Coverings 2010 organizers are preparing to receive thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors April 27-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for what is touted as North America’s largest tile and stone show.
In the July 1959 issue of Western Floors, editor Howard Olansky penned the words “Will It Get a Fighting Chance?” He was referring to the formation of the Western States Floor Covering Association (WFCA), and the “impossible dream” of 225 retailer and contractor delegates.
“Ceramics is the leading sector in Turkey,” said Zeyzep Bodur, Turkish Ceramic Federation chairperson, during the recently held Unicera exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. “It is the sixth biggest in the world – ranking third in Europe.”
Proudly recalling its deep roots in the flooring business while showcasing some forward-looking initiatives, Tarkett’s NAFCO kicked off its 50th year with a tour of its cavernous manufacturing facility in Florence, Ala. Company officials noted that a five-year, $10 million upgrade has enabled the resilient floor maker to operate with greater efficiency without compromising quality. In addition, the company’s golden anniversary is being marked by a product rollout and new merchandising displays, a new Cash Card for dealers and other incentives.
you hire and train your own installers? Or do you outsource the work? The question can be vexing for floor
covering retailers – particularly those who see installation as an area where
they can distinguish themselves from big box competition. While the bottom line
may suggest that outsourced help may be less costly in the short-term, an
in-house staff ensures that the retailer has tighter control over the job. What