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Cyberspace Curiosities XVI

Diary of a Tile Addict

Five fabulous decorative tiles coming up in today’s collection of Cyberspace Curiosities. 1) Biselado Vintage Pearlescent and shimmering in varying shades of pink, Dreamtile ‘s Biselado Vintage tiles blend a mature shape with playful light and colour. 2) Art Deco Curve Blush Art Deco meets Barbiecore in Bert & May ‘s Art Deco Curve Blush tiles.

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AHF Products marks five-year anniversary

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—To say that AHF Products has grown in a few short years would be a vast understatement. Once predominantly a company focused on solid hardwood, AHF has since evolved into a powerhouse supplier offering the full spectrum of hard surface products. Now 15 brands strong—and with a portfolio that has been expanded over the past five years to include resilient, laminate and, more recently, tile—AHF Products has certainly come a long way, baby.

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2024 Tile Trends: Contempo Concrete

Why Tile

Happy National Tile Day! As a countdown to Coverings, each week we’ll present a new trend we expect to see at the show this year. To kick things off, our first 2024 tile trend is contemporary concrete looks. This isn’t the first time (and certainly not the last time) you’ll see cement looks as a… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Contempo Concrete appeared first on Why Tile.

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Wellness and Sustainability Star in New Design Trends Report

JG Kitchens

The American Society of Interior Designers 2024 design trends report just published and, no surprise, wellness figured prominently. But so did wellness plus sustainability and resilience and mental health and working from home. Check out the findings here and, more important, how designers across the country are implementing them in their clients' homes!

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Cyberspace Curiosities XVI

Diary of a Tile Addict

Five fabulous decorative tiles coming up in today’s collection of Cyberspace Curiosities. 1) Biselado Vintage Pearlescent and shimmering in varying shades of pink, Dreamtile ‘s Biselado Vintage tiles blend a mature shape with playful light and colour. 2) Art Deco Curve Blush Art Deco meets Barbiecore in Bert & May ‘s Art Deco Curve Blush tiles.

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How to elevate your retail sales game

Floor Covering News

What a busy few weeks it’s been. I traveled to Dallas for CCA’s convention; Vegas for Surfaces; and Denver to speak at the Footprints conference. I’ve had so many opportunities to talk to flooring professionals at so many different levels. There are people who are starting their business; installers who are transitioning to retail; and flooring dealers shooting for $5 million, $10 million and more.

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Global Study: 10% Reduction in Building and Construction CO2 Emissions Possible — Lack of Policy Support Slows Down Progress

The A to Z of Building

Decarbonization tech platform One Click LCA has launched a new international study about decarbonizing the construction value chain.

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Coverings previews 2024 tile trends

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has unveiled the top tile trends for 2024 in celebration of National Tile Day, which takes place February 23. Alena Capra, owner of Alena Capra Designs, certified master kitchen and bath designer and Coverings spokesperson, collaborated with the tile associations to forecast the 2024 tile trends.

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Daltile highlights tile for National Tile Day

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—This Friday is National Tile Day 2024 and Daltile , the largest designer and manufacturer of tile in North America, wants to kick-off the celebration by highlighting the myriad of attributes that make tile an outstanding component of residential and commercial design, construction and remodeling. Tile excels in many categories: beauty, performance in wet areas, cleanliness, sustainability, durability and value.

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Renew Lab Partners adds PTL to the stable

Floor Covering News

In late 2023, Renew Lab Partners, an investment firm headquartered in Sandy Springs, Ga., acquired Dalton-based Professional Testing Laboratory (PTL), a leading testing company that works with players across the floor covering industry. The acquisition of PTL allows Renew Lab Partners to further develop its testing capabilities for a wider range of products.

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Rigid core reigns with a focus on innovation

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—While it has its challenges—low-end products creeping into retailer showrooms and U.S. Customs detentions significantly impacting supply chains, to name a few—the resilient flooring category continues to offer consumers the styles and durability they need, causing demand to continue to exceed expectations. To capture that ongoing potential in 2024 and beyond, the industry’s top suppliers are offering up the latest in style and innovation.

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Wood: There’s nothing like the real thing

Floor Covering News

When debating the merits of real hardwood vs. today’s incredibly realistic look-alike products, wood flooring enthusiasts often cite a familiar irony: the vast majority of LVP/SPC/WPC floors—as well as laminate—are actually designed to replicate real wood. This not only applies to the visual aspects of hardwood but also the texture and heft of the genuine article.

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The crucial role of testing in fast-track construction

Floor Covering News

In the fast-paced world of construction, where deadlines often take precedence, the temptation to bypass testing requirements can be alluring. However, neglecting these crucial steps can lead to unforeseen issues and substantial financial consequences. In this column, we will explore the significance of testing conditions and identify the 11 key tests that guide the successful installation of modern-day flooring products.

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WFCA’s efforts instrumental in IC ruling change

Floor Covering News

The advocacy arm of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) played an important role in the revision of a 2021 independent contractor rule, an issue hugely consequential to the thousands of flooring retailers who hire subcontractors for their installation jobs. On Jan. 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule, effective March 11, 2024, revising the Department’s guidance on how to analyze who is an employee or independent contractor.

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All Surfaces becomes newest distributor for Toli

Floor Covering News

Allentown, Pa.—Toli North America has chosen All Surfaces as its newest distributor partner for its innovative flooring solutions. This strategic collaboration aims to provide customers with high-quality, cutting-edge commercial flooring products that meet the highest standards of durability, design and sustainability. “We are excited to partner with Toli, a long-standing brand in the US, that aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing quality products to our customers,” said

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Mohawk adds 11 new styles to EverStrand

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk is adding 11 new styles to its EverStrand line and launching a brand-new marketing campaign to help retailers target style-driven and eco-conscious homeowners. “69% of consumers interested in getting new carpet worry about the amount of plastic waste in our oceans and landfills,” said Denise Silbert, Mohawk’s vice president of marketing, soft surface.

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Morgan Sindall Appointed to Newcastle-Under-Lyme Car Ark as Part of Regeneration Plans

The A to Z of Building

Morgan Sindall Construction’s North West team has been appointed on behalf of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to the design and build of a new £12m 450-space multi-storey car park.

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Cali launches Whiskey & Wine hardwood collection

Floor Covering News

San Diego, Calif.—Cali launches its latest hardwood collection, Whiskey & Wine. Made in the USA, the new offering presents a range of premium engineered hardwood flooring, crafted to showcase the natural beauty and diverse textures of oak. The Whiskey & Wine collection is designed to satisfy varying tastes with two distinct types of finishes.

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A winning culture begins and ends with the right people

Floor Covering News

Culture. It has become one of the most overused buzzwords in the corporate world. In fact, Business News Daily listed “culture” along with words like “circle back, “new normal,” “synergy,” “bandwidth,” “pivot,” “move the needle,” “thought leaders” and “give 110%” as the most annoying, overused jargon in corporate settings. And yet culture remains one of the most critical ingredients to the long-term success of any business.

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Resisting the temptation to absorb credit fees

Floor Covering News

I fought, for a very long time, charging the customer fees for credit cards. After all, I felt blessed and grateful that people trusted me and my business to help with their home interior projects and upgrades. When they are already spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on product and services, why would I demand an additional charge of a percent or two when no one else in our industry is charging fees?

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Countdown to Fuse Alliance 2024

Floor Covering News

Phoenix, Ariz.—Excitement is building for the upcoming Fuse Alliance annual conference, set to place here from March 3-5. The theme of this year’s event, “Fuse on Fire,” reflects the organization’s red-hot growth and forward momentum. “We’re thrilled to see the passion and involvement of our members reflected in this year’s conference theme,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “With nearly 60% growth in our network since

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Durkan restarts Student Design Competition

Floor Covering News

2023 DSCVR Grand Prize Winner: Jazbeck Lopez – Kirkwood Community College Calhoun, Ga.— Durkan Mohawk Group Hospitality , in partnership with the Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH), has restarted its popular DSCVR Student Design Competition. This opportunity invites design students to unleash their creativity and envision the future of hotel public spaces through innovative carpet designs. “This is an opportunity for up-and-coming design talents to display their skills and sh

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Why does Forbes say the big boxes are winning?

Floor Covering News

Forbes recently reported that independent flooring retailers are in decline. Between 2016 and 2019 the number of independent stores dropped from over 11,000 to 10,699. Meanwhile, national chains are adding stores. Floor and Decor went from just 69 stores in 2017 to 199 locations as of April 2023. However, it’s possible for independents to solve this problem—to beat the boxes and national chains.

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Latest formulations aim to help products stick

Floor Covering News

While innovations such as next-gen 3D ceramic tile and hardwood flooring with advanced finishing and surface texturing applications made headlines at Surfaces 2024, the fanfare was much more subdued for flooring adhesives. And yet, despite its low profile, adhesives remain an essential component to most types of installations, with companies showing new technologies and formulations to make the installation speedier and safer.

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Mills tout latest pet-proof products

Floor Covering News

The pet-friendly carpet movement is increasingly targeting the millennial customer, which statistics show has the greatest buying power of any demographic—and loves its pets just as much as any group. With that in mind, mills are designing their pet-proof carpet to appeal to that younger consumer. “The millennial generation is an important target audience to win over,” said Denise Silbert, vice president of marketing, soft surface, Mohawk, which is launching 10 new styles of PETPremier.