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Representatives from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Association of Realtors have responded to the announcement by six federal regulators to establish new rules for a qualified residential mortgage that would exempt securitizers from retaining 5% of the credit risk on loans packaged and sold as securities.
For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has published an industry-average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), as well as the first comprehensive set of environmental baselines in support of Architecture 2030’s 2030 Challenge for Products.
The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI), in conjunction with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has scheduled training and certification events throughout the U.S.
With that, Flooring America/Flooring Canada (FA/FC) kicked off its next three-year plan, which continues the buying group’s quest to become the most recommended flooring store in North America.
Being environmentally conscious is more than a fad. It’s becoming a life choice for many Americans and for most it means more than simply recycling their newspapers, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, or carpooling.
When it comes to hardwood products, it’s safe to say that both retailers and designers alike aim to provide customers with flooring that meets their specific quality, durability and aesthetic needs—just to name a few.
Ask anyone to characterize a green, sustainable tile or installation material and the response is rather predictable—durable, long-lasting, non-emitting, natural ingredients, recycled content.
It seemed the height of ignorance that so many people expressed amazement of Meb Keflezighi’s age as he became the first American in 31 years to win the famous Boston Marathon earlier this year.
In an unprecedented move that will change the way everyone uses the Internet, the traditional .com domain names are being challenged by the introduction of more than a thousand new alternatives.
This issue marks my 20th anniversary reporting on and covering this amazing industry. And while I’m not expecting to get flooded with gold watches, I did want to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people I’ve met since December 1993.
We’ve talked with lots of retailers over the years: Some who have taken over stores from their parents; some who bought a location from a previous owner; some who left one operation to open another; some were installers and wanted to get off their knees, and some others who were mill reps and got tired of moving around.
Duquesa by Walker Zanger is a collection of hand-painted ceramic tiles.
Noraplan nTx, by Nora systems features a pre-applied, solvent-free self-adhesive that minimizes prep work and eliminates drying time to simplify the flooring installation process.
Action Excel NR by Action Floors is a factory-fabricated floating floor system for hardwood sports floors offering performance and vibration dampening—ensuring playability and consistent shock absorption to enhance athlete safety.
New to Concept Surfaces, the Icon collection adds the look of porcelain to both indoor and outdoor applications.
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ASTM International unveiled its new brand identity at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.
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Technically proficient and well-organized, the company had evolved from two independent commercial flooring companies—D. S. Baxley of Livermore and Preston-Borg of Milpitas, Calif.
Back in 2002, the carpet industry took action to reduce the amount of used carpet that found its way into the nation’s landfills.
In the past year my wife Anne and I have been taking steps to build a new home. This house will be built on a lot we own right next-door to our existing home overlooking Lake Loveland in Colorado.
Metroflor has incorporated the new UniFit LVT Locking Strip in the company’s Engage line of plank and tile.
NeoCon East, which will be held October 29 and 30 in Baltimore, has partnered with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) to add networking opportunities to the show's opening day.
What happens when a designer redesigns his own home? Floor Trends was invited to the New York City apartment of nationally known interior design Vern Yip to find out.
October 17, 2014
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September 30, 2014
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Photos from various events that Floor Trends attended including NWFA 2012, Coverings 2012 and more!
Sonny Callaham, technical product manager at Royal Adhesives & Sealants, producer of Parabond adhesives offers his observation on the current state of the installation and inspection sectors of the floor covering industry. Also discussed is a resilient training course to be offered by the Flooring Educational Guild in Dalton in March of 2015.
October 1, 2014
ARDEX Academy Technical Training, recognized as the best in the flooring and construction industries, offers classroom and hands-on product installation training at eight locations throughout North America.
October 25, 2014
Please join us for the Total Solutions Plus event taking place in San Antonio, Texas!