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Domestic Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Seek Tariffs on Dumped & Subsidized Indian Imports

Today, U.S. ceramic tile manufacturers, representing over 90% of all U.S. ceramic tile manufacturing are filing anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions with the federal government seeking the imposition of substantial tariffs on imports of ceramic tile from India to remedy unfairly low-priced imports that have injured domestic manufacturers and flooded the market with uncertified porcelain tiles. Read More

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Mohawk Advised to Discontinue ‘Misleading’ RevWood Product Claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) is recommending Mohawk discontinue two “misleading” claims regarding the promotion of its RevWood laminate flooring product. The claims include, “Wood Without Compromise” and “The Perfect Wood for Your Home.” Read More

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Floor & Décor Sales Rose 9.1% in Q1, Earnings Up 0.8%

Floor & Décor reported a net sales increase of 9.1% to $1,122.1 million in Q1 2023, compared to $1,028.7 million in Q1 2022. Read More

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LL Flooring Sales Declined 13.7% in Q1

LL Flooring reported net sales of $240.7 million for Q1 2023, a 13.7% decline compared to Q1 2022’s $279 million, driven by lower spending by consumers versus last year combined with a decline in Pro sales. Read More

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Caesarstone: Major Changes Ahead

Caesarstone Ltd. will close its original quartz-surfaces factory as part of a major revamp of the surfacing company. Company CEO Yos Shiran announced the action today after reporting a net revenue loss of $3.8 million in this year’s first quarter. “It is clear that Caesarstone has been lagging behind in its ability to generate profit and increase value for its shareholders,” Shiran said in a corporate statement. “We believe that swift actions, taken as part of a comprehensive restructuring plan, will allow us to leverage our strong brand and best-in-class products to address these issues.” Read More

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2023 Tile Trends on Display at Coverings

2023 isn’t about perfection, but about the human element of designs. When it comes to tile, that means we’ll see more undulated (or gently uneven) surfaces. This handmade look gives the impression that each tile was individually crafted, making for a one-of-a-kind design. Read More

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Tile transitions from inside to out

Across the board, industry leaders agreed that porcelain is one of the best tile options for both indoor and outdoor usage. Porcelain is not only a beautiful option with an endless array of design options, but a top performer due to easy maintenance, resistance to the elements including low water absorption and overall durability. Read More

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TILE OF SPAIN COMPANIES SHOWCASE GROUND-BREAKING INNOVATIONS AND TRENDS DURING THE 39TH EDITION OF CEVISAMA

FEATURED TRENDS FOR 2023 The excitement for the 2023 edition of CEVISAMA was palpable as more than 90,000 industry professionals from around the world traversed the exhibition floor to indulge in cutting-edge novelties from over 800 exhibitors. During the four-day show, Spanish tile makers pulled out all the stops, with new production methods and technologies making way for a ground-breaking class of ceramic sensations. The following provides a glimpse of the innovations and trends showcased by some of companies featured on Tile of Spain USA’s “Passport to Creativity” program: Read More

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2023 Tile Trends: Darkening

Are you getting as excited about Coverings as we are? Our review of 2023 tile trends keeps building our anticipation of the show — so let’s check out another! From high-end homes to hospitality interiors, darker hues are being used to give spaces a sense of modern elegance and edginess. Dark interiors can be calming and alluring, making you want to stay a while. You can use dark tile to punctuate a single surface or to darken an entire zone — either way, it’ll effectively set a mood. Popular options include inky blues, gunmetal grays, deep forest greens and jet blacks. Whatever you choose, darkening decor is sure to bring the drama. Read More