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America’s Floor Source purchases e-commerce retailer

Floor Covering News

Jason Goldberg, founder, chairman and COO of America’s Floor Source America’s Floor Source (AFS) , one of the largest flooring retailers in the U.S., has purchased the assets of C&S Flooring Group, one of the largest e-commerce flooring businesses in the country through the websites flooringmarket.com and floorlife.com. The move vaults AFS into a channel in which it had not been significantly participating.

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Joaquin Piquet: ceramic visionary

Diary of a Tile Addict

Occasionally at Tile Addict we like to shine a spotlight on individuals who have had a profound effect on our sector, yet remain largely unknown and unacknowledged. Today it is the turn of Spanish entrepreneur Joaquin Piquet. He has recently written a very insightful article for Vigilancer (reprinted in full below) that provides a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the instigators of the aesthetic and technical innovations that have revolutionised the ceramic sector over the past few de

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Textiles-Inspired Porcelain Collection at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

As winter embraces us with this year’s not-so-chilly charm, it’s the perfect time to explore interior designs that not only elevate the aesthetics of our spaces but also bring in an element of warmth and comfort. One such captivating solution comes from the innovative minds. The post Textiles-Inspired Porcelain Collection at Rubble Tile first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Realstone Systems Carbon Slate Panels: A Modern Approach to Commercial Stone Exteriors

Realstone

In commercial architecture, Realstone Systems has been providing stone veneers for the exterior of a building for almost two decades. Stone plays a crucial role in defining its character and appeal. Carbon slate panels have emerged as a popular choice for those seeking a modern, stylish, and sustainable solution for their building exteriors. These panels not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also offer practical benefits like durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness.

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Take it to the Capitol: Issues retailers want tackled now

Floor Covering News

The stakes will be sky high come November when the United States votes for its next president as well as the representatives and Senators who make up the legislative branch of government ( Congress ). Substantive issues will be on the table; these range from economic concerns such as inflation, affordability of health care and the budget deficit, to drug addiction, gun violence and immigration.

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A “Good Housekeeping” Seal for Your Home

JG Kitchens

Some symbols evoke assurances of quality. The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is one of them. A UL approval is another. LEED certification says your home supports sustainability. Now there's a new WELL for residential certification that says your home is healthy, safe, quiet and resilient. The post A “Good Housekeeping” Seal for Your Home comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential

Life of an Architect

The episode "Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential" will focus on drawings and the question that first comes to mind is to talk about what we draw, why we draw it, and who we draw it for and why that impacts all other considerations The post EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential at Life of an Architect.

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What keeps retailers up at night 2024

Floor Covering News

Flooring retailers have a lot on their minds these days—from running a business profitably to improving customer service to wondering whether their installation crew can handle the volume/schedule. Add in the uncertainty of a presidential election and it’s enough to keep any retailer awake at night. To that end, Floor Covering News polled a group of retailers to find out what they believe will be their biggest challenges of 2024.

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Panariagroup brands garner multiple awards for sustainability and design

Ceramics of Italy

At the eighth edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards celebrating international design excellence, Panariagroup’s brands Cotto d’Este and Lea Ceramiche were honoured with three prestigious awards recognising their outstanding aesthetics and design as well as their commitment to sustainable solutions. Cotto d’Este , the premium brand celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, received the Sustainability Award for its Pura collection, designed to minimise the environmental footprint of the pro

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How to Choose the Best Epoxy Floor Coating for Onfloor

Onfloor Technology

In recent years, epoxy floor coatings have gained immense popularity due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. From commercial spaces to residential homes, epoxy floor coatings have become the go-to choice for creating a seamless and high-performance flooring solution.

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Halliburton Adds CorrosaLock™ Cement System to CCUS Portfolio

The A to Z of Building

Halliburton Company today added the CorrosaLock™ cement system to its growing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) portfolio.

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Lunada Bay Tile names Chris Moderwell regional sales manager

Floor Covering News

Chris Moderwell Harbor City, Calif.—Lunada Bay Corporation has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Chris Moderwell as the Southeast and Texas regional sales manager. Moderwell will work closely with distribution and retail clients to provide product knowledge, marketing solutions, customer service and growth opportunities in support of the sales and promotion of Lunada Bay Corporation products.

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Karndean Designflooring unveils new Art Select designs

Floor Covering News

Export, Penn.—With new wood- and stone-inspired looks for its high-end Art Select collection, Karndean Designflooring aims to set the standard for premium luxury vinyl flooring. The collection combines cutting-edge technology and hands-on craftsmanship to replicate hardwood and stone in exacting detail. With the launch of the new designs in May 2024, Art Select will feature more than 45 wood and stone looks in a broad spectrum of tones.

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Inaugural Flooring Sustainability Summit set for July

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Flooring industry leaders have begun hosting a new event, the inaugural Flooring Sustainability Summit, to be held July 17-18 here. The event is co-hosted by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA, National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), Natural Stone Institute (NSI) and North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA). This summit aims to bring together policymakers, advocacy groups, standards organizations, manufacturers, distributors, construction professionals, archi

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Mercury Mosaics releases Rise pattern

Floor Covering News

Minneapolis, Minn.—Mercury Mosaics, a maker of bespoke, handcrafted ceramic tiles known for its fusion of artistry and craftsmanship, has introduced its latest tile collection: the Rise pattern. This innovative design takes the familiar geometry of the classic subway tile and introduces an edge that aims to be both contemporary and timeless. “Our entrepreneurial spirit is deeply ingrained in the Rise pattern,” said Mercury Mosaics founder, Mercedes Austin.

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Hiring: How to find the right employee

Floor Covering News

Businesses today are competing for workers more than ever. As a consequence, the shortage of qualified and/or interested candidates continues to make the hiring process difficult. We all know about the well-documented challenges business owners face when making hiring decisions in today’s environment—especially when it comes to finding “skilled” or “specialized” labor.

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What keeps executives up at night 2024

Floor Covering News

Flooring executives already know the coming year will harbor plenty of hardships that will need to be confronted. Interest rates, a sluggish housing market, installer shortages and a presidential election—just to name a few. With both external and internal challenges looming large, FCNews spoke to key executives to find which hurdles they expect to jump in 2024—and which are already keeping them up at night.

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Retailers React: What will be the hot product category in 2024?

Floor Covering News

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day. This week, we asked: What will be the hot product category in 2024? Here are their responses: I believe waterproof carpet will be the hot product for 2024. We have been selling a good amount of Shaw’s Lifeguard backing as consumers really embrace its features and benefits.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Raskin Industries

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Michael and Gabrielle Raskin to discuss what’s new at the Raskin booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Raskin Industries appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: All Surfaces

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Marc Haberman to discuss what’s new at the All Surfaces booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: All Surfaces appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Southwind

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Drew Hash to discuss what’s new at the Southwind booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Southwind appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Palziv

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Darren Wright to discuss what’s new at the Palziv booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Palziv appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Mannington

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Jimmy Tuley and Terry Marchetta to discuss what’s new at the Mannington booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Mannington appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Cali

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Doug Jackson and Alex Brodkin to discuss what’s new at the Cali booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Cali appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Totalworx

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Adam Sartain to discuss what’s new at Shaw’s Totalworx booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Totalworx appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Mohawk

Floor Covering News

FCNews LIVE is here with Jeff Meadows to discuss what’s new at the Mohawk booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Mohawk appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: AHF Products

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Brian Carson and Jennifer Zimmerman to discuss what’s new at the AHF booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: AHF Products appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Benchwick

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Tim Bronish to discuss what’s new at the Benchwick booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Benchwick appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Europine

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Damla Hekimoglu Gokce to discuss what’s new at the Europine booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Europine appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Unilin

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Floris Koopmans to discuss what’s new at the Unilin booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Unilin appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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QFloors unveils Installer View for installers

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas— A new QFloors product called Installer View is enabling easier communication between dealers and their installation teams. Installer View is the latest tool available within QFloors’ existing suite of business management software products, focused on streamlining operations for flooring dealers. Released officially during TISE 2024, the product enables installers to view their schedules and all of the corresponding details via their phones and any other device.

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Jufeng, i4F partner on laminate technologies

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Jufeng (Vietnam Jufeng New Materials Co., Ltd.) has signed two i4F license agreements for use of i4F technologies on its laminate flooring. Jufeng said it selected i4F’s drop-lock technologies for faster and easier installation as well as AquaProtect—i4F’s water-resistant process technology for laminate. These new agreements are playing a major role in the implementation of Jufeng’s strategy to launch its laminate flooring as a mass market offering. “We are delighted to welcome J

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Engineered Floors

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Shawn Mehr to discuss what’s new at the Engineered Floors booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Engineered Floors appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Inhaus

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Derek Welbourn to discuss what’s new at the Inhaus booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Inhaus appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Innovative Flooring Supply

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Bill Friend to discuss what’s new at the Innovative Flooring Supply booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Innovative Flooring Supply appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Tarkett Home

Floor Covering News

FCNews Live is here in Las Vegas with Jason Surratt to discuss what’s new at the Tarkett Home booth at TISE 2024! The post FCNews Live at TISE 2024: Tarkett Home appeared first on Floor Covering News.

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Thrive matter nylon 6 receives material health certificate

Floor Covering News

Bristol, Va.—Thrive matter nylon 6 fiber has achieved a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at Silver and Gold levels, as verified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, according to Universal Fibers. This is the first certificate to be issued to any fiber under the Institute’s new Version 4 standard. Across all industries and categories only 74 products have received Version 4 certification to date, according to the organization.