Executive editor Darius Helm, with statistics from Market Insights, presents an overview of the domestic commercial flooring market, including an update on flooring category shares and a report on the state of the various commercial sectors.
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Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look back at the commercial operations of 100-year-old Mannington, with comments from chairman Keith Campbell and other leaders of the privately held manufacturer, along with photos spanning the century.
Senior editor Calista Sprague takes a close look at flooring made from rapidly renewable resources, examining their environmental attributes from all angles, with input from flooring manufacturers including US Floors, WE Cork and Forbo.
FloorExpo's Jay Smith moderates a panel—Mike James of Metro Carpets, Jim Gunckel of Residential Design Services and Steve Chesin of Carpets N More—discussing market conditions, challenges, trends and the Millennial clientele.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on what it takes to be successful in digital marketing, including how to navigate the various social media platforms, with a section from Jay Flynn from Creating Your Space on generating and managing online reviews.
Executive editor Darius Helm reviews this year's hardwood show, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, including trends and highlights from Armstrong, Mannington, Mullican, American OEM, Mirage, Lauzon, Harris Wood, Mercier, Somerset, Maxwell and more.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses an NPR report on the potential for manipulation of Google searches, and he also reports on CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort), including its subsidy programs and the development of new recycling technologies.
Deborah Elliot, co-founder of ID Studios, discusses her firm's design of Lytx's San Diego campus and its employee-centric focus, including how flooring from Masland Contract, Marazzi and Mohawk helped achieve the design objectives.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Master Craft Floors, a commercial flooring contractor with operations in Michigan and Las Vegas. The Starnet member, with sales of $28 million, says strong partnerships and union employees are key to its success.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith discusses an anecdote from Andrew Sobel's Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business and Influence Others, involving a sales pitch that goes wrong, analyzing the critical factors and offering solutions.