Flooring Interviews

A news and interviews program, our news coverage focuses on the players and events from all segments of the industry including; suppliers, manufacturers distributors and members of the retail community.

Cheryl Durst Discusses the IIDA's Brand New Headquarters on the Chicago River

Cheryl Durst Discusses the IIDA's Brand New Headquarters on the Chicago River

June 20, 2017—Cheryl Durst, CEO with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and Kemp Harr discuss the IIDA's new headquarters which held its grand opening during the NeoCon Event. Listen to the interview to hear more about the design of the space and why this 15,000 member organization decided to move its headquarters out of the Merchandise Mart to this new location and some of the work place thinking that was integrated into the design.

Franco Rossi Discusses Aquafil's NeoCon Fiber Award and U.S. Based Recycling Investments

Franco Rossi Discusses Aquafil's NeoCon Fiber Award and U.S. Based Recycling Investments

June 19, 2017—Franco Rossi, President of Aquafil USA, and Kemp Harr discuss Aquafil's gold Best of NeoCon carpet fiber award for Econyl Pure. Listen to the interview to hear how this nylon 6 fiber has evolved in the last 6 years and also learn about Aquafil's plans to build a new recycling facility in Arizona that uses a patented process to deconstruct post-consumer carpet.

Tom Ellis Discusses Bolyu's NeoCon Awards and New Contract Products for 2017

Tom Ellis Discusses Bolyu's NeoCon Awards and New Contract Products for 2017

June 16, 2017—Tom Ellis, chief marketing officer with Beaulieu, and Kemp Harr discuss the Bolyu brand's to Best of NeoCon awards. In the modular carpet category, Bolyu won an innovation award for the Collaborative collection and in the carpet fiber category, the firm won a silver award for ContinuousColor. Listen to the interview for more details as well as learn more about Beaulieu's product focus for the future.

Reesie Duncan Discusses Shaw Contract's NeoCon Message and Awards

Reesie Duncan Discusses Shaw Contract's NeoCon Message and Awards

June 14, 2017—Reesie Duncan, VP of global design with Shaw Contract, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw's personal alchemy NeoCon theme and how the firm's new collections are tailored for some of the prevailing A&D trends in the market. Listen to the interview for more details and to hear about the collections that won awards at the show this year.

Jackie Dettmar Discusses the Story Behind Mohawk's NeoCon Awards

Jackie Dettmar Discusses the Story Behind Mohawk's NeoCon Awards

June 13, 2017—Jackie Dettmar, VP of design and product development with the Mohawk Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the story behind Mohawk's three award winning products: Lichen, which won the gold Best of NeoCon in the modular carpet category; Lineate, the winner of the gold award in hard surface; and, Visual Interactive Studio, which won the gold software award. Listen to the interview for more details.

Deb Lechner Discusses Armstrong's Partnership with BIMsmith

Deb Lechner Discusses Armstrong's Partnership with BIMsmith

June 12, 2017—Deb Lechner, director of channel marketing with Armstrong, and Kemp Harr discuss Armstrong's new partnership with BIMsmith. Listen to the interview to hear how A&D clients can use this free cloud based tool that is funded by the manufacturers to assist in building design work.

Sharon Exley Discusses How She Works the NeoCon Show as an Interior Designer

Sharon Exley Discusses How She Works the NeoCon Show as an Interior Designer

June 8, 2017—Sharon Exley, co-founder of Architecture is Fun, discusses how she works the annual NeoCon show in Chicago to get the most out of her time investment in attending the show. Listen to the interview to hear Sharon's insight which includes a little advanced planning. So listen today, it's not too late.