Interview Archives

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.


Piet Dossche Discusses CoreTec's Notice of Allowance for Patent Protection

February 9, 2015—Piet Dossche, President and CEO of USFloors, and Kemp Harr, discuss the patent notice of allowance that the firm has been awarded for its CoreTec product. Listen to the interview for more information on this product's unique characteristics and why USFloors has filed for a patent.


Thomas Trissl Discusses the Continued Market Acceptance of Schönox's Self Leveling System

Recorded at Surfaces: February 6, 2015—Thomas Trissl, Principal of HPS Schönox, and Kemp Harr, discuss the continued market penetration of Schönox's floor prep products, why the products are so easy to use, and a few details about his Worst Subfloor in North America Contest. Watch the video for more details.


Piet Dossche Discusses CoreTec Patent and US Floors' 2015 Products and Displays

February 5, 2015—Piet Dossche, President and CEO of US Floors, discusses his pursuit of patent protection for the CoreTec product line as well as upgrades that the firm has made in its existing displays and product lines. This interview was recorded at Surfaces 2015 in Las Vegas and the firm was granted a patent for CoreTec last week.


Roger Farabee Discusses Quick-Step's Product Introductions at Surfaces 2015

January 4, 2015—Roger Farabee, SVP of Marketing for Quick-Step, and Kemp Harr, discuss the firm's new laminate products introduced at Surfaces 2015. Watch the video to see the new products inspired by the consumer's desire for furniture grade visuals. Also hear Roger talk about laminate's fit within the residential flooring market.


Kaye Gosline Discusses Tarkett's Product Focus for 2015 at Surfaces in Las Vegas

February 3, 2015—Kaye Gosline, Director of Design for Tarkett's residential business, and Kemp Harr, discuss Tarkett's new product introductions in LVT, laminate and sheet vinyl. Watch the interview to see more details on the I-Select program plus updates in the Permastone LVT collection.


Jonathan Train Discusses EarthWerks New LVT Products for 2015

February 2, 2015—Jonathan Train, President and CEO with EarthWerks, and Kemp Harr, discuss the firm's latest product introductions in the LVT category. Watch the video to see the visuals in the Cocktail and Regalia collections.


John Wu of Novalis Discusses the Chinese Firm and its Products From Surfaces

January 30, 2015—From Surfaces 2015, John Wu, CEO of Chinese LVT maker Novalis, and Kemp Harr, discuss the industry and how increasing domestic capacity will affect the company. Watch the interview to find out more about this large producer of LVT, its product assortment, its growth projections, and how it will continue to compete in the U.S. market.


James Lesslie Discusses Engineered Floors' New Products and Plans from Surfaces

January 29, 2015—From the Surfaces trade show, James Lesslie, Assistant to the Chairman for Engineered Floors, and Kemp Harr, discuss the company's Dream Weaver division and the debut of its first soft nylon carpet products. Watch the interview to find out more information about the company's new Pet Perfect backing system, as well as the company's plans for the new year.


Jack Raidy Jr. Discusses New Products from W.F. Taylor

January 28, 2015—From the Surfaces trade show, Jack Raidy Jr., President of adhesives maker W.F. Taylor, and Kemp Harr, discuss the company's new products that include sound reducing properties. Listen to the interview to find out about Taylor's new liquid underlayment for floating floor systems that levels floors and deadens sound, as well as other new products on tap for this year.


Lindsey-Ann Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Messaging and New Products at Surfaces

January 27, 2015—From the Surfaces trade show, Lindsey-Ann Waldrep, VP of Marketing for tile maker Crossville, and Kemp Harr, discuss how Geography, Geology and Geometry play into Crossville's new messaging for 2015. Also, watch the interview to find out more about Crossville's new products that were on display at the show and why the firm continues to win awards for design.

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