Best of SURFACES and Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Honors Ten Companies at S2

Feb 25, 2013 - Dallas, TX

 

With more than 700 exhibiting companies from all over the world introducing their newest products to thousands of attendees, singling out the best new products at SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas was not an easy task; however, at the end of the first day of the show, ten companies and their products were selected and awarded the top honor. Best of SURFACES was sponsored by Floor Covering News for the second year, while Stone World sponsored Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in its inaugural year.

 

Best of SURFACES

The Best of SURFACES Awards were presented in the following categories: Best Booth Design (<1200 square feet), Best Booth Design (>1200 square feet) Innovation, Style and Design, Sustainability and Technology. Floor Covering News selected a panel of judges who were tasked with judging the more than 120 submissions for the awards.

“The Best of SURFACES Awards have become a true benchmark of product success and booth design in just its second year. This year, we had three times the number of entries compared to year one. I think what makes this award program so meaningful is the fact that Best of SURFACES honors companies in the most important categories in this industry,” said Steve Feldman, Publisher of Floor Covering News. “SURFACES exhibitors are recognizing the true value that winning these awards bring, and we believe this program will only continue to grow in the years to come.”

The winners for Best of SURFACES were:

·         Best Booth Design (<1200 square feet) – Olde Wood

·         Best Booth Design (>1200 square feet) – QuickStep 

·         Innovation – Flash Bright Linear Mosaic by Emser Tile

·         Style & Design – Adura by Mannington

·         Sustainability – SmartStrand Silk by Mohawk Flooring

·         Technology – Instant Stock Check by QFloors

 

"We're so flattered to win the award. When you think about it, technology is behind anything new in the industry, whether it’s a new product or a new way to do our jobs. With all of the options, and such an expansive category, we feel very honored that our product was deemed worthy of the Best of SURFACES Technology Award.” said Chad Ogden, CEO/President of QFloors “This system is the perfect addition to our inspirational and sustainable family of WHAT’S NEXT® in materials at ASI.”

 

Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

The Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Awards had a sensational inaugural debut at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 with over twenty companies entering.  They were presented in the following categories: Innovation, Sustainability/Style and Design, Technology, and Booth Design (>400 square feet).

The winners for Best of StonExpo were:

·         Best Booth Design (>400 square feet) – MSI International

·         Innovation – Pro-Cart AT2 All-Terrain Installation Cart by Omni Cubed

·         Style and Design/Sustainability – KarmaStone by Polycor

·         Technology – ZENESIS Black by Zenesis Technology

“We are very excited to be a part of this program and we look forward to promoting it heavily next year, along with Hanley Wood, to build its prestige and reward companies for their innovation,” said Alex Bachrach, Publisher of Stone World, sponsor of Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.

Amy Livingston Director of Sales and Marketing for Omni Cubed said, "We are so thankful that the AT2 was chosen for this award. The entire Omni Cubed team was very excited and grateful; it was a wonderful 10th Anniversary gift for our company!"

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this awards program in 2013. Best of SURFACES grew in popularity over the course of the last year and it will undoubtedly continue to become increasingly prestigious. The debut of Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas was overly successful and will also gain notoriety over the coming years,” commented Dana Teague, Group Director of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. “We look forward to tremendous growth for both award programs in 2014 as these awards add abundant value to the show and the exhibitors’ experience.”

For more information on the products honored with the Best of SURFACES or Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Awards, please visit www.SURFACES.com or www.StonExpo.com.

 

Save the Date

Planning for SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 has already begun, which will take place January 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

For information on exhibiting at or attending SURFACES 2014, visit www.SURFACES.com  or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.

For information on exhibiting at or attending StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014, visit www.StonExpo.com or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6434.

 

About SURFACES

The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry's largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.

The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring web site, www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit www.wfca-pro.org.

 

About StonExpo

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council. The mission of the MIA is to promote the use of natural stone and be the world's most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers—all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.

The Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents the major associations who are committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries, Building Stone Institute, Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute, Marble Institute of America, National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance.

Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery and tools suppliers and others who comprise our diverse natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable our member companies to offer the highest level of quality products and services, and to educate the architectural and design communities on the benefits and uses of natural stone. BSI is a proud continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Learn more www.buildingstoneinstitute.org.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 official endorsers are Marmomacc and ASI.

 

About Veronafiere

Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company) is Italy's most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Founded in 1898, Veronafiere now focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly).  Veronafiere conducts or hosts 37 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad. 

Marmomacc is the global leader in natural and engineered stone materials and related technologies and design.  Samoter is one of Europe's major exhibitions of construction equipment and earth-moving machinery.  Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world.  All three are owned and organized by Veronafiere.


About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.
 
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