• Armstrong names See the Possibilities contest winner

      Lancaster, Penn.— Armstrong Flooring named Jenna Niemann of Klingner & Associates in Quincy, Ill. the winner of its See the Possibilities Vinyl Composition Tile Design contest. In her winning entry, Niemann incorporated the bright colors of Armstrong’s VCT to help students navigate their way around Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School in the Quincy Public School District. “Jenna captured the right balance of energy, creativity and safety – three elements of design that

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    • USGBC unveils annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED

      Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced the annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED, outside of the U.S., mainland China topped the list with more than 68 million gross square meters. The list recognizes markets that are using LEED to create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and

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    • Big Rentz: 15 Psychological Benefits of Green Building

      Buildings are important spaces in our lives. They are places where we work, learn, live and rest and they affect our health and wellbeing. However, buildings also have a direct impact on our environment. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), buildings consume almost 40% of the total U.S. energy consumption and generate 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. To combat the enormous drain on our resources, buildings are being designed

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    • Tarkett launches Woven Fringe collection

      Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has launched the Woven Fringe Collection, which was the result of a happy accident. According to the company, when the team set out to create a refined matte, flatweave surface, they were challenged to eliminate uneven color streaks, and looked for ways to diffuse or mask this undesired visual. During early production trials, they were pushing the loom wire mechanism to its limits and caused the wire repositioning

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    • NeoCon 2019 announces keynote lineup, human-centered design theme

      Chicago—Beginning with a keynote lineup headlined by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Ilse Crawford and Liz Ogbu, the 2019 edition of NeoCon, held here June 10 to 12 at the Mart, shines the spotlight on human centered design. Monica DeBartolo, director of programming for NeoCon said, “While they hail from diverse backgrounds, our 2019 keynote presenters have all explored, studied and implemented practices and methodologies that focus on empathy and

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    • Tarkett supports LLS Light the Night fundraiser

      Henderson, Nev.—As part of a company-wide focus to support important charities and those affected by life changing illnesses, Tarkett created its own Light the Night team during the Tarkett Residential sales meeting, held in Las Vegas during The International Surface Event (TISE), to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Employees attending the show January 22 to 25 took part in this event and raised $11,765 in less

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    • Tarkett launches time saving stair tread design

      Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has launched a new rubber stair tread design said to cut installation time in half. The new Angle Fit stair treads eliminate time-consuming cuts and reduce the need for adhesive. With a 75-degree angle that returns to the step, the angled stair nose easily overlaps the riser on ADA compliant stairs. The new designs can be specified with or without risers and are ready for immediate foot traffic

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    • Flooralytics joins Fuse Alliance

      Laguna Niguel, Calif.– Flooralytics, a full-service floor testing lab, has joined the Fuse Alliance network, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, as a preferred supplier. “Architects, designers, manufacturers and contractors need interpretive testing that is efficient and reliable,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Flooralytics provides a wide range of innovative standards and proprietary testing methods that are very helpful to our members. We’re delighted to

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    • Teknoflor adds brand partner, expands distribution

      Milwaukee– Teknoflor, a major supplier of high-performance commercial flooring, has partnered with Erin Fernandes as an independent agent representing its entire line of products in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois markets. “Erin brings with her twenty years of experience in the commercial flooring industry and an immense understanding of the business,” said Jeff Collum, president and CEO of Teknoflor. “Erin has established herself as a highly respected sales representative and colleague

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    • Crossville aligns with Sketchup 3D Warehouse

      Crossville, Tenn.–Crossville has added its products to Sketchup’s 3D Warehouse. Based on requests from interior designers, Crossville said it prioritized the uploading of its collections to this popular portal that is used for the creation of 3D models. Interior designers and architects often turn to this unique site to create and share three-dimensional models. Now the A&D community can easily incorporate Crossville products into their creations, making it even more simple

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