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TILE’s blogs offer timely reports on trends and news in our industry, including design, product innovations, and reports from around the world. Our bloggers have a variety of backgrounds and points of view and welcome your feedback.

The Importance of a Succession Plan for Your Flooring Business

Every business large and small, from large multinationals to small mom and pop operations really need a succession plan, and from the figures that I have seen very few smaller businesses have taken the time to put one together.
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Bringing Stainmaster to the Tile Industry with The Tile Doctor

Seeking out unique products in the ceramic and stone arena that it can bring to market is a core value of The Tile Doctor.


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Hanley Wood Gets an ‘8’ for a Damn Good Job at Surfaces 2013

So looking back at Surfaces 2013, what’s your take?


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Recycled Bob is Back: Speaking with CARE’s Executive Director

We had an opportunity to sit down with Bob Peoples, the Executive Director of the Carpet America Recovery Effort or CARE, a man who in 2002 took lead of the organization during its formation and left a few years ago to take over the Directorship of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.


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Puzzled by the Internet? Simonson Says the Best Word is “Custom”

Today, it’s near impossible for a retailer to thrive in any economy if they’re not competitive on the Internet and dedicated to staying that way. 


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Visionaries and Near-Death Business Experiences: CARE Entrepreneurs Represent the Essence of Entrepreneurship

Like everybody else I’ve always looked at CARE, the Carpet America Recovery Effort, as forward thinking on the part of the carpet industry in its mission to divert post-consumer from the nation’s landfills.


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Consumer Research Spells Out Who Decides What’s a Value

If you want to get a reading on what the consumer is thinking in this post-recession and the painfully slow recovery era, you need to talk with Gary Johnston, Marketing Communications Brand Manager at Invista.


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Record-Setting Connections Good for Everyone in the Carpet Industry

If you have any doubt about who really builds small business or the uniqueness that defines American entrepreneurship, I suggest you make plans to attend the next Connections.


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CFI’s Jim Walker Looks at the Future of Installation

Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) hosted its 19th annual convention in Nashville earlier this month, providing us an opportunity to talk with CFI Chairman Jim Walker.


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Wool for the Masses: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

At its Summer Convention, CCA Global Partners, partnering with the Just Shorn people of New Zealand, launched a wool program that seeks to bring this natural fiber into Main Street. 


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13th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER), announced the winners of the 13th Annual Tile of Spain Awards in the categories of Architecture and Interior Design.

Posted: December 4, 2014

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2014 November/December

Check out this month's TILE issue, which features a recap of the first annual International Surface Event East as well a feature about thin porcelain tile in the Technical Focus by Scott Carothers.

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