Laminate patent case judgement for Unilin

Unilin, headquartered in Wielsbeke, Belgium, was recently awarded a $1.17 million US judgment in compensation for the patent infringement of Granada Kitchen & Floor, Granada Wood & Cabinets, Inc., and NSL Trading Corporation — all of of Anaheim, Calif. — for past imports and sales of approximately 600,000 m² of glueless laminate flooring products that […]

Projects in Canada win at Ceramics of Italy

Now in its 23rd year, the internationally-juried Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition has announced six winning projects at Coverings 2016 in Chicago, Ill., that represent the competition’s goal of honouring use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design, included two from Canada. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the […]

Flooring TV ad takes on big-box retailers

Carpet One Floor and Home, a cooperative of floor covering retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada headquartered in Manchester, N.H., has recently launched a new advertising campaign directly attacking big-box retailers. While some might consider this a bold strategy, Carpet One sees this as a win for smaller home improvement retailers trying to compete with […]

Coverings trade fair engages new show management

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has appointed Taffy Event Strategies of Arlington, Va., as its show management company. Taffy will be responsible for producing Coverings’ exhibition and conference program. Coverings 2017 will be held April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Coverings international trade fair […]

Bit holder creates 26 screwdrivers in one tool

LiftUp 26one magazine bit holder from Wiha contains thirteen double bits, offering 26 of the most common drive profiles in one single tool. It is possible to select, remove, and return bits at the touch of a button. The design is based on its predecessors from the Wiha LiftUp series from 2014, with a magazine […]

Emergency information for evacuees and pets

To speed recovery/reconstruction, Alberta Premier Rachel Motley has said that critical infrastructure has attempted to be protected including water bombing neighbourhoods, government buildings and saving hospitals and airport. Up to date information for evacuees and their pets can be found at the Alberta Government’s emergency website. Evacuees should register at an evacuation location or through […]

Cabot launches outdoor wood finish

Cabot Woodcare has announced a finish, Cabot Gold, that will be available at home improvement retailers beginning this spring. Suitable for decks and outdoor furniture, Cabot Gold mimics the appearance of interior hardwood floors outdoors for a luxurious look through two coats. The first coat penetrates, while the second coat adds dimension as it seals, […]

Mortar for large format tile or stone

Custom Building Products has introduced VersaBond-LFT for Large Format Tile, a complementary product to VersaBond, the company’s thinset mortar. VersaBond LFT is designed for use in most standard large format tile floor installations with porcelain, ceramic or natural stone 15 in. or greater on any side. The product’s non-slump formula can be used as a […]

Laying down in the Berkshires

Florida Tile has expanded its Berkshire High Definition Porcelain wood-look collection. It has added a new eight-by-36-inch plank and a 12- by 12-inch mosaic in all five colours (Hickory, Maple, Oak, Olive and Walnut). Florida Tile first introduced this plank in 2013, in its Magnolia line. With consumer desire for wider, longer planks growing, Florida Tile says the time was right to add […]

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