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.

Brenda Knowles Discusses Shaw Industries' New T1 Modular Carpet Tile Plant

Brenda Knowles Discusses Shaw Industries' New T1 Modular Carpet Tile Plant

December 2, 2016—Brenda Knowles, VP of Commercial Marketing for Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr talk about the grand opening of Shaw's $85 million T1 modular tile plant in Adairsville, Georgia. Listen to the interview to hear more details about how much incremental capacity this plant gives Shaw on a global basis, about the 170 employees that the operation has today and the eventual plans to employ 500 people at this location. Not only will this plant help service Shaw's current business, but will also enable the company to expand into new markets.

Susanne Klaproth Discusses Highlights for Domotex Germany in January 2017

Susanne Klaproth Discusses Highlights for Domotex Germany in January 2017

November 30, 2016—Susanne Klaproth, show director of Domotex Germany, and Kemp Harr, discuss the highlights and new additions to this annual international flooring expo which continues to be the largest floorcovering focused expo in the world. Listen to the interview to hear more about the interior design element of the show and the other creative elements that have been added to help the attendee navigate the show. Over 60% of the attendees that come to this show are from outside of Germany.

Amie Gilmore Discusses the Energy Building up to the Surfaces Expo in January

Amie Gilmore Discusses the Energy Building up to the Surfaces Expo in January

November 29, 2016—Amie Gilmore, Show Director for The International Surface Event (also known as Surfaces), and Kemp Harr discuss several key news items related to Surfaces. Listen to the interview to hear about the 10% increase in exhibitor space, the deadline for discounted attendance, several key events related to designer day, the trends hub and the Future Focus awards and more. Surfaces is taking place January 18 to 20 and housing will be tight due to World of Concrete and the SHOT show taking place at the same time.

Maria Scott Discusses Shaw Hospitality's Message at BDNY

Maria Scott Discusses Shaw Hospitality's Message at BDNY

November 21, 2016—Maria Scott, Director of Design with Shaw Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw's display and new products at last week's BDNY show in New York City. Listen to the interview for more details including Shaw's featured new product designed in partnership with David Rockwell called Ethereal Beauty.

Filippo Sgarbi Discusses the Concorde Group Tile Plant and the Landmark Brand

Filippo Sgarbi Discusses the Concorde Group Tile Plant and the Landmark Brand

November 18, 2016—Filippo Sgarbi, General Manager with Landmark, and Kemp Harr discuss the Concorde Group's new porcelain tile plant in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee and the launch of the Landmark brand targeted for both the residential and commercial sectors of the North American market. Listen to the interview to hear more about the brand, the company and their ribbon cutting event held last Saturday near Nashville.

Arthur Paylor Discusses Mill Creek's Increasing Investment in Digital Marketing

Arthur Paylor Discusses Mill Creek's Increasing Investment in Digital Marketing

November 17, 2016—Arthur Paylor, President of Mill Creek Carpet and Tile, and Kemp Harr discuss how this Tulsa, Oklahoma based flooring retailer is shifting more of its promotional dollars to digital marketing. Listen to the interview to hear more about how Creating Your Space is putting that investment to work for Mill Creek.