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Bringing TISE to You: Highlights from Surfaces 2018

Surfaces from Craig Gaspar: The one thing that stood out at Surfaces to me was the sea of sameness. You simply could not walk by a booth without seeing some format of LVT, WPC, SPC or Rigid Core product. After a while it literally all started to look t…
Surfaces from Craig Gaspar: Karndean at Surfaces “See Flooring Differently/ Sell Flooring Differently" The one thing that stood… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2018/03/bringing-tise-you-highlights-surfaces-2018/

Tips for Setting Up Your Showroom to Impress Customers and Increase Sales

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2018 Winter Market! We hope you were able to leave with some great ideas on new product and are looking forward to adding some new displays to your showroom.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2018 Winter Market! We hope you were able to leave with some great ideas on new product and are looking forward to adding… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2018/02/tips-setting-your-showroom-impress-customers-and-increase-sales/

10 Tips to Help Increase Retail Sales

As the Holiday Season is upon us and business is a little slower I began asking myself, “What can I do to help retailers increase their sales this year?” I started brainstorming and looking at the market place. Some things are beyond our control like a de…
As the Holiday Season is upon us and business is a little slower I began asking myself, “What can I do to help retailers increase their sales this year?” I started… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2018/01/10-tips-help-increase-retail-sales/

Building a Better Shopping Experience

Each year, a number of businesses see an increase in growth while others seem to lag behind. Have you ever wondered what makes one store succeed while another fails? A lot of it has to do with the customer experience created by the store. It is important …
Each year, a number of businesses see an increase in growth while others seem to lag behind. Have you ever wondered what makes one store succeed while another fails? A lot of it… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/12/building-better-shopping-experience/

Tri-State Flooring Online

Tri-State has expanded our online foot print. We have added ways to shop, gather information and ideas. We want it to be easy for you, our valued customers, to be able to find what you are looking for. Here are a few things you can utilize to make things …
Tri-State has expanded our online foot print. We have added ways to shop, gather information and ideas. We want it to be easy for you, our valued customers, to be able to… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/11/tri-state-flooring-online/

DuraCeramic by Congoleum: Misunderstood?

DuraCeramic is one of Congoleum’s top selling flooring products. For 9 years running, Consumer Reports has consistently ranked DuraCeramic as the top rated product in the flooring category, and this year is no exception. The July 2017 issue lists DuraCera…
DuraCeramic is one of Congoleum’s top selling flooring products. For 9 years running, Consumer Reports has consistently ranked DuraCeramic as the top rated product in the… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/10/duraceramic-congoleum-misunderstood/

Karndean Floorstyle Floor Designer

In our last newsletter Craig introduced you to Karndean's Floorstyle Floor Designer. I am excited to tell you more about this digital flooring visualiser and why it is such an awesome sales tool!
In our last newsletter Craig introduced you to Karndean's Floorstyle Floor Designer. I am excited to tell you more about this digital flooring visualiser and why it is… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/09/karndean-floorstyle-floor-designer/

Blending Colors for Unlimited Possibilities

Blending has recently come into demand thanks to sites like Pinterest and many shows on HGTV. Karndean has given us some excellent options to create blended floors for your customers. We have also put together a fantastic stock package your territory mana…
Blending has recently come into demand thanks to sites like Pinterest and many shows on HGTV. Karndean has given us some excellent options to create blended floors for… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/08/blending-colors-unlimited-possibilities/

How Today's Brick and Mortar Stores Are Beating Online Retail

"Retail is in the detail." This is a quote I came across a while back and it's especially true in today's competitive market. At some point in the sales process we have all been challenged with the online retail objection. How did you handle that objectio…
"Retail is in the detail." This is a quote I came across a while back and it's especially true in today's competitive market. At some point in the sales process we have… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/07/how-todays-brick-and-mortar-stores-are-beating-online-retail/

Why You Should Sell Higher End Products

I read an article recently that made sense and really resonated with me in our current market of LVT. So here is the skinny on the article and how it relates to LVT.
I read an article recently that made sense and really resonated with me in our current market of LVT. So here is the skinny on the article and how it relates to LVT. Are… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/05/why-you-should-sell-higher-end-products/

Whisper Step

TSF would like to introduce a great new product from our partner Leggett and Platt. Whisper Step is a great alternative to traditional 1/4" underlayment for many of your glue-down or floating LVT applications. There are many benefits to a roll out underla…
TSF would like to introduce a great new product from our partner Leggett and Platt. Whisper Step is a great alternative to traditional 1/4" underlayment for many of your… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/04/whisper-step/

Karndean KORLOK Rigid LVP

If flooring acronyms seem confusing to you then you’re not alone. First we had WPC, which actually stands for Wood Polymer Core. Now, the industry has developed Rigid LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank). So what is Rigid LVP? At its most fundamental, rigid LVP/LVT c…
If flooring acronyms seem confusing to you then you’re not alone. First we had WPC, which actually stands for Wood Polymer Core. Now, the industry has developed Rigid LVP… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/03/karndean-korlok-rigid-lvp/

Bostik - Discover More

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape peo…
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/02/bostik-discover-more/

Product Knowledge and Installation Seminars

I was told when I first started my career in the flooring industry that the day you quit wanting to learn something new, you should get out. Others in this industry told me you should look to learn something new every day. I strive to do this by listening…
I was told when I first started my career in the flooring industry that the day you quit wanting to learn something new, you should get out. Others in this industry told me… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/2017/01/product-knowledge-and-installation-seminars/

Why Karndean Design Flooring?

For over 40 years, Karndean has been manufacturing Luxury Vinyl Plank/Tile primarily for the residential and commercial market. In the past several years, LVP/LVT has become one of the fastest growing segments to the flooring industry. Why? LVT and LVP ar…
Territory Tips By Rick DeMatto For over 40 years, Karndean has been manufacturing Luxury Vinyl Plank/Tile primarily for the residential and commercial market. In the past… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/08/why-karndean-design-flooring/

Ready or Not, Here They Come!

For the past 20 years or so, floor covering dealers everywhere have been honing their skills on how to sell to Baby Boomers, and rightfully so, considering Boomers make up for some 47 million households across America. But, across our great nation, a swee…
Territory Tips By Austin Gaspar For the past 20 years or so, floor covering dealers everywhere have been honing their skills on how to sell to Baby Boomers, and rightfully so,… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/07/ready-not-here-they-come/

Congoleum Triversa! NEW WPC Product With a Name You Can Trust!

It is no surprise that the flooring industry continues to evolve to meet the consumer needs and the last few years have been no exception. The newest introduction to the market is a product called WPC or wood composite core (some even say waterproof core.…
Territory Tips By Dean Nagel It is no surprise that the flooring industry continues to evolve to meet the consumer needs and the last few years have been no exception. The… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/06/congoleum-triversa-new-wpc-product-name-you-can-trust/

Great News! Congoleum Timeless Waterproof Warranty Addition

One very appealing flooring concept to consumers is the waterproof feature. We have heard a lot of feedback about this important feature, and in response to consumer and retailer requests, Congoleum has added a water-proof provision to their Timeless Warr…
Territory Tips By Trevor Parvinen One very appealing flooring concept to consumers is the waterproof feature. We have heard a lot of feedback about this important feature,… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/05/great-news-congoleum-timeless-waterproof-warranty-addition/

Rowlock Recharge

When we introduced Rowlock from Johnson we all thought we had a unique winner on our hands. Style and designs are second to none. Add the value of the hand craft and you truly have a unique wall paneling unlike any out there. So if you're like many retail…
Territory Tips By Trent McDowell When we introduced Rowlock from Johnson we all thought we had a unique winner on our hands. Style and designs are second to none. Add the value… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/04/rowlock-recharge/

The Case for Square Foot Pricing on Carpet and Vinyl

This isn't the first time this subject has been discussed over the years. In fact, I recall a time, probably about 5-7 years ago where there was going to be a mandate requiring flooring stores to price carpet and vinyl by the square foot.
Territory Tips By Craig Gaspar This isn't the first time this subject has been discussed over the years. In fact, I recall a time, probably about 5­7 years ago where there was… http://www.tsf.com/index.php/newsandevents/news/20161/03/case-square-foot-pricing-carpet-and-vinyl/

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