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.


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.

NWFA Highlights 2013 - May 2013   Full Article
Editor Anne Harr reviews this year's hardwood flooring show by the National Wood Flooring Association, held in Dallas, Texas. The report includes images and highlights from many of the leading hardwood manufacturers.

Social Media: Update - May 2013   Full Article
Contributor Irene Williams offers insights into setting up keywords to improve SEO capabilities, weighs in on Google+, offers an update on the various social media forums, talks about blogging, and reminds everyone to think mobile.

Strategic Exchange - May 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the residential and commercial construction markets, along with changes at Royalty, demand for products made in the U.S., and progress with Internet tax legislation.

Designer Forum - May 2013   Full Article
Brian Waite, an interior designer at St. Louis based Arcturis, describes the challenges of designing for multi-purpose space, including a room with telescoping seating, at the Laclede Group, a public utility holding company.

Focus on Leadership - May 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Mark Clayton, president and CEO of Phenix/Looptex, covering brand strategies, the firm's nylon and PET programs, ultra-soft fiber developments, and competition with older, more established mills.

Best Practices - May 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles Contract Furnishings Mart,a Pacific Northwest based to-the-trade operation with a knowledge-based approach of building relationships with designers and installers.

Tuft Talk - May 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Frank Hurd talks with two retailers about the state of their carpet business, and what their customers are looking for.