• CID Awards recognize superior work in tile, stone

      Atlanta—Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards has selected 10 outstanding tile and stone projects as winners. This award honors exceptional design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone and Commercial Tile. An esteemed panel of prominent editors, top designers and industry professionals evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage and overall design and purpose, and gave distinct recognition to those projects

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    • Durkan’s Crafted Convergence receives IIDA/HD Expo Product Design award

      Calhoun, Ga.—The Crafted Convergence carpet collection from Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, has been recognized with the IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Award in the flooring category for carpet and rugs. The prestigious honor was presented last week on site in Las Vegas at HD Expo, the premier trade show and conference for hospitality design professionals. For more than two decades, the IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards program has

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    • Ecore CEO Dodge named ISRI director, Tire Chapter chairman

      Lancaster, Pa.—Arthur Dodge, III, CEO and president of Ecore International, has been elected director of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and chairman of its Tire Chapter. ISRI, a nonprofit trade association consisting of more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies, promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling in the production of goods and services worldwide. As director, Dodge will participate in national policy discussions related to recycling

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    • Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

      Crossville, Tenn.—As the exclusive tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, Crossville contributed all the tile for the specially adapted smart home for U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech Taylor Morris and his family. The house was dedicated in a ceremony on April 5 in Iowa. “It’s exciting to know a deserving wounded warrior and his family are enjoying the comforts of a

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    • Nydree Flooring further expands sales team

      Los Angeles—Nydree Flooring has made Stacy Kenny its new Southern California area sales representative. Kenny brings more than 10 years of industry experience and demonstrates success in account management, business development and consultative sales to the role. Through her in-depth knowledge of Nydree products and their proper application, installation and maintenance, Kenny will elevate the level of support available for West Coast clients and projects. “With her extensive background in

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    • Aspecta achieves first JUST label for Chinese manufacturer

      Norwalk, Conn.—The Elegant Home-Tech Company Limited (formally known as Elegant Plastics) facility in Zhangjiagang, China, which manufactures Metroflor’s Aspecta commercial LVT product, received the first-ever JUST label for a Chinese company and the first JUST label for a LVT flooring manufacturer. To receive the JUST label, the company had to provide numerous policies for public review and be rated on a wide range of metrics including safety, diversity, worker benefits and community engagement.

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    • Coverings 2018 to reprise tiny home theme for IDS

      Arlington, Va.—Coverings‘ ninth annual Installation Design Showcase (IDS) will showcase tiny homes for the second year running, noting the continued interest in this design and building trend. Tapping leading designers and contractors to share their talent, the IDS exhibit will feature live tile and stone installations by certified installers with materials from industry-leading manufacturers. The exhibit will take place in Booth 8804 in Hall C of the Georgia World Congress Center in

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    • Karndean Designflooring challenges guests to ‘see flooring differently’ at HD Expo

        Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring invites hospitality designers, managers and hotel owners to see flooring differently May 2-4 at the company’s booth at HD Expo in Las Vegas. From the company’s original visuals to designability to ordering, Karndean Designflooring’s unique approach to luxury vinyl will change the way you design and specify hospitality flooring. Among the company’s 24 new Spring 2018 designs is Grey Riven Slate, which appears on the booth

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    • Aspecta by Metroflor website enhancements continue

      Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor Corporation continues to evolve its website for the Aspecta range of commercial LVT flooring. Building upon the first phase enhancements—which featured new graphics, a revitalized look and feel, and improved navigation—the second phase features provide the capability for users to set up profiles and project folders. Declare Labels for all Aspecta products have also been published on the site in six languages. Following are the new features on

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    • 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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