Surfaces 2002 Product and Innovation Preview
The publishers of Floor Covering Installer and National Floor Trends magazines have compiled for you a quick look at many of the new and exciting products and innovations you will want to visit at Surfaces 2002.
With nearly 1,000 exhibitors and so many new products, we thought you could use a little head start on what to see and do so you can plan accordingly. We invite you to preview the following new products that await you at Surfaces 2002.
NATIONAL FLOOR TRENDS magazine- www.ntlfloortrends.com Booths #116-119
It’s time for you to vote in the National Floor Trends' SUPPLIER SERVICE AWARDS. You will also be entered in hourly drawings to win great industry educational programs and instant prizes during Surfaces. Stop by to cast your ballot, Pick up your February Surfaces 2002 official show issue and get your free gift from us!
FLOOR COVERING INSTALLER magazine - www.fcimag.com Booths #116-119
Proud co-sponsor of the WFCA National Installation Contest all during Surfaces. FCI is the only technically edited publication for floor covering installation written by today’s premier industry experts. Stop by and pick up the latest issue and subscription.
VPI - www.vpiflooring.com Booth #9054
VPI is introducing two new products at Surfaces 2002: a new TPR Wall Base line and a series of Installation Accessories. Samples will be available for you to see throughout the show.
MAPEI CORPORATION - www.mapei.com Booth #1958
Mapei will feature its 10 new grout colors for 2002. Come visit our original display for these new additions. Also being presented will be MACH 4, a medium grade multi-purpose adhesive and MACH 6, a high-tech carpet adhesive. Both are ECO-friendly and have modified acrylic properties that allow for excellent up-front quick grab adhesion with extended work time.
MANNINGTON MILLS - www.mannington.com Booths #3946-4046
Surfaces 2002 Mannington retailer attendees will have a chance to win a 2002 Ford Thunderbird and a 2002 Harley-Davidson VROD through Mannington's Cruisin' USA promotion. Mannington retailers can register to win at Jay's Bargain Basement on the G level of the Sands Convention Center. Retailers can also qualify at Jay's Bargain Basement to win a trip to the Hawaiian Islands.
CUSTOM BUILDING PRODUCTS - www.custombuildingproducts.com Booth #7123
Get a Grip! Throughout the show, the Custom Building Products exhibit will highlight the company's new line of premium adhesives. Come experience the dramatic strength of our new adhesives! While you're there, don't miss demonstrations for RhinoBoard, LevelQuik and TileLab.
ORCON CORPORATION - www.orcon.com Booth #3570
At the Orcon booth you'll find: Live demonstrations, innovative tools and seaming technology. Drawing daily for a toolbox and tools.
SHAW HARD SURFACES DIVISION - www.hardsurfaces.shawinc.com Booth #1270
Enjoy all of the new product introductions in ceramic, laminate and hardwood categories at the Shaw Hard Surfaces booth. New Shaw products include glueless ceramic/stone-look laminates, glueless hardwood and the Kathy Ireland "Shades of America" porcelain and ceramic tile collection!
ARDEX ENGINEERED CEMENTS/THE W.W. HENRY COMPANY -
www.ardex.com or www.wwhenry.com Booth #2975
At Surfaces, we are introducing a product, service and support system that provides an unmatched floor covering installation system from a single source - SystemOne. SystemOne has been developed to help the installer reduce installation risk and improve profitability.
INNOVATECH PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT- www.the-terminator.com Booth # 8952
Innovatech will be introducing its new Terminator 2000-e Battery Powered surface-removal machine, along with HTC's Concrete Grinding & Ermator's Dust Extraction Systems.
JAMES HARDIE - www.hardibacker.com Booth #3566
Win a free T-shirt while testing the ease of installation and workability of the latest in fiber-cement technology from Hardibacker® by James Hardie.
WITEX - www.witexusa.com Booth #3021
Fight the competing laminate products with Witex high-quality laminate floor products, a systematic series of upgrades, smart merchandising systems, installation training, and more.
SUTTON CARPETS (Shaw) - www.shawinc.com Booth #1270
Take a new look at Sutton's style leadership. Visit us at Surfaces.
SINCLAIR EQUIPMENT COMPANY - www.sineqco.com Booth #5270
Sinclair Equipment Company will be featuring floor stripper, scarifiers, shot blasters, surface- preparation equipment, and industrial vacuums. Our newest line is the Dialogic line of grinders.
POWERNAIL - www.powernail.com Booth #G2249
Powernail, the original. Powernailers and Powercleats Nails have been the installer’s choice since 1947. Made in the USA. Please visit us at Surfaces for a hands-on demonstration.
ROPPE - www.roppe.com Booth #4754
Visit us at Surfaces to see the five new patterns in our North Coast Collection Wood Naturals solid vinyl tile line.
WEYERHAEUSER/MULTIPLY PLYWOOD - Booth #8549
For professional results every time, choose Multiply hardwood plywood underlayment, featuring a 10-year limited warranty. Convenient 4' x 4' size in ¼" and 3/8" thicknesses.
FINISHING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - www.lmclonline.org Booth #G2144
FCA is a trade association representing over 6,400 of the United States’ and Canada's top specialty contractors. You need the right team of floor coverers to show up with the skills to give your project the royal treatment.
ELECTRO PLASTICS - www.warmfloor.com Booth #G4448
Electro Plastics has introduced STEP Warmfloor Under Rug Heaters, a line of low-voltage radiant heat mats for placement under area rugs. The mats come in a variety of sizes.
MODEL HARDWOOD INC. - www.pgflooring.com Booth # G1606
Thanks to our new Model™ Certified Installer program, Model Hardwood offers installers participating in the Model™ Certified Installer program the exclusive right to offer their customers a 25-year warranty on flooring installation. No other hardwood flooring manufacturer offers such a complete warranty. Model Hardwood is a dynamic company that has carved out for itself an enviable niche on the Model Hardwood flooring market as a result of the durability and exceptional appearance of the finish applied to its boards.
COLONIAL MILLS INC. - www.colonialmills.com Booth #8355
Colonial Mills Inc. (CMI) will display three new braided-texture area rug collections at Surfaces 2002. New are: the Spring Meadow Collection; the Botanical Isle Collection; and the Seascape Collection.
BOSTIK FINDLEY - Booth #7158
The Bostik Findley Flooring Group has developed DURABOND D-232 Hardwood Flooring Adhesive, a waterproof bonding agent that minimizes water-vapor transmission. The product is available in 4-gallon pails. Stop by the booth to see this and our complete line of installation products.
DEPENDABLE CHEMICAL - www.floorprep.com Booth # G3820
Dependable Chemical manufactures a wide range of products for subfloor preparation, floor leveling and renovation. DEPENDABLE products are used to seal concrete slabs from excessive moisture emissions, to smooth & level floors, to encapsulate radiant heat, and to provide a decorative wear-resistant topping. DEPENDABLE materials correct these properly prepared substrates: concrete, wood, lightweight concrete, gypsum, metal, ceramic, and vinyl.
E-Z CUT - www.ezcut.com Booth #6958
E-Z Cut has released BBC-E and SBC-6, two carpet base cutting machines to add to its line of cut/roll equipment, carpet tools and sundries.
MIDWEST PADDING - www.midwestpadding.com Booth #G1923
Midwest will be featuring their hallmark product, QuietWalk laminate and floating wood floor underlayment, and will also be introducing their new line of PolyFoam base-grade underlayments. Their new "Home Run Hit," Insulayment will pull in plenty of interest from the ceramic tile trade because of its ability to suppress cracking, deaden sound and insulate floors.
POLIFACE - www.poliface.com Booth #4764
Poliface will showcase Poliface Marine, Poliface Excel, Poliface Excel Grande, Poliface Home, and Poliface Home Grande at Surfaces 2002 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 in Las Vegas. Poliface Home and Poliface Home Grande feature a glueless "click" system called INLOC. Poliface Excel and Poliface Excel Grande are commercial-grade product lines that incorporate a eucalyptus hardboard core designed for maximum impact resistance.
BHK OF AMERICA - Booth #1429
BHK of America will display several new additions to the its Moderna Glueless Laminate Flooring product line at Surfaces 2002. The new additions to the Moderna line include the BHK Moderna Signature Series, an engineered wood product in six colors. The BHK Moderna Toledo Series adds a cork-flooring product in five patterns. The new BHK Flooring Tiles will be available in four colors. The Carey Brothers will also make a repeat appearance at the BHK Surfaces booth at 11 a.m. on Jan. 30.
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES - www.armstrong.com Booth #4034, 1285, 1179, 1281 and 1283
Armstrong World Industries Inc., is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of interior finishing solutions, most notably floors and ceilings.
TAU CERAMICA- www.tauceramic.com Booth #5942
Tau Ceramica has introduced Baltimore, the company's newest glazed porcelain collection. This tile, designed to look like stone, is available in 12-by-12-inch and 16-by-16-inch sizes. Tiles in this collection come in beige, arena and marfil. Tau's Baltimore line will be featured at the Pavilion of Spain at Surfaces 2002.
ELIANE CERAMIC TILES - Booth #5977
Eliane recently released the Origin Brazilian Natural Stone series in 12-by-12-inch and 16-by-16-inch tiles. The line is available in marble, granite and slate interior tiles and granite and slate exterior tiles. The series features 15 colors: three in marble, eight in granite and four in slate.
FLEXCO - www.flexcofloors.com Booth #6055
Flexco, a leading manufacturer of Rubber, Vinyl and ESD Control Flooring Systems, has the solution for all of your commercial flooring needs with "Floors That Work Anywhere." Some of Flexco's latest innovations include new Rubber Tile textures, new colors with an expanded FlexTones Color Matching System, and Repel Oil and Grease Resistant Rubber Flooring.
LAUZON DISTINCTIVE HARDWOOD FLOORING- www.lauzonltd.com Booth #G1033
Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring manufactures ¾” unfinished and Northern Classics prefinished flooring, as well as Northern NextStep fusion engineered flooring that combines the beauty of solid sawn hardwood with an advanced Swiss-precision milling process. Both feature the polynium polymerized titanium finish and carry a 25-year wear-through warranty.
DUPONT COMPANY - www.StainmasterLink.com Booth #6446, 7149, 9163 and 9164
See the latest Stainmaster carpet styles with Tactesse fiber, plus area rugs!
TRAXSALES - RETAIL FLOOR COVERING SALES MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE www.traxsales.com Booth #G2742 (Michaels Carpets)
Now you can triple the effectiveness of your sales and management team and increase profits - GUARANTEED! Proven effective by major floor covering and furniture retailers coast-to-coast. See it demonstrated at Surfaces and receive your free gift and register to win a free PC!
SOLUTIA, INC. - www.weardatedadvantage.com Booth#4770
Find out about the Wear-Dated Family of Brands: Traffic Control Fiber System; DuraSoft; ThermaSealed; Wear-Dated II and Freedom fibers systems.
MOLDINGSDIRECT - www.moldingsdirect.com Booth #G3931
Stop by the booth to get a coupon worth 50% off your first order of quality wood floor moldings with profiles and colors to coordinate with all major wood and laminate flooring brands.
FORBO PARQUET AB - www.wasahardwood.com Booth #G3852
Forbo Parquet, the Swedish manufacturer of engineered, prefinished hardwood flooring is unveiling an exciting new product line with additional species and more 2-strip products. At Surfaces, Forbo will also premiere its one-strip-wide plank flooring.
ALL PURPOSE ADHESIVE COMPANY- Booth #G2547
Manufacturer of installation adhesives for carpeting, wood, vinyl, ceramic tile, VCT and cove base, carpet seaming tapes and accessories. Ask about our new product: Ceramic grip 460, ceramic tile mastic for interior installations of wall, floor and countertops.
BR-111 EXOTIC HARDWOOD FLOORING - www.br111.com Booth #G4025
Watch your exotic hardwood flooring profits soar with our exclusive dealer program including display racks, product samples, point-of-purchase brochures, on-line referrals, retail sales spiff and showroom flooring programs.
NAC PRODUCTS - www.NAC-Anti-Fracture.com Booth #G1720
National Applied Construction Products Inc. provides Anti-Fracture, Waterproofing and Sound Abatement Membrane Systems to the flooring industry. ECB is the original self-adhering, easy to install, fully warranted anti-fracture system capable of handling up to 3/8" movement in the substrate. Free comprehensive technical support and installation instruction provided. Visit the booth and get your free luggage tag.
W.F. TAYLOR CO. INC. - www.wftaylor.com Booth #4089
New is Taylor's 2100 Delta Force Fast Grab Premium Carpet Adhesive, designed for interior installation of both direct glue-down and double-stick carpet installation. With a fast tack, the solvent free, premium adhesive is specially designed to provide quick grab with fast wet suction and holding power for bonding the most difficult-to-install carpet backings.
SILJAN WOOD PRODUCTS - www.wasahardwood.com Booth #G3852
The Siljan Designer Line is an exclusive collection of hand-scraped, prefinished, engineered, and solid plank flooring in a variety of species. Siljan is available in thicknesses from ½" to 1 3/16", and in widths ranging from 3" up to 13 ¾."
CAPELLA HARDWOOD FLOORING - www.capellafloors.com Booth #G3652
It takes a bit of science, little bit of art, and an abundance of nature's glory to make Capella so attractive. Come visit our booth and see the latest in engineered hardwood and our unique patented bonding process engineered by Anderson-Tully Engineered Wood.
SUREPLY- www.sureply.com Booth #3856
SurePly, the original Premium Lauan Underlayment with a 10-year warranty, invites you to visit us at Surfaces 2002. At the booth you are welcome to view samples of our product line and discuss our product specifications with our factory representatives. If only everything in life was as sure as SurePly!
BURKEMERCER - www.burkemercer.com Booth #3075
See our new Colonial Base, a sculpted rubber base with the style of handcrafted wood in 10 great colors, plus custom.
NATIONAL CARPET EQUIPMENT - www.nationalequipment.com Booth #6946
National, a manufacturer of Floor Removal Equipment and Floor Preparation Equipment, Installation Tools and Supplies, Decorative Rug Making Tools, Equipment and Training, Binding and Serging Equipment and Supplies, Hand Tufting and Shearing Equipment, Carpet Handling Equipment and Inventory Control Supplies. Demonstrations of equipment will be in booth.
HUNTER DOUGLAS -www.hunterdouglas.com Booth #G2833
Hunter Douglas is the world's leading manufacturer in custom window coverings. For over half a century, Hunter Douglas has created innovative and beautiful window fashions from the first flexible aluminum blind and the first honeycomb shade to the revolutionary Silhouette and Luminette window shadings. Hunter Douglas continues to lead the way in design, style and technology - as evidenced by our latest innovation, Serenette SoftFold Shadings.
TAYLOR LUMBER - www.taylorlumberinc.com Booth #G2844
Taylor is introducing its new engineered flooring, the Timberwise Series, incorporating a three- layer design to provide greater stability for wider plank lengths compared to solid-wood flooring planks. Available in Siberian Larch, Scandinavian Pine and Norwegian Spruce species.
TECPLY/PLYWOOD & DOOR - www.tecply.com Booth #6482
TECPLY Brand Underlayment. TECPLY features a unique five-ply hardwood construction for strength, hardness, and consistency. Each sheet has the TECPLY stamp for your assurance of quality. ISO 9001 Quality System.
MIRAGE/BOA-FRANC, INC. - www.boa-franc.com Booth #8673
BOA-FRANC Inc. is the manufacturer of MIRAGE Classic prefinished hardwood flooring (3/4" solid) for nailed-down applications, and also MIRAGE Engineered prefinished hardwood flooring (3/8" thick) for glued-down and nailed-down applications.
BENGARD MANUFACTURING - www.bengard.com Booth #8734
See the complete product line, including the new laminate moldings now available in wood grain finish with aluminum strength and durability.
More information about Surfaces 2002 is available at www.surfacesexpo.com