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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.


LVT, Mannington's centennial, J+J and Engineered Floors: Strategic Exchange - Jan 2016   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr weighs in on whether domestic LVT capacity will outpace demand, and also reports on Mannington's centennial celebration, as well as the merger between Engineered Floors and J+J Industries.

Engineered Floors' James Lesslie: Focus on Leadership - Jan 2016   Full Article
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews James Lesslie, assistant to the chairman, about how his background in chemistry led to a career in flooring, as well as the firm's plans with J+J Flooring and long-term strategies.

Designing a senior living facility with memory care: Designer Forum - Jan 2016   Full Article
Interior designer Jennifer Schuster details her work on Maplewood Senior Living in Bethel, Connecticut, and how carpet from Interface and J+J Flooring, along with LVT from Gerflor and Mannington, helped to fulfill design and performance objectives.

Carpeteria—Lancaster and Santa Clarita, California: Best Practices - Jan 2016   Full Article
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles two Carpeteria locations run by Jack van Boheemen and Barry and Larry White, where a focus on customer service and a close relationship to the community have helped the business grow and thrive.

The What Matters Most paradox: People Power - Jan 2016   Full Article
Contributing editor Sam Allman writes about the paradox between wanting to serve humanity and take care of others and needing to take care of oneself first, delving into key principles—rest, fuel, physical and mental awareness—for self sustainment.

Making a profit with change orders: Contractor's Corner - Jan 2016   Full Article
Contributing editor Dave Stafford provides invaluable insights into how to manage change orders in commercial projects, including how to sidestep problems and ensure profitability.

Specifying wood floors for commercial spaces: Wood Cuts - Jan 2016   Full Article
Contributing editor Brett Miller with the National Wood Flooring Association discusses the requirements of commercial installations and the attributes that help hardwood flooring find a place in the commercial market.

Design Ovations: Paul Lewandowski - Jan 2016   Full Article
Paul Lewandowski weighs in on his current favorite flooring, including LVT like Tandus Centiva's Substrate, large scale carpet patterns like Patcraft's Bohemian from the Life and Style collection, and hybrid flooring like J+J Flooring's Kinetex tile.