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Best of Awards honor companies at S2

10 companies and their products were selected and awarded the top honor during the ceremony

March 5, 2013
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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, 10 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," said Steve Feldman, Publisher of Floor Covering News. "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. 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," said Chad Ogden, CEO/President of QFloors. "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. 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.

 

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