Halstead international receives the Home Depot’s coveted Innovation of the Year Award

CALHOUN, GA, - The Home Depot annually recognizes and honors suppliers that create the most innovative products for their stores and customers. Out of a field of 10 nominees, Halstead International’s LifeProof Vinyl Flooring brand featuring ISOCORE technology was awarded the 2017 The Home Depot Innovation of the Year Award – the highest accolade.

The Halstead team received the award in front of more than 3,000 members of The Home Depot and Supplier community.

Halstead International had previously won this highest award from The Home Depot Canada in 2006 and The Home Depot U.S. in 2008.

Said Eric Anderson, vice president, Sales, Halstead International, “Halstead is honored to receive The Home Depot’s most prestigious supplier award for our Lifeproof Vinyl Flooring with Isocore Technology. I would like to acknowledge and thank our employees and partners as well as The Home Depot Team for their collaborative partnership and commitment to innovation. Lifeproof Vinyl Flooring with Isocore Technology has revolutionized the flooring industry. We are ecstatic about the multiple opportunities in the future to present more products that are equally innovative.”

Available only at The Home Depot, LifeProof Vinyl Plank Flooring gives the look of hardwood with the benefits of vinyl flooring. This highly engineered plank is waterproof, shock-absorbing and available in over 40 patterns. It is also safe for kids and pets, as it is phthalate and formaldehyde free. There is no need for homeowners to hire an installer because the product’s drop-and-lock joints connect each plank tool-free, laying over an existing surface.


Halstead International Group/Metroflor Corporation is a global manufacturing and marketing enterprise servicing North American, South American, Pacific Rim and European markets. The company produces a comprehensive line of high-quality flooring and decorative building surfaces for the home and workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, CT., a campus in Calhoun, GA, and associated offices throughout the world, Halstead is continuously developing new and innovative products for the marketplace while promoting safe and sustainable processes for doing business.

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