Article Archives

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.

Grigsby's Carpet, Tile and Rug Gallery: Best Practices   Full Article
Jan 2015—Features editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Grigsby's Carpet, Tile and Rug Gallery, which does business through its 20,000 square foot showroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Grigsby's serves the commercial, builder and residential remodel markets.

Good salespeople care about their customers: Successful Selling   Full Article
Jan 2014—Contributing editor Sam Allman makes a case for finding ways to create meaningful bonds with potential customers, and discusses how this translates to a better bottom line.

Erline Altamira-Axminster carpet, Emser, Interface   Full Article
Design Ovations, Jan 2014—Erline M. Altamira, a project designer at Wilson Associates, describes her current favorite flooring, including Axminsters, carpet tile from producers like Interface, and natural stone looks from firms like Emser.

Facility Managers Survey 2014 - Dec 2014   Full Article
Floor Focus' editorial staff analyzes the results of the biennial Facility Managers Survey, covering topics from top problems, hot products, trends in business and changes in the workplace to favorite carpet and hard surface manufacturers.

Area Rug Report: Rug retailers must adapt to compete   Full Article
Dec 2014—Senior editor Calista Sprague reports on developments in the area rug business, including a look at both heirloom and modern rugs, a discussion abut shifts in fiber use, and an analysis of the shifts in retail channels in recent years.

LeadingAge: A review of this year's senior living conference and expo   Full Article
Dec 2014—Senior editor Calista Sprague reviews the LeadingAge expo, held in October in Nashville, Tennessee. The article includes highlights from flooring producers, including Forbo, Earthwerks, Interface, Mohawk, Tandus Centiva, Shaw Contract and more.

High Point Market: Oriental Weavers, Surya, Nourison, Karastan, Momeni   Full Article
Dec 2014—Features editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the Fall 2014 High Point Rug Market, including market trends, a report on High Point itself, and a review of new products from Oriental Weavers, Nourison, Dalyn, Karastan, Orian and many more.

Homebuilder Panel: FloorExpo members discuss the state of new home construction   Full Article
Dec 2014—Jim Gunckel of California's Residential Design Services, Mike Benjamin of Indiana's Kermans Flooring and Steve Wilson of East Cost based Coleman Floor Company discuss the market on a panel hosted by Jay Smith, president of FEI Group.

Greenbuild 2014: New Orleans hosts the world's largest environmental conference   Full Article
Dec 2014—Executive editor Darius Helm writes about this year's Greenbuild conference and expo, held in New Orleans, including reports on Interface, Forbo, Shaw, Roppe, Gerflor, Schönox, StonePeak, MP Global, To Market, NWFA, NSF International and more.

Design and Construction Week 2015 - Dec 2014   Full Article
Editors Darius Helm and Calista Sprague report on the expos being held in Las Vegas in the same week in January: TISE, Las Vegas Market, the International Builders' Show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the International