Steve McKenna takes the reins as NAFCD president

The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced that Steve McKenna will serve as president for 2019. He is also the owner of McKenna Distribution, R&M Flooring Distributors and Luxury Granite, Quartz & Marble in Regina, Sask. His parents founded the company in 1985 when he was just two years old. McKenna […]

Interior Design Show in Toronto attracts over 50,000

The Interior Design Show (IDS19) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in January attracted over 50,000 from Toronto, Ont., and around the world. IDS19 featured IDS Contract, a B2B trade-only exposition and conference that brought an additional 100 exhibitors, 60 conference sessions and a number of new feature areas aimed at B2B trade professionals. With […]

NFCA welcomes four new members

National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) of Surrey, B.C., has announced four new members. Antex Western of Winnipeg, Man., is a new contractor member representing NFCA standards, quality assurance and best practices in Manitoba’s floor covering industry. North West Rubber of Abbotsford, B.C., and Polyflor of Mississauga, Ont., are new members, also supporting flooring industry quality assurance and […]

Floors@Work expands into B.C.

Mississauga, Ont.-based Floors@Work has expanded into British Columbia with warehousing and pick up available with logistics specialist The Rosedale Group in Delta, B.C. The agreement permits products to be supplied from coast to coast. Floors@Work is a Canadian-owned and -operated company serving Canadian customers since 2008. In a few years, it has grown into a […]

CFCRA recognizes Larry Withall with lifetime achievement award

The Canadian Flooring, Cleaning and Restoration Association of Vaughn, Ont., has announced Larry Withall the winner of the 2018 Jim Darling Lifetime Achievement Award. Starting as an auto mechanic, he made a career change in 1978 as a partner in CSI. In 1995 Withall branched out on his own to start his current company Cleansales […]

NFCA’s Maskell teaches flooring pros responsibility

THE MOOD SEPTEMBER 19 at the Cambridge (Ont.) Hotel and Convention Centre was certainly not somber. No-nonsense would be the better term, as the National Floor Covering Association’s c.e.o., Chris Maskell, took the podium at three minutes to 11:00 to announce the commencement of the Moisture Testing, Floor Flatness & National Standards seminar. “The program […]

Karndean HQ demonstrates artistic side of resilient flooring

The flooring of the redesigned showroom of the Karndean GO Resilient Canada headquarters in Burlington, Ont., was recently created by master resilient flooring expert Shaun Baston of Total Flooring in Alnwick, U.K. Baston instructed area customers and later provided installation training at skills development events with local dealers in Saskatoon, Sask., Calgary, Alta., and Kelowna, B.C. […]

Hannover Fairs to launch Domotex USA

Chicago, Ill.-based Hannover Fairs USA has announced that it will debut Domotex USA from February 28 to March 2nd, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Launched in 1988 in Hannover, Germany, by the international trade show organizer Deutsche Messe, Domotex is a showcase for floor coverings innovation. Focused on the residential […]

Online app uses room smartphone photo to sell flooring options

Flooring websites have begun to implement an app that uses smartphone photos of consumers’ rooms to quickly demonstrate what the area would look like with different products superimposed, such as carpets, LVT and hardwood. The Evoke flooring brand of Metropolitan Hardwood Floors of Delta, B.C., and Toronto, Ont.-based Alexanian Carpet & Flooring have both added […]

3D virtual tours of home listings show off flooring

Realtor.com of Santa Clara, Calif., has announced the addition of Matterport 3D virtual home tours on for-sale and for-rent listings on the realtor.com iOS real estate app, which is available to Apple iPhone users. The high-resolution 3D mapping of the home provides a virtual walking tour — with the smartphone user’s thumb — that shows […]