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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.

HMFH Architect's design of Thompson Elementary School: Designer Forum   Full Article
July 2015—Lori Cowles and Melissa Green with HMFH Architects describe its Thompson Elementary School project and detail how Forbo linoleum and Milliken carpet tile helped the firm achieve its final design.

Mike's Flooring Companies: Best Practices - July 2015   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Mike's Flooring Companies, which has nine locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Rhode Island, North Carolina and Virginia, serving the commercial, residential and multi-family markets.

Performance and maintenance in school flooring: Flooring Forensics   Full Article
July 2015—Contributing editor Lew Migliore discusses the performance requirements for flooring in k-12 and higher education, and he also weighs in on challenges in installing hard surface flooring, and also how it can help solve problems.

Maryanne Adams on strategies for engaging customers: Successful Selling   Full Article
July 2015—Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Maryanne Adams, CEO of Avalon Flooring, about everything from finding good salespeople to the best ways to earn the trust of customers and how to help them find the product they want.

DesignOvations: Heather Lombard - July 2015   Full Article
Heather Lombard with CDH Partners describes her current favorite flooring, including carpet tile in new formats, like Shaw's 18"x36" products, as well as LVT from Mannington and Gerflor's Sumbioz commercial sheet vinyl.

Commercial Market 2015: Hard surfaces are driving commercial growth   Full Article
June 2015—Executive editor Darius Helm reports on the state of the commercial market, including the state of commercial sectors, an update on flooring categories, prospects for the rest of the year and into 2016, and statistics from Market Insights LLC.

NWFA Expo Review - June 2015   Full Article
Executive editor Darius Helm offers a report on this year's National Wood Flooring Association convention, held in St. Louis, where the NWFA is headquartered, on the 30th anniversary of its foundation.

Focus on: Terrazzo - June 2015   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a close look at terrazzo, including its construction, lifecycle and environmental profile, as well as its installation and design flexibility, with input from leaders at American Terrazzo and North American Terrazzo.

HGTV Smart Home - June 2015   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on this year's HGTV Smart Home in Austin, Texas, featuring flooring from Shaw, including Anso Caress soft nylon carpet and Epic, a hybrid engineered hardwood.

Housing, CARE and polyester recycling, Somerset Hardwood   Full Article
Strategic Exchange, June 2015—Publisher Kemp Harr reports on home building numbers and also takes a close look at CARE's efforts to find en uses for reclaimed PET carpet. In addition, Harr examines Somerset Hardwood and the secrets to its success.