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 - April 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr examines signs of an economic recovery, as well as all the factors that will impact the economy this year, and also takes a look at the possibility that this year will see more industry acquisitions.

Focus on Leadership - April 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Russell Grizzle, Mannington's new CEO, covering topics ranging from Mannington's strengths in the marketplace to the strategy behind the Amtico acquisition and how his background at Milliken has influenced his approach.

Best Practices - April 2012   Full Article
Editor Brian Hamilton profiles Abbey Carpet & Floor of Anniston, an Alabama based retailer, focusing on successful strategies like the firm's Spectacular Home Sale, which is heavily promoted and generates about $350,000 in a single day.

Tuft Talk - April 2012   Full Article
Industry veteran Frank Hurd discusses the issues surrounding carpet and allergens, including data from Sweden that seems to suggest that the number of Swedish people with allergies increased three fold after the use of carpet fell from 40% to 2%.

Design Ovations - April 2012   Full Article
Steven Rothe, an interior designer with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle weighs in on some of his favorite products over the last year, including Forbo's Flotex and carpet by InterfaceFlor and Bentley Prince Street.

Surfaces Highlights 2012 - March 2012   Full Article
The Floor Focus editorial team reports on this year's Surfaces show, held in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, covering trends, innovations and highlights from dozens of manufacturers.

Trends in Senior Living - March 2012   Full Article
Noted designer Ruth McRae reports on the state of the senior living market, covering the different types of senior living arrangements, design considerations, and how flooring can create solutions in this rapidsly growing market sector.

Hardwood Report 2012   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look at the state of the hardwood business, analyzing the market, reporting on price points and channels to market as well as trends, and profiling the major hardwood manufacturers serving the U.S. Market.

Carpet Fiber Update - March 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm takes a close look at the soft fiber market, and also provides an update of the fiber market in general along with a report on develpments in wool fiber.

World Flooring: Domotex 2012 - March 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on this year's Domotex show, heldannually in Hannover, Germany. The largest flooring show in the world saw a boost in attendance this year, which also saw a new focus on hardwood.