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.

Strategic Exchange - June 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses housing issues, including the multi-family market, and also reports on developments in the commercial contracting business, as well as on the IICRC installation standards update and the latest HGTV Smart Home.

Designer Forum - June 2013   Full Article
Wendy Gray, founding principal of Gray Design Group, writes about how her firm used flooring and other interior elements in its design of Foresight Energy to echo imagery related to the client's coal mining culture and history.

Focus on Leadership - June 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews John Turner, JR., president and COO of Daltile. The discussion includes Turner's channel strategies, how the Marazzi acquisition will impact both Daltile and the market, and plans for the future.

Flooring Forensics - June 2013   Full Article
In Lew Migliore's debut column for Floor Focus, the well known expert on technical flooring issues discusses how carpet tile has transformed the flooring industry and technical issues surrounding its installation.

Wood Cuts - June 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Michael Martin, CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association, presents the case for why demand for hardwood flooring manufactured in the U.S. will continue to grow, and why it's important for the U.S. economy.

Best Practices - June 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles DFS Flooring, a commercial contractor based in Southern California and Las Vegas, which differentiates itself from the competition with its full service approach.

Design Ovations - June 2013   Full Article
Kelly Ennis, managing principal of The Verve Partnership, weighs in on her favorite flooring products, including Shaw Contract's Hybrid carpet tile, commercial area rugs by Tuva Looms, Bentley's Hollywood Sequel and Shaw's engineered hardwoods.

People Power - June 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Scott Humphrey, the newly appointed president and CEO of the World Floor Covering Association, writes about ways in which routines can be used to create a foundation for success.

Annual Report 2013 - May 2013   Full Article
Floor Focus' editorial team, along with analysis and statistics by Market Insights LLC, break down the flooring industry's 2012 results. The report includes a statistical overview as well as indepth reports on all flooring categories.

2013 Hospitality Market - May 2013   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a close look at the growing hospitality market, with an emphasis on design directions, sustainability, and the shift in the market toward durable, high performance products.