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.

Trends in the Corporate Market - Feb 2013   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier discusses design's role in the modern workplace with Rabaut Design Associates founder Jo Rabaut in the context of two corporate case studies in Atlanta, an investment firm and an interactive advertising agency.

Color Trends 2013 - February 2013   Full Article
Kaye Gosline, creative director for Tarkett North America's residential business, discusses the significance of residential trend shifts, and Roby Isaac, creative manager for Mannington's commercial hard surfaces, looks at commercial color trends.

Carpet Tile: 21st Century Flooring - February 2013   Full Article
Editors Jessica Chevalier and Darius Helm offer a comprehensive report on the carpet tile industry, including statistics, trends, challenges and new markets, as well as a look at the top four U.S. carpet tile producers: Interface, Shaw, Tandus and Mohawk.

Distribution Panel - February 2013   Full Article
Floor Focus discusses the state of the distribution business, including consolidation, challenges and threats, and new technologies with Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO of Haines, and Scott Rozmus, president of FlorStar Sales.

Commercial Resilient: Industry Update - Feb 2013   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of commercial vinyl flooring, including environmental progress, trends, new technologies and highlights from leading manufacturers, as well as a short report on linoleum on its 150th anniversary.

World Flooring: Domotex 2013 - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reviews this year's Domotex show, held annually in Hannover, Germany, providing an overview of the world's largest floorcovering show.

Strategic Exchange - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the demise of Gulistan and the advantages of a diverse range of suppliers, as well as the Centiva-Tandus alignment, highlights from Shaw's dealer convention, and the coming alignment of trade shows in Vegas in 2015.

Designer Forum - February 2013   Full Article
Kris Kirchner, owner of K2J, Inc., an Atlanta based design firm, describes its Tanner Medical Center project in Carrollton, Georgia, and flooring's role in the emergency department addition and operating room renovation.

Focus on Leadership - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews David Meberg, president and CEO of Consolidated Carpet, one of the industry's largest contract dealers, with topics ranging from the state of business in the New York area to installation certification and going green.

Best Practices - February 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles Flooring America & FA Design Build, a retailer with three locations in Virginia and Maryland whose secret to success includes a set of strategies for significantly increasing average sales.