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NEW Search! Swiss Krono, LLC is searching for innovative ideas in flooring, wall panel and wood products!

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Swiss Krono LLC is known as the "Quiet Giant" of laminate flooring that is proudly made by Americans for Americans. 

Swiss Krono is searching for innovative ideas that will give a competitive advantage in the flooring, wall panel and wood products markets.

Swiss Krono is looking for innovations that meet the following criteria:

  • Durability
  • Easy to Clean
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Real Look/Feel/Sound
  • High Quality Design
  • Target user: Homeowners with both pets and children
  • Target customer: Both homeowners and through retailers like Lowes, Home Depot and Lumber Liquidators

To learn more and submit, click here: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/SWISS565

Happy Inventing!

Saletta .
Ralph Machesky
Sylvain Cardinal
Mary Gorman
Derrick James
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Hmmm, out of my element a bit, but sounds interesting.  Sometimes you need to get out of your element a bit to spark some creativity.

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Mary Gorman
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Came across Swiss Krono's Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/swisskrono/

More inspiration for you all! 

Michelle Sartori
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And now I want to put wood paneling on my walls. :)

Derrick James
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Don't do it Michelle!!  Don't go back to the 70's.  If you do, you're going to end up with an olive green and orange kitchen like the Brady Bunch.

Kim L
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Ah, but the "flooring on the wall" look is definitely making a comeback! Take a look at some of the pix on their Instagram feed. Pretty neat.

Derrick James
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Yes! Swiss Krono flooring is MADE IN AMERICA!

Mary Gorman
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Or as Michelle writes above: "proudly made by Americans for Americans"

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Hi Steven,

As outlined above and within the search description, the Swiss Krono team is looking for a variety of innovations including new ways to improve the following features in their product line: 

  • Durability
  • Cleaning
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Real Look/Feel/Sound
  • Ways to improve quality

While designs are a part of it, Swiss Krono is looking for ways to improve their overall product line to set themselves apart from competitors. 

If you don't feel you have a spark for this search, that's fine, not every search is a fit for every inventor. We have more on the way.

Best of luck to all who submit!

Derrick James
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More on the way...........the opportunities just keep coming and coming and coming.  If you're an inventor, you just gotta love it...............This EN thing is right up my alley.

Saletta .
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I've already got three sparks started related to new methods of interlocking planks, wall-mounting, and surface texture. I'm incubating a couple more too - exciting search!

Mary Gorman
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I've already got a couple of submissions ready for the searches that haven't been announced yet.............LOL!!!

..............I hope it's a match.  I'd hate to get an R2.

Saletta .
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Hmm I wonder if anyone has ever thought of making a glue specific to wood...

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Derrick:

At least that would be better than an R1!

Derrick James
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Michael:

Many thanks for posting that info. I already had ideas but that dissection triggered even more!

Derrick James
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Thanks for sharing the research Michael.  Hopefully it helps generate some ideas.

Robert Pontius
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I'm not a materials engineer but after a few remodeling projects I do what would make my life easier. I think this could be an awesome search!

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I'm going to do some research into the industry, see if I get any bings. Nothing jumps out at me, as it's not an industry I deal with much, but sometimes fresh eyes can deliver good & surprising innovations.

Robert Pontius
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Call me nerdy, but Michael, your post was actually interesting to me, lol.  I just scared myself!

Saletta .
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I love to see how things work, so that explanation was interesting to me as well. (Thanks, Michael)  I still got nuthin for this search, but at least now I know the basics of how vinyl flooring is made.

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Michael-

Many thanks go to you for posting that info, you saved me the trouble of looking for it myself! You rock! :)

Pretty sure I've got some good stuff for this and I see the deadline isn't until March 27th...hopefully enough time for everyone to submit. 

I'm actually GLAD this search came up as I never would have thought about flooring until the search came up!  Didn't realize how much innovation there could be until I just looked at what they have been doing all these years.  

Best of luck to everyone!

Michelle Sartori
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I've missed you all. Been busy learning more phases of inventing and business, trying to get a startup, up and running with one invention so I haven't submitted in a long time.

Just had to submit one here as I awoke from a dream about it. Time will tell if it's a good dream or a bad dream. Best of luck to all going into this one.

Michael thank you my friend. Great way to look at a search with a new set of eyes.

Aloha Charlie

Saletta .
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Awesome Charlie!  Good luck on your product and your new submission!

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Thank you Kim, I remember when I used to get wood in dreams, now it's laminate.

Life is good

Aloha Charlie

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LOL!!!   Watch it... this is a family show Charlie!  Ha!

Saletta .
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Yes Kim and a great family it is. 

Aloha Charlie

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Hey guys! 

A quick reminder, this search closes 

TONIGHT AT  MIDNIGHT!

Get your submissions in now and best of luck to all!

Ralph Machesky
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I'm in!  Not sure if they are ready for me though.  LOL.

Having worked in the flooring industry before, I'm brutally honest about laminates which they may or may not like. : )

Good luck my fellow inventors!

Kim L
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Hi Steven!

As long as you saved after the upload, yes, the evaluation team will be able to see what you added.

Best of luck!

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Great question Frank!

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Hey guys,

You should yes, include "UPDATED" and the date of the update within the submission header when you update - I apologize for not mentioning that Steven. This is something in the works for us to automate, but it has not been completed yet.

As all the ideas within the Swiss Krono Search that are still active are still under review, the changes will show up to our team, but to be doubly-sure, yes, note the update.

Thank you guys!

Ralph Machesky
Saletta .
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Ruh-Roh. I have an edit/update to make as well!  Thanks for the ...update!

: )

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Presentation date is May 5th!  Good luck everyone!

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Michael-

Think green thoughts!  I'm still hanging in there with a G6 as well.  I think this search may have been a tough one for a lot of people, doesn't seem like many entered this one?

Presentation May5th.  Good luck folks!

Saletta .
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Good luck Michael, Ralph and who ever else is still in this one.

Been keeping the dream alive, with G5 myself. 

Stay green my friends!

Aloha Charlie

Saletta .
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I had nothing on this one, so I'm impressed that several of you have ideas that are moving along.  Good luck all!

Saletta .
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what about Saleta and Frank, you in

Saletta .
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Hey Charlie! Count me in with a G5 and HOLDING!  Ralph, Michael way to go guys! This particular search wasn't  in my wheelhouse, but I'll take a G5 IN ANY SEARCH at this point! :)

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Nice Saletta, Let's go!

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I have a hopeful G5...

Saletta .
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Thank ya kindly Charlie!  Way to go Kim O!

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G6 here... Floored!

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LOL Thom!  WTG!!! 

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Congrats to all those moving along nicely in this search.  Sadly, I had nothing for this search. Everything I could come up with was just too complex.  All the best to everyone in this one.  I'll be following your progress and cheering you all on.

Saletta .
Charlie Lumsden
Mary Gorman
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@Derrick-

This was a tough search due to the subject matter, so no worries.

On the other hand-

You're such an AWESOME person! Not kidding.

You are always polite, always cheerful... no matter what.  Take a bow, sir!

Kim L
Saletta .
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I concur that. Derrick, You are a great gentleman.

On the other hand, Look at all the inventors coming out of the woodwork to be in this search?

Good luck everyone! g-6 this am

Aloha Charlie

Kim L
Saletta .
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