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Existing Home Sales Jumped 14.7% in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 22, 2016—Existing-home sales rose by 14.7% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million from 4.76 million in November, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Millennials to Shape Housing Preferences, Once They Start Buying   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 22, 2016—The millennial generation is poised to make a significant impact on home design, said speakers from the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens.

Petition Calls for Point of Sale Labeling Regarding Slip Resistance   Full Article
Washington, DC January 22, 2016—A petition requesting that floorcoverings, floorcoverings with coatings and treated floorcoverings include point of sale information regarding the products’ degree of slip resistance has been filed.

Architectural Billings Index Ends 2015 on Positive Note   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 21, 2016—There were a few occasions where demand for design services decreased in 2015, but the Architecture Billings Index concluded the year in positive terrain and was so in eight of the 12 months of the year.

Novalis Adds Licensing Agreement with Unilin for NovaCore   Full Article
Toronto, CA, January 21, 2016—Novalis Innovative Flooring has entered into an additional license agreement with Unilin’s licensing division by which its NovaCore product line will from now on also be licensed under the U.S. Floors patent portfolio.

Laticrete Announces 60th Birthday Celebration at Surfaces   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, January 21, 2016—Laticrete has announced its 60th anniversary celebration will take place at the Surfaces Conference at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas from January 20 to 22.

Tarkett to Attend World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting   Full Article
Paris, FR, January 21, 2016—Tarkett will attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, January 20 to 23.

Visitor & Exhibitor Numbers Both Up at Domotex 2016   Full Article
Hannover, DE, January 20, 2016—Domotex 2016 drew 1,441 exhibitors from 59 countries and 45,000 trade visitors from more than 100 nations.

KronotexUSA Changes Name to Swiss Krono LLC   Full Article
Barnwell, SC, January 20, 2016—KronotexUSA is changing its name to Swiss Krono LLC to reflect the parent company’s and the products’ Swiss heritage in woodworking and precision technology, effective with Surfaces 2016.

Housing Starts Fell in December but Annual Gains Remain Strong   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 20, 2016—Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,232,000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.