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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.

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.

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.

It pays to cultivate relationships with facility managers   Full Article
Contractor's Corner: Dec 2014—Contributing editor Dave Stafford discusses the value of flooring contractors forging relationships with facility managers and offers suggestions for building those relationships through the use of anecdotal scenarios.

Installation technology is constantly evolving: Flooring Forensics   Full Article
Dec 2014—Contributing editor Lew Migliore takes a close look at the installation systems available for carpet tile, including full spread adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesive systems and technologies developed by manufacturers like Shaw and Interface.