• Fiandre Italian Tile opens first NYC showroom

      New York– Fiandre (part of the Iris Ceramica Group) has opened its first NYC showroom. The interior is defined as a traditional open loft space highlighted by inspirational home environments in design themes ranging from classic to minimal showcasing both residential and commercial concepts. The NYC showroom is Fiandre’s fifth corporate showroom in the U.S. — in addition to its flagship studio in Chicago and showrooms in Los Angeles, Orange

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    • Patcraft launches new resilient tile collection

      Cartersville, Ga.— Patcraft’s newest resilient tile collection, Monochrome & Surface Tone, is designed to transform space and experience. Featuring abstract visuals with a natural yet sophisticated aesthetic, this collection offers simplicity to promote connection and inspire creativity through the use of visual variation in the tile’s finish, the company said. With products inspired by natural stone, the abstract organic visuals are said to uniquely enhance the built environment. “With the Monochrome products within

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    • Coverings exhibitors ready to give back

      Orlando, Fla.— Coverings exhibitors Mapei and Florida Tile as well as the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), have established a collaboration with Clean the World to assemble hygiene kits that will be distributed to in-need veterans in the Orlando area. The group will assemble 1,600 kits, including handwritten notes within each as a thank you to those who have served their country. In addition, Coverings and Freeman will donate tile and building

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    • Emser launches wall tile program

      Los Angeles – Emser Tile launched a Wall Program initiative with 18 porcelain and ceramic collections that are meant to demonstrate the dynamic design qualities of wall tile.  The Wall Program features a mix of popular Emser Tile collections as well as new, design-forward patterns for a broad range of styles. From three-dimensional geometric shapes and metallic and gloss finishes, to the classic subway tile, these series’ pair elevated design with

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    • Altro marks 100 years in flooring

      Altro is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in the floor and wall industry. Founded in 1919 by a small group of individuals with a big idea, the company now has more than 900 employees globally with multiple historic achievements, the company said, including inventing safety flooring, developing a hygienic walls system and creating the first adhesive-free safety floor. “One successful innovation could be luck; repeated success needs a little help,”

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    • Tarkett makes changes to leadership team

      Paris, France– Tarkett has made changes to its executive management committee, including the appointment of Jeff Fenwick as interim president & CEO of Tarkett North America, effective March 15th. Fenwick will succeed Andrew Bonham who has decided to resign from his position for personal reasons, according to the company. Fenwick will join the group’s executive management committee and will remain based in Tarkett’s North American Headquarters, in Solon, Ohio. With

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    • Tarkett launches VCT collection

      Solon, Ohio— Tarkett launched a new vinyl composition tile collection, simply named Tarkett VCT. In this newly formatted palette, Tarkett said it brings design and value together in a long-trusted flooring solution, particularly for education and retail environments. “Tarkett VCT offers the perfect combination of value and longevity,” said Jim Fleckner, product manager for Tarkett North America. “We are excited to bring a new look to the VCT market with

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    • Mohawk introduces Duracolor Tricor, next-gen carpet fiber

      Calhoun, Ga.— With enhanced soil-hiding and removal capabilities, its modified-delta shape and triangular hollow core, next-generation Duracolor Tricor delivers enhancements that are said to provide unsurpassed stain resistance, colorfastness, durability, color clarity and enhanced soil performance. “Duracolor Tricor is a reflection of Mohawk Group’s consistent commitment to driving customer-focused innovation,” said Nathan Stevenson, vice president of product management. “Duracolor Tricor allows us to meet the needs of end users and

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    • Cersaie updates branding to reflect evolution

      To reflect the many changes the show has undergone in recent years, as well as broader developments in the world of architecture and design, Cersaie is adopting a new image. Dubbed “Open Cersaie,” show officials said the new logo represents a space where ideas, designs and energy can flow freely. It reflects the exhibition’s main values: building relationships, discovering new ideas and innovating for the future. In addition, the new logo was created

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    • Armstrong Flooring initiates product sample recycling programs

      Lancaster, Penn.— Armstrong Flooring is supporting two initiatives to ensure product samples live on beyond the specification process, through recycling efforts that are designed to help inspire future designers and artists. First, Armstrong Flooring initiated a pilot program with the IIDA Mid-America Chapter that will enable architecture and design firms to donate excess product samples to design students instead of disposing of them. As part of the IIDA pilot, which

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