Colors: Orange Color

Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of DOMOTEX USA, today announced the lineup of its Insider Talks, a series of free presentations given by key players and thought leaders in the flooring industry. Insider Talks will take place on the trade show floor from Feb. 28 through March 2 and will cover topics ranging from digital marketing to flooring repair and installation to color and design trends.

Carpets are beautiful, versatile products. Presenting and selling them in a correspondingly atmospheric way – that, in turn, is a highly demanding task. At the Domotex flooring fair, the trade magazine Carpet! (SN-Verlag, Hamburg) rewarded five retailers who mastered this task brilliantly: in different ways, with some very different carpet ranges and in different retail types. Editor-in-chief Tim Steinert presented them with Carpet Stars for their exemplary performances.

Kalaty Rug Corporation proudly announces that a new generation of the Kalaty family has joined the family business, representing the third generation of the Kalaty family now active in the company. “Customers visiting Kalaty showrooms at this winter’s markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas have met and worked with Gabriel Kalaty, Warren Kalaty and David Kalaty, my nephews who have recently joined the company, ” says company spokesperson Kamran Kalaty. “Once again they will be representing us at our booth [2959] at the upcoming New York Now market at the Javits Center in Manhattan from February 3 – 6.”

Couristan sadly announces the loss of Stephen Finkelstein, who died peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 73. Known fondly by his friends, family and colleagues as a caring and passionate man, Stephen was a seasoned professional in the floor coveringindustry and served honorably as a Major National Accounts Sales Manager for  selected accounts during his over 20-year tenure with the Couristan.

International Market Centers (IMC), owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, broke ground today on construction of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a new 315,000-square-foot exhibition facility, scheduled to open in summer 2020 on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. The new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas will feature 194,785 gross square feet of exhibit space, which is divisible into two halls – North with 97,684 gross square feet and South with 97,101 gross square feet – which can accommodate up to 1,000 booths.

Kalaty Rug Corporation won one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, the America’s Magnificent Carpet Award (AMCA), which was presented at a gala ceremony during the International Area Rug Market in Atlanta earlier this month. Kalaty won for one of its heirloom-quality hand-knotted rug designs from the contemporary Juno Collection. The winning rug, JN-079, won in the hand-knotted category for rugs retailing between $50 and $100 per square foot.