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Shannon reignites Teknoflor® with new Coastalscapes HPD™ Resilient Sheet

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 21, 2016) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, announced today the newest addition to its Teknoflor® brand of resilient flooring, Coastalscapes HPD™.

 

Teknoflor® is an establish brand with a tenured track of performance and durability and was the industry’s first No Wax, No Buff floor. The brand’s nature-inspired flooring combines Teknoflor® technology and advanced digital printing techniques to create floors as remarkably realistic as they are durable, efficient and economical. Teknoflor® was constructed to withstand the heaviest traffic and designed to eliminate polish and reduce maintenance costs.  The brand’s newest addition, Coastalscapes HPD™ has all of the brand’s established benefits, and more.

 

Teknoflor® Coastalscapes High Performance Design (HPD)™ Commercial Resilient Flooring was named as a testimony to its purpose: high performance design with superior wood visuals.  As one of the most realistic wood-grain resilient sheet floors available today, Coastalscapes HPD™ was designed to mirror the wood plank floors of years past with a composition made to function with today’s priorities.

Teknoflor® Coastalscapes HPD™ is composed of Virgin PVC with no outside recycled content and is free of Phthalates. In addition to its impressive composition, Teknoflor® Coastalscapes HPD™ passed testing with impressive performance including no visual appearance difference after 25,000 cycles against the Phillip’s Castor Chair Test and class leading stain resistance.

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors

Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments. Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles. You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.

 


 

Shannon Specialty Floors Teams Up with Spartan Surfaces in New Marketing Alliance

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (June 8, 2016) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring within the commercial market-segment, announced today that it has expanded its current marketing alliance with sales group, Spartan Surfaces. Spartan Surfaces, a sales and consulting group specializing in commercial flooring, welcomed Shannon products in Illinois, including the greater Chicago area last November. 

 

Effective immediately, the group will now also market Shannon products throughout most of the Eastern Seaboard and throughout Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South states (Ala., La., Miss., Tenn., South Fla., Ga., S.C., N.C., Va., Md., Del., N.Y., Conn., N.J., Eastern Pa., Ill.). This expanded marketing alliance includes the full line of Shannon products, with TeknoflorTM, Tuf StufTM and barenakedTM brands.

 

“We are thrilled to be creating an expansive alliance that gives both organizations opportunity to do what we do best, which is bringing the best high performance flooring products to the market in an exciting way for the entire commercial marketplace,” said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “The impressive ownership and management team at Spartan will be great to work with for the excellence we strive to offer!”

 

“We are excited to partner with such a forward thinking flooring manufacturer as Shannon Specialty Floors and we believe this strategic alliance will bring impactful product and design options to our flooring customers,” added Kevin Jablon, President of Spartan Surfaces.  

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


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 Shannon’s TUF STUF™ Products Lure in Design Journal Awards

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (April 13, 2016) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-ˇsegment, received honors for its entire line of TUF STUF™ resilient products from Design Journal.

 

Shannon’s TUF STUF™ High Performance Flooring offers durable, reliable and realistic flooring featuring a no-buff, no-wax construction in six different products. TUF STUF™’s Woodland Path™, Think Ahead™ and Plank You Very Much™ all received Platinum ADEX Awards while its T3™, Classic Cut™ and Fancy Free™ products received Silver ADEX Awards.

 

ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the architecture and design industry. Sponsored by Design Journal, the awards acknowledge superior products in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, interior design projects and landscape architecture. The entire TUF STUF™ line was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award as Best of 2015 products.

 

“Our company has a huge admiration for the ADEX Awards,” said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors, “Shannon Specialty Floors is proud to be awarded such a prestigious overall recognition for our Tuf Stuf™ products.”  

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

Shannon Specialty Floors Releases Continuing Education Course

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (April 5, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, announced that it has released a new continuing education course titled “Vinyl Flooring Uncovered”.

 

The course provides an overview of vinyl flooring, its manufacturing process, testing standards, and performance characteristics. The course also discusses the environmental impacts of vinyl flooring throughout its lifespan and its contributions to meeting green building codes and standards.

 

“The course was designed to be thoughtful, interesting and educational,” said Jeff Collum, Shannon Specialty Floors’ President.  “We look forward to providing more and more resources for our customers.”

 

The course will be presented in both face-to-face and online formats.  To preview the course visit: www.shannonspecialtyfloors.com/sustainability/continuing-education/  

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.   Recently in the press: Floor Focus: Shannon Specialty Floors Releases Continuing Education Course Floor Trends: Shannon Specialty Floors Releases Continuing Education Course  


 

Shannon Specialty Floors Appoints New Representation in Texas Markets

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (January 15, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, announced today that it has appointed independent agencies, Trinity Surfaces and Gabriele Flooring Solutions to represent its full line of products within the Texas markets.

 

Trinity Surfaces, which includes Katie Godfrey and Ryan Bunch, will represent Shannon products within the Southern Texas markets, including Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

 

Gabriele Solutions, which includes Gabriele Stevenson and Hannah Verschoore, will represent within the Northern Texas markets, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco and El Paso.

 

Both agencies will begin selling the full line of Shannon products, including its Tuf StufTM, TeknoflorTM and new PVC Free barenakedTM lines, within the Texas Markets immediately. All companies declared a unanimous excitement about a successful future and extended team effort.  

 

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 About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

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Shannon Specialty Floors’ Think Ahead™ Collection Wins Silver Nightingale Award

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 MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 18, 2015) – This week, at the Healthcare Design Conference in Washington D.C., Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial resilient flooring market, was awarded a Silver Nightingale Award for its new line of TUF STUFTM THINK AHEADTM Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank.

 

The Nightingale Awards, given by Contract Magazine and Healthcare Design Magazine, honor new products exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, November 14 – 17 in National Harbor, Md.  The awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.

 

“We are thrilled that THINK AHEADTM was honored with a Silver Nightingale Award,” said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “We knew that it would be an amazing, innovative and game-changing product in the industry. The honor and the overwhelming response from all designers, architects, and end-users alike at the show verified this.”

 

TUF STUFTM THINK AHEADTM Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank was debuted by the company on November 14th at the show in National Harbor, Md. and is available immediately.  

 

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 About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


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Shannon Specialty Floors Unveils TUF STUF THINK AHEAD™ at Healthcare Design Expo

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 16, 2015) – Today, at the Healthcare Design Conference in Washington D.C., Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial resilient flooring market, unveiled its awaited TUF STUFTM THINK AHEADTM Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank line.

 

The THINK AHEADTM collection comes in eight unique styles including traditional linen looks, contemporary designs, and bright, colorful wood patterns. The line features designs in both 18-by-18-inch tiles and 9.25-by-59.25-inch planks that are made of 100% virgin PVC, non‐phthalate plasticizers and are free of heavy metals. The THINK AHEADTM composition holds a 1000 PSI and requires no waxing and no buffing, restricting harmful material from being dispersed into the environment.

 

“The commercial flooring industry has yet to see anything like this product,” said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “Its unique, bright, diverse and exceptionally creative.”  He added that because of the uniqueness of the product, the designs have been patent protected in the resilient market.

 

The line was bred from a collaboration between Shannon’s product development team and Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin, Principals of iboca, inc. (Boca Raton). Shannon Specialty Floors has featured the product throughout its booth, number 411, at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference and Expo.

 

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  About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  

 


 

Independent Agency, Design Materials Extends Shannon Specialty Floors Representation to Western Markets

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 10, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, announced today that it has extended the representation of its products with independent agency, Design Materials (Pasadena, CA).

 

The agency began selling the full line of Shannon products in spring of this year within the Southern California markets.  The agreement will extend Design Materials’ representation to also include Las Vegas, Arizona and New Mexico markets. Both companies declared a mutual excitement about a successful future and extended team effort.  

 

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  About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

 Shannon Specialty Floors Awarded National Group Purchasing Contract With Premier, Inc.

 
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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 9, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, was recently awarded a national group purchasing contract in the Architectural: Flooring Products and Services category with Premier, Inc. 

 

Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company that unites an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers. The contract, which becomes effective December 1, 2015, is a 3-year contract that includes Shannon Specialty Floors as an industry collaborator within the buying group’s Architectural category. 

 

“We are thrilled to be working with one of the most respected and notable buying groups in the country,” said Dale Carson, Vice President of National Accounts for Shannon Specialty Floors. “We look forward to playing a part in their efforts to decrease healthcare costs and improve the health of communities.”  

 

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  About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

Shannon Specialty Floors Names Nicolette Grieco as Regional Vice President of Sales

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 3, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring within the commercial market-segment, announced that Nicolette Grieco has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales.

 

The promotion moves Grieco to a corporate management position, which includes management of one of the company’s independent agencies: Spartan Surfaces as well as the company’s North East distributor: L’Evate Group.  Geographically, she will manage all sales personnel within the Illinois, Mid-Atlantic, New York and New England Markets.

 

“Nicolette has a strong track record of success within her time here at Shannon,” said Keith Bensch, Senior Vice President of Sales. “Her understanding of product and impeccable sales acumen will breed exceptional sales teams under her management.”

 

The position also leads Grieco to serve on the company’s product development team where she will collaborate in product design, strategy and marketing.

 

“Nicolette brings a strong history of sales success and impressive industry understanding and knowledge” added Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “We look forward to the opportunity of expansion as a result of her role and the great value she will bring to our team.”  

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

Shannon Specialty Floors adds Spartan Surfaces as New Agent Group in Greater Chicago Area

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 MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 2, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring within the commercial market-segment, announced today a new agent partnership with Spartan Surfaces.

 

Spartan Surfaces, a sales and consulting group specializing in commercial flooring, will position three agents with Shannon products in Illinois, including the greater Chicago area.  This partnership will include the full line of Shannon products, which includes the TeknoflorTM, Tuf StufTM and barenakedTM brands.

 

“This partnership was bred out of a unique opportunity we saw that would benefit both parties,” said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “Both Shannon and Spartan have a strong presence within this market and together, they become complementary, efficient and very well respected.”

 

The agent group will be managed by Nicolette Grieco, Shannon’s Regional Vice President.  The transition became effective November 1, 2015.  

 

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  About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

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barenaked floorslaunches Shannon Specialty Floors into PVC Free Market

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. (September 30, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, recently announced its debut into the PVC Free market with its new brand: barenaked floors™.

 

The entire barenaked™ brand will be free of any PVC, phthalates, polyurethane or halogens. The brand’s two flagship products include CS Collection™, a resilient sheet product, and LT Plank Collection™.

 

barenaked – CS Collection™ Resilient Sheet Flooring offers 48 colors in both neutral and bright designs in a light chip pattern and nearly tone on tone appearance. The collection also features an ionomer-impregnated homogeneous construction that gives the material high resistance to shocks, indentations and wear as well as excellent stain resistance.

 

barenaked – LT Plank Collection™ features 11 styles of natural, warm and realistic wood designs in 4” x 36” planks made of 80% natural minerals and 20% Red List free pure polymers. The plank’s unique heterogeneous construction eliminates any requirement for additional polishes and finishes while maintaining exceptional durability and performance. Both CS Collection™ and LT Plank Collection™ offer 15 year warranties.

 

“We are thrilled to enter a marketplace that has become increasingly important in our industry.” Said Jeff Collum, President of Shannon Specialty Floors. “We are confident that these products will match the performance, durability and design of our current collections while offering a clean and natural construction that is important to so many customers.”  

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major manufacturer and distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Government, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail and Education environments.  Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles.  You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com.  


 

Shannon’s TUF STUF Receives 2015 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence

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MILWUAKEE, WIS. (May 28, 2015) – Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high satisfaction, high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-space, recently received the Platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) for three of its TUF STUF High Performance Flooring products.

 

ADEX is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product and project design in the architecture and design industry. Sponsored by designjournalmag.com, the awards acknowledge superior products in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, interior design projects and landscape architecture. Shannon’s TUF STUF High Performance Flooring offers durable, reliable and realistic flooring featuring a no-buff, no-wax construction in four different products.  The winning products included Classic Cut™ and Fancy Free™ Commercial Resilient Sheet, Woodland Path™ Luxury Vinyl Plank, and T3™ Luxury Vinyl Tile lines.

 

TUF STUF – Classic Cut™ and Fancy Free™ Commercial Resilient Flooring combine exceptional beauty, durable performance and complimentary design collections to create floors with maximum flexibility and dependability. Fancy Free™, which features whimsical, contemporary designs and Classic Cut™, with traditional linen looks, can be used independently, blended with each other, or combined with other products for classic designs with creative flair.

 

TUF STUF – Woodland Path Luxury Vinyl Plank features high resolution wood tone films between a backing layer and state-of-the-art wear layer utilizing two coats of UV-cured polyurethane in 20 realistic patterns. The floor’s surface layer is made of 75% recycled content and 100% recyclable after use.

 

TUF STUF – T3 Luxury Vinyl Tile offers a wide variety of design options with three distinct design categories. The TEXTURES collection encompasses woods, marbles, slates and travertine, the TEXTILES collection has a soft textile look and the TECHNOLOGY collection represents the latest advancements in modern day living, with patina metal and stained concrete designs.  

 

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About Shannon Specialty Floors Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. is a major distributor of flooring products with a strong focus on Healthcare, Senior Care, Hospitality, Retail and Education. Shannon supplied floors provide durability and state-of-the-art technology with a strong emphasis on no-wax, no-buff commercial resilient sheet flooring. Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc. also features cushioned multi-purpose resilient sheet flooring, safety flooring, recycled rubber floors and luxury vinyl planks/tiles. You can find more information at https://shannonspecialtyfloors.com