• Fuse Alliance partners with NTCA

      Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, announced today that the group has entered a partnership with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). The NTCA is the largest tile contractor’s association in the world with more than 1,300 members worldwide. “The NTCA is proud to be selected as an approved trade association partner with the Fuse Alliance network as our association seeks contractors who are committed to

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    • New “Impact for Aging” Toolbox elements now available

      J+J Flooring Group and The Center for Health Design Partnership offer free access to senior living facility design resource In partnership with The Center for Health Design, J+J Flooring Group announced today that four elements to the Center’s new “Impact for Aging” Toolbox are now available for public use at the Center’s website: http://www.healthdesign.org/. The first of its kind, the “Impact for Aging” Toolbox focuses on the critically important and

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    • Shannon reignites Teknoflor with new Coastalscapes HPD resilient sheet

      Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. announced today the newest addition to its Teknoflor brand of resilient flooring, Coastalscapes HPD. Teknoflor is an establish brand with a tenured track of performance and durability and was the industry’s first No Wax, No Buff floor. The brand’s nature-inspired flooring combines Teknoflor technology and advanced digital printing techniques to create floors as realistic as they are durable, efficient and economical. Teknoflor was constructed to withstand

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    • Lone Star invests in Bentley Mills

      Investment by global private equity firm positions carpet manufacturer for continued growth Bentley Mills, Inc. – California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer – announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to be recapitalized by an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm. The transaction is expected to close in January 2017, pending customary closing conditions. “Bentley is an iconic marketplace brand, ideally positioned for its next phase of

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    • Metroflor’s Clarke joins HPDC Harmonization Initiative

      Metroflor Corporation announced that its own Arthur Clarke III, environmental and compliance manager, has been appointed a member of the newly created Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) Harmonization Initiative Technical Sub Group (TSG) — the next step in a multi-year effort of sustainability leaders to harmonize reporting of product content and associated health information related to building products. The goal of the Initiative is to remove ease-of-use, cost and complexity

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    • Bentley wows designers

      Earlier this month, Bentley was announced an Interior Design Best of Year 2016 winner in front of an audience of more than 900 designers, architects and manufacturers gathered at the publication’s annual award ceremony. Bentley, California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, won in the “Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom” category for its carpet Anarchy. Anarchy stands out from the competition with its sophisticated tone-on-tone stria effect reminiscent of hand-dyed wool. Its heavy weight cut

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    • USGBC announces top 10 LEED countries

      China tops list as demand for sustainable buildings outside of U.S. continues to drive LEED, green construction The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, a list that highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent the ever-growing international demand for LEED-certified green buildings. This year, China moved from second to

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    • Interface named ACE award recipient for sustainable oceans management

      Today, Interface was announced as a winner of a 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in Sustainable Oceans Management, by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999 to recognize U.S. companies who are contributing to the growth and sustainable development of the local economies in which they work. Interface was recognized

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    • Gerflor renews partnership with FIVB through 2020

      Gerflor USA, a leader in resilient sports floor manufacturing, announced that its France-based parent company, Gerflor, recently renewed its contract with The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) – extending the organizations’ partnership for through 2020. Gerflor, which was the official flooring supplier for FIVB’s volleyball competitions from 1997 to 2000, became FIVB’s regular partner in in 2005. The company’s Taraflex flooring – the most widely used sports flooring in the world

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    • Report finds Washington, D.C. could enhance livability and save billions with smart surface technologies

      Today, Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C., a new report authored by Capital E, documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C. could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies. The report documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies, such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability, and cutting summer peak temperature.

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