Building products

AFI: high loss due to sale of wooden flooring division

20.03.2019 − As a consequence of the sale of the wooden flooring division, which was concluded at the end of 2018, Armstrong Flooring (AFI) was confronted with significant declines in revenue. » more


Mohawk planning to scale back its investments

15.03.2019 − Mohawk Industries is set to invest much less in 2019 than in previous years. » more

Amorim: further declines in flooring business

14.03.2019 − At the end of 2018 Corticeira Amorim SGPS was again faced with declines in its floor & wall coverings business unit, which is predominantly focused on floor coverings.» more

Forbo has significantly increased sales and earnings

11.03.2019 − The Swiss Forbo Holding generated net sales of sfr 1.327bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's result by 6.5%.» more

US flooring market increases to US$25.4bn in 2017

07.03.2019 − In 2017 the US flooring market generated a total volume of US$25.4bn, following a sum of US$23.4bn in 2015 and US$24.5bn in 2016. » more

Mohawk: Further increase in laminates/wood segment

04.03.2019 − The US flooring group Mohawk Industries has achieved slight sales growth in the laminates/wood product area in recent years. » more

Masonite ends Q4 with declines in revenue

28.02.2019 − In the fourth quarter Masonite International was confronted with declines in its key results figures. » more

Tarkett: Increase in Q4 only due to special effects

20.02.2019 − Turnover of Tarkett increased by 3.9% to €678.8m in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more

Jeld-Wen loses legal dispute in first instance

14.02.2019 − US window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has lost the legal dispute against door manufacturer Steves & Sons (Steves) in the court of first instance.» more

Mohawk adapts production to weaker markets

08.02.2019 − After five consecutive years of record results, the 2018 financial year was more difficult than expected for the US flooring group Mohawk Industries. » more

Arbonia expands interior door plant in Poland for €16m

08.02.2019 − In addition to its German companies Prüm Türenwerke and Garant Türen & Zargen, the Swiss Arbonia group is currently investing in plant expansion at its Polish interior door manufacturer Invado.» more

Andersen builds production plant in Goodyear, Arizona

04.02.2019 − With the ground-breaking ceremony on January 11, the US window and door manufacturer Andersen began the construction of a new production and sales location in Goodyear/Arizona, announced in September.» more

Laminate flooring production has declined significantly

01.02.2019 − Following slight losses in the second quarter (-3.1% to 42.8m m²), German laminate flooring production declined significantly in the third quarter. » more

I4F and Beauflor reach out-of-court settlement

28.01.2019 − I4F, Carpet Express and Beauflor US, which belongs to the Beaulieu International Group have reached an out-of-court settlement in the patent infringement proceedings that have been ongoing since mid-November.» more

FEP assumes a slight decline in parquet consumption

25.01.2019 − According to estimates by the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP), parquet consumption in Europe fell by almost 2 % last year. » more

MMFA now has 51 member companies in 11 countries

24.01.2019 − Two more companies joined the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) with effect from 1 January 2019. » more

Scheucher has put production lines into operation

22.01.2019 − The Austrian parquet manufacturer Scheucher has completed its expansion project at its Mettersdorf headquarters. » more

Deceuninck brings brands together under one roof

21.01.2019 − The Belgian window and building profile manufacturer Deceuninck intends to combine its two product brands "Inoutic" and "Deceuninck" under the global umbrella brand "Deceuninck" in the future. » more

Tarkett has officially appointed Barthélemy as CEO

18.01.2019 − The Supervisory Board of the French flooring group Tarkett officially appointed Fabrice Barthélemy as the new CEO and Chairman of the Management Board on 11 January. » more

Rezult Ukraine has joined the EPLF as a new member

18.01.2019 − With the accession of the Ukrainian MDF/HDF and laminate flooring manufacturer Rezult Ukraine on 1 January, the number of full members in the EPLF increased to 18. » more

Sales of EPLF members have dropped significantly

15.01.2019 − Last year, the laminate flooring manufacturers associated in the EPLF sold 455.2m m² worldwide from their European plants. » more

Välinge Innovation has issued 37 new licenses

11.01.2019 − The Swedish intellectual property company Välinge Innovation signed 37 new license agreements last year. » more

Financial investor has acquired majority stake in Junckers

09.01.2019 − The Danish solid parquet manufacturer Junckers has a new majority owner. » more

I4F sees no patent infringement by LVT of Oneflor

08.01.2019 − In a statement published on 17 December, I4F rejected the allegations made by Välinge against Oneflor Europe in a patent infringement suit filed at the Mannheim Regional Court at the beginning of December.» more

Välinge taking action against Oneflor Europe in Mannheim

05.01.2019 − At the beginning of December 2018, Välinge Innovation brought a patent-infringement action before Mannheim district court against the Belgian LVT and design-flooring importer Oneflor Europe.» more

Kronospan wants to use TripleLock for laminate flooring

20.12.2018 − The Kronospan group wants to switch parts of its laminate-flooring programme to the “3L TripleLock” installation system developed by I4F.» more

Pedross mouldings to make debut in digital direct printing

17.12.2018 − The South Tyrolean mouldings manufacturer Karl Pedross set up a single-pass digital printer for direct printing onto substrates at its headquarters in Latsch, Italy, in the third quarter. » more

Unilin and Classen will not set up stands at Domotex

13.12.2018 − Shifts on flooring markets will be reflected in additional changes to the exhibitor structure at the Domotex trade fair, which will take place in Hanover, Germany from 11 to 14 January. » more

Deutsche Messe expects 200 exhibitors in Atlanta

10.12.2018 − According to Deutsche Messe AG, around 200 exhibitors have booked an area of around 8,200 m² for Domotex USA, which will take place for the first time in Atlanta/Georgia next year from 28 February to 2 March.» more

Jeld-Wen: Results development hindered by court case

03.12.2018 − Within the scope of a legal dispute with Steves & Sons, Jeld-Wen Holding has aimed to create provisions to the amount of US$76.5m, thus negatively impacting the profits situation in the third quarter.» more