Q.E.P. Co. Inc. (Johnson City, Tenn.) signed a new exclusive partnership agreement with Congoleum Corporation that will expand its distribution coverage to most of the western portion of the U.S.

Congoleum has been a long-time distribution partner with Kraus Group, a North American flooring distributor acquired by Q.E.P. in September. The new agreement with Congoleum will go into effect Jan. 1.

“We have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Congoleum in Canada for over 30 years,” Kraus CEO and President Shawn Davies said in a statement. “Our team is energized by the opportunity to expand our partnership.”