Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood

Many hardwood shoppers don't realize there are two types of wood — solid and engineered. Both solid and engineered flooring add value and structure to your home and are available in plenty of species, stains and styles. So, what exactly are these two types of hardwood and how do they compare? Let's explore.

Looking for a modern, chic upgrade in your home? Our new Modern Contours Collection is your answer.

Bring high-end fashion home with a luxury collection that marries unique designs with durability.

American Industrial Partners' Acquisition of Armstrong Flooring's Wood Flooring Business Is a Win-Win Deal

CLEVELAND, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Industrial Partners (AIP), a private equity firm with substantial holdings in the construction industry, announced today that it had entered into an agreement to purchase the wood flooring operations of Armstrong Flooring.

Tarkett completes the acquisition of Lexmark, reinforcing its presence in the North America hospitality segment

PARIS, FRANCE, October 1st, 2018 – Tarkett, a global leader in flooring and sports surface solutions, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Lexmark Carpet Mills. Paul Cleary, CEO of Lexmark, will join Tarkett as President of the Hospitality business for North America.

New Arrivals: Capel Expands Kevin O'Brien Collection

Troy, N.C. — Capel Rugs is debuting three dynamic new designs from its popular Kevin O'Brien line of licensed rugs at the October 13-17 High Point Market. The collection will be on view at Capel Rugs' showroom, located at historic Market Square, Space 112.

Mannington Mills Announces Hard Surface price Increase

SALEM, NJ – September 7, 2018 – Mannington Mills continues to focus on hard surface products as a core part of the business and is committed to bringing the best in performance, design and service across all product types and segments.

Patcraft’s Oxidation Experiment Inspires Artefact Carpet Tile

Cartersville, Ga. – Patcraft, a leader in high-performance commercial flooring, has launched its newest carpet tile collection, Artefact. This versatile collection, featuring four distinct products, was inspired by an oxidation experiment exposing fabrics to metal, rust and wate

How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home

(BPT) - Looking to make a few changes around the house? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference on the look of your home and how you feel living in it. But unless you’re a color expert, it’s hard to know what colors are best among the endless array of options.

Breathe easier with carpet

It's a common misconception that carpet can adversely impact allergy and asthma sufferers. Recently, Shaw Industries commissioned a series of scientific studies that indicate that effectively cleaned carpet can reduce airborne allergens, making it a viable choice for families impacted by allergies and asthma.

Why Carpet?

Softness, comfort, texture, color...there are countless reasons to love carpet.

Think about that moment when you first step out of bed each morning. That welcoming touch of warmth is a perfect start to your day.

Resilient Vinyl Floors Reinvented

When you hear the phrase vinyl flooring, you may think of the old vinyl flooring from your youth. While that may stir some happy memories, it may not quite be the design look you were going for. Well, vinyl floors have been reinvented and you’ll be amazed at the new stylish options! Today’s vinyl flooring options are more versatile, more stylish, more durable and will complement any design style that you may dream of using.

Why Choose Resilient Vinyl Flooring?

Resilient vinyl flooring is perhaps the most popular choice of flooring for today’s consumer. This product can be installed almost anywhere in your home, meaning you can have the wood look in areas where wood is not recommended, such as the bathroom or laundry room. This flooring is also very easy to clean and for the DIY person, it is easy to install.

Great Looking, Durable, Affordable and Easy-to-Install: Top Reasons Why Armstrong’s New Duality Vinyl Flooring Dazzles

Selecting a floor….you know how it’s done. First, you choose the look you like – stones, woods, perhaps something avant-garde?

Mannington Floors wants Readers to Feel Right ‘At Home’ with New Blog

SALEM, N.J., Feb. 15, 2011 – Beautiful floors, beautiful homes, beautiful world – that’s the essence of what Mannington hopes to capture in its first consumer blog, “At Home” (

Karastan Revitalizes 70-Year-Old Beauty in Heritage Kirman Crimson

DALTON, GA, January 19, 2011— Karastan’s Heritage Kirman Crimson is based on a classic rug that Karastan originally introduced in 1941. This timeless beauty brings back the signature style of the textiles of Persia with curvilinear medallions and graceful floral designs, rich color, the intricate use of multiple borders and a field thickly strewn with blooms and arabesques.

Shaw, HGTV team up for co-branded flooring line - Licensing partnership extends an already strong relationship

DALTON—For the last three years, four if you count 2011, Shaw Industries and HGTV have had an ever-building partnership as the manufacturer has been the exclusive flooring provider for the HGTV Green Home giveaway.

Karastan Featured in 4th Annual Hearst Magazines ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’

DALTON, GA, December 2, 2010—Karastan rugs were in the supporting cast of Hearst Magazines’ fourth annual Designer Visions program. Following the theme of “Cinema Style,” interior designers created stylized homes inspired by classic films set in New York City. Three residences on the 58th floor of the Setai Fifth Avenue Residences were transformed:

Nourison to expand into New York showroom

Nourison has signed a lease at 295 Fifth Avenue in New York City for its newest showroom. The three-level space, scheduled to open this spring, includes a ground floor with Fifth Avenue frontage and is more than 10,000 square feet. It will showcase the company’s home accent and area rug programs for national accounts.

Armstrong Green: Opportunity for customer service and better sales

Call it what you will—sustainability, environmental responsibility, green—it is a very public issue. Still, the open question is: In what ways and to what degree are consumers making purchase decisions based on green factors? And, how does that impact flooring?

Inspired New Longer Wood Lengths in Laminate from Armstrong Floors

The big news in laminate flooring this year is Rustics Premium™ New England Long Plank, a dramatic line from Armstrong which offers a hand-scraped, oiled finish hardwood look and the longest laminate floor boards to date – over seven feet.

Mannington Hardwood

Mannington’s innovation initiatives for 2010 are not limited to resilient. In fact, when it comes to hardwood, the company is stepping into unchartered waters with Earthly Elements, what it is calling the first wood tile line in 12 x 12 and 12 x 24 formats.

Mannington takes resilient realism to new heights, Omni HD seeks to capitalize on fiberglass craze

SALEM, N.J.—Mannington set a standard for resilient realism in 1997 with the introduction of its patented NatureForm technology. While the innovation has undergone many generations throughout the last 13 years, the company at Surfaces is rolling out what it believes to be its greatest evolution yet in NatureForm HD technology, used to create Sobella Omni HD.

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