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Shaw Builder + Multifamily takes to Apartmentalize

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) is inviting Apartmentalize 2022 attendees to engage their senses and discover new ways to elevate multifamily design. Apartmentalize 2022 will take place June 22 – 24 in San Diego. Read More

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Hospitality: Open for business

While the COVID-19 pandemic hit the hospitality market in the U.S. hard, that segment — food and beverages, lodging, recreation, travel and tourism — has begun to recover. Read More

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Mohawk Industries acquires Vitromex and expands in Mexico

Mohawk Industries has announced the acquisition of Vitromex, Mexico’s third largest tile producer, from Grupo Industrial Saltillo for approximately $293 million in cash. Read More

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Commercial Disruption

Due to a decrease in non-residential spending, some commercial markets experienced a considerable dip during the pandemic (corporate, for example, as many more people worked from home). But activity is returning, and several markets are doing quite well — particularly, healthcare and education — resulting in new innovations around high-performing hard and soft surface products, or hybrid alternatives, to meet the need for mixed-use spaces and added flexibility. Read More

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The Last 5 Years in Laminate

The laminate category has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. A mature category, it saw encroaching competition from the explosive popularity of LVT and rigid core flooring, particularly as the waterproof marketing story came to the forefront of the conversation. Although laminate boasted plenty of performance capabilities, particularly its scratch-resistance, moisture was its Achilles heel. Read More

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Getting Back to the Office: Revisiting the Resimercial Design Trend

“Home-like environments in the office can lead to more comfortable, and presumably, happier workers. And happy workers, according to current theories, work harder.” Read More

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Mohawk announces acquisition of Vitromex

Mohawk Industries, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Vitromex ceramic tile business from Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS) for approximately $293 million in cash. Read More

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Vinyl continues to rapidly expand & innovate

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and rigid core in particular, has hands down been the most explosive category over the last several years. Innovation and technology have taken hold of the category giving the consumer compelling reasons to buy. From the original WPC to SPC and the newer MgO, new constructions have addressed consumer performance needs. Read More

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Floor & Decor Grows On

Floor & Decor has continued its ambitious growth path, not deterred by the pandemic, supply chain issues or labor shortages. The flooring superstore, based here, opened 27 stores and one design center in 2021 and in 2022 will open 32 stores and four design centers, with a current store count of 175 and a goal of having 500 stores over the next eight to 10 years. Read More

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Second Home and Vacation Home Designs to Create an Ideal Getaway

Designing a second home or vacation home? Whatever you plan on using your new home for, second homes and vacation getaways should be designed to help you and your family relax and unwind. And that means designing the space with all your specific wants and needs in mind. Read More