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.
Amazon: It's not the drones that should worry you (Second in a two part series)
[Jonathan Trivers]This is a very bad sign. Some time ago, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, invested in Pro.com which helps home owners find, book and schedule home improvement professionals. Pro.com is based in Seattle near Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters.
The Global Market At Your Doorstep
Chances are you’re buying and selling products that are sourced from all over the world, and that’s true whether you’re a distributor, a retailer or even a manufacturer. Cork from Portugal. Ceramic tiles from Italy and Spain. Laminate and locking systems from Europe. Exotic wood species from Brazil.........
Dream Weaver And Engineered Floors To Debut Nylon Line
Setting out to match its revolutionary polyester carpet launched five years ago, Engineered Floors and its residential division will introduce a nylon line, manufactured from extrusion through tufting and finishing at an Engineered Floors facility here in Northwest Georgia
Looks Good, But What Is It?
When Pergo came to North America in 1992, there was a lot of confusion about what it was. Was it a variation of laminated wood, now called engineered wood flooring, or a variation of resilient tile? Finally it was decided to create a new category called laminate flooring. Who decided? The industry............