Archives for January 2020

Hard surface protective foam

Providing scratch and dent protection, the 8801 CoverGuard hard surface protective foam from DriTac is for newly installed floors and surfaces to prevent damage from occurring during and after the installation process. The foam can be used on concrete, linoleum, countertops, wood, LVT, furniture, tile, WPC, cabinets and stone. The product is resistant to water, […]

Cement grout provides colour consistency

Prism Ultimate Performance cement grout from Custom Building Products is said to offer an exclusive, calcium-aluminate formula that controls hydration to ensure colour consistency without shading or mottling, regardless of weather conditions. In addition, the product does not contribute to unsightly efflorescence, the company says, which means callbacks to address installation problems can be avoided. […]

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. […]

E-letter: We can work this out

The National Post yesterday featured Michael McCain, the c.e.o. of Maple Leaf Foods, calling out U.S. President Trump as “the narcissist in Washington,” while blaming him for the Iranians’ shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. From a journalist’s perspective, this is problematic. First and foremost, our culture has become enamoured of death and […]

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 […]