Archives for January 2015

Two firsts

Fishman Flooring Solutions has introduced two private-label brands: Fishman carpet tile, and Fishman sports flooring. They are the company’s first private-label brands in its almost-100-year history. The carpet tiles are designed for the small-business market. Tiles feature a polypropylene fibre system and European modular backing. Three different styles are offered: Facilities, City limits and Lighthouse. […]

Shapely tiles

Centura Tile is now offering Hexatile and Octagon tile products from Equipe Ceramics. Centura says these tiles can make bold architectural statements in flooring projects this winter. They are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and entryways, the distributor says. Both Hexatile and Octagon tiles are approximately seven by eight inches. The variety of colours includes white, black, […]

NWFA training lineup announced – register now

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has published the lineup of its education and certification training courses that begin during the first quarter of 2015.  Depending on the course, courses start in mid-February or mid-March. Most of the courses are being held on several dates and in several locations over 2015. The Master Craftsman School is offered […]

New name, new products

Stone and Pewter Accents has rebranded and launched several new product lines. They include handcrafted glass, ceramic and wood tiles under the new brand name Lunada Bay Tile. The company has primarily made stone and pewter tile. However, it rebranded because product offerings now extend to other materials. www.lunadabaytile.com

Flooring from salvaged nets

Interface’s new Reclaim carpet tiles are somewhat of a catch of the day. They are made from 100 per cent recycled content fibre and salvaged fishing nets. Reclaim tiles create a worn, weathered wood appearance but make rooms look modern, warm and inviting, Interface says. The carpet tiles are 25 centimetres by one metre, and […]

200 colours of the rainbow

At IIDEX Canada 2014, Stevens Omni publicly showcased Falquon’s Colorita line of high-gloss, click together, laminate flooring for the first time. Stevens Omni is the exclusive North American distributor of Falquon products. Colorita panels are made with high-density fibreboard (HDF). They come in 200 solid colours produced with Canon inkjet printing technology. After colour printing […]

Getting back to nature

In December, Interface showcased its new Human Nature carpet-tile collection at IIDEX Canada 2014 in Toronto. The collection “explores the innate connection humans have to the earth,” according to Interface. Human Nature carpet planks reflect earthy textures from tumbled pebbles to freshly cut grass. Planks are a skinny 25 centimetres by one metre. They can […]

Learn the science behind adhesives

Register now to learn the latest about floorcovering adhesives in a webinar on Feb. 5. It’s being presented by the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA). The webinar is titled, Adhesive Science 101 for the Floorcovering Installer. You’ll learn the science behind they types and chemistries used in the industry today. There’ll be specific information about adhesive […]

Register now for NWFA assembly

Registration is now open for the National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) Wood Flooring Manufacturers Assembly. It’s being held March 24 to 25 in Nashville, Tenn. There will be round-table discussions on industry trends and challenges; supply and demand; standards; and legislative and environmental issues. Speakers include Judd Johnson of Hardwood Market Report; Brian Sause of the […]

E-letter: It’s a matter of law

I imagine most of us are justified in being irked at The Law. Shakespeare was, when he famously had his character Dick the Butcher say, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Farther back in history, Luke 11:52 says, “Woe unto you, lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. […]