Floor Covering

Amer Rugs to Host Afghan Weavers Delegation Later This Month

Amer Rugs

ATLANTA–Amer Rugs—along with its parent company, Saraswati Global, Ltd., one of the largest weaving syndicates in India—will host a delegation of 15 weaving companies from Afghanistan along with U.S. Department of Commerce representatives later this month. The visit is part of the Department of Commerce’s Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force (AIRTF), and its mostMore »

Kalaty to Open Long Island, Las Vegas Showrooms

Kalaty Rug Corp

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.–Kalaty Rug Corp. will have two new showrooms this year: one at its headquarters here and the other at World Market Center Las Vegas, its first at the West Coast market. Since 1979, Kalaty has maintained a showroom presence in New York City, most recently at 7 W New York on 34th Street. ButMore »

Artist Website Society6 Adds Rugs

Society6

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–Society6, an online site that sells products using artwork from member artists, has added rugs as its newest category. The rugs are woven of polyester, on a subtle chevron pattern, and shipped from within the U.S. They come in three sizes: 2-by-3, 3-by-5 and 4-by-6. “The home category is definitely something we’ve beenMore »

Mohawk Net Climbs 60.6 Percent in Q1

Mohawk Industries

CALHOUN, Ga.-Bolstered by gains in sales and margins, Mohawk Industries posted a 60.6 percent jump in first-quarter net income, which totaled $81.1 million. Jeffrey Lorberbaum, the company’s chairman and CEO, said the bottom-line performance exceeded Mohawk’s expectations. Lorberbaum attributed this to contributions from tile maker Marazzi and panel-board manufacturer Spano, which Mohawk acquired last year;More »

Amer Rugs to Open First Las Vegas Showroom

Amer Rugs

ATLANTA–Amer Rugs will debut at Las Vegas Market this summer, with the unveiling of its first permanent showroom at the market. Located in Building B, suite 421, the 2,500-square-foot showroom is Amer’s third new showroom in 18 months. “Customer convenience was the primary reason we chose suite 421, being in an area with other existingMore »

Blue – and More – on View in New York

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Blue was the hue on view at the recent New York Home Fashions Market, as this colorway—while always popular—has been on the rise in the home furnishings category. Other themes at market included shags and Americana. At Maples Industries, “colors like blue are doing extremely well,” said Arnie Stevens, vice president of sales. “All typesMore »

RH Releases Rug-Only Catalog

RH Rug Catalog

NEW YORK–RH (formerly called Restoration Hardware) is set to release its first rug-only catalog, an almost 300-page source book offering more than 3,500 handcrafted designs in a number of colorways and sizes. RH Rugs is part of a larger release of 13 source books—eight of which are inspirational and five categorical—which are being mailed toMore »

Shaw Floors Featured in HGTV Smart Home 2014

SHAW FLOORS

DALTON, Ga.–Shaw Floors is the exclusive flooring provider and also a sponsor of the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2014, which kicked off April 15. Shaw, which has been the HGTV Smart Home flooring partner since 2008, provided more than 15 engineered hardwood, carpet, area rugs and tile products for this year’s English Cottage-style home inMore »