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.

LeadingAge: Advocating For Seniors   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on LeadingAge's annual meeting and expo, and takes a look at some of the cutting-edge ideas that are transforming the senior living environment.

Carpet, the economy, and Shaw in Grand Central: Strategic Exchange   Full Article
Dec. 2013—Publisher Kemp Harr offers Brian Beaulieu's take on the economy, comments on the strength of the high end of the market, reports on Shaw's Grand Central wear-test promotion, and takes a closer look at carpet's share losses.

Wight & Company's design of SEIU headquarters: Designer Forum   Full Article
Dec. 2013—Janet Lougée discusses the design hurdles faced in converting an industrial property in Chicago into the headquarters of the Service Employee International Union Healthcare, and how flooring from Interface and Karndean helped provide solutions.

Mohawk's Bill Kilbride: Focus on Leadership   Full Article
Dec. 2013—Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Bill Kilbride, president of Mohawk Home and chief sustainability officer of Mohawk Industries, covering changes in the rug business, key influences and trends, and strategies for Mohawk's brands.

Pierce Flooring: Best Practices   Full Article
Dec. 2013—Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles Pierce Flooring and Pierce Carpet Mill Outlet, with seven locations in Montana. The firm, which has been in business for 70 years, credits part of its success to being "all things to all people."

Compensation Strategies: Successful Selling   Full Article
Dec. 2013—Contributing editor Sam Allman delves into compensation strategies, offering an overview of different approaches, and shows how the right strategy can be used to motivate staff and enhance productivity.

Flor, Mannington LVT, Crossville Wood Look Porcelain: DesignOvations   Full Article
Dec 2013—Pamela Sullivan, Project manager with DesignPoint, uses text and images to describe her favorite flooring materials, including carpet tiles from Flor, LVT like Mannington's Dissolve and wood-look porcelain, like Crossville's Reclamation Line.

Focus 100 Retail - November 2013   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of the residential flooring business, including the multi-family market, with reports from retailers and contractors, as well as the buying groups. The article also features this year's Top 100 list.

The New Age of Airport Design - November 2013   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier discusses the extraordinary performance demands of flooring in airports through two case studies: Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport and Terminal F of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Retail Display 2013: Flor, The Floor Project, Pilot Floor Covering   Full Article
November 2013—This year's display awards showcase clear messaging, innovative use of the space and new ideas for samples, with boston's Flor taking the top spot, followed by The Floor Project, and Pilot Floor Covering.