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.

Cleaning & Maintenance Update From April 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm discusses the reasons for flooring industry professionals to get into the cleaning and maintenance business, focusing on certifications as well as the programs being promoted by the independent contract dealer networks.

Software Review 2012 - April 2012   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier offers an update on flooring software programs, with a close look at cloud computing, including how it works and how it can benefit floorcovering providers.

Cevisama 2012 - April 2012   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on this year's Spanish tile show, held annually in Valencia, Spain. The article includes the state of the Spanish tile market, trends in Spanish tile, and highlights from all the major producers that do business in the U.S.

Brazilian Tile Show: Revistir - April 2012   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on Revistir, Brazil's tile and stone show, which saw a 14% growth in attendance this year. This is Floor Focus' first report on the Brazilian show.

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.