Jeff Knoll discusses Ted Moudis Associates' redesign of the Herald Square office of Initiative, a media firm. The space features bold hues with open meeting areas and draws upon local influence, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in The Grandstand.
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Contributing editor Kristin Coleman discusses the five biggest trends from this year's Coverings: retro, black and blue, texture, wood looks, and product variations to create smooth transitions between spaces, like large-scale tiles and micro mosaics.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore reveals the moisture issues involved in installing floating flooring over either a new or existing subfloor and how these issues can not only damage the new flooring but also impact ones health.
Floor Focus' annual Vision Design Award winners, including grand prize winner Rottet Studio, are celebrated with photography, project descriptions and jury quotes—along with bios of the judges: Shashi Caan, Paul Lewandowski and Stefanie Comeau.
Editor Jessica Chevalier writes about the competition that wood-look products pose for the hardwood industry, the potential technological advancements in hardwood and the natural qualities that draw customers to hardwood over the competition.
Executive editor Darius Helm details the role of maintenance for contract dealers, the benefits of offering maintenance, which include a relationship with the end user and a steady stream of income, and how to get started.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses statistical improvements in home values and construction employment, as well as Balta's acquisition of Bentley Mills and an overview of Fuse Alliance's meeting in March.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews Jason McNeel of Craft Croswell about his decision to enter the flooring business after working in construction management. In the article, McNeel also talks about re-launching Craft Crowell's residential efforts.
Interior Designer Kerri Snook of JPC Architects discusses the myriad of current options available in flooring and highlights her favorites: monolithic carpet tile, ashlar carpet tile and herringbone floors.
Contributing editor Sam Allman talks about the role of humility in a strong leader, and notes the qualities of people with humility, such as a desire to continuously learn, open-mindedness, and fearlessness.