Archives for December 2013

Don’t be a square

Mannington says today’s consumers want affordable and durable flooring with a realistic look and customizable options. That’s what they get with the Adura Rectangles collection. At the heart of this product are 12- by 24-inch luxury vinyl tiles that take their cue from the most popular format in real ceramic and porcelain and create a […]

Shake-out ahead

December 2013 Coverings e-letter: Statistics Canada on Friday released its October building permits report. According to Statcan, there were $7.2 billion worth of permits issued in October, up 7.4 percent from September. This followed a 4.1 percent increase in August. Construction intentions for multi-family dwellings rose 8.4 percent to $2.0 billion, a second consecutive monthly […]

Mannington announces more price increases

Flooring manufacturer Mannington has announced it will be implementing a price increase of 4 percent on all of its vinyl composition tile products and tile adhesives, effective with shipments on March 3, 2014.  The company cites substantial increases in energy and transportation costs as the reasons for this increase, which will affect both the U.S. […]

Armstrong announces more price increases

Flooring manufacturer Armstrong says it will be initiating a six- to 12-percent price increase in the United States and Canada on select solid and engineered hardwood products, effective with shipments on Feb. 3, 2014. The company is attributing the price increases to corresponding increases in raw-material costs. “We are taking this action after serious consideration […]

Wire to wire

Heat Wire from Laticrete is a wire product that is not attached to a grid mesh mat. As a result, the product offers contractors a great deal of flexibility for floor-warming installations. Offered on a spool, installers can easily and quickly place it in tight areas around cabinetry, islands and bathroom fixtures that include raised […]