Record number of pre-registered visitors at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2015
|The largest flooring show in Asia, DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be held again in the Shanghai New International Expo Center from 24-26 March, 2015. It will present China's continuing commitment and contributions to the global flooring industry.|
Guidance On Re-using And Recycling Used Carpet
A practical interactive guide has been published to encourage more re-use and recycling of used carpet arising from all types of refurbishment schemes. Best practices for extending carpet lifetime and for refurbishment specification are also highlighted in the user-friendly document.
Designer Contracts Expands Following Surgein Business
The UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, is trebling itscentral distribution depot with a move to larger premises. It follows another successful 12 months for the Chesterfield-based business,which has just announced an annual turnover of £30 million – a 16% increase onthe previous year.....
W.F. Taylor introduces Acous-Tec Liquid Underlayment
W.F. Taylor Co., Inc. (Taylor) proudly announced a unique industry breakthrough product, Acous-Tec Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler; patent pending. Taylor Acous-Tec Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler is designed for all floating floor systems (vinyl tile/plank, laminate and wood) to reduce sound transmission.
Kronotex rebrands its laminate
In the glory days of laminate, Formica successfully became a front-running brand that consumers could identify in flooring almost as easily as they could point to Kleenex for tissues. But now, as the category has matured, modern consumers have adopted a new series of attributes they have deemed important in positively identifying a brand. And with that notion in mind, Kronotex launched a rebranding of its laminate offering in American Concepts this past August.
Distributors Differentiate With Private Label Laminate
[Brittany Walsh]While brand name products play a large role in the laminate category, many distributors agreed that being able to private label products has given them an edge. And though distributors oftentimes rely on their partnerships with manufacturers for strength in marketing efforts as well as reliable names to back up performance, the ability to offer private labelled laminate to retail partners simply helps to differentiate their offering.
Armstrong increases freight rates
The company attributes the increase to the record amounts of freight and a continued national driver shortage, which have affected supply-demand balances and have caused significant inflationary pressures on transportation networks despite the moderations in fuel costs.