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July

DALTON, GA Four on the management staff of USFloors have achieved accreditation as a LEED AP certified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Those four include: Deborah Hardin, VP of Sales and Marketing; Patty Ward, West Coast Regional Sales Manager; Bruce Graye, Northeastern Regional Sales Manager; Gary Keeble, Jr., Marketing Manager.

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June

New Introductions Include Naturally Sustainable Cork, Strand Woven Bamboo and Corboo™
Color, Innovation and Design Define USFloors’ Product Offering for Contract

Chicago – For leading cork and bamboo flooring manufacturer USFloors, the company’s product introductions for NeoCon 2009 represent the company’s foray into the contract market and the culmination of nearly a decade of design and innovation. Opening today in Chicago, NeoCon is the world’s largest market event for interior designers, architects and facility management professionals.

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26
May

Powered By The Sun

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USFloors was recently profiled by Chattanooga ABC affiliate WTVC News Channel 9 in a story about our solar photovoltaic panel farm located on the roof of our manufacturing and corporate facility located in Dalton, GA. The story includes an interview with Piet Dossche and video of the solar panels and manufacturing facility. Click here to view the video of the News Channel 9 story.

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May

Many times, hardwood flooring consumers and retailers have questions about how hardwood floors react to moisture in various regions of the country. Hardwood floors will expand and contract to different degrees according to varying levels of moisture in the environment and the wood itself. Hardwood flooring installed in regions with arid climates will react differently than hardwood floors in regions subject to seasonal high humidity levels. But that’s only part of the story. Here is a quick and simplistic primer on how hardwood floors are effected by moisture and the different variables that determine the degree of the effect.

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May

Soaking Up The Sun

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USFloors was recently written up in the hometown Dalton, GA newspaper, The Daily Citizen, regarding the solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the manufacturing. Click here to read the entire article.

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April

Georgia based United Renewable Energy, LLC and US Floors Inc. complete the first phase of a 94.5 kw solar electric power generation system

Dalton, GA based US Floors Inc. a leading sustainable flooring manufacturer, has completed the installation of the first phase of what is likely to be the largest privately owned solar power generation system in the State. The system is mounted on the rooftop of their new sustainable flooring plant in Dalton, which began production of unique and sustainable flooring products in late 2008.

The rooftop array currently consists of 180 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels that generate electricity directly from sunlight. The completed system is rated at 31.5 kilowatts, and generates enough electricity to power four Georgia homes. When the next two phases are installed, the total output of the system will exceed 94 kilowatts, powering a significant portion of the building’s electrical requirements.

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8
April

Recorded at Surfaces, Piet Dossche, Owner and CEO of US Floors, and Kemp Harr, publisher of Floor Focus and floordaily.net, discuss the company’s new products, its environmental focus, its recent manufacturing expansion in Dalton, Georgia, and its minority ownership by Amorim (the largest cork flooring manufacturer in the world). Watch this interview to hear more about US Floors and its new Eco Design Center of cork and bamboo products in a color bank of 48 colors.

To watch the entire interview go to:

http://www.floordaily.net/Interviews/Piet_Dossche_Discusses_New_Products_and_Recent_Cha.aspx

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December

From carpet to sheet vinyl, to laminate and hand scraped hardwood, flooring retailers are always on the lookout for the “Next Big Thing”. Recent research indicates that the “Next Big Thing” may be the “Next Big Green Thing”.

According to the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s New Sustainability Initiative, the green building market is growing at a rate of 23% per year and green flooring will become the fastest growing segment of the green building market by 2011. According to the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trend Survey of 500 firms concentrating on residential architecture, “The demand for sustainable materials and solutions continues to rise” and 61% indicated their clients would pay more for renewable flooring.
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December

USFloors to Put New Twist on Surfaces 2009 with Proprietary Strand Woven Natural Bamboo® and Expanded Navarre Oil Finished Line

(Dalton, GA) US Floors will introduce a proprietary Strand Woven Natural Bamboo® product assortment featuring a stranded bamboo infused with strands of cork. This exciting development puts a new twist on popular strand woven bamboo floors. The infusion of cork strands in the weave of bamboo strands adds sound reduction properties not currently attributed to strand woven bamboo floors, making it a must in residential and commercial applications where reduced noise levels are desired. The woven cork strands also add a distinctive look unavailable in other strand woven bamboofloors. This new assortment will feature a versatile array of stains suitable for residential and commercial applications and will be backed by Lifetime Residential Wear and Structure Warranties as well as a 15 Year Heavy Commercial Warranty. These products will be manufactured in USFloors’ new manufacturing facility located in Dalton, GA.
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October

(Dalton, GA) With the year-end opening of its state-of –the-art cork and bamboo flooring manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA, USFloors will firmly establish itself as the leader in this category and the only manufacturer of cork and bamboo flooring in the USA.
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