Recyclable carpet for event sites

Beaulieu Flooring Solutions has introduced Rewind, a latex-free carpet designed to help the trade show and special events industries. Every year, more than 100 million square meters of carpet is manufactured for corridors, fair stands, entrance halls and other event spaces. Traditional carpet ends up in an incinerator or as landfill because it contains latex. […]

Profiles for resilient flooring in brushed finishes

Schluter-Systems has announced a line of profiles made specifically for resilient flooring applications. Schluter-Vinpro profiles provide finishing, transition and edge protection for resilient floors, stairs and wall coverings. The durable metal profiles are also said to provide unobtrusive installations with a sleek, minimalist reveal that blends in with any décor. The products can be used […]

Pollsters telling you what you want

Not so fast… ARE YOU HEADED TO LAS VEGAS later this month for TISE? Your Coverings Canada Night invitation will be included with your registration. Come to the Border Grill just after the show closes on Tuesday to wind down, meet old and new friends, and show off Canada’s industry profile. Cheers! I NOTICED SOMETHING […]

NFCA reflects on a year of success

NFCA recently held its third Annual General Meeting and Fall Social in Vancouver, B.C. NFCA president Rick Wagner of Maxwell Floors talked about the positive strides made in the last year, due in no small part to the continued and greatly valued support from members, partners and sponsors across Canada. Some of the year’s key […]

Windmoeller opens North American headquarters

Windmoeller Inc., a manufacturer of flooring products, has announced the opening of a new North American headquarters facility in Marietta, Ga. The facility accommodates corporate offices, product showroom and training centre for the company’s bio-based resilient flooring products. According to Matthias Windmoeller, principal shareholder of Windmoeller Group and c.e.o. of Windmoeller Inc., the facility will […]

Mats announces new role on executive team

Stoughton, Mass.-based commercial flooring company Mats Inc. has announced an executive promotion. Rich Ruhlin has been promoted to chief growth and product officer, reporting to c.e.o. Barry Hume. Ruhlin has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and account management experience. He has been with the company since 2000, serving in various roles, including New […]

NAFCD announces new board lineup

The 2019 edition of the Chicago, Ill.- based North American Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) Annual Convention drew more than 900 people from around the world to look at some of the latest products and develop themselves both personally and professionally. The conference, which was held in November in New Orleans, La., also featured the association’s […]


HAVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF REAL PEOPLE BEEN HIJACKED? WELL, IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Not to me, but my son-in-law’s brother, who has been an expert stone- and solid-surface tile and countertop installer for nearly 20 years. The stone saw slipped, he grabbed and came up with the hurty bits. It happens. Typically in these situations there is […]

Office refresh

Private school administration building opens up to the light THE HOME OF THE FEDERATION of Private Educational Institutions (Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés, or FEEP), in Montreal, Que., has left the 1960s and joined the 21st century. Ill-suited to modern professional requirements, the old design cut staff off from each other with uncomfortable spaces to […]

Liability clauses

Understand risks and benefits Businesses routinely use or, knowingly or unknowingly, sign contracts that contain some form of an exclusion or limitation of liability clause. While such clauses vary considerably in size and scope, for illustrative purposes only, you may have seen a clause similar to this: “In no event will Supplier be liable for […]