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Check out the latest publication of Floor Trends! This month's edition contains a special feature on U.S. markets moving towards larger floor tiles.
There was a time when the typical floor tile used in the U.S. was under a foot. Today, a 12-inch tile is considered small, as Americans have discovered the unique styling attributes of large format tiles.
No matter the category, technology has been playing a major role in the types of products manufacturers are able to produce, and the tile industry is no different. In fact, many would argue there’s a technological revolution taking place in the category—some would call it an evolution—as companies are creating products with looks and textures never before seen.
Since its opening in 1960, Detroit’s Cobo Center has become one of the country’s most famous venues, drawing visitors to the banks of the Detroit River for the nation’s premier auto shows, concerts, political conventions and an endless variety of other events.
FCICA’s focus on training commercial installation/project managers was in full force at the group’s recent convention in St. Pete Beach near Tampa, Fla.
Yes, I’m talking about social media. But before you turn the page, I’m not writing to you, the individual.
After interviewing hundreds of retailers over the years I walked away with the idea that many are unaware of the effectiveness level of their websites.
Throughout my career in retail flooring sales I’ve worked for several companies and each had its own way of presenting product and installation pricing.
The biggest objection I hear from flooring dealers about becoming immersed in social media has to do with time.
So, 2014 is in full swing and by now, you probably have a solid idea about your marketing initiatives for the coming year. With more pressure being placed on marketing executives to do more with less, a sound digital strategy will definitely work harder for your brand than most traditional methods (i.e. print advertising, mailings etc).
Luxe Plank has undergoing an evolution. The popular line from Armstrong is now available in planks and tiles.
With 80 visuals, each available in three performance levels, along with one simple selling system known as ColorSelect, and Mannington said its new Luxury Vinyl Sheet (LVS) is “destined to revolutionize the hard surface shopping experience.”
The new LongLength collection is an extension of IndusParquet’s line of Brazilian exotic hardwood flooring with eight rustic, hand-scraped options. Longer planks, linear patterns and a wide range of colors create a clean, sophisticated look that sets this new line apart.
Four styles have been added to DuChateau’s Vintage Remains Collection.
In the world of “smart” everything, Lauzon’s Pure Genius is the first smart wood floor because of its ability to improve indoor air quality.
Two environmentally friendly cork flooring products—Heirloom and Prestige—have been introduced by Expanko.
With the introduction of its Essentials collection, Nydree has widened its selection of engineered wood flooring.