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There is no question Surfaces is the industry’s largest all-encompassing trade show in North America. And in 2014, it promises to be even bigger and better with the addition of a new trade show, TileExpo running in conjunction with it, along with a host of new events and activities taking place during the four-day event, which begins Jan. 27 when the educational part of the market gets under way
When buying groups were being formed en masse in the 1990s, two of the primary reasons retailers flocked to join were the lure of increased rebates and greater purchasing power allowing them to buy products at lower prices.
Earlier this fall, the halls of the Bologna Exhibition Centre in Bologna, Italy, were packed with exhibition booths showcasing the latest ceramic products.
From embossed in-register visuals to locking installation systems, laminate flooring has long been known for its technological innovations. But as the segment has matured the question becomes whether the product can continue to innovate.
Residential replacement remains an area of growth for flooring retailers, but for those looking to expand their sales beyond remodels, the restoration side of the business can offer ample opportunities.
Back in 1996, my wife Anne and I were trying to move from Southern California to Loveland, Colo., where we currently live. Our first task was to choose a realtor to sell our home. Next we set up appointments with two companies with which to have an initial talk/interview.
The role of the flooring contractor is one of the least understood pieces of a flooring sales transaction. Without a flooring contractor, there is no install, no logistics and no one to warrantee the labor aspect of the job.
American Rug Craftsmen’s new Woolrich Collection features plaids, panels and Native American and lodge looks in an array of earth tones.
Mediterranea’s new Ocean Drive series is inspired by South Beach and its Art Deco heritage with the sophistication of the Italian Riviera.
Perseo by Marazzi USA is composed of multiple color movements and accented by natural veining.
Thanks to its Nature’s Fit technology, Curv8 is matched closely to a tree’s natural growth, with eight patterns derived from the company’s scan data of more than 100,000 trees.
U.K. carpet designer and manufacturer, Brintons Carpets has launched a range of carpets aimed at the healthcare market.
The line features designer colors in hickory, maple, red oak and walnut.
Mixology has three styles designed to celebrate the breadth of color available in today’s carpet market while providing a simple installation and flooring management system