Floor Covering

Kaleen, Oriental Weavers, Momeni Among Winners at Atlanta Rug Awards

Oriental Weavers

ATLANTA-The America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards were held last Friday, during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. This annual event recognizes excellence in the industry. In the handknotted/flatweave categories, Michaelian & Kohlberg won two awards: one in the $0-30 per square foot category for its design KK4-Horizon, and the other in the $50.01-100.00 per square footMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2015

Nourison Acquires Hagaman, Establishes U.S. Manufacturing Base


SADDLE BROOK, N.J.—Nourison has acquired Hagaman Carpet, a U.S.-based carpet manufacturer specializing in high-quality, wool floor coverings. The move marks Nourison’s first acquisition, and its first step into U.S. manufacturing, as Hagaman has a more than 30,000 square foot facility in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. The acquisition is expected to be completed by first quarter 2015.More »

Last updated: January 13, 2015

Rug Industry Veteran Launches Management Group

Len Andolino

PALM HARBOR, Fla.—Flooring industry veteran Len Andolino has launched the Andolino Management Group, which will provide sales management, product sourcing, product development, strategic planning, branding and other services to mid-sized flooring companies. “For the last 30 years, I have worked side by side with some of the biggest legends in the high-end broadloom and areaMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2015

HFPA to Develop Industry Standard for Rugs


NEW YORK—The Home Fashions Products Association has begun the process of developing an industry standard for rugs, and its Standards Committee is seeking volunteers to participate. The HFPA’s goal with its voluntary standards is for the industry to adhere to them and for retailers and consumers view them as a measure of quality. For theMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2015

Hotlanta Lives


ATLANTA-Like much of the country, Atlanta is in the midst of a winter freeze. Despite the frigid temperatures, the city continues to earn its “Hotlanta” nickname with on-trend product offerings at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market, along with the Atlanta Rug Market at AmericasMart. Yesterday, Gourmet Catalog held its Start the Year Member ConferenceMore »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

Surya Unveils New Display System

Surya’s New Design Gallery Display (180 sample option)

ATLANTA-Surya is introducing its Design Gallery display system at the rug market here to give furniture retailers and designers a way to showcase multiple Surya rugs within their retail space, the company said. The Design Gallery comes fully stocked with up to 180 unique 18-inch corner samples, each of which includes a cord list ofMore »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

NY Now Makes B’way Show Switch

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now will offer specially priced tickets to the Tuesday, Feb. 3, performance of “Honeymoon In Vegas” as part of its popular “Night On Broadway” programming. This show will replace the previously scheduled “The Last Ship,” which announced this week that it is closing production in late January. Tickets, normally priced at $142,More »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

Atlanta Rug Market: Day One

Surya’s introductions included Idina, which has digitally printed designs.

ATLANTA-While it was bitter cold outside, it was hot inside at AmericasMart here, as the newest rug designs embraced color and quality and showcased new constructions. In addition, new showrooms and partnerships and licensees added to the market excitement. After decades on Floor 6, Capel unveiled its new showroom on Floor 3, in space 3-C-15.More »

Last updated: January 8, 2015