Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier and art director Anne Harr cover the 2017 Surfaces show held in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Convention Center, with comprehensive product reviews and imagery from key domestic and international manufacturers.
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Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae reports on developments in corporate spaces, including fitting more people into smaller spaces and creating warm, inviting environments, with case studies from Gensler, ID Studios, Perkins+Will and Hickok Cole.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the rapidly evolving tile market, focusing on core technologies and key trends driving the category, like hardwood looks, thin tiles and large formats, along with an overview on the surge in domestic tile capacity.
Executive editor Darius Helm highlights new developments in the synthetic carpet fiber business, including raw material increases coming from capacity bottlenecks and a rise in crude oil prices, the wave of carpet price increases, and news from fiber producers.
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on attendance at the show, its global reach, key highlights and the latest news items, like Mohawk's conversion of a vacant building into a new carpet tile plant in Belgium and Innovations 4 Flooring's Classen partnership.
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on the growth seen in January and the outlook for the rest of the year, gains in home center flooring, and the impact Amazon is having on brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart, Sears, JCPenny, Kohl's and Macy's.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Raj Shah, president of MS International, on his decision to leave investment banking and join the family business, MSI's successful business practices, economic risks that paid off, and the future of the firm.
Michael Burke, senior project manager at Lionakis, describes the collaboration with UC Davis Health con its expansion project. The challenge was to balance adherence to the institutional requirements while providing a welcoming environment.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews David Hayes, owner of David's Abbey Carpet & Floors, concerning the growth of the business, the generations that make up the business, and the current and future challenges the business faces.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore discusses the new reign of hard surface flooring over carpet, the skills required to install LVT and porcelain, issues resulting from improper installation and care, and the advantages of each type of flooring.