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Decorative resilient flooring in sheets and tiles

Five new flooring looks have been introduced to the Mannington resilient and LVS line-up. A reproduction of 12-inch encaustic tiles used throughout Europe for centuries, the Deco look is available in both traditional resilient felt-back as well as fibreglass luxury vinyl sheet (LVS). Lattice is an art deco small-scale basket weave pattern, combining the look of natural Carrara marble with colourful insets and is available in both resilient felt-back as well as fibreglass LVS. A stylish blend … [Read More...]

Flooring assortment addresses modern wood floors trends

Mannington Mills has introduced a wide assortment of wood and wood-look floors. Norwegian Oak hardwood flooring is lightly washed and wire-brushed to subtly reflect the character of the wood, then dual-stained in a matte finish and is available as 6 in. wide planks sawn in random lengths. Nantucket laminate flooring is available as 8 in. wide planks in softly washed colours to highlight the character of weathered wood. Chaumont luxury vinyl sheet flooring has a palette of gray mixed … [Read More...]

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Visualization drives design and sales decisions

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITIES FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON, VISUALIZING how a living space will look after it is remodeled is overwhelming. It is also a barrier to choosing surfaces and committing to a purchase. Even catalogs, brochures, online photos, colour swatches and physical samples can only go so far towards concluding the decision-making process. But unlike flying cars and universal … Read More...

The groundwork is done; now get the order

THERE COMES THE TIME to turn the potential customer into a paying client. To get her to place the flooring order, it helps to have a consistent strategy in place that can satisfy everyone. “When I do get to the point of asking them to close, they know that they are going to be taken care of throughout the entire process,” says Hillary Beney, sales and design associate, CDL Carpet and Flooring … Read More...

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Decorative resilient flooring in sheets and tiles

Five new flooring looks have been introduced to the Mannington resilient and LVS line-up. A … Read More

Flooring assortment addresses modern wood floors trends

Mannington Mills has introduced a wide assortment of wood and wood-look floors. Norwegian Oak … Read More

Surface inspection light with 1,500 lumens reveals defects

STL 450 surface inspection light from Festool has a form factor that puts light close to the … Read More

Flooring underlayment provides acoustical abatement

DriTac Flooring Products has announced a line of eco-friendly, acoustical abatement underlayment for … Read More


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Sealing carpet seams

We’ve all seen it, those of us in the business who are always looking down, but also members of the regular public who can’t help but notice. What I’m talking about are unraveling seams in carpet, or just visible seams that draw your eye. When I started in the business in the early 1970s, I was big for my age, so my father, owner of a carpet store, would send me out on carpet installations … Read More...

More about installing by-the-book: Standards Q & A

My last column about the importance of industry standards raised a number of questions, and I hope it answered some questions as well. I just started my 40th year in floor covering, and the industry has done a good job establishing a large number of written guidelines that cover the variety of flooring materials and job conditions. The important thing to be aware of is that the standards … Read More...

Why standards matter

Ignoring “the book” brings high liability I have been involved in many a complaint on floor coverings when a particular industry standard was cited as not having been followed. This placed responsibility for whatever went wrong in any number of places, from the architect that didn’t write the standard into the specifications, to the general contractor, dealer or installer not following … Read More...

Health care challenges

Plenty of opportunity if you mind the details FEW SEGMENTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY are as hot as health care right now. I’ve been involved in a lot of resilient floor projects in health care from the specification, installation and inspection side, and have seen failure and success. Depending on the use and the budget, resilient flooring in health care varies from vinyl composition … Read More...