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.

Sports & Athletic Flooring: Robbins, Mondo, Gerflor   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Features editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the sports & athletic flooring market, with sections on the higher education market, K-12, and an interesting and growing niche, church flooring, along with a focus on injury prevention issues.

Consumer Preference Survey 2014: Purchasing habits and product perceptions   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Senior editor Calista Sprague analyzes the results of a nationwide consumer survey comparing ceramic, hardwood, carpet, laminate and resilient flooring in terms of attributes as well as product perceptions, sales by store type and much more.

Merchandising: Create a destination, not a point of purchase   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Andy Wells with MasterBrand Cabinets, who holds patents on merchandise and cabinet design, writes about how to maximize merchandising and how to organize showrooms to enhance the shopping experience and fill customers with confidence.

Imola, Del Conca, Sicis, Florim, Marazzi, Caesar and more   Full Article
Cersaie, Nov. 2014—Senior editor Calista Sprague reviews Cersaie, the largest tile show in the world, held annually in Bologna, Italy, reporting on key producers.

NBC and artificial turf, Starnet and NFA gatherings: Strategic Exchange   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr addresses NBC News' report on links between the crumb rubber in artificial turf and cancer, and he also reports on the recent Starnet meeting in Denver and the NFA gathering in Hawaii in September.

Milliken and Mannington in a Holabird & Root project   Full Article
Designer Forum: Nov. 2014—Andrea Caputo & Cory Kamholz of Holabird & Root write about their design of Rightpoint Consulting in Chicago, including how flooring choices—Milliken carpet and Mannington LVT—helped define work zones in the open concept office.

California's Picketfence Design: Best Practices   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Features editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Picketfence Design, a builder and retailer operation with two locations in California. The firm started off exclusively focusing on the builder side, and started its retail operation in 2010.

The evolution and future of inkjet technology: Tile Files   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Claudio Caselli, VP of research and development for Dal-Tile Corporation, discusses digital inkjet technology, from early technological developments to production efficiencies to the opportunities for design offered by inkjet technology.

Finding purpose fuels drive: Successful Selling   Full Article
Nov. 2014—Contributing editor Sam Allman recounts his epiphany when he was young and working with his father about the impact of selling flooring, and he discusses the importance of finding meaning in one's work and offers useful tips to get there.

Tina Syring: Bolon, Chilewich - Design Ovations   Full Article
November 2014—Tina Syring, an interior design consultant in Dallas, Texas, describes her favorite flooring material, woven vinyl flooring, with images from both Bolon and Chilewich.