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Seeking Ceramics: The 2023 “Passport to Creativity” Tour

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain USA recently hosted an esteemed group of architects, interior designers and journalists in Valencia, Spain for an educational and ceramic-centric experience on the annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour. During the eleventh edition of this trip, guests received an exclusive look at Spanish tile, not only from a design perspective but a historic and fabrication vantage as well.

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Shaw’s ReWorx hybrid flooring receives 2023 Edison Award 

Floor Covering News

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries’ ReWorx flooring is a 2023 Edison Award winning product. During the awards ceremony, ReWorx will be recognized as either a gold, silver or bronze winner in the post-consumer recycled material category. The Edison Award winning ReWorx hybrid flooring is made with 100% PET fiber, including a minimum of 20 post-consumer plastic bottles per 12 x 48 plank.

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2023 Tile Trends: Cemented

Why Tile

It’s our third week celebrating National Tile Day and counting down to Coverings. This is a long-time favorite, so we’ll cut right to the chase: Our third tile trend for 2023 is cemented looks. If you’re getting deja vu, it’s because cement-look tile was trending in 2020 as well. But while 2020’s trend focused on… The post 2023 Tile Trends: Cemented appeared first on Why Tile.

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New Textile Pattern Porcelain Collection at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

This month, we’re featuring a new collection of textile pattern tiles that offer a modern depth and warmth to any room. Filose, from the tile mavens at AlysEdwards, provides the sophisticated aesthetic benefits of textiles designers love. Textiles in interior applications are gorgeous, but they.

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Geberit is working to protect forests in Tanzania

Ceramics of Italy

Geberit is promoting environmental awareness and working to safeguard resources through sustainable development practices. Ceramic sanitaryware production requires large quantities of resources and energy, while raw materials procurement and finished product transport generate further CO 2 emissions. As part of its commitment to technological innovation, Geberit has adopted a series of measures aimed at reducing the emissions from its energy-intensive production processes.

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Books leaders swear by in 2023

Floor Covering News

FCNews rounded up five industry leaders to share the books that have made an indelible impact on their lives—both personally and professionally. Below are their selections: “David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcom Gladwell T.M. Nuckols, president, residential division, The Dixie Group “This is a collection of nine stories in which Gladwell draws upon history, psychology and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think about the world around us.

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What is ‘Water Stress’ and Why Should You Care About It?

JG Kitchens

It turns out that water stress is a plumbing industry term for the many challenges our drinking and wastewater systems are enduring – and what this can mean for us. It's especially acute if you live in a drought or hurricane zone. The post What is ‘Water Stress’ and Why Should You Care About It? comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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How To Balance College and Home Life

Kitchen and Residential Design

Are you struggling to figure out how to find a balance between your college life and home life? It can be difficult to juggle both and it's important to find a balance that works for you. In this article, we'll provide some tips on how to balance college and home life. Keep reading to learn more. Schedule home projects ahead of time. If you want to balance college and home life, you may want to schedule home projects ahead of time.

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How flooring installers turned into retail store owners

Floor Covering News

O pening a small business is no easy feat—no matter what you’re selling. When it comes to flooring, it takes a lot of expertise and a little bit of guile to run a successful business. Not only do flooring retail store owners have to tackle the traditional challenges that come with small business ownership but they must also confront nuanced topics like installation and expanded customer service.

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Meet the Women in Construction at the Australian War Memorial

The A to Z of Building

This International Women’s Day the Australian War Memorial is highlighting some of the key women working on the Development project. Image Credit: Australian War Memorial Representing a.

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How Much Will a Concrete Grinder Remove?

Onfloor Technology

Updated March 8, 2023

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Mohawk Builder + Multifamily provides comprehensive portfolio

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Builder + Multifamily offers a range of carpet, wood and vinyl flooring solutions that are built for business and designed for life. With a comprehensive product line made in the U.S., customers have immediate access to a broader selection of products to fit any job’s size or scale. “Mohawk Builder + Multifamily offers a full-range of products backed by quality and innovation required in today’s market,” said Jacquelyn Briggs, director of channel marketing, Mohawk Builder + M

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Daltile launches commercial ‘OnDemand’ program

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—Daltile launched its new “Daltile OnDemand” quick-ship program that is designed to benefit commercial architects, designers and contractors nationwide. A solution to the unpredictability of the global supply chain, Daltile’s made-in-the-USA OnDemand assortment offers a range of in-stock and ready-to-ship tile that fit many commercial styles and installations.

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Emser Tile named 2023 ‘Top Workplaces’

Floor Covering News

Los Angeles, Calif.—Emser Tile has been awarded a 2023 Top Workplaces USA national award by Energage, a technology company that empowers workplace excellence. The award, announced annually, recognizes organizations across the country that have built exceptional, people-centric workplace cultures. This is the second year in a row that Emser has been recognized as a top workplace by Energage.

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Mercier launches its spring promotion

Floor Covering News

Montmagny, Quebec―Mercier Wood Flooring, a pioneer in the manufacturing of prefinished wood floors, launched its spring promotion. For a limited time, consumers get a rebate of $0.50/square foot on all standard Mercier wood floors*. Mercier has been made in North America with the highest quality materials for 40 years. The two Mercier high-performance finishes offer warranties of up to 50 years in residential use.

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Navigating the ‘new retail normal’

Floor Covering News

In the weeks and months following the initial outbreak of the pandemic back in 2020, brick-and-mortar dealers (at least those that were authorized to continue operating as “essential” businesses) had to quickly adapt to survive in a strange, new retail environment—the new retail normal. Once-bustling shopping malls seemed eerily deserted; restaurants that managed to keep their doors open were forced to operate on skeleton crews; and entertainment venues such as movie theaters and concert halls—p

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Retailers share valuable advice on navigating business

Floor Covering News

The top retailers didn’t get there by accident. It took years of hard work, adapting and evolving. Along the way, they learned valuable lessons that would shape them and their businesses going forward. FCNews rounded up seven highly respected retailers to share their best advice. Adam Joss The Vertical Connection Carpet One Columbia, Md. Advice: Allow your thinking to evolve.

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‘Tuesday Tips:’ Put your best foot forward

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 , Tom Jennings, retail training expert, reminds us that our profession is who we are, not just what we do.

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Duchateau launches Martyn Lawrence Bullard Collection

Floor Covering News

Martyn Lawrence Bullard San Diego, Calif.—Duchateau has officially launched its collaboration with award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Rooted in architectural references and reinvented for today’s lifestyles, the new collection features six finishes inspired by iconic architects throughout history, all with the durability and style for which Duchateau is known.

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How to turn negative reviews into a positive

Floor Covering News

In business today there are many nuances a store owner must know in order to keep the customers coming in. One of those nuances is digital marketing and the impacts of your online brand. For instance, negative reviews can severely impact your business—and you just got one. Now what? FCNews spoke with flooring retailers and marketers about the steps you need to take when it comes to dealing with negative reviews, how to prevent them and how to learn from them.

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Mohawk unveils spring ‘Floor Adore’ sales event  

Floor Covering News

As retailers kick off the key spring selling season, Mohawk is launching the “Floor Adore” campaign designed to give its Edge dealer partners new tools, assets and even some training to meet an expected surge in remodeling business. The campaign, officially dubbed “Floor Adore—Live Your Life and Love Your Floors,” offers retailers a host of compelling features , perks and benefits to entice consumers to buy Mohawk flooring products this season.

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Mohawk expands resilient portfolio with UltimateFlex LVT

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk is expanding its current resilient portfolio with repositioned UltimateFlex LVT. Designed with tenant-occupied and multifamily properties in mind, UltimateFlex is an ideal solution for consumers who want flexible flooring with Mohawk’s waterproof performance and EasyClean technology. “With the consistent demand for rental properties, we are providing customers with a flooring option that will withstand whatever their tenants throw at it,” said Seth Arnold, Mohawk’s vice presi

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Karastan enhances Belleluxe Waterproof Wood

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—On the path to becoming a complete luxury flooring brand, Karastan is enhancing the BelleLuxe collection to make it “better than nature intended” for a new generation of consumers. With 16 SKUs, BelleLuxe Waterproof Wood is designed to provide high fashion at an accessible price point to help retail partners expand their market reach. “The emerging generation of shoppers has a completely different concept of luxury,” said Seth Arnold, vice president of marketing, hard surface.

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Watch: Cali Vinyl Longboards

Floor Covering News

San Diego—Be on the look-out for new colors soon-to-be added to the Cali Vinyl Longboards collection. “The new Cali Vinyl Longboards shades are in direct response to the demand we’re seeing from customers for easy neutrals that absolutely anyone can design with,” said Doug Jackson, Cali president. “These additions round out an already stellar collection (and Cali’s No. 1 product category) that we and our partners have seen success with since day one.

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FloorFolio debuts the Zen LVT Collection

Floor Covering News

Edison, N.J.—FloorFolio Industries, a commercial flooring brand focused on the resilient category, has debuted its newest LVT line , the Zen Collection. “We are proud to welcome Zen as our newest collection of LVT focused on multi-family and the student housing industry,” said Michael Freedman, president and CEO of FloorFolio. “FloorFolio, as it has always done, will launch this product to add to the hundreds of colors and patterns that are already available for this segment.” This new lin

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Interface 2023 Design Trend Index highlights function, aesthetics

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Interface revealed key trends driving interiors to become more resilient, adaptable and sustainable in its Q1 2023 Design Trend Index. The report recognizes design innovations that merge aesthetics and function to create beautiful, customizable spaces. Curated by design experts at Interface and Flor, the company’s premium design brand, the Index highlights six overarching themes informing commercial and residential design.

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Tesserae Technologies partners with Odoo

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Tesserae Technologies, a provider of business software solutions, has become an official provider of the Odoo platform, a suite of open source business applications. According to the company, the partnership will allow Tesserae Technologies to offer its customers an even wider range of integrated business applications, including accounting, inventory management, project management, CRM, website building and e-commerce in one easy-to-use platform. “We are excited to partner with Odo

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SLB Introduces Low-Carbon Alternative for Well Construction Cement

The A to Z of Building

SLB today introduced the EcoShield™ geopolymer cement-free system that minimizes the CO2 footprint of a well’s construction. This innovative technology eliminates up to 85 percent of.

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Lorin Highlights Anodized Aluminum Metals Collection

The A to Z of Building

Lorin Industries, Inc., the global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, highlights its anodized aluminum metals collection, ideal for exterior and interior.

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Multifamily developer confidence remains down

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—While the two main confidence indexes for multifamily housing increased slightly in the fourth quarter, they both remained in negative territory, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased two points to 34 compared to the previous quarter and the Multifamily Occupancy Index (MOI) increased four points to 49

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New home sales up in January

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Declining mortgage rates and home prices in January, coupled with home builders use of sales incentives , helped boost new home sales last month, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Sales of newly built, single-family homes in January increased 7.2% to a 670,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from an upwardly revised reading in December, according to newly released data by the U.S.

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How To Prep Your Concrete Floor For Staining

Onfloor Technology

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