Contributing writer Ryan Fasan shows examples of different tile trends on the rise, like textile, metallic, and vintage looks, thanks to digital design capabilities and 3D scanners.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the balance between similarity and diversity in people, the meaning and value of conformity, and the role and risks of authenticity.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith talks about the best way for salespeople to effectively and efficiently use their time by catering to their audience and focusing on their presentations.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford offers detailed suggestions about the best ways for contractors to approach large projects—with research and realistic considerations for the job.
Executive editor Darius Helm, with statistics provided by Market Insights LLC, analyzes the state of the economic climate and its implications in the housing and flooring markets. Highlights include the potential overcapacity of carpet.
Editor Jessica Chevalier writes about the changes in university campuses meant to enhance the living and learning environment of Millennial students. Student spaces are becoming more flexible, and flooring helps customize spaces like libraries.
Executive editor Darius Helm provides a review of Coverings 2017, which featured the launch of the Why Tile campaign. In addition to a range of wood designs, trends at the show include a wave of textile designs, encaustic patterns and terrazzo looks.
Contributing editor Kim Gavin reports on the National Floorcovering Alliance's spring meeting, where many members cite growth in WPC and rigid LVT, along with stronger carpet sales. The lack of qualified installers was a key topic of discussion.
Concrete Moisture: Identifying and addressing moisture prior to floorcovering installation - May 2017
Editor Beth Miller writes about the moisture issue in concrete where preemptive strategies to eliminate the moisture issues are becoming more common, and experts cite increased communication and new technologies as efforts to solve them.
Publisher Kemp Harr gives advice to independent retailers on staying competitive with big-box stores and their free installation offers, and also discusses how the tile and hardwood markets are responding to growing LVT sales.