• Fuse Alliance welcomes Allegiance Floors and Garmon & Co. to the network

      Shannon Specialty Floors joins as preferred supplier Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, today announced that two new commercial flooring contractors have joined its network. Allegiance Floors and Garmon & Company are the network’s newest members. With the addition of these two contractors, the organization reaches 94 members. The organization also announced the addition of Shannon Specialty Floors as the network’s newest preferred supplier. “We are

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    • J+J announces ISO 14001:2015 certification

      J+J Flooring Group, a leading diversified manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced that its Dalton, Ga., manufacturing facility has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification. J+J is one of a select few manufacturers in the industry to achieve this highly regarded certification under the new standard. The company had been certified under the ISO 14001:2004 standard and achieved this certification in 2008. The ISO 14001 certification has been a leading environmental management

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    • Mohawk, Durkan lend sustainable practices and products to first U.S. LEED Platinum hotel

      For the first LEED Platinum certified hotel in the United States, sustainability is a guiding tenet in every way that hospitality is extended to green-minded guests. That’s why it was important for the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., to make responsible decisions with the waste that was created from a recent renovation. In addition to specifying custom multi-level cut and loop carpeting from Durkan, the staff made sure that what was replaced was diverted from

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    • Sereniti Rubber awarded Red List Free Declare Label

      Expanko Resilient Flooring recently announced that The Living Building Challenge has awarded a Red List Free Declare Label to Sereniti Rubber Flooring, the newest edition to its commercial flooring products. The Living Building Challenge is the most advanced sustainability certification program for the built environment in the market today. This initiative is designed to encourage a healthy materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. Referred to as a

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    • Nora launches Norament Arago

      Nora Systems, Inc. recently introduced Norament Arago, a premium rubber floor covering balancing elemental textures with sustainable modern design. The calming effect of layered, geological forms in a contemporary surface is captured in the new flooring. Offering a modern range of cool grey shades, from rich and exciting to soft and neutral, the aesthetic reflects tones found throughout nature. Whether you want to elevate the look of your corridors, or

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    • Fuse Alliance recognizes members and suppliers

      Winners of Spark Awards announced Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional commercial flooring contractors, recently announced the recipients of the network’s Member and Supplier Awards. Winners were recognized at the organization’s 2017 annual conference. Fuse Alliance also announced the winners of its inaugural Spark Awards, presented to network members only. With a record attendance of nearly 275 attendees from the United States and Canada, the Fuse Alliance annual conference

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    • TAJ Flooring unveils new website

      TAJ Flooring, Inc., a commercial flooring supplier, recently launched its newly revamped website TAJfloorling.com. The redesigned site offers a clean, uncluttered interface with improved functionality and enhanced rich content, allowing specifiers to view the latest collections, order free samples, download a Revit file and find a volume of product data. “We have introduced a lot of new products over a very short period of time,” said Joe Polito, director of

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    • Gerflor USA unveils product-specific EPDs

      LEED v4 is here — and it’s changing how architects and designers consider and specify products. Specifically, environmental product declarations (EPDs) need a more critical eye than ever before. Gerflor USA, known for its high quality, high performing resilient commercial flooring, is making it easier with product-specific EPDs. While most manufacturers continue to use industry EPDs, Gerflor is one of the first in commercial flooring to release product-specific EPDs for all

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    • Greenbuild releases 2016 Sustainability Report

      Record-breaking waste diversion rate of 90% and first year water restoration initiatives among highlights Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the release of the 2016 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last October at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Each year, we celebrate our victories with

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    • Crossville launches Nest porcelain tile

      Crossville, Inc. has introduced Nest porcelain tile collection. The domestically produced, wood-look line is inspired by the authentic graining of Olive and American Oak species and offers a durable alternative to real wood for both floors and walls. “Nest takes the style of wood-look tile to a more refined and sophisticated level — a great alternative to the appearance of reclaimed timber,” says Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing. “And

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