Today's Flooring News

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New Home Sales Rise

Washington, DC, Apr. 26--Sales of new homes rose to a record 1.228 million annual rate in March, exceeding forecasts.

Durable Goods Orders Jump

Washington, DC, Apr. 23--Orders for long-lasting durable goods surged again in March, as U.S. factories sought to keep up with unexpectedly strong demand for a broad array of products, a Commerce Department report on Friday showed.

BASF to Increase Prices on Styrene-Butadiene Latex

Charlotte, NC, Apr. 11--Effective May 1, or as contracts allow, BASF will raise prices in the U.S. and Canada on all Styrofan carboxylated styrene-butadiene emulsion polymers supplied to the carpet industry by $0.03 per dry pound.

Carpet One Plans Expansion

Manchester, NH, Mar. 30--Carpet One, the largest floorcovering retailer in North America with more than 1,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada, announced today a growth plan to add 250 new Carpet One stores over the next five years.

Coverings Announces Spectrum Award Winners

Alexandria, VA. Mar. 25--Coverings, the leading showcase for ceramic tile and natural stone floor coverings, has selected Michelle Griffoul Studios as the $10,000 Grand Prize winner of the 2004 Spectrum Award.

New Home Sales Rise Strongly in February

Washington, D.C., Mar. 24--Sales of new U.S. homes surged unexpectedly in February to their highest level since August, a Commerce Department report showed on Wednesday.

Armstrong Requests Another Extension for Bankruptc

Lancaster, PA, Mar. 22--As Armstrong World Industries tries to emerge from bankruptcy, it wants to make sure there's still only one reorganization plan on the table -- its own, according to the Lancaster New Era.