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MOHAWK INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF GODFREY HIRST GROUP 

CALHOUN, Georgia -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire Godfrey Hirst Group, the leading flooring company in Australia and New Zealand, further extending Mohawk's global position.


 
 
AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS: ENTRY DEADLINE & PRESENTATION DATES

 

ATLANTA -- America's Magnificent Carpets Awards will be a highlight event on Thursday, Jan. 11 during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA).


 
 
CARPET PROTECTION EXPERT MANNY VICKERS OF FIBER-SHIELD INDUSTRIES INC. TALKS STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

Manny Vickers and chemist Vial Finala at the Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.'s laboratory, where the new KARPETCRYL® carpet and rug treatment was developed for dealers and aftermarket cleaning companies.

YAPHANK, N.Y. -- As carpet and area rug fibers become increasingly more durable, cleanable and stain resistant, floor covering manufacturers have also stepped up innovations that improve the products' appearance. These advances have led to the rise in popularity of indoor-outdoor soft surface broadloom and area rugs.


 
DECOR8 FOUNDER HOLLY BECKER TO SPEAK AT DOMOTEX 2018

HANNOVER -- DOMOTEX announces the appearance at the January 2018 show of Holly Becker, founder of Decor8, one of the best-known design blogs in the world with a global following of 1.5 million loyal fans.


 
LOLOI TO OPEN 10,000-FOOT SHOWROOM AT DALLAS MARKET CENTER

                   
Loloi will open a 10,000-foot standalone showroom in the Dallas Market Center in time for the January Total Home & Gift Market. 

DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center has announced that Loloi, a leading Dallas-based rug and textile manufacturer, will open a 10,000-foot stand-alone showroom in advance of January Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23, 2018). 


 
BALTA HOME USA OPENS NEW RUG DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN GEORGIA


At the ribbon cutting ceremony for Balta's new rug distribution center, from left: Jenny Barfield; Alyssa Doutre; John D. Fache; Jamie Doss, mayor of Rome, GA; Scotty Hancock, Floyd County Commissioner; Tom Debusschere, CEO Balta Group; Marc Dessein, Managing Director, Balta Home; Hardman Knox; Hans Fossez, President Balta Home USA.


ROME, GA -- Balta Home USA is moving to a new 330,000 square foot distribution facility for rugs in Rome, Georgia, to provide more capacity for its North American business.

 
DIANE KEATON TO APPEAR AT DALLAS MARKET TO DISCUSS HER NEW BOOK, "THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT"
 

Actress Diane Keaton presents "The House that Pinterest Built" in the atrium of the World Trade Center, followed by a book signing on Jan. 18 during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. 

DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center, in partnership with Aidan Gray, proudly announces a personal appearance and book signing with Oscar-winning actress, director and author Diane Keaton during its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 17-23, 2018). 


 
FEIZY DEDICATES A NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM TO ONE-OF-A-KIND RUGS


Feizy presented an expansive range of OAK and oversize rugs at a new High Point showroom exclusively dedicated to the category.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Feizy more than doubled its presence at last month's High Point Market with the addition of a new Historic Market Square showroom (suite 142) devoted entirely to handcrafted one-of-a-kind (OAK) new, antique and semi-antique rugs.


 
 
AMERICASMART BRINGS TURN-BY-TURN MOBILE PHONE NAVIGATION TO JANUARY MARKET VISITORS 

ATLANTA -- Turn-by-turn navigation via mobile phone will be available starting Jan. 1, 2018 at AmericasMart Atlanta. With this newest investment all attendees at Market and on a daily basis will be able to find their line or showroom of choice quickly and efficiently. 


 
BREAKING NEWS:
ICONIC RETAILER ABC CARPET ROLLS OUT CUSTOM DIVISION, DEBUTS AT BDNY


ABC Carpet debuts at Boutique Design New York targeting hospitality designers, and unveils its inaugural collection under the brand ABC Custom, a new venture for the venerable retailer. 

NEW YORK -- ABC Carpet & Home debuted this week at Boutique Design New York, marking not only the retailer's first steps onto the trade show circuit, but also its shifting focus as a trade resource with the launch of a new division called ABC Custom. 


 
ZOLLANVARI PREVIEWS 2018 COLLECTION AT NEUE RAUME SHOW IN ZURICH


Zollanvari will unveil four designs from its 2018 Anar (pomegranate) Collection at neue räume 17, a Zurich-based interior furnishings trade fair. Shown is Derakhte Anar in grey, lime, and racing green. 

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Zollanvari will debut at neue räume 17 in Zurich, which opens today, showcasing a hand-picked selection of its latest creations as the rug company's official '2018 Collections Preview'.


 
 
LAS VEGAS MARKET PARTNERS WITH AID TO ARTISANS ADDING 20 NEW EXHIBITORS


LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Las Vegas Market announced today that an exclusive new partnership with the leading non-profit economic development firm Aid to Artisans will bring 20 first-time artisan exhibitors to the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market.



 
AMERICASMART JULY MARKET TO OPERATE ON SEVEN-DAY SCHEDULE


ATLANTA -- Beginning in July 2018, AmericasMart Atlanta's July International Gift and Home Furnishings Market will operate on a seven-day schedule.


 
LIBBY LANGDON AND KAS RUGS CELEBRATE HIT HIGH POINT LAUNCH 

 
Hari Tummala and Rao Yarlagadda of KAS Rugs flank designer Libby Langdon, whose debut collection of indoor and outdoor rugs was a magnet for designers and buyers at High Point Market.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Celebrity designer Libby Langdon made two standing-room-only appearances at the Kas Rugs showroom during last month's High Point Market, putting to practice the hands-on, collaborative approach to licensing she espouses. 


 
ZOLLANVARI WINS MULTIPLE ACCOLADES AT GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2018


Zollanvari scored at the 2018 German Design Awards with carpets from four different collections, including (from left) Tribal Meghrebi Zigorat, Rapture, Graffiti and Kyoto.

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Zollanvari International won two awards and two special mentions for Best Product Design in the category of Home Textiles and Home Accessories in the prestigious German Design Awards 2018.


 
NOURISON SUPPORTS GREEN INITIATIVE WITH NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison has announced that its corporate location in Saddle Brook, New Jersey is going solar with the installation of a photovoltaic solar system to be fully operational by Dec. 2017.


 
LUXE HOME FURNISHINGS SUPERSTORE, THE SHOWROOM @ FURNITURE ROW, MAKES ROOM FOR AREA RUGS


At The Showroom @ Furniture Row, Denver's newest homage to luxury home furnishings, the Rug Market boasts 8,000 square feet of space and a growing assortment from leading area rug brands. 

DENVER -- The just-opened luxury home furnishings superstore The Showroom @ Furniture Row boasts an 8,000 square foot Rug Market with a growing assortment from top area rug brands -- Rugnews.com takes you on a private tour.



 
STEP INSIDE THE STORE OF THE FUTURE: THE SHOWROOM @ FURNITURE ROW


The lodge-inspired architecture of The Showroom @ Furniture Row welcomes Denver consumers and interior designers to a luxurious  170,000-foot home furnishings shopping experience. 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The upscale home furnishings store of the future is here, and it promises to change the retail landscape in the furniture business. Tour The Showroom @ Furniture Row with RugNews.com and store designer Connie Post.


 
 
STANTON CARPET ACQUIRES HIBERNIA WOOLEN MILLS


Hibernia Woolen Mills, producer of specialty wool products, (Garden Trellis, shown), has been acquired by Stanton Carpet.

SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Effective today Stanton Carpet has acquired substantially all of the assets of Hibernia Woolen Mills, according to an announcement by Jonathan Cohen, CEO and President, Stanton. 


 
EXQUISITE RUGS OPENS HIGH POINT SHOWROOM, TALKS STRATEGY AND GROWTH PLANS
 
 
Cutting the ribbon for the new Exquisite Rugs showroom at High Point Market are Alex Brown, Noad Arslan, and Rick Perkins with principals Hersel Bani-Esraili, David Beck and Daniel Bani-Esraili, and Chris Amos of IMC with Steve Felty of Exquisite Rugs.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Los Angeles-based Exquisite Rugs unveiled a new showroom at the fall 2017 High Point Market to a steady stream of shoppers, beginning with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday morning, Oct. 14.




















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