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2016 Flooring Industry Study: Flooring Poised for Growth

As reported in Issue: floor trends November 2016, Posted Date: 11/08/2016; Author(s): Tanja Kern: The 2016 Floor Trends Flooring Industry Study, conducted by BNP Market Research and… Read More

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Slowing sales reflect sluggish housing market in Q3

U.S. manufacturer floor coverings sales are slowing in the second half of 2016 after increasing at relatively strong rates in the first half. The slowdown reflects weakening gains in builder purchases as housing starts level off. Residential replacement sales also remain sluggish despite increases in personal income. Read More

Global ceramic tile market trends, forecast, and opportunity analysis 2016-2021
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Global ceramic tile market trends, forecast, and opportunity analysis 2016-2021

As reported in Issue: Tile & Stone Blue Book August 2016 Newsletter, Posted Date: 8/25/2016: (PR Newswire) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Opportunities in… Read More

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When will the music stop for building construction?

As reported in Issue: FCW Global August 2016, Posted Date: 8/12/2016; Author: economist Kermit Baker: Last year, spending on nonresidential building in the U.S. increased by more… Read More

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Free Tile and Stone Installation Guidelines

Tile Installation Guidelines and Instructions for Installing Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, and Stone Tile for Residential Installations. Hiring the right installer is the difference between a delightful result and a nightmare. Read More

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Industry's slow climb continues

As reported in Issue: FCW Global July 2016, Posted Date: 7/21/2016; Author(s): Catalina Research: In recent years, carpet and area rugs have been losing share to ceramic… Read More

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Housing market finally gains traction

As reported in Issue: FCW Global July 2016, Posted Date: 7/21/2016; Author(s): Kermit Baker: With household growth picking up, housing should buoy our slowing economy. Although homeownership… Read More

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U.S. New Homes Sales Hit Eight-Year High, Point to Firming Economy

As reported on May 26, 2016 in NTCA eNews publication: New U.S. single-family home sales recorded their biggest gain in 24 years in April, touching a more… Read More

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Curbless shower design: requirements and options

By Donato Pompo, CTC, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, March 2016, page 90 – Curbless showers are showers without a raised shower dam as is traditionally found… Read More

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Tile and stone lippage: Part 2

By Donato Pompo, CTC, CSI, CDT, MBA – TileLetter, March 2016, page 46– Tile lippage is the vertical displacement between two adjacent tiles of a ceramic, glass, or… Read More