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  • Music Video: Interface calls the industry to arms over climate change

    Interface released its “ONE Life” video, which narrates an important message for the flooring industry and all industries: global warming reversal can be achieved through sustainability commitments, both big and small.

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    Phenix hosts first Insight Design Council

    Phenix hosted its first designer event with nine selected designers for its Insight Design Council.

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    Crossville’s Tile Take Back hits milestone in 2018

    Crossville’s Tile Take Back program recycled millions of pounds of fired porcelain in 2018. Read more for the scoop.

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    USGBC launches LEED v4.1 for homes, cities, communities

    Washington, D.C.– LEED v4.1, the new version of the LEED green building program by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is now available for homes, cities and communities. “LEED v4.1 makes LEED the first green performancestandard for buildings, communities and cities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “It is the most comprehensive, collaborative, accessible and effective LEED system to date. This newest release complements the full suite of LEED v4.1 rating

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    Armstrong gathers on design

    Lancaster, Penn.– Armstrong Flooring’s most recent Design Council, including nine interior designers from across North America, gathered in Palm Springs, California, during Modernism Week to discuss future trends within the commercial design space. Armstrong Flooring principal designer Razieh Council presented commercial design trends and the vision for what’s next in flooring. “The current trend in biophilic design will naturally advance, with designers exploring humans’ footprint on nature, as well as

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    Fiandre Italian Tile opens 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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    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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    IIDA releases 2019 Design Compensation Report

    Chicago— IIDA released the 2019 IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report, an analysis of salary and benefit information aimed at arming designers and A&D professionals with the most current metrics and data available to the industry. “IIDA has served as the leading resource and steward for the commercial design community for 25 years,” said IIDA executive vice president and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “We’re proud to provide the industry with this comprehensive

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    Interface goes fully carbon neutral

    Atlanta— Interface’s nora rubber flooring is now included in its Carbon Neutral Floors program, the company announced. As a result, Interface’s entire product portfolio — carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile and now nora rubber flooring — is carbon neutral across its product lifecycle as of January 1, 2019. “Quickly after the acquisition, we committed ourselves to better understand nora’s rubber flooring manufacturing process and supply chain as part of our carbon neutral

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    Tarkett, Military Makeover with Montel partner for 2019

    Solon, Ohio— Tarkett has partnered with Lifetime Network’s Military Makeover with Montel show for its 2019 season. According to the company, Military Makeover offers hope and a helping hand on the home front to members of the military and their families. This special series enlists conscientious companies, designers, contractors and other home improvement professionals to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country and make a difference

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