Schluter®-Systems

Schluter®-Systems products are specifically designed for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. The company’s product line includes over 4,000 items, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, shower systems, and most recently thin-set mortar. Schluter-Systems is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology with attention to detail for highly functional and visually appealing results.

Hardwood Update 2011 - October 2011

By Jessica Chevalier   When Murray Mansch, owner of two Flooring America by Carpet Smart stores in Arkansas, purchased his first store in 2000, he hired consultants from Chicago to evaluate the...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hardwood-update-2011--october-2011

Schluter Systems Rolls Out Online Education Programming

Plattsburgh, NY, April 22, 2020- Schluter Systems has developed a series of live, online training programs that can be attended remotely.  The online programs carry many of the most im...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-systems-rolls-out-online-education...

Schluter Expands Virtual Education Offering

Plattsburgh, NY, July 17, 2020--In response to the ongoing demand for distance learning, Schluter Systems has expanded the series of live, online training programs they launched in the spring. These p...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-expands-virtual-education-offering

Schluter-Systems Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Plattsburgh, NY, November 23, 2016—This year marks the 50th anniversary of Schluter-Systems.  In 1966 a young Master Tile Setter named Werner Schlüter embarked on his first business v...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schlutersystems-celebrates-50-years-in-busi...

Floor Prep and Underlayments: Critical flooring performance attributes reside below the surface - Jan 2021

By Darius Helm The layers between the subfloor and the floorcovering have grown increasingly technical in recent years, and they play an outsized role in the success of flooring installations. The f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/floor-prep-and-underlayments-critical-floor...

The Backing Business: Reports on Propex, UTT, Mattex, Etex, Dow and more

By Calista Sprague While the carpet industry was fairly flat last year, not all carpet backing producers experienced the same lull in activity. Residential carpet sales were slower than commercial ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-backing-business-reports-on-propex-utt-...

Surfaces 2019 Review: Trends and highlights from the 30th annual national flooring expo - Mar 2019

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller and Anne Harr   At this year’s Surfaces show, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 23 to 25, technical innovations and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2019-review-trends-and-highlights-...

Schluter's Dale Kempster Named NTCA Tile Person of the Year

Orlando, FL, April 12, 2019-Dale Kempster of Schluter Systems has been recognized as the NTCA Tile Person of The Year.   This award is given annually to a contractor, distributor or manufac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluters-dale-kempster-named-ntca-tile-per...

Floor Prep, Underlayment, Backings and Pad: Despite supply chain challenges, business was strong in 2021 – Jan 2022

By Jessica Chevalier While ultimately unseen, preparation materials play an important role in the look, durability and performance of a finished floor. As the flooring industry evolves, stakeholders ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/floor-prep-underlayment-backings-and-pad-de...

Schluter Opens New Distribution/Training Facility in Dallas

Dallas, Texas, September 3, 2020-Schluter-Systems opened a new distribution center, office and training facility in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on September 1.   The 500,000 square foot center...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-opens-new-distributiontraining-fac...

Schluter-Systems' Horton Retires, DeGooyer Promoted

Plattsburgh, NY, March 23, 2018-Schluter-Systems North America has announced the retirement of Larry Horton, after a 34-year career in the tile industry.  Dee DeGooyer has been promoted to replac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-systems-horton-retires-degooyer-pr...

Social Savvy: Is social media a value-add or time waster? - Feb 2019

By Christine B. Whittemore The very first Social Savvy article in February 2018 made the point that success with social media is about being human. It takes time and effort to raise awareness, engag...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/social-savvy-is-social-media-a-value-add-or...

Schluter Systems to Open New Distribution Center in North Texas

Plattsburgh, NY, October 10, 2019-Schluter Systems will build a regional distribution center in North Texas, reports the Dallas Business Journal.  The company specializes in tile installation sy...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-systems-to-open-new-distribution-c...

Dan Marvin Named Director of Product Standards for Schluter-Systems

Plattsburgh, NY, August 25, 2022-Schluter-Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Marvin to the position of director of product standards and sustainability. Marvin will be joining the ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dan-marvin-named-director-of-product-standa...

Tile Files - March 2012

By Brian Hamilton   Selling tile successfully at retail is largely about finding a way to distinguish a business from others in the market, but focusing strictly on price isn’t likely to ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tile-files--march-2012

Surfaces Preview: A peek at what Surfaces 2018 has to offer - Jan 2018

By Beth Miller Surfaces, taking place January 30 to February 1, is the biggest residential flooring show in the western hemisphere and part of The International Surface Event (TISE) at the Mandalay ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-preview-a-peek-at-what-surfaces-20...

Schluter Wins Three ClearSelect Product Awards

Plattsburgh, NY, February 11, 2016—Schluter Systems recently received three product awards from the 2015 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor ClearReport: Most Preferred Brand of Waterproo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-wins-three-clearselect-product-awa...

Schluter's Mary Yocum Receives Joe A. Tarver Service Award

Flowood, MS, November 17, 2020-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is pleased to recognize Mary Yocum of Schluter Systems as the recipient of the 2020 Joe A. Tarver Service to the Industr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluters-mary-yocum-receives-joe-a-tarver-...

A+ Awards Names Winners

New York, NY, July 19, 2019-Architizer has announced the winners of its 2019 A+Awards. Flooring product honorees are as follows,  Carpet: Nutopia, Mohawk Group; The Stralis Collection, Tsar Carp...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/a-awards-names-winners

NeoCon 2016: Bold colors and innovative designs at this year's show - July 2016

By Darius Helm, Calista Sprague, Ruth Simon McRae and Anne Harr By all accounts, this year’s NeoCon commercial interiors show was a success, with bigger crowds than last year, more bold designs...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2016-bold-colors-and-innovative-desi...

NeoCon 2018: The 50th show was a riot of color, shape and texture - July 2018

By Darius Helm, Jessica Chevalier, Beth Miller and Anne Harr This year marks the 50th NeoCon commercial design expo, held annually at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. And fittingly, this year’...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2018-the-50th-show-was-a-riot-of-col...

The International Surface Event 2017 - Dec 2016

By Ruth Simon McRae Floorcovering dealers and suppliers will be flocking to Las Vegas this coming January to see the latest in every type of flooring product and accessory at The International Surfac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-international-surface-event-2017-dec-20...

NTCA Holds Annual Meeting in Montreal

Flowood, MS, August 2, 2019-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) hosted its 2019 NTCA Five-Star Contractor Annual Summer Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The objective of this year’s mee...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ntva-holds-annual-meeting-in-montreat

CTEF Releases 2018 Training Schedule

Pendleton, SC, January 24, 2018-- The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has published its schedule for certification and training in 2018. The schedule includes Certified Tile Installer (CTI) ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ctef-releases-2018-training-schedule

CarpetsPlus Color Tile Bloomington: Best Practices

By Jessica Chevalier   When Maryann and Mark Dougherty opened their first flooring business in Bloomington, Indiana in 1994, they agreed that they wouldn’t add any new product categorie...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/carpetsplus-color-tile-bloomington-best-pra...

NeoCon 2021: This year’s show, while short on exhibitors, had plenty to offer in terms of design - Nov 2021

By Darius Helm and Anne Harr NeoCon 2021, held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart in October rather than June and following a virtual NeoCon 2020, was smaller than normal due to continuing Covid imp...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2021-this-years-show-while-short-on-...

NeoCon 2017: This year's show was bigger and busier than in recent years - July 2017

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller, Ruth Simon McRae and Anne Harr By every metric, this year’s NeoCon, held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from June 12 to 14, was a success. The hallways were cr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2017-this-years-show-was-bigger-and-...

Tile Manufacturers Address Need for Trained Instal

Anderson, SC, December 20, 2006--The Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers of Spain, The Association of Italian Ceramic Tile & Refractory Manufacturers, the National Tile Contractors Association, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tile-manufacturers-address-need-for-trained...

NeoCon 2019: This year’s show delivered new levels of design sophistication - July 2019

By Darius Helm, Ruth Simon McRae, Beth Miller and Anne Harr The hallways of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, which hosts the annual NeoCon show, overflowed with 55,000 visitors for the 51st edition...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2019-this-years-show-delivered-new-l...

NTCA Announces Winners of Scholarships and Awards

Arlington, VA, April 26, 2019-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) announced the 2019 recipients of the NTCA Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship as well as the winners of its project of the y...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ntca-announces-winners-of-scholarships-and-...