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 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...

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-...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coverings Names 'Project: Green' Winners

Orlando, FL, April 18, 2012 -- Winners of PROJECT: Green were announced at the first day of the Coverings trade show.Best in Show for commercial/new construction went to a newly built 90,000-square-fo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/coverings-names-project-green-winners-

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

Schluter-Systems Receives Four ClearSelect Awards

Plattsburgh, NY, February 5, 2018-Schluter-Systems recently received four product awards from the 2017 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor ClearReport: Most Preferred Brand of Waterproofing Membr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/schluter-systems-receives-four-clearselect-...

CTEF To Certify Tile Installers at Coverings

Chicago, IL, April 16, 2009--The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation will offer tile installers the opportunity to become CTEF Certified Tile Installers at Coverings 2009 in Chicago this month.CTEF will...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ctef-to-certify-tile-installers-at-covering...

Tile Contractors Giving Awards at Coverings

Chicago, IL, April 7, 2009--The National Tile Contractors Association will present the Sixth Annual TileLetter Awards at Coverings 2009 in Chicago in a special ceremony at McCormick Place.The NTCA pre...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tile-contractors-giving-awards-at-coverings

Sponsors Support 4th Annual TileLetter Awards

Jackson, MS, January 29, 2007--Leading manufacturers of ceramic tile and its allied products pledged early support to sponsor the 4th Annual Tileletter Awards. This ceremony will take place on Thur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/sponsors-support-4th-annual-tileletter-awar...

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...

Surfaces Show Spurs Interest for Next Year

Dallas, TX, Feb. 15, 2012 -- Organizers of the Surfaces trade show say they have secured more than 130 contracts for space for next year’s show, most of them secured during this year's show.&ldq...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-show-spurs-interest-for-next-year

Best Practices - Aug/Sep 2012

By Brian Hamilton   “We fix $39 Installations. No Hidden Costs.” That was a recent message on a billboard opposite a home center by Columbus Flooring & More, taking a jab at b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/best-practices--augsep-2012

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-...

Top Tile Installations Win Awards from NTCA

Jackson, MS, April 18, 2011 -- The National Tile Contractors Association named the winners of the 8th Annual TileLetter Installation Awards Competition.Grand prize winners each received a $1,500 cash ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-tile-installations-win-awards-from-ntca

Surfaces 2018 Review: At this year's show, branding and marketing shared center stage - Mar 2018

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller and Anne Harr This year’s show, held in Las Vegas from January 30 to February 1, was busy, colorful and enthusiastic. Attendee traffic was strong, exhibitor booking...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2018-review-at-this-years-show-bra...

CFI Convention Calls for Change, Challenge, Choice

Kansas, City, MO, August 30, 2007—The 14th Annual Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) Convention was held here the week of August 23, with the theme of Change, Challenge, Choice. The associ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cfi-convention-calls-for-change-challenge-c...

Best Practices - November 2012

By Brian Hamilton   When shoppers visit the showrooms of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Ambassador Floor Co., they’re in for a completely different experience from what they’ll get ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/best-practices--november-2012

Senior Living: Housing Trends - March 2014

By Brian Hamilton     The oldest baby boomers, those born around 1946, are beginning to think about their housing needs in retirement. However, for many, the options will be limited. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/senior-living-housing-trends--march-2014

Installation: Contract vs Employee: Retailers weigh in on their strategies - Feb 2017

By Sonya Jennings Installation is top of mind for today’s flooring retailers, not just because of the shortage of qualified installers but also because of new scrutiny by the Department of Labo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/installation-contract-vs-employee-retailers...