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Tarkett Permastone Gets Top Consumer Rating   Full Article
Chagrin Falls, OH, June 18, 2014 -- Consumer Reports has ranked the Tarkett PermaStone Collection in Natural Slate-Sand Stone the best vinyl flooring out of 12 different vinyl flooring products.

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 18, 2014 -- On the heels of consecutive months of decreasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index rebounded in May back into positive territory.

Mortgage Applications Fall Sharply Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 18, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell sharply last week as interest rates increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

CarpetsPlus Colortile Plans Annual Summit   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, June 18, 2014 -- CarpetsPlus Colortile will hold its 2014 Summit in Bend, Oregon, Oct. 11-13, at the Sunriver Resort.

Ardex Expanding at Texas Manufacturing Plant   Full Article
Aliquippa, PA, June 17, 2014 -- Ardex Americas is adding 45,000 square feet of warehouse at its Mansfield, Texas manufacturing plant.

Construction Starts, Permits Decline in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2014 -- Home construction starts fell by 6.5% in May to an annual rate of 1 million units, according to the Commerce Department.

Consumer Prices Jump Most in Over a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2014 -- U.S. consumer prices rose the most in more than a year in May, according to the Labor Department.

New Hardwood Flooring Company Launches   Full Article
Keene, NH, June 17, 2014 -- Shannon & Waterman has launched as a new brand in the wide plank flooring category.

Flooring America Wins Stevie Award   Full Article
Manchester, NH, June 17, 2014 – Flooring America won a Silver Stevie Award in the Consumer Brand Experience category for its Where Friends Send Friends Mobile Tour in The 12th Annual American Business Awards.

New York Manufacturing Continues To Improve   Full Article
New York, NY, June 16, 2014 -- The Empire Manufacturing index for June shows that manufacturing conditions improved at a faster rate than in May, according to the New York Federal Reserve.