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Interface Sales Up 1.2% in the Second Quarter   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, July 30, 2015—Interface reported sales of $263.6 million, a 1.2% increase, compared to $260.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year.

GDP Expands in Q2, Revised Up for Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 30, 2015--The real gross domestic product expanded at a rate of 2.3% in the second quarter of 2015, according to an advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, falling just short of the expected 2.6%.

Beaulieu Canada Raises Base Prices for Flooring Products   Full Article
Acton Vale, QC, July 30, 2015--Beaulieu Canada will increase current base prices for all flooring products by 4% to 6%, effective September 1, 2015.

June Pending Home Sales Dip Slightly Following May's Record High   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 30, 2015—After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped 1.8% in June to 110.3 but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Design Firm Creates Dust Mite Killing Rug for Asthma Sufferers   Full Article
Eindhoven, NL, July 30, 2015—Netherland design firm Studio Siem & Pabon has invented the Fervent Carpet, a coiled throw rug that can be connected to radiator and heated to 140 degrees to kill dust mites.

IIDA Presents Third Annual ZeroLandfill Event   Full Article
Seattle, WA, July 30, 2015--The IIDA presents the third annual ZeroLandfill at Miller Community Center in Seattle on October 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dixie Group Increases Profits on Marginal Sales Growth in Second Quarter   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, July 29, 2015—The Dixie Group, Inc. reports that sales were $109,957,000 for the second quarter of 2015, ended June 27, compared to $107,926,000 in the same quarter a year ago.

Metroflor Opens New Design Center in Calhoun, Georgia   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, July 29, 2015—Metroflor hosted a ribbon cutting for its Halstead Metroflor Design Center in Calhoun, Georgia on July 28.

June Lot Development Indicates Steady Single-Family Building To Come   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 29, 2015—Land and lot development was up 21.5% year over year in June, so builders are expecting steady construction of single-family properties over the next 12 to 24 months, according to Builder Online.

Millennials Prefer Walkable Communities & Alternatives to Driving   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 29, 2015—Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Realtors.