Building products

Unilin Flooring installing a new laminate flooring line

07.09.2020 − Unilin bvba’s Flooring division is set to take another step in the expansion of laminate flooring capacity at a site in Vielsalm, Belgium that used to do business as Spanplux div. Balterio.» more


Lumber Liquidators turnover down 20.2%

28.08.2020 − In the second quarter, US flooring and timber wholesaler Lumber Liquidators suffered a 20.2% decline in turnover, to US$230.3m.» more

Headlam: Ipswich distribution centre commissioned

27.08.2020 − British flooring trade company Headlam Group brought its new Ipswich distribution centre in the east of England into operation.» more

Mohawk: Laminate flooring better than other products

20.08.2020 − The Covid-19 pandemic culminated in a sharp decrease in second-quarter revenues and earnings at the US flooring group Mohawk Industries, as well.» more

AFI with significant turnover decline and negative results

17.08.2020 − In the second quarter turnover of US flooring group Armstrong Flooring dropped by 18.1% to US$145.6m. » more

Masonite planning to acquire door facility from Lowe’s

14.08.2020 − The US door producer Masonite International is poised to purchase a door production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin from the US DIY chain Lowe’s Companies. » more

US parquet manufacturer AHF closes Shanghai factory

10.08.2020 − US wooden flooring manufacturer AHF Products has ceased production at its Chinese factory in Shanghai.» more

Amorim Revestimentos now called Amorim Cork Flooring

07.08.2020 − Amorim Revestimentos, which is responsible for flooring manufacturing with the Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim, has been known as Amorim Cork Flooring since the start of the year. » more

Production situation at Jeld Wen back to normal

06.08.2020 − Following restrictions imposed particularly in April and May in connection with the corona crisis, the production situation at interior door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has generally returned to normal. » more

Flat glass industry forecasts a 4.3% fall in revenues

29.07.2020 − The coronavirus crisis has so far had little impact on the construction sector and the German flat glass producers belonging to the German Flat Glass Federation (BF) thanks to relatively good order cushions. » more

Arbonia Group improves results figures

24.07.2020 − Despite further slightly negative turnover development compared to the first quarter, the results figures of Arbonia remain slightly higher than the preceding year’s figures.» more

A fourth label added to the L2C system

20.07.2020 − At the start of July, Flooring Industries and Välinge Innovation added a fourth label to the License to Clic (L2C) system, which was launched during 2012. » more

Parquet consumption in FEP region rises slightly

13.07.2020 − Parquet consumption in member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) rose last year by 1.2% to 81.767m m² compared to the preceding year. » more

Sörnsen Wood continues wood profile production

09.07.2020 − Newly founded Sörnsen Wood will continue the production of insolvent Sörnsen Holzleisten in Süderbrarup.» more

FEP parquet output by 1.6% to roughly 78m m² last year

02.07.2020 − European parquet production rose again in 2019, according to information from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP). » more

Profine Group acquires Synseal plant in the UK

30.06.2020 − The window and door profile manufacturer Profine acquired a plant in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire from British Aperture Trading with effect from 20 May. » more

Tarkett secures liquidity by obtaining more lines of credit

29.06.2020 − At the end of May, Tarkett has successfully wrapped up talks that it began in spring about securing additional lines of credit. » more

IFN-Holding surpassed revenue forecast for 2019

26.06.2020 − IFN-Holding, a window, house doors, façade and sun protection system specialist raised its revenues by 12% to €612m in the 2019 financial year.» more

Prüm recently building a new frame production facility

24.06.2020 − The interior door manufacturer Prüm-Türenwerk and part of the Swiss building supplier Arbonia intends to build a new frame production facility.» more

Germany: Exterior door market exceeds expectations

18.06.2020 − The number of exterior doors sold in Germany in 2019 increased by 1.9% to 1.462m. » more

Window sales in Germany increase by 2.4% in 2019

11.06.2020 − Last year it was possible to achieve a 2.4% increase in sales to a volume of 14.8m window units (1 window unit WU = 1.69m²) on the German window market. » more

Number of I4F licensees climbs to over 100

10.06.2020 − The intellectual property firm I4F Licensing awarded ten new licences for glue-free locking of hard flooring during the first quarter. » more

ITC imposes General exclusion for vinyl flooring imports

04.06.2020 − In an initial determination, ITC at the US DoC in large part sided with accusations that the intellectual property firm Flooring Industries made against 45 Chinese flooring producers and US distributors.» more

Masonite withdraws forecast for current business year

01.06.2020 − Owing to the corona crisis, the US door group Masonite International has withdrawn the forecast it had issued in mid-February for the current business year.» more

Switzerland: parquet consumption declined in 2019

28.05.2020 − Last year parquet consumption in Switzerland declined by 0.9% to 5.72m m².» more

Tarkett reports a slight downturn in adjusted EBITDA

14.05.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic is already leaving its mark on first-quarter financials at the French flooring manufacturer Tarkett.» more

Boykin has returned to Mohawk as CFO

17.04.2020 − Frank H. Boykin, who had already retired from the US flooring company Mohawk Industries at the end of March 2019, has again assumed the position of CFO with effect from 15 April.» more

Mohawk retracts its forecast for first quarter of 2020

08.04.2020 − On the basis of increasing restrictions related to the corona crisis, US flooring group Mohawk Industries has retracted its results forecast for the first quarter of the financial year 2020.» more

Forbo: turnover of flooring systems declined by 4.7%

23.03.2020 − In 2019 turnover generated in the flooring systems business division of Forbo Holding declined by 4.7% to CHF870.5m. » more

Mannington Mills invests US$22m in LVT production

19.03.2020 − US flooring group Mannington Mills plans to expand the production location in Calhoun (Georgia), which is focused, for example, on production of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT). » more