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Underlayment: Padding products tout form and function

Floor Covering News

Underlayment is a crucial part of the flooring installation process. Its benefits include sound absorption, moisture protection, substrate leveling and more. Choosing the right underlayment for your needs is key as many are designed with specific purposes in mind. Following are the latest in underlayments and how they each shine. TAMING LVT Vinyl Trends: Eternity LVT SG For vinyl plank floors that click together, Vinyl Trends recommends Eternity LVT SG.

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GIO Looks at the Timeless Legacy of Belgian Bluestone

Giotile

Belgian Bluestone, also known as “Petit Granit,” is a distinctive and high-quality limestone quarried in Belgium for centuries. The stone is also known by many other names: Pierre Bleu, Belgian Granite, Belgian Bleu, and Coal Limestone, to name just a few. Belgium’s history, architecture, culture, and economy are deeply intertwined with the unique characteristics and … The post GIO Looks at the Timeless Legacy of Belgian Bluestone appeared first on Gio Tile.

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Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S. & on Display at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Dutch Tilemakers, Mosa, are known as innovators in the porcelain tile space. For many years they’ve created design-forward concepts that are highly sustainable and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The Core Collection underscores the timeless quality of Mosa products by bringing together three. The post Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S.

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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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Coverings 2024 and Earth Day activities

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has released a curated selection of sustainability-centric show activities to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, and celebrate the first day of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), here. Earth Day activations and eco-focused programming at Coverings 2024 aims to unite thousands of industry professionals from around the world to collectiv

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Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know

JG Kitchens

I love the ocean. I love walking along its surf line, letting it wash over my bare feet. I love looking at the beautiful homes on the bluffs overlooking it and envying their views. But there's absolutely no way I'd buy one of them! The post Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Creating New Options for Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

The building industry today confronts a variety of issues. Natural sand is rapidly becoming a rare resource; humanity may run out of it by 2050. Carbon dioxide emissions are growing year after year, particularly from the production of cement or fired clay bricks.

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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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9 Ways to Seamlessly Transform Your Garage Floor with Concrete

Onfloor Technology

Although the garage is often seen as a utilitarian space, its concrete floor can be a canvas for creative homemaking and personal expression. When you think of creating a new garage floor, concrete might not be the first material that comes to mind. yet, concrete floors are not only durable but also have a sleek, modern aesthetic that can elevate the look of your garage.

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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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Johnsonite named Top Product in Fuse Alliance Supplier Awards

Floor Covering News

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett’s Johnsonite family of rubber tile and finishing accessories was named Top Product in the Fuse Alliance Supplier Awards during the group’s annual conference earlier this month , recognizing the brand’s commitment to serving the industry with dependable, high-performance solutions. “Having re-launched the Johnsonite brand in late 2022, we are thrilled to receive this recognition from the group,” said Rusty Joyce, president of commercial for Tarkett North America.

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Aladdin Commercial unveils new Main Street collections

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Aladdin Commercial has unveiled new and refreshed Main Street collections designed to complement every setting with a mix of fresh style and long-lasting durability. “In addition to catering to a customer’s performance needs, Aladdin Commercial also focuses on elevating spaces and exceeding design expectations,” said Robb Myer, vice president of Aladdin Commercial.

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NALFA convenes for annual Spring Meeting

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—NALFA recently concluded its highly anticipated annual Spring Meeting , hosted at NC State University, and facilitated by the Forest Biomaterials Department’s Hodges Wood Products Technical Services Lab, a lab/educational member of the association. The three-day event, which took place from March 11 to March 13, brought together leading laminate flooring manufacturing and accessory members from across the industry to deliberate on the future trajectory of the association a

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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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WFCA launches SEAL Academy

Floor Covering News

Dalton— The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has launched the SEAL (Seeking Excellence As Leaders) Academy, a leadership development and certification program billed as a groundbreaking initiative set to begin on April 8. This program, according to the organization, is the first of its kind in the flooring industry, embodying the WFCA’s commitment to fostering leadership excellence that benefits both professional ambitions and personal growth. “In today’s ever-evolving world,

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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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Parterre’s new Unfazed vinyl flooring offers enhanced durability

Floor Covering News

Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products introduced Unfazed luxury vinyl flooring into its Parterre brand. Made in the USA, Unfazed provides the ultimate flexibility in a durable, minimal maintenance design. “Unfazed is always ready to be installed. No acclimation is required, and installation is fast and uncomplicated,” said Yon Hinkle, vice president, product management, AHF Products.

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Mannington hires award-winning carpet designer

Floor Covering News

Jeanette Himes Salem, N.J.— Mannington has appointed Jeanette Himes as manager of residential carpet design. With her extensive experience in carpet design, Himes is set to bring a fresh perspective and creativity to the Phenix soft surface brand. Himes’ appointment is a testament to Mannington’s commitment to innovation and excellence in design. “We’re excited to have Jeanette join the team,” said Terry Marchetta, VP of residential styling. “She brings with

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Mullican encourages donations to Donald Conner scholarship

Floor Covering News

Donald Conner Johnson City, Tenn.—In memory of James Donald “Don” Conner, Jr., a beloved hardwood flooring industry legend who passed away in October 2022 , Mullican Flooring is encouraging individuals to contribute to a National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Education and Research Foundation (ERF) Named Scholarship Fund in his name. Conner, a 44-year veteran of the wood flooring industry, retired in 2013.

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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.

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Southwind names Jim Mahaffey divisional VP

Floor Covering News

Jim Mahaffey Dalton, Ga.—Jim Mahaffey has been chosen to be the divisional vice president for Southwind’s Northeast region of the sales team. Mahaffey joins Southwind after a recent seven-plus year stint with Derr Flooring where he became vice president of sales marketing. Prior to that, he served in different management roles with Mohawk, IVC and others.

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Mohawk Builder + Multifamily promotes Made in USA portfolio

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Builder + Multifamily is aiming to build a more sustainable world with a diverse portfolio of carpet, laminated wood and resilient flooring all made in the USA to help customers create greener communities. “We want our customers to know that we can provide them with More Sustainability,” said Jacquelyn Briggs, Mohawk’s director of channel marketing for Builder + Multifamily.

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Carpet: Who’s doing what in health and hygiene

Floor Covering News

Carpet often got a bad rap for its environmental attributes. However, according to the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), new carpet is one of the lowest volatile organic compound-emitting flooring choices available today. In fact, studies cited by CRI have shown that effectively cleaned carpets can trap allergens and other particles, resulting in fewer particles escaping into the air.

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Michael Halebian & Co. opens new branch in Rochester

Floor Covering News

Rochester, N.Y.—Michael Halebian & Co. (MHCO) has opened a full service branch location, here. With corporate headquarters in the New York Metropolitan Area, MHCO maintains full service distribution facilities in Carlstadt, N.J., Hartford, Conn., and Philadelphia, Pa. A 93-year-old, third-generation entrepreneurship, MHCO maintains a high commitment to substantial inventory and efficient logistics, which allows MHCO to respond to customer demand on a timely basis.

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Polyglass Launches PolyVap SA S – A Low Slope Self-Adhered Air/Vapor Barrier

The A to Z of Building

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of building envelope and waterproofing solutions, unveils its latest breakthrough product – PolyVap SA S. Engineered for superior performance in commercial low-slope roofing applications, PolyVap SA S sets a new standard with its exceptional dual-functionality as a high-performance air and vapor barrier.

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ABB and Captimise to Set a Path for Decarbonization In the Cement Industry

The A to Z of Building

ABB and Captimise are extending their collaboration to drive the adoption of cost-effective carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies in the cement industry.

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Costain’s Use of Concrete Sensors Reduces Formwork Striking Times by a Third

The A to Z of Building

Costain, the infrastructure solutions company, has made significant time and efficiency savings for its customers after using new concrete sensor technology.

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Indoor Air Quality Standards in Public Buildings Would Boost Health and Economy, Say International Experts

The A to Z of Building

There should be mandatory indoor air quality standards, say an international group of experts led by Professor Lidia Morawska.

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Cali launches new Mavericks laminate collection

Floor Covering News

San Diego, Calif.— Cali has introduced Laminate Mavericks. Named after the Northern California surf spot known for its massive waves, this new NALFA-certified collection offers the biggest waterproof plank Cali has ever produced. Spanning 86-5/8 inches long and 9-7/16 inches wide, Mavericks flooring is designed to make any room feel more spacious and inviting.

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Dealers descend on NRF Distributors market

Floor Covering News

Now in its fourth generation, NRF Distributors is well positioned for the future with key family members Jonathan Stred and Danielle Gray playing key roles. Ledyard, Conn.—It has been billed as “the Surfaces of the Northeast,” and for many retailers located in New England, upstate New York and parts of Pennsylvania, NRF Distributors’ New England Flooring Market (NEFM) is indeed their signature flooring event of the season.

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Natural Stone Institute Awards Program calls for entries

Floor Covering News

Oberlin, Ohio—The entry period for the 2024 Natural Stone Institute Award Program is now open. The association is calling for entries for the Pinnacle Awards, Industry Recognition Awards and scholarship program. The Pinnacle Awards honor projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone for commercial and residential applications.