Continuing the trend of prices increases hitting the flooring business, Dow Latex said it is increasing prices of all latex products sold into the carpet industry by US $0.05 per pound (dry). The increase takes effect April 1. While the company's announcement did not specify a reason for the price hike, the move follows a series of increases announced by other companies in the flooring business. In those instances companies attributed the increase to a scarcity of raw materials used in the manufacturer of flooring products.