August 20, 2012

Toano, Va-based Lumber Liquidators has unveiled its new Floor Finder app, available to iPhone and iPad users. 

The app provides mobile access to every floor in Lumber Liquidators’ inventory and includes a feature called The Visualizer, which allows users to place a number of flooring choices in a photo of their own room. These photos can then be uploaded to social media platforms where friends can opine on the user’s flooring choices.

June 29, 2012

The new Non-Penetrating LCD Moisture Meter with Tricolor Bar Graph from General Tools & Instruments offers professionals and DIYers a powerful and affordable tool, according to the New York City-based manufacturer.

The MMD7NP measures the moisture content of hardwood, softwood, drywall, masonry or concrete. It can also detect moisture below the surface of carpets and subflooring; and locating water leaks above ceilings, below floors or behind walls. 

June 20, 2012

QEP Co, a worldwide manufacturer, marketer and distributor of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives and flooring-related products, signed a letter of intent to acquire Imperial Industries.

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Imperial Industries, maker and distributor of exterior building products, said it received a line of credit up to $500,000 from QEP.

June 18, 2012

An off-duty police officer in central New Jersey was convicted of shoplifting in a jury trial on June 14, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office. 

Darnell Esdaile, 46, a Freehold Borough police office, was arrested at Home Depot in Freehold Township on Nov. 11, 2010. He was detained by loss prevention officers after exiting the store with laminate flooring he had not paid for. The merchandise was valued at approximately $500.

April 25, 2012

Harris Wood, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Q.E.P. Co., has gained accreditation as a "Made in USA" brand through the Made in USA Brand Certification Mark. 

Founded in 1898 in Johnson City, TN, Harris Wood is one of the oldest hardwood flooring companies in the United States of America.

April 24, 2012

MarJam Supply Co. has acquired a Lainhart & Potter, a 119-year-old Florida hardware and LBM dealer, with locations in West Palm and Juniper. These two locations will expand MarJam’s current Florida yards, which include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Wildwood.

November 7, 2011

Floor and Decor Outlets of America has opened another unit, this time in the Chicago market, according to an article in the Chicago Daily Herald.

The 90,000-sq.-ft. warehouse store in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, opened Nov. 3 and carries hard-surface flooring such as ceramic tile, hardwood, bamboo, stone and laminate.

September 12, 2011

Floor & Decor Outlets of America has opened again, this time in Orange County, Calif., according to an article in the Orange County Register. 

The 70,000-square-foot store opened in Santa Ana on Sept. 1. Founded in 2000, Atlanta-based Floor & Decor operates 25 stores in 15 U.S. metropolitan markets. 

August 17, 2011

RPM Performance Coatings Group, a Medina, Ohio, holding company that owns consumer brands Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP and Varathane, has purchased API, an Italian flooring and deck coating business. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Based in Genoa, Italy, API is a $28 million company that produces and installs epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems for the Italian building market. It specializes decking solutions for cruise ships, mega-yachts and naval applications.

June 12, 2011

New Jersey floor coverings retailer Worldwide Wholesale Floor Coverings will celebrate its anniversary June 23 with 20 prizes for lucky winners.

Top prize is a $20,000 home flooring makeover. Second prize is a kitchen granite counter top remodel valued at $2,200. The 20th prize is a free carpet cleaning.

The company with locations in Edison and Lawrenceville, N.J., took a creative approach to delivering the prizes. Bar-coded cards were mailed to consumers, who need to bring the card into the store to find out if they have won any of the prizes.

June 10, 2011

Mannington Mills, a 96-year-old flooring company headquartered in Salem, N.J., has found a way to incorporate vinyl tile scraps and recycled drywall into its manufacturing process in an effort to generate less waste, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

March 23, 2011

An unfair-competition complaint by U.S manufacturers has led to preliminary duties on multilayered wood flooring from China. 

The Commerce Department Tuesday announced a 27.01% duty rate on multilayered flooring imports -- a move described as a preliminary decision, based on evidence of Chinese subsidies.

March 7, 2011

The Unified Hardwood Promotion (UHP), a newly formed coalition of hardwood industry executives, has launched a campaign to create awareness and promote the use of American hardwoods for home and building products. 

“This unique effort combines the best practices of more than 20 hardwood trade associations and leading product manufacturers who have come together with the common goal of inspiring increased usage of American hardwoods in products from cabinetry to furniture to flooring,” said Terry Brennan of Baillie Lumber, chairman of the UHP.  

March 1, 2011

Lumber Liquidators, a nationwide retailer of hardwood flooring, has hired William Schlegel as its chief merchandising officer, effective March 14, 2011. 

In this position, Schlegel will oversee the company's merchandising, replenishment and allocation and global sourcing activities. He reports directly to Robert Lynch, president and CEO. 

February 24, 2011

Cikel America introduced the Statesman Collection of 100% FSC-certified exotic Brazilian solid hardwood flooring to the United States market.

Cikel describes the product as harder than maple and more versatile than oak flooring. Cikel America’s Statesman Collection of solid, exotic hardwood is offered in two species of Brazilian Hard Birch and Brazilian Cherry Light in five different colors designed for American architects, designers, builders and private homeowners. 

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