Congoleum Corp. has announced that the bankruptcy court approved the company's request to reschedule its confirmation hearing from Sept. 9 to Oct. 5, 2004.

"As we prepare for the confirmation hearing, there is some concern about certain aspects of the reorganization plan," said Roger S. Marcus, Congoleum chairman of the board. "As a consequence, there have been opportunities identified to improve upon the plan.

"We asked the court for a little additional time in order to respond to these concerns prior to the hearing and we appreciate the court's granting of our request," Marcus continued. "We believe this slight delay in what has been a very long process is more than worthwhile, as it should serve to both increase the likelihood of confirmation and reduce the risk of delays to our plan taking effect."