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Retailers learn to navigate uncertain terrain

Floor Covering News

Retailers like Bruce Odette of Carpet Exchange, Denver, called the first six months ‘unlike any year I can remember.’ It has been a roller coaster of a first half for flooring retailers, with wide swings in business activity occurring month-to-month—even week-to-week in some cases. The normal ebb-and-flow of business has been replaced by unpredictability, the likes of which some veteran dealers have not witnessed.

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A revitalized stonepeak ceramics debuts at coverings 2024

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

A revitalized stonepeak ceramics debuts at coverings 2024 NEWS Stonepeak presents three new American-made high tech porcelain collections at Coverings 2024 Booth #7136. The new collections are achieved utilizing the recent state-of-the-art investments made to enhance manufacturing operations. Along with the release of these collections comes new offerings to the Stonepeak portfolio, as well as two new finishes, Honed+ and Natural Gloss.

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NTCA taps new executive consultant

Floor Covering News

Jackson, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has named Michael Kephart, president of the Kephart Group, executive consultant for the association. With a distinguished career in the tile industry, Kephart brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, which will focus on advancing training, education and advocacy for the U.S. tile industry.

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Preserving Historical Value of Renovated Buildings

The A to Z of Building

This case study from Frontiers of Architectural Research investigates the thermal and structural changes in Kosice's historical townhouses through various renovations. The research highlights the importance of scientific knowledge in restoration, demonstrating how integrating new materials can preserve the building's authenticity while enhancing its thermal efficiency.

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Aquafil reimagines responsible design at NeoCon 2024

Floor Covering News

Chicago—Aquafil, creators of Econyl regenerated nylon, will exhibit at NeoCon , held here June 10-12 at the MART. The company will present new, insightful research on the relationship between design inclusivity and sustainability and also feature several new collections created with Econyl nylon, including: The introduction of the Pacific Standard Time Collection, inspired by Bentley Mills’ 45-year brand legacy and history in California.

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Tarkett, Mycocycle partnership aims to drive industry to zero waste

Floor Covering News

Solon, Ohio —Tarkett has formed a partnership with Mycocycle, a Chicago-based, nature-inspired biotech startup, in a move to drive the construction industry to zero waste. It is estimated that construction and demolition account for one-third of the world’s overall waste. As growing landfills continue to elevate carbon emissions and pollute the air, soil and water, the partners believe it’s imperative that leaders in the built environment innovate sustainable solutions for managing c

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Mohawk elevates Jason Randolph

Floor Covering News

Jason Randolph Dalton—Mohawk has promoted Jason Randolph, formerly SVP, Karastan sales, to the position of senior vice president, residential sales. He assumes the position formerly held by Trey Thames, who has chosen to leave the organization to pursue other opportunities. “Jason has been part of Mohawk for 30 years, and I know he will leverage his deep knowledge of our business and his strong customer relationships to continue to expand our industry-leading position and ensure the Mohawk

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Belknap-Haines-STC promotes Brian Green

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Mansfield, Mass.—Belknap-Haines-STC has promoted Brian Green to the newly created position of chief sales and marketing officer, North America region. In this role, Green will lead all sales, marketing and product management efforts across territories encompassing the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South-Central regions. In addition, Green will spearhead the development and execution of a cohesive sales and marketing strategy for all of Belknap-Haines-STC’s North American operation

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NALFA develops test method for moldings

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—The North America Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has developed methodologies over the years to address laminate flooring, sustainability and underlayment—all of which work to establish distinct criteria for evaluating quality, sustainability and performance. The group’s latest achievement includes the development of a molding test method that will cover a wide range of products ranging from accessory/transition moldings to tread coverings.

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Award of Excellence: A glimpse into the voting

Floor Covering News

This is our annual issue that honors FCNews ’ Award of Excellence winners. The recognition has become exceptionally meaningful for manufacturers and suppliers for nearly three decades. Why? While other award programs tend to focus on a particular product introduction or marketing/ merchandising concept, the Awards of Excellence honor companies based on an array of criteria as voted on by you— their customers.