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Floor Focus is a monthly magazine of analysis and education for the floor covering industry's interconnected business sectors: retailers, distributors, contract dealers, manufacturers, architects, designers and commercial end users. While Floor Daily gives you the news, Floor Focus tells you what the news means for your business.


Carpet Tile: Emerging Markets - February 2014   Full Article
Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier report on developments in the carpet tile business, including covering emerging markets like hospitality and mainstreet, and updates from producers like Shaw, Interface, Mohawk, Tandus and more.

Domestic LVT Production: Resilient Report - Feb 2014   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on investments in U.S. production of carpet tile from manufacturers like Armstrong, Mannington, IVC US and Shaw, as well as Mohawk's plans for the future and Tarkett's LVT strategies.

2014 Atlanta International Rug Market Review - Feb 2014   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier reviews Atlanta's winter rug market, reporting on trends as well as producers including Nourison, Oriental Weavers, Stanton, Karastan, Shaw Living, Kaleen, Lolio and Kas.

Leadership of Jaeckle, Cronin and R.A. Siegel: Distribution Panel - Feb 2014   Full Article
Geoff Work from The R.A. Siegel Company, Heidi Cronin Mandell from The Cronin Company and Torrey Jaeckle from Jaeckle Distributing answer broad ranging questions about products, distribution strategies and outlooks for the year.

World Flooring: Domotex 2014 - February 2014   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on Domotex 2014, the world's largest floorcovering show, held annually in Hannover, Germany. The report includes show information as well as highlights in LVT, hardwood, laminate, carpet and area rugs.

LVT Capacity, Haines & CMH, Shaw Living, Carpet One: Strategic Exchange   Full Article
Feb. 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr discusses whether there will be an overcapacity in domestic CLT, the implications of price erosion of PET carpet, and the merger between Haines and CMH, as well as the shutdown of Shaw Living & Carpet One's new Products.

Studio O+A's design of Cisco-Meraki's San Francisco office   Full Article
Designer Forum, Feb. 2014—Primo Orpilla, co-founder of Studio O+A, describes the process for designing Cisco-Meraki's San Francisco offices, and how a wide variety of flooring options were employed.

Royalty's Andrea Greenleaf: Focus on Leadership - Feb. 2014   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Andrea Greenleaf, president and CEO of Royalty Carpet Mills, about her priorities in taking over the company from her father, Mike Derderian, who passed away one year ago, and her carpet strategies going forward.

Certified Carpet: Best Practices - February 2014   Full Article
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles Pennsylvania based Certified Carpet, which generates annual revenues of $8 million from a single location through its three divisions: flooring, mats and carpet cleaning.

It's the small-but-hard things that count: Successful Selling   Full Article
Feb. 2014—Contributing editor Sam Allman goes into detail about the small detail indicative of good salesmanship, including tips about taking control and the importance of patience, assertiveness and, perhaps most of all, persistence.