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.

The Hospitality Market: Renovation keeps the sector hopping   Full Article
May 2014—Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the state of the hospitality market, including a report on market activity and the strength of the renovation sector, along with product and design trends and an update on sustainability.

NWFA Expo Review 2014   Full Article
May 2014—Editor Heather Osteen reports on this year's NWFA show, held in Nashville in April. The report includes highlights from PanTim, Somerset, Armstrong, Mannington, Mercier, Somerset, Mullican, Mirage, American OEM and others.

Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor 2014   Full Article
May 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr reviews this year's Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor Show, held in Shanghai at the end of March. The report also includes analysis of conditions in the Chinese market.

Economy, RD Weis, selling online, Trade show insights: Strategic Exchange   Full Article
May 14—Publisher Kemp Harr takes a look at the economy and the state of residential & commercial business, and also discusses the redesign of RD Weis' space, statistics on selling flooring online, and a section on trade shows & what makes them successful.

Dan Frierson, president and CEO of the Dixie Group: Focus on Leadership   Full Article
May 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Dan Frierson about everything from its recent acquisition of Atlas Mills to strategies that keep it a market leader, as well as what's next for the high end carpet producer.

Lauren Rottet remodels an art deco hotel: Designer Forum   Full Article
May 2014—Lauren Rottet, founder of Rottet Studios, writes about her firm's redesign of a classic Miami hotel. The James Royal Palm, part of Miami's art deco legacy, showcases modern elegance, like custom Liora Manné rugs, agains classic art deco styling.

Jay Flynn from Creating Your Space: Digital Evolution   Full Article
May 2014—Jay Flynn, vice president of sales and marketing for Creating Your Space, discusses online marketing and offers a strategy for prioritizing the options, including reputation management, search engine optimization and other tools.

Building productive relationships: Contractor's Corner   Full Article
May 2014—Contributing editor Dave Stafford discusses the issues of building productive, positive relationships with A&D professionals and manufacturer reps, and he describes all the advantages that can grow out of effective relationships.

Essentials of installing carpet tile and broadloom: Flooring Forensics   Full Article
May 2014—Contributing editor Lew Migliore writes about the essential steps in installation of broadloom and carpet tile, focusing on common problems and the key differences between installing broadloom and carpet tile.

2014 Vision Design Awards - April 2014   Full Article
Floor Focus' annual Vision Design Award winners, including grand prize winner Rottet Studio, are celebrated with photography, project descriptions, and jury quotes. All the winners are showcased, along with the honorable mentions.