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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.


Surfaces 2016 Highlights: Trends and product reviews - Mar 2016   Full Article
Floor Focus' editorial team reviews this year's Surfaces, held in Mandalay Bay's expanded exhibit hall in Las Vegas in January, covering products from dozens of manufacturers, along with a comprehensive report on trends at the show.

Ceramic Tile Report: Technical advances bring innovation to the category - Mar 2016   Full Article
Senior editor Calista Sprague examines recent innovations in design and construction, and also delves into design trends, the growth of wall tile, distributor developments, and industry news, including new domestic capacity.

Senior Living Update: Flooring solutions for memory care facilities - Mar 2016   Full Article
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae reports on the senior living sector, focusing on the challenges in the design of memory care projects and the role different types of flooring play to meet the performance requirements of these complex spaces.

Fiber: Independent Producer Update - Mar 2016   Full Article
Executive editor Darius Helm takes a look at carpet face fiber trends, with consumption data from PCI Fibres and also reports on developments with leading producers, like Invista, Aquafil, Universal Fibers, Pharr Yarns, Ascend, Zeftron and DuPont.

Rug Market Review: The Atlanta International Area Rug Market - Mar 2016   Full Article
Senior editor Calista Sprague offers highlights from this year's show, including product from Oriental Weavers, Surya, Mohawk, Nourison, Kaleen, Capel Rugs, and Orian, along with an overview of leading area rug design trends seen at the show.

Domotex Germany: The largest global flooring show - Mar 2016   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on this year's Domotex Germany show, held in January in Hannover, Germany, with an overview of the event and news from noteworthy U.S. exhibitors, like Mohawk, US Floors and Beaulieu America.

Cevisama 2016: Spain's tile show brings new decoration techniques and trends - Mar 2016   Full Article
Senior editor Calista Sprague reports on this year's Cevisama show, held in Valencia, Spain in February. The show report includes product reviews from leading Spanish tile producers, like Tau, Roca, Peronda, Aparici, Ceracasa, Vives and many more.

Flooring's Slow Start, Marketing Strategies, Social Media: Strategic Exchange - Mar 2016   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses flooring's slow start to the year, along with digital marketing strategies for retailers—like SEO and pay-per-click, as well as social media and reputation management—and a note about the passing of Ron Van Gelderen.

Donato Grosser, TCNA president: Focus on Leadership - Mar 2016   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Donato Grosser, the most prominent consultant to the ceramic tile industry, discussing everything from Italian tile and his role in creating Coverings to Tennessee's growing tile capacity and why Grosser loves hats.

Steffian Bradley Architects' children's healthcare project: Designer Forum - Mar 2016   Full Article
Derek Noble, design director at SBA, writes about the challenges in its design of the Baystate children's Specialty Center, including how product from Milliken, Interface and Nora played a role in the success of the project.