• J+J Flooring, EF Contract launch Digital Canvas

      Dalton, Ga.—J+J Flooring and EF Contract, together comprising the commercial division of Engineered Floors, launched Digital Canvas, a new visualization tool for interior designers, architects, facility managers and other commercial flooring specifiers.  Digital Canvas is a web-based visualization tool designed for the commercial sector to provide an instantaneous floor preview of actual interior spaces selected by the user. Historically, the company said, instant renderings were limited to pre-loaded or “canned” room scenes

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    • theMart receives Fitwel 2 Star Rating

      Chicago— theMart, located in the River North District of Chicago, has achieved a Fitwel 2 Star Rating, recognizing the property’s ability to support the physical, mental and social health of its occupants, through the The Center for Active Design (CfAD). The Fitwel Certification System is a global health certification that optimizes buildings to support occupant health. theMart, owned and managed by Vornado Realty Trust, is over four million square feet,

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    • Mohawk showcases nature-inspired designs at HD Expo

      Phoenix, Arizona— Mohawk Group has unveiled floor coverings designed to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held here November 10 to 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mohawk Group’s showcase features flooring influenced by the desert Southwest and other selections rooted in biophilic design, the company said. Highlighted collections include Healthy Environments carpet tile and resilient sheet and Pivot Point enhanced resilient

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    • Patcraft, Design Milk host inaugural TransForm Workshop

      Cartersville, Ga.– Patcraft, a provider of performance flooring solutions, co-hosted the inaugural TransForm Workshop with Design Milk, an interior design, art and style blog, October 21 to 23 in Los Angeles, California. The workshop is an immersive, hands-on forum focused on design, creativity and inspiration. The three-day workshop was facilitated by Shannon Cochran, Patcraft’s VP of creative and design, and Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk. With

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    • USGBC Names 2018 Leadership Award Recipients

      Chicago— The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. “The Leadership Awards recognize the power of truly outstanding leadership in the marketplace, and within the green building community,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. “Each of the 2018 awardees demonstrate leadership in a different

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    • Patcraft introduces first PVC-free resilient flooring

      Cartersville, Ga.— Patcraft has introduced its first PVC-free resilient style, EcoSystem. Featuring two visuals within three styles, the EcoSystem designs offer coordinating plank and sheet products, both of which work well with the collection’s abstract tile style, the company said. The EcoSystem products’ colorways and organic designs are said to contribute to a calming environment within commercial interiors. The styles’ no-polish finish, combined with high performance on the Medical Stain

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    • Roppe receives sustainability award for Envire rubber sheet

      Austin, Texas— Roppe Corporation, a supplier of commercial rubber and vinyl flooring products and accessories, has been awarded the Symposium Distinction Award for Most Sustainable Product for its Envire rubber sheet with FlashCoveTM, which was presented at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Austin Convention on October 8. The Awards program recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design and construction industry. In

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    • Kevin Gaffney joins HD Expo as Group Show Director

      Alpharetta, Ga.— HD Expo has announced that Kevin Gaffney will join the brand as group show director, effective immediately. Gaffney’s primary focus, according to the company, will be overseeing the planning and execution of HD Expo. In addition, he will also provide strategic guidance to BDNY, BDwest and HX show management as those shows continue the transition into the design portfolio of Emerald Expositions, HD Expo’s parent company. “Kevin has

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    • Durkan to debut latest carpet collection at BDNY

      New York— Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, will debut its latest carpet collection, Trovare, at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), held November 11 to 12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, here. Inspired by a polarized contemporary landscape, the multi-category collection’s patterning plays off of perceptions of truth, opposing visions and a simultaneous call for unity and common ground, the company said. “Trovare is a visual play

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    • Tarkett launches soft surface style’s life collection

      Solon, Ohio— Tarkett has launched Desso’s latest collection for hospitality with Style’s Life, a soft surface collection designed by Amanda Gala and Lisa Herreth. According to the company, designs for Style’s Life are based on objects assembled and reimagined, such as a painter’s canvas. The collection demonstrates individuality, the company said, through the lens of where the designers have been and what they have seen— it is a curated assortment, showcasing

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