitions, CTEF felt it was important to expand these two training programs to offer more hands-on training time and better explanations of the different methods to achieve a goal,” said Brad Denny, CTEF executive director.

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Välinge PRO – the ideal upgrade for resilient floors

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Välinge PRO technology, available for fold-down, push-down and angling installations, is the ideal solution to increase the locking strength and longevity of all resilient products. Swedish Välinge Innovation is well-known for having an innovative mindset and for continuously leading the development within the flooring industry. The company’s latest installation technology—PRO—increases both strength and durability of all resilient floors.

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Jane Peeples Stanfield, Dalton royalty, passes at 68

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Jane Peeples Stanfield played an integral role for Furniture of Dalton, among others. Jane Peeples Stanfield, who played an integral role in accounting and management for several family businesses under Textile Management Associates—including Carpets of Dalton and Furniture of Dalton—passed away on March 18, following a recent battle with pancreatic cancer.

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The ins and outs of home office tax deductions

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For those who are business owners, and conduct their business from their home, the IRS allows qualified taxpayers to claim a home office on their tax return and deduct certain home expenses when they file their taxes. Self-employed individuals may have a home office that includes a desk, chair, computer/laptop, internet capability and necessary software.

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Rigid core suppliers ramp up domestic efforts

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Engineered Floors started 100% production of its new rigid core offering, PureGrain DLVT, at its Seretean Plant in Dalton in 2023. Rigid core flooring like SPC is traditionally an imported product. While its origin has expanded beyond China to include other areas of Asia and Europe, imports have reigned supreme for years. And while that fact may not yet be changing, the influx of domestically produced rigid core is starting to bend the rule.

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Cast your ballot for FCNews’ Award of Excellence

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Over the course of the last month or so you’ve probably been inundated with requests from FCNews to cast your ballots for our annual Awards of Excellence manufacturer recognition program. You’ve certainly seen an article or two in the publication requesting your vote, on our website , Facebook page and probably in your email via our FCNews letters. Why is it so important to us that you cast your ballot?

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