Kate Barone Kimock and Julie Kelly-Smith of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini write about their $23 million transformation of the Albuquerque Convention Center, incorporating the city's culture through the use of natural textures, tones and symbols.
Floor Focus Magazine
Visual, Insightful, Trusted Resource
Recent Floor Focus Magazine feature articles in chronological order with a 60 day delay. Use the search bar at the top to find specific articles or content. To subscribe or order back issues online, use the Subscribe link under the Floor Focus tab in the menu bar. Contact us if you need information on reprints.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Richard Akel's success, pointing to his aggressive approach that seeks to imitate the best in the industry. He attributes his rapid growth to his employees and sticking with Carpet One's product suggestions.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore looks at technical issues with LVT, including challenges with the textured surface, product deformities and installation, as well as the risk of failure, wear concerns and the environments where LVT is installed.
Executive editor Darius Helm analyzes the evolution of the facility managemnt industry, following it through the Great Recession, commercial workplace changes and management costs to its current status as a skillset with a growing market demand.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports the latest in the area rug business, discussing growth, e-commerce trends versus brick-and-mortar retailers, Millennial trends and Internet-driven prices, with updates from Mohawk Home and Hadinger Flooring.
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae presents an overview of the TISE show in Las Vegas, highlighting the Ignite education program, live demonstrations and networking opportunities for younger professionals.
Contributing editor Kim Gavin focus on the future of Beaulieu, the challenges it faces, and the outlook of product design and online sales as the company controls are handed off to its sons and daughters.
Publisher Kemp Harr reviews this year's BDNY hospitality show, which took place in New York's Jacob Javits Center in early November, reporting on manufacturers including Interface, Dixie, Milliken, Durkan, Shaw Hospitality and Lexmark.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the new Multilayer Flooring Association, reports on the NAFCD presentations, and highlights the Starnet meeting as well as Dal-Tile's tour of its new facility, and he ends with Tennessee's growing tile capacity.
Liz Engel, project manager and interior designer at ANF Architects, describes the firm's redesign of a Memphis, Tennessee flight operations facility using Interface's Net Effects and Urban Retreat collections throughout the 40,000 square foot space.