Inaugural FCNnovation Award winners named

FCNnovationFCNews has announced the winners of its inaugural FCNnovation Awards, a new initiative designed to recognize and highlight some of the most innovative new products and technologies in the flooring industry today. These awards honor groundbreaking ideas and industry-changing concepts that can influence the way floors are manufactured, promoted and sold.

Without further ado, the 2021 FCNThe winners of the novation Award, which span seven different categories, are as follows:

  • Carpet-Anderson Tuftex
  • ceramics—Daltile
  • hardwood—Valinge floors
  • laminate flooring-mohawk
  • Rigid/WPC—COREtec
  • Installation related—HQ Living
  • Technology/Software—Broadlume

Floor products were judged based on design and/or performance, while the software category recognizes new products that significantly contribute to improved efficiency, productivity and performance of a retail business. A panel of independent retail industry experts assessed the nominations in each category against the following criteria:

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

A requirement for inclusion/consideration is that all entries are entered in calendar year 2021 and are currently available on the market.

“The flooring industry is way above the curve when it comes to innovation, be it technology, design or disruption,” said Steven Feldman, FCNews publishing house. “We launched the FCNnovation Awards as a way to recognize the efforts of these manufacturers, create visibility and showcase some of the industry’s most unique new products and technologies. And innovation is the driving force behind retail sales. After all, today’s innovation is tomorrow’s standard.”

See the December 20/27 print edition of FCNews for more information on the winners.

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