Citing a spike in fuel costs, Tarkett Commercial has increased its wholesale prices by 5 to 7 percent on commercial tile, linoleum flooring and select commercial sheet vinyl products. The increase is set to take effect Feb. 9.

"As the price of fuel continued to rise to unseen heights in 2005, it naturally increased the cost of energy, freight, and raw material and finished goods," said Gilles de Beaumount, Tarkett Commercial president for North America. "Considering how these factors influence our costs, Tarkett will issue a moderate price increase on all commercial flooring."