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Best of Surfaces contest winners recognized

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—For the second year in a row Mohawk was a multiple winner in the 2024 Best of Surfaces competition, a contest cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Exhibitions, which owns and operates The International Surface Event (TISE). Mohawk earned praise from judges in two categories—style and design (SolidTech Premier with Signature HDX technology) and best larger booth design.

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Innovative Urban Living Concept Tackles Housing Woes and Offers Socially Connected Solutions

The A to Z of Building

Co-locating homes on single suburban allotments to create smaller and more socially connected living options could help address the nation’s housing crisis, according to a University of South Australia researcher.

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Lunada Bay Tile wins Good Design Award for Vesuvio

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Harbor City, Calif.— Lunada Bay Tile has won a Good Design award for Vesuvio, a mixed media mosaic collection that combines glass tiles with natural marble. “We are excited to have Vesuvio recognized with a Good Design Award,” said Feras Irikat, director of marketing and design. “We at Lunada Bay Tile continue to push the boundaries with what tile can accomplish, aesthetically and functionally.

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Decocer to exhibit at Surface Design Show

Floor Covering News

Decocer’s Origin collection will be shown at the Surface Design Show. London—Decocer, a ceramic company specializing in the design and manufacture of small-format and custom-made tile , will participate in the British Surface Design Show, held here February 6-8, in the information stand in the Tile of Spain space. Decocer will exhibit several of its signature ceramic collections.

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NTCA expands training initiative for 2024

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Jackson, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association ( NTCA ) trainers will be touring nine states, offering 17 free, standards-based workshops and eight free regional trainings this year—nearly double the number provided in 2023. The initiative aims to equip industry professionals with new skills and knowledge while fostering connections with peers and industry experts.

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Karndean Designflooring wins ADEX Platinum Award

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Export, Pa.—For Karndean Designflooring , the word “design” is more than part of the company name. That commitment to artistry, craftsmanship and creativity has just been recognized with a 2024 ADEX Platinum Award for new wood-inspired designs for its Karndean LooseLay collection. The woods that inspire Karndean designs are hand selected from around the world—European forests to coastal Australia.

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TISE 2024: Carpet mills look to add spark across color spectrum

Floor Covering News

Y ou can’t talk to a carpet executive these days without at least one of them waxing poetic about their latest palette or coloration. And by color, they’re not talking various shades of bland, boring beige. Colors today are much more vibrant—so much so that mills are marketing their latest hues and shades as a major differentiator. Some examples seen and heard at Surfaces 2024 : “Our Luck Penny [a Dreamweaver offering], with 6 1 / 2 turns of twist, features 24 colors,” said Joe Young, vice presi

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‘Tuesday Tips:’ The effective use of silence

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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 ,” Tom Jennings, retail training expert, says one of the easiest and simplest techniques to boost your ability to productively respond when working w

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FCEF adds Joe Semaan to board of directors

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Joe Semaan Dalton, Ga.—The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) recently welcomed Joe Semaan to its board of directors. Semaan currently serves as the president of residential carpet at Mohawk Industries. Before assuming this role in December 2023, Semaan held the position of president for Mohawk’s wood and laminate business. In this capacity, he oversaw the division’s comprehensive operations, managing end-to-end aspects such as research and development, product management, supply chain,

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Registration opens for 2024 NWFA Wood Flooring Expo

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New Orleans, La.—The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) registration is now open for the 2024 Wood Flooring Expo, which will be held here from April 16-18 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The NWFA Wood Flooring Expo is the largest trade show and conference worldwide dedicated exclusively to real wood flooring. This year’s Expo will feature: More than 30 speakers Education sessions are designed to help attendees hone technical skills, grow their businesses and

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Skydiving lessons for surviving a slowdown

Floor Covering News

(Last of five parts) Wise skydivers and business owners prepare for trouble long before they’re in danger. Knowing that tough economic times are a matter of “when” not “if,” let’s continue with more strategies to brace your flooring business against turbulence in the market. Shift from hunting to ranching Most dealers act like hunters. They’re always looking for that new customer.