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.

LeadingAge: A review of this year's senior living conference and expo   Full Article
Dec 2014—Senior editor Calista Sprague reviews the LeadingAge expo, held in October in Nashville, Tennessee. The article includes highlights from flooring producers, including Forbo, Earthwerks, Interface, Mohawk, Tandus Centiva, Shaw Contract and more.

High Point Market: Oriental Weavers, Surya, Nourison, Karastan, Momeni   Full Article
Dec 2014—Features editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the Fall 2014 High Point Rug Market, including market trends, a report on High Point itself, and a review of new products from Oriental Weavers, Nourison, Dalyn, Karastan, Orian and many more.

Homebuilder Panel: FloorExpo members discuss the state of new home construction   Full Article
Dec 2014—Jim Gunckel of California's Residential Design Services, Mike Benjamin of Indiana's Kermans Flooring and Steve Wilson of East Cost based Coleman Floor Company discuss the market on a panel hosted by Jay Smith, president of FEI Group.

Greenbuild 2014: New Orleans hosts the world's largest environmental conference   Full Article
Dec 2014—Executive editor Darius Helm writes about this year's Greenbuild conference and expo, held in New Orleans, including reports on Interface, Forbo, Shaw, Roppe, Gerflor, Schönox, StonePeak, MP Global, To Market, NWFA, NSF International and more.

Design and Construction Week 2015 - Dec 2014   Full Article
Editors Darius Helm and Calista Sprague report on the expos being held in Las Vegas in the same week in January: TISE, Las Vegas Market, the International Builders' Show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the International

Housing forecasts, Mohawk's SmartStrand Forever, Trends   Full Article
Strategic Exchange: Dec 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr analyzes predictions for the housing market & overall economy, he also discusses Mohawk's new SmartStrand soil repellent treatment & the Trend Union fashion forecast at Parsons The New School for Design.

John Wells, president of Interface Americas: Focus on Leadership   Full Article
Dec 2014—Publisher Kemp Harr interviews John Wells, discussing his background in the flooring industry, developments in the industry, Interface's foray into retail and the firm's environmental journey.

M Moser's project uses Interface, Ecore and Nydree products   Full Article
Designer Forum: Dec 2014—Bill Bouchey, director of design at M Moser Assoc., discusses a project in midtown Manhattan co-locating 3 ad agencies, and explains how Nydree hardwood, Interface carpet tiles and Ecore rubber flooring helped define the space.

Howard's Rug Company: Best Practices - Dec 2014   Full Article
Howard's Rug Company, based in San Diego, California, started out as a carpet cleaning and area rug business over 70 years ago, but in the intervening years has developed into a commercial contracting firm with annual sales north of $25 million.

The importance of relationships in building successful careers   Full Article
People Power: Dec 2014—Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the significance of creating relationships, and he builds a case for how interdependence is a higher level of human functioning than independence and self-reliance.