FCNews opens nominations for 2nd FCNnovation Awards

FCNnovation AwardsHuntington Station, NY—FCNews is currently accepting nominations for the second annual FCNnovation Awards, a way to recognize and showcase groundbreaking and industry-changing ideas. By recognizing the innovations that are decided to be a cut above the rest, suppliers and their products gain credit and gain additional exposure.

Nominations are open in the following categories:

  • Carpet
  • Rigid/WPC
  • Wood
  • laminate flooring
  • ceramics
  • Installation related software

Nominations must include a category, product name and one paragraph describing the innovation, why it is important/relevant to retailers and consumers, and how dealers can turn this information into profit at the point of sale. Suppliers are asked to submit only one innovation per product category.

Flooring products are judged on design and/or performance (technology). The software category will recognize new products that significantly contribute to improved efficiency, productivity and performance of a retail business. Entries must be currently on the market and introduced in calendar year 2022.

A panel of independent retail industry experts will judge the nominations in each category against the following criteria:

  • Innovation that stands out from other products currently being manufactured or processes currently in use
  • Advantage for the specialist store or consumer
  • practical

Send nominations to Steven Feldman, publisher, at steve@fcnews.net. Submission deadline is November 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in our December 19/26 issue. Winners of the inaugural FCNnovation Awards included Anderson Tuftex, Daltile, Valinge Flooring, Mohawk, COREtec, Broadlume and HQ Living.

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