Growth in the residential flooring business may have slowed down from last year’s record pace, but a still healthy housing market and low (but climbing) interest rates have continued to help independent retailers grow this year.
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I was at the Builders and Remodeling Show in Troy, New York, when I saw Top Tile’s booth. I wasn’t surprised to see a flooring retailer at the show.
Tarkett has been making dramatic changes lately.
Well, it’s officially happened: the long awaited comeback of the hospitality market has arrived, and the numbers back it up.
One thing seems certain in these uncertain times: The business landscape is changing.
I’ve told this story dozens of times and I’ll probably tell it many times more—there are some things the little guys do much better than the big guys.
On the surface, 2005 seemed like an excellent year for the floorcovering manufacturing sector as sales rose a very respectable 6%, to a record $24.2 billion.
In 1984, Howard Brodsky co-founded Carpet Co-op of America so independent carpet retailers could band together for better buying power in a business world that was becoming increasingly competitive.
“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.” So starts the song in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. But can we really get to know all about someone? And is it worth the effort?
Designing a new home or remodeling can be a dreaded task for many homeowners, say Ken and Brenda Barber, owners of Barber’s Floors and More, a thriving flooring business in St. Johns, Michigan.