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Fill your space with all the things that make you happy! Parkhill® Tile hosts a beautiful collection of waterproof tile...
08/06/2019

Fill your space with all the things that make you happy! Parkhill® Tile hosts a beautiful collection of waterproof tiles that have elegant tonality & texture. #FCWxEarthWerks [📸: EarthWerks]

Pretty in pink! It's been a while since our last #TileTuesday & this #laundryroommakeover features a fun encaustic tile ...
08/06/2019

Pretty in pink! It's been a while since our last #TileTuesday & this #laundryroommakeover features a fun encaustic tile floor. (Reminder: Our #Tile101 guide is out next week!) [📸: Three Birds Renovations + TileCloud in Bangalow]

After an eventful five days last month attending CCA Global’s conventions — Flooring America/Flooring Canada  (FA/FC...
08/06/2019
Mile High Meeting | Columnist | Floor Covering Weekly

After an eventful five days last month attending CCA Global’s conventions — Flooring America/Flooring Canada (FA/FC) and Carpet One Floor & Home — Amy Rush-Imber outlines each show’s highlights in her latest column.

Read the full column here: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/opinion/mile-high-meeting-26928

Late last month, managing editor Mallory Cruise-McGrath and I spent five days in Denver attending the CCA Global conventions — Flooring America/Flooring Canada (FA/FC) and Carpet One Floor & Home. Here, we met with leadership, members and vendors for an intense, engaging, informative, entertai...

James Duffy has been promoted to vice president of business development for Independent Floor Testing & Inspection, Inc....
08/06/2019
IFTI names vice president of business development | News | Floor Covering Weekly

James Duffy has been promoted to vice president of business development for Independent Floor Testing & Inspection, Inc.

For more: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/ifti-names-vice-president-of-business-development-26938

[Concord, Calif.] Independent Floor Testing & Inspection (IFTI) has promoted James Duffy to vice president of business development.  Originally hired as director of sales and marketing, the company said Duffy will take on a larger role to grow IFTI’s service offerings, achieve the company...

A symmetrical master bath with large floor tiles for #DesignMonday! This room is just one in a #modernfarmhouse full of ...
08/05/2019

A symmetrical master bath with large floor tiles for #DesignMonday! This room is just one in a #modernfarmhouse full of pattern, print & color. #bathroomdesign

08/05/2019

Are you looking for flooring, but want to make sure it’s the right fit? Check out the CORE collection from EarthWerks! It offers a variety of waterproof flooring options to address unique lifestyle needs. #FCWxEarthWerks

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has been ranked on Selling Power magazine's 50 Best Companies to Sell for list.For details: ...
08/05/2019
Shaw ranks among Top Companies To Sell For | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has been ranked on Selling Power magazine's 50 Best Companies to Sell for list.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/shaw-ranks-among-top-companies-to-sell-for-26936

[Dalton, Ga.] Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) recently ranked No. 17 on Selling Power magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. According to the company, Shaw is the only flooring manufacturer to be ranked on the list.   For the 19th year, the corporate research team at Selling Power ...

Our Made in America issue is out today! FCW takes a look at domestic manufacturing, how production is expanding on Ameri...
08/05/2019
Floor Covering Weekly August 5, 2019

Our Made in America issue is out today! FCW takes a look at domestic manufacturing, how production is expanding on American soil and more!

Read the full issue here: https://bt.e-ditionsbyfry.com/publication/?i=606685#{%22issue_id%22:606685,%22page%22:0}

AUGUST 5, 2019 NO. 19 • $4 VOL. 68 | FLOOR COVERING WEEKLY Harris Wood is at home here in Tennessee where it proudly launched its new Americana Escape. See exclusive story beginning on page 22. THE INDUSTRY’S BUSINESS NEWS & INFORMATION RESOURCE • INCENTIVES PAY OFF • ECONOMY HUMS ALONG • ...

This #FlooringFriday features different installation patterns of #whiteoak floors to create transitions between the entr...
08/02/2019

This #FlooringFriday features different installation patterns of #whiteoak floors to create transitions between the entryway and other rooms. [📸: Home Bunch + Timber Trails Development Company]

According to our Annual Statistical Report, resilient flooring continues to experience the greatest amount of growth. Ch...
08/02/2019

According to our Annual Statistical Report, resilient flooring continues to experience the greatest amount of growth.

Check out one option from this booming category, EarthWerks' luxury vinyl plank Camden #FCWxEarthWerks: http://blog.swiff-train.com/?p=271

In her article “The numbers speak volumes,” Amy Rush-Imber from Floor Covering Weekly gives an in-depth overview of Floor Covering Weekly’s 27th Annual Statistical Report. What product has the biggest share of the market? What’s on the upwards trend? We’ll tell you!

http://blog.swiff-train.com/?p=271
Check it out our blog here👆

#FCWxEarthWerks

FCW met with Flooring America/Flooring Canada's (FA/FC) Advisory Council at Building Buzz 2019 to discuss membership ben...
08/01/2019
FA/FC Advisory Council sounds off | Features | Floor Covering Weekly

FCW met with Flooring America/Flooring Canada's (FA/FC) Advisory Council at Building Buzz 2019 to discuss membership benefits, the power of the RSA and more.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/features/fafc-advisory-council-sounds-off-26921

By Amy Rush-Imber & Mallory Cruise-McGrath [Denver, Colo.] Flooring America/Flooring Canada’s (FA/FC) Advisory council is a group of bright and diverse retailers that face today’s retail challenges head on and, they told FCW during an exclusive sit-down interview at Building Buzz 2019 here, ...

David Sheehan has rejoined Mannington Floors as the company's vice president of strategic development.  For details: htt...
08/01/2019
David Sheehan rejoins Mannington Mills | News | Floor Covering Weekly

David Sheehan has rejoined Mannington Floors as the company's vice president of strategic development.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/david-sheehan-rejoins-mannington-mills--26927

[Salem, N.J.] Mannington Mills announced today that David Sheehan has rejoined the company as vice president of strategic development. In this new role, the company said Sheehan will be working with executive leadership, developing various strategic corporate initiatives.  Sheehan was most rece...

From bland to bold, check out how this #ThursdayTransformation transported us somewhere tropical with its leafy green #c...
08/01/2019

From bland to bold, check out how this #ThursdayTransformation transported us somewhere tropical with its leafy green #cementtiles! [📸: OLD BRAND NEW + Villa Lagoon Tile]

Registration is open for the 17th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the Floor Covering Industry ...
08/01/2019
Register for the Alan Greenberg Golf Tournament | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Registration is open for the 17th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF).

For more information: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/register-for-the-alan-greenberg-golf-tournament-26926

[Manchester, N.H.] Registration is open for the 2019 Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament. Whether playing on a team, becoming a sponsor, advertising at the event or simply making a donation, participation in the 17 th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament is important. The longstanding tr...

National Tile Contractors Association Five-Star recently hosted its Summer meeting in Montreal. For details: https://www...
08/01/2019
NTCA Five-Star hosts summer meeting | News | Floor Covering Weekly

National Tile Contractors Association Five-Star recently hosted its Summer meeting in Montreal.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/ntca-fivestar-hosts-summer-meeting--26924

[Montreal] The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) hosted its 2019 NTCA Five-Star Contractor Annual Summer Meeting here. The objective of this year’s meeting, hosted by Schluter Systems, was not only to provide valuable education, but also to help the attendees form connections so they wo...

Steve Kramer has been named director of sales, distribution by CFL North America. For details: https://www.floorcovering...
08/01/2019
CFL announces new director of sales, distribution | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Steve Kramer has been named director of sales, distribution by CFL North America.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/cfl-announces-new-director-of-sales-distribution-26920

[China] CFL North America has promoted Steve Kramer to director of sales, distribution. According to the company, Kramer brings over 20 years of floor covering manufacturing experience with him to the team, and most recently served as CFL’s east coast sales manager. “In addition to successfully ...

A wide plank white oak for #WoodWednesday! Woods & whites will never get old. [📸: KL Interiors + Andrea Domjan Photog...
07/31/2019

A wide plank white oak for #WoodWednesday! Woods & whites will never get old. [📸: KL Interiors + Andrea Domjan Photography]

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has released its 2018 sustainability report. For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.co...
07/31/2019
Shaw releases 2018 Sustainability Report | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has released its 2018 sustainability report.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/shaw-releases-2018-sustainability-report-26919

[Dalton] Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has released its 2018 sustainability report. Shaw said that the report emphasizes the company’s efforts to sustain[HUMAN]ability, an endeavor to put people at the heart of its sustainability efforts — addressing planetary health and human experience at...

Jeff Johnson of Mapei has been elected to the FCICA Executive Board. For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/ma...
07/31/2019
Mapei's Jeff Johnson joins FCICA Executive Board | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Jeff Johnson of Mapei has been elected to the FCICA Executive Board.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/mapeis-jeff-johnson-joins-fcica-executive-board-26917

[Deerfield Beach, Fla.] Mapei Corporation announced that Jeff Johnson, business manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems (FCIS), has been elected to serve as vice chairman of associates on the Executive Board of the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA). According to the assocation, those....

Bonitz, Inc. has named Tanya Jones as director of sales for the Greenville market.For details: https://www.floorcovering...
07/30/2019
Bonitz names Greenville director of sales | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Bonitz, Inc. has named Tanya Jones as director of sales for the Greenville market.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/bonitz-names-greenville-director-of-sales--26916

[Greenville, S.C.] Bonitz, Inc. has announced the promotion of Tanya Jones to director of sales here in the Greenville market. In a newly created position under the the One Bonitz initiative, Jones will oversee a team that includes all Greenville Project Consultants representing multiple product seg...

A classically designed floor for #TimelessTuesday! The Montana collection from EarthWerks hosts a wonderfully welcoming ...
07/30/2019

A classically designed floor for #TimelessTuesday! The Montana collection from EarthWerks hosts a wonderfully welcoming array of warm, bright colors — and we have all six options included here. #FCWxEarthWerks [📸: EarthWerks]

AHF Products recently held a grand opening for its new headquarters in Lancaster, Pa. For details: https://www.floorcove...
07/30/2019
AHF Products opens new headquarters | News | Floor Covering Weekly

AHF Products recently held a grand opening for its new headquarters in Lancaster, Pa.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/ahf-products-opens-new-headquarters--26915

[Lancaster, Pa.] AHF Products hosted a grand opening for its new headquarters in West Hempfield Township here, featuring a ‘log-cutting’ ceremony and tree planting. At the tree planting, Brian Carson, president and CEO, said, “AHF is six months young, and this tree will take root for many year...

This year, Flooring America/Flooring Canada & The Floor Trader revamped its summer convention, placing a greater focus o...
07/30/2019
Building Buzz emphasizes power of the sales pro | Features | Floor Covering Weekly

This year, Flooring America/Flooring Canada & The Floor Trader revamped its summer convention, placing a greater focus on the retail sales associate.

Read how the sales pro was front and center at the co-op's regional event in Philadelphia: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/features/building-buzz-emphasizes-power-of-the-sales-pro-26914

[Philadelphia, Pa.] For the Flooring America/Flooring Canada and The Floor Trader co-op, the sales pro is getting more than a year — they’re getting an entire era. President Keith Spano referred to sales as the bloodline of the industry multiple times throughout the event here. Because, he said,...

Recently, Mannington Floors hosted the 5th Annual Ranch Hope Tennis Tournament to aid at-risk kids.For details: https://...
07/30/2019
Mannington hosts Ranch Hope Tennis Tournament | News | Floor Covering Weekly

Recently, Mannington Floors hosted the 5th Annual Ranch Hope Tennis Tournament to aid at-risk kids.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/mannington-hosts-ranch-hope-tennis-tournament--26911

[Salem, N.J.] Mannington Mills associates and Salem area tennis buffs recently participated in the 5 th annual Ranch Hope Wrangler’s Tennis Tournament. Proceeds from the event (which is hosted by Mannington at the fitness center here) benefit Ranch Hope, Inc., a local nonprofit, faith-based organi...

We’re going beyond the floor for this #MarbleMonday! There’s nothing more luxurious than a crisp countertop with dee...
07/29/2019

We’re going beyond the floor for this #MarbleMonday! There’s nothing more luxurious than a crisp countertop with deep veining like the one seen on this waterfall island.
[📷: Studio McGee + Kate Osborne Photography]

07/29/2019

#DYK? For over eight decades, Swiff-Train Company has been sourcing and distributing vinyl, hardwood, tile, carpet, tools and supplies. Since then, the company has grown and expanded, and now calls EarthWerks, Pinnacle and Ground Control Surfaces part of its family of brands. #FCWxEarthWerks

Learn more by watching the video below:

At Carpet One Floor & Home's summer convention, attendees were educated about the changing dynamics of retail, and what ...
07/29/2019
Retail’s radical transformation | Features | Floor Covering Weekly

At Carpet One Floor & Home's summer convention, attendees were educated about the changing dynamics of retail, and what changes are to come in the future.

For details: https://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/features/retails-radical-transformation--26878

By Mallory Cruise-McGrath & Amy Rush-Imber  According to CCA’s senior vice president of store design and visual merchandising Theresa Fisher, Carpet One Floor & Home has been a leader in retail design. “We’re working on a merchandising strategy that is going to bring into the...

In a category that is battling a bevy of lookalikes out in the market, #hardwood suppliers are looking near and far for ...
07/26/2019
Dominating the Market

In a category that is battling a bevy of lookalikes out in the market, #hardwood suppliers are looking near and far for style and design trends that only the real thing can provide.

What’s dominating in the hardwood market? See how EarthWerks aligns with emerging and leading trends here #FCWxEarthWerks: http://blog.swiff-train.com/?p=260

At A Glance | Industry News   EarthWerks | Prairie View – Silverstone PRV452     Dominating the Market In her article “What’s hot in hardwood,” Floor Covering Weekly’s Madison …

What's a sales manager's biggest fear? An unmotivated sales person. At #BuildingBuzz19, Flooring America/Flooring Canada...
07/26/2019

What's a sales manager's biggest fear? An unmotivated sales person. At #BuildingBuzz19, Flooring America/Flooring Canada and The Floor Trader made sure to bring its training, marketing tools and new product information directly to the sales pro. As the last summer show comes to an end, be sure to check out FCW's next issue, out Aug. 5, for the full story!

07/26/2019

Members of the Flooring America/Flooring Canada and The Floor Trader co-op can all agree the greatest benefit of this show is being able to connect with and learn from peers.

Here, president Keith Spano outlines key takeaways from #BuildingBuzz19 with Scott Junkins of Harris Flooring America in Anderson, S.C.

07/25/2019

#BuildingBuzz19 isn't all fun and games — or maybe it is. During a session aimed at helping membership motivate employees, Nicole Harding, vice president of CCA Global University, demonstrated the importance of clearly communicating job goals and expectations with a paper airplane activity.

A retailer can have it all: location, atmosphere and the right product, but sales start and end with the RSA. #BuildingB...
07/25/2019

A retailer can have it all: location, atmosphere and the right product, but sales start and end with the RSA. #BuildingBuzz19 is putting a spotlight on the sales pro with curated educational sessions, workshops and (pictured here) an expert panel on how to engage the end user through email marketing (get contact info at the start), social media (ask for reviews) and personalized follow-ups (send handwritten notes).

Personalization might be as big of a buzzword as waterproof is in the flooring industry today. And one way the Flooring ...
07/25/2019

Personalization might be as big of a buzzword as waterproof is in the flooring industry today. And one way the Flooring America/Flooring Canada and The Floor Trader co-op is prioritizing this is with new regional shows.

“We’re a big group,” president Keith Spano told the audience at general session earlier this morning. “We wanted to be able to spend more one-on-one time with members, to know your goals and help you achieve them ... we don’t want to rush.”

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