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3 Bathroom Tile Trends We’re Obsessed With for 2023

Granada Tile

Whether you’re renovating or just looking to refresh, introducing new tile colors and styles can inject some personality into your bathroom. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a roundup of four of the 2023 latest trends that we’re loving right now: Neutral Tiles Neutral tiles are a great choice for a bathroom. They can also be used to create an retreat that’s inviting and functional.

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Bold Tile Guide

As The Tile Turns

Experimenting with interior design trends is exciting, but it can also be risky. After all, this isn't personal fashion we're talking about. You can always ditch a hat or a pair of shoes if you make a bad choice at the store, but with household design, the potential for permanence limits your options. You best get it right the first time, or you'll either be stuck with a look you don't love for years, or you'll pay a lot to fix your mistake.

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Best of Surfaces Awards 2023

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Mohawk emerged as the big winner in the 2023 Best of Surfaces 2023 competition, a contest cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Exhibitions, which owns and operates The International Surface Event (TISE). Mohawk earned accolades from judges in two categories—sustainability/disruption (Color Wall) and technology (Omnify+)—as well as best booth design.

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Brand New Stoneware Tile Collection Features the Natural Flow of Cross-cut Travertine

Rubble Tile

Our newest porcelain stoneware tile line, Stoneline, was inspired by cross-cut travertine. The ancient sedimentary stone contains layers and swirls of amalgamated rock materials that create wavy streaks of veining and stratification formed over time. When cross-cut to purposefully feature the less uniform aspect of.

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Crossville Cross-Tread ® – Best Tile for Restaurant Floors

Garden State Tile Blog

As many business owners and commercial contractors know too well, certain industries have particularly strict commercial flooring standards for the health and safety of the building’s occupants. Restaurant kitchens present a unique challenge to owners and contractors because of the prevalence of moisture and grease within the space that can settle on floors and make this high traffic area dangerous.

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GIO Looks at the Handcrafted Tile Trend

Giotile

With handmade tiles, no two tiles are exactly the same. Irregularity is the hallmark of tiles that have been crafted entirely by hand. Uneven edges and surfaces are the characteristics that make handmade tiles charming and irresistible, adding interest and dimension to spaces. It’s the “perfectly imperfect” in handcrafted tiles that ensures each project is … The post GIO Looks at the Handcrafted Tile Trend appeared first on Gio Tile.

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Optimism reigns at Surfaces 2023

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Slowdown? Impending recession? There was none of that sentiment at Surfaces 2023, which drew its largest attendance since before the pandemic and earned near-unanimous praise among exhibitors and retailers for its vibrancy and business activity. “In a word, the show was terrific,” Dana Hicks, Surfaces show director, told FCNews. Hicks, having just crunched the numbers, said attendance for Surfaces 2023 was up “10%- 11%” over 2019 and 2020—the last shows prior to the full onslaught of C

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CO2-Trapping Engineered Wood Paves Way for Green Building

The A to Z of Building

Rice University researchers have found a method to engineer wood to trap CO2 by a likely scalable, energy-efficient approach. Wood pieces at different stages of modification, from natural (far.

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Weaving in Blue Glass: Mosaic Texture to Catch the Light

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Texture from Latin textura “web, texture, structure,” from stem of texere “to weave” Texture delights my hand as well as my hands. This mosaic was slow to start until I picked up the thread of texture in the glass and pieces that hadn’t found a place in other other work seemed made for this. The etymology of texture connects it to weaving and although I’ve imagined mosaic as a kind of quilting, weaving is also apt.

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Marazzi launches industry-leading visualizer

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—Marazzi is a tile brand focused on style, design and total customer satisfaction—and to help ensure success during the selection phase of a shopping journey, the brand has launched a new visualizers onto its website, the Marazzi Stylizer. According to Marazzi, its new visualizer, the Stylizer, is more powerful than most other visualizers in the tile industry because it links to a myriad of ‘pre-selected, curated sets’ of floor, wall and mosaic tiles.

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Retailers React: What will be your major areas of interest in 2023?

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 your major areas of interest in 2023? Here are their responses: Our emphasis will be to reduce unnecessary inventory, minimize expenses, focus more on digital marketing and get the staff up to date on our system training.

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Floors & More gives members competitive advantage

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—New supplier partners, enhanced digital marketing tools and innovative lead-generation initiatives to help drive more business for retail members. These were just some of the highlights of the 2023 Floors & More winter convention held here recently. New to the Floors & More vendor lineup—which runs the gamut from producers of flooring, countertops and fixtures to window treatments and hardware—is Mannington Mills, winner of the Floors & More Vendor of the Year Award and a l

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What retailers had to say about TISE 2023

Floor Covering News

Shaw’s Scott Sandlin with Flooring 101 owner, Jimmy Poulos, at TISE 2023. Las Vegas—Against a backdrop of somewhat troubling, if not sobering, economic reports, the industry came in full force to the Mandalay Convention Center for The International Surface Event (TISE 2023) with no sentiment of impending doom. Retailers at the show agreed, the trek was well work it and exhibitors came ready to do business with aggressive deals and gold standard product.

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Picco Group receives 2022 Grande Pinnacle Award

Floor Covering News

Oberlin, Ohio—The winners of the 2022 Pinnacle Awards were announced during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at StonExpo in Las Vegas. Twenty projects were honored with Pinnacle Awards of Excellence. The 2022 Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to Picco Group for their work on the Utopia project in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is home to a new experience.

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Louisville Tile adds Shannon Eisele to executive team

Floor Covering News

Shannon Eisele Louisville, Ky.—Louisville Tile continues to add to its executive team with the recent appointment of Shannon Eisele to the position of vice president of client experience and product development. Eisele has built a strong history working at key management positions within the flooring industry. She returns to Louisville Tile after nearly four years as sales manager of Shoch Tile & Carpet, a Cincinnati based dealer focused on the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

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Karndean: Celebrating 50 years of excellence in luxury vinyl

Floor Covering News

Changing consumer preferences. New buying habits. Constantly evolving technologies. Social and economic upheaval. Shifting design trends. These are just a few of the challenges any company will face over 50 years. Needless to say, it’s no easy feat. Karndean Designflooring has tackled its 50 years in flooring with a steadfast refusal to bring anything other than superior design and top-notch service to its retail partners each year—a pillar of the brand that has not waivered since its founding i

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Surfaces 2023: Mills push color enhancements

Floor Covering News

Carpet innovation is all about color these days. From sample color walls intended to demystify the shopping experience, to technology that allows for dozens of colors to be created, to new fiber blends that produce vast ranges of color, mills pushed color enhancements at Surfaces. Here’s a sampling of what took place: Anderson Tuftex A/T announced “phase one” introductions for 2023 that emphasize more versatile color variations to allow Shaw designers to expand on what is possible in soft surfac

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Dealers laud Mohawk’s best business-building intros

Floor Covering News

This year Mohawk took the wraps off a number of new products and programs across all categories designed to make things easier and increase profits for floor covering retailers. All of that has been covered in the last few issues of FCNews , but what are the retailers saying? What have they seen at Edge , Surfaces and the various regional events that is resonating?

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Starting a new business? Know the tax implications

Floor Covering News

Whether you’re planning to start or a business or purchase one outright, the classification of the entity is very important as there are several different options from which to choose. For example, you may opt to be classified as a sole proprietor, where income is reported on an individual’s schedule C; or a partnership, where income is reported on a business’ Form 1065.

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Milliken receives ‘America’s Best Midsize Employers’ distinction

Floor Covering News

Spartanburg, S.C.—Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company has once again been named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers, a list curated by Forbes and Statista. Milliken joins a group of 500 organizations, all noted as top-rated employers, after a nationwide survey of 45,000 American employees was completed last fall. Milliken is one of 21 manufacturing and engineering companies included on the list and one of seven companies based in South Carolina.

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Net-Zero Energy Building Achieves a Net-Positive Energy Status

The A to Z of Building

Office buildings are generally inefficient in terms of energy use, and they contribute nearly a third of global greenhouse gas emissions from construction to decommissioning. Image.

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Mohawk enhances RevWood portfolio with new price points, technology

Floor Covering News

Calhoun—Since the launch of RevWood in 2016, Mohawk remains committed to building out the popular portfolio of wood without compromise. Mohawk is adding 14 new styles to RevWood’s Plus and Premier tiers to help retailers protect margin as the U.S. wood market continues to evolve. “When it comes to RevWood Plus, our retail partners need the option of providing critical price points to their shoppers, especially in an inflationary market,” said David Moore, Mohawk’s senior product director, wood.

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Shaw Industries named a 2023 Training APEX Award Winner

Floor Covering News

Dalton—Shaw Industries has been named a 2023 Training APEX Award winner by Training magazine. Once again ranked as the highest flooring manufacturer on the list, Shaw said it creates an environment where associates can pursue their passions through a wide range of career disciplines and gives them the tools and resources to succeed. This marks Shaw’s 19 th consecutive year on this list, largely attributed to the company’s focus on being clear and transparent about the knowledge, experience

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Page 29 from my Surfaces diary

Floor Covering News

Dear Diary, And just like that, it was over almost as fast as it began. Surfaces is quite the phenomenon. After months and months of buildup, the excitement reaches a crescendo at 9 a.m. on day one and then it’s balls to the wall for three consecutive 18-hour days. How can something be so exhausting yet so exhilarating? Such is Surfaces. One thing I can tell you, dear diary: Having Surfaces on top of KBIS (kitchen and bath show), IBS (builder show) and World Market (furniture/ rug show) creates

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Mohawk adds WetProtect to SolidTech Select, Plus tiers

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk is expanding SolidTech’s waterproof capabilities by adding WetProtect technology to the Select and Plus performance tiers. In addition to providing ultimate durability, SolidTech’s expansion of products featuring WetProtect aims to give consumers confidence knowing their floors feature the right kind of waterproof for the surface and subfloor.

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WFCA names Steve Abernathy COO

Floor Covering News

Steve Abernathy Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has promoted Steve Abernathy to chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2023. In his new role as COO, Abernathy will be responsible for overseeing the execution of the strategic vision of the organization and its divisions, as well as leading forward-thinking operational strategy and performance.

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Mirage adds new lines, colors

Floor Covering News

Saint-Georges—Mirage announced two new collections—Chevron and Elemental—and the addition of new colors in its popular DreamVille, Flair and Herringbone collections. “Today’s trends are still oriented toward return to nature and matte floors that express the natural authenticity of wood,” said Brad Williams, VP of sales and marketing, Mirage. “That is what our new products evoke.

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Novalis names Fishman Flooring Solutions ‘Distributor of the Year’

Floor Covering News

From left: CC Wu, John Wu, Rob Hoffman, Shane Richmond, Ryan Dufault, Jay Harvey, Greg Vale, Amie Foster, Steve Ehrlich of Novalis and Fishman Flooring Solutions. Dalton—Novalis Innovative Flooring has announced its 2022 NovaFloor Distributor of the Year, Fishman Flooring Solutions. The award is based on a combination of sales volume, sales dollar growth and sales percentage growth year over year.

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Tom Duffy Company to distribute Schönox products

Floor Covering News

Florence, Ala./Manteca, Calif.—Tom Duffy Company has partnered with Schönox HPS North America to provide the full Schönox subfloor solutions line across its 29 locations in California, Nevada and Arizona. “Tom Duffy Company allies itself with manufacturers who develop new, leading technologies, equipping our customers for project success and the growth of their businesses—we see those distinct qualities in Schönox, making this partnership one of special interest,” explained Jon Youngberg, vice p

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WATCH: Cali Rugs

Floor Covering News

Cali is launching Cali Rugs, a new collection of area rugs designed to complement the omni-channel company’s flooring and decking. Customers looking to renovate with a fresh floor or deck may now also pair a high-quality rug with their purchase—adding extra character and comfort to their newly upgraded space, according to the company. Cali Rugs offer an array of colors and patterns, largely drawing upon classic neutrals that are easy to incorporate into existing designs.

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Epson Cements Its Leadership in Printing Solutions at Sydney Build 2023

The A to Z of Building

Sydney Build has firmly cemented itself as Australia's must-attend construction event. It is the only event of its kind to provide accredited presentations, leading industry speakers and valuable.

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Delta Electronics, Delta Showcases Fully Integrated IoT-based Smart Green Solutions for “Smarter Buildings, Smarter Cities” at AHR Expo 2023

The A to Z of Building

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today demonstrated, at AHR Expo 2023, a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of IoT-based Smart Green Solutions capable of enhancing energy.

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The art of managing multiple stores

Floor Covering News

T here are numerous benefits and advantages to be gained in operating multiple retail flooring locations. First, owners of multiple locations enjoy greater market presence. Second, that brand awareness typically translates to higher market share in a particular region. Third—and probably most important—are the additional revenue opportunities afforded to owners by operating numerous locations.

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Mohawk Group’s Difinity products now carbon negative

Floor Covering News

Dalton—With Mohawk Group’s commitment to The Climate Pledge through its Beyond Carbon Neutral program, the manufacturer remains steadfast in achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040. For this reason, all soft surface styles produced on the Definity platform are now officially 100% carbon neutral with an additional 5% carbon offset. “Definity has long been known in the market for its capabilities in design customization and superior performance,” said David Duncan, senior vice president

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Mohawk’s EverStrand evolves to meet sustainability, fashion needs

Floor Covering News

Calhoun—In 2023, Mohawk is evolving EverStrand product selections to provide an environmentally-friendly option featuring the latest fashion trends. “There is so much more we want to achieve with this product beyond its sustainable differentiation,” said Denise Silbert, Mohawk’s vice president of marketing, soft surface. “We are elevating EverStrand’s environmental feature along with the promotion of a design, color and value position as well.

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