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.

Commercial Resilient: Industry Update - Feb 2013   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of commercial vinyl flooring, including environmental progress, trends, new technologies and highlights from leading manufacturers, as well as a short report on linoleum on its 150th anniversary.

World Flooring: Domotex 2013 - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reviews this year's Domotex show, held annually in Hannover, Germany, providing an overview of the world's largest floorcovering show.

Strategic Exchange - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the demise of Gulistan and the advantages of a diverse range of suppliers, as well as the Centiva-Tandus alignment, highlights from Shaw's dealer convention, and the coming alignment of trade shows in Vegas in 2015.

Designer Forum - February 2013   Full Article
Kris Kirchner, owner of K2J, Inc., an Atlanta based design firm, describes its Tanner Medical Center project in Carrollton, Georgia, and flooring's role in the emergency department addition and operating room renovation.

Focus on Leadership - February 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews David Meberg, president and CEO of Consolidated Carpet, one of the industry's largest contract dealers, with topics ranging from the state of business in the New York area to installation certification and going green.

Best Practices - February 2013   Full Article
Contributing editor Sonya Jennings profiles Flooring America & FA Design Build, a retailer with three locations in Virginia and Maryland whose secret to success includes a set of strategies for significantly increasing average sales.

Surfaces: The Conference - January 2013   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm discusses the importance of the education programs offered at Surfaces, as well as the growing importance of design.

Beyond Las Vegas - January 2013   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr and editor Jessica chevalier review new product offerings from firms not participating in the Surfaces show, featuring Shaw and Mohawk, and also including Karndean, Mirage and Marazzi.

The Backing Business - From January 2013   Full Article
Editor Darius Helm reports on the carpet backing business, covering everything from raw material pricing and backing innovations to indepth reports on all the producers, from the mills to the independent manufacturers of backings and backing materials.

Trends in the Retail Sector - January 2013   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a close look at the retail sector of the commercial market through interviews with a range of commercial interior designers, covering the role of retail design, trends in the flooring types and clients' priorities.