Flooring Interviews

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.

Brett Miller Discusses the NWFA Apprentice Program

Brett Miller Discusses the NWFA Apprentice Program

April 20, 2017—Brett Miller, VP of Education and Certification with the NWFA, and Kemp Harr discuss the NWFA's development of a government sanctioned apprentice program and the ongoing upgrade to their technical bulletins. Listen to the interview for more details and to hear about the workshops at last week's expo in Phoenix.

Cate Vanegas Discusses Trends in Wood Flooring Stains and Finishes

Cate Vanegas Discusses Trends in Wood Flooring Stains and Finishes

April 18, 2017—Cate Vanegas, Director of Marketing with Bona, and Kemp Harr discuss the latest stain colors and gloss levels in the hardwood flooring business. Listen to the interview, recorded at the annual NWFA expo, to hear more about the latest finish trends from the marketshare leader in the category.

Neil Poland Discusses Expansions at Mullican and Key NWFA Initiatives

Neil Poland Discusses Expansions at Mullican and Key NWFA Initiatives

April 17, 2017—Neil Poland, President of Mullican Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss Mullican's YTD growth, their new sawn face engineered hardwood flooring line, the hardwood industry's plan to build consumer awareness about the benefits of living on hardwood floors and the movement to define minimum standards for hardwood flooring. Listen to the interview for more details.

Michael Martin Discusses the Hardwood Flooring Business at NWFA Expo

Michael Martin Discusses the Hardwood Flooring Business at NWFA Expo

April 13, 2017—Michael Martin, President and CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of the category, product trends and competition from flooring that imitates real hardwood. Listen to the interview to hear more about the category and the NWFA's annual convention.

Dave Snedeker Discusses Highlights from the NFA's Spring Meeting in Tahoe

Dave Snedeker Discusses Highlights from the NFA's Spring Meeting in Tahoe

April 11, 2017—David Snedeker, Div. Merchandise Manager over Flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart and President of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), and Kemp Harr discuss year to date business at NFM and the highlights from last week's NFA meeting in Lake Tahoe. Listen to the interview to hear more.

Vinnie Virga Discusses His Retail Business and the Floors and More Buying Group

Vinnie Virga Discusses His Retail Business and the Floors and More Buying Group

April 10, 2017—Vinnie Virga, CEO with Floors and Kitchens Today and Floors & More, and Kemp Harr discuss Vinnie's 5-store retail chain in the New England area and the Floors & More buying group. Listen to the interview for more information on these two flooring businesses and how they are addressing digital marketing and the home centers. Floors & More is the umbrella group name for Big Bob's Flooring and Floor to Ceiling.

Randy Fiser Discusses the ASID and His Coverings Seminar

Randy Fiser Discusses the ASID and His Coverings Seminar

April 3, 2017—Randy Fiser, CEO with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and Kemp Harr discuss recent design trend observations from Milan, changes in the membership structure at ASID, the economic outlook for design in 2017, and Randy's Coverings talk on Design Health and Wellness scheduled for this Thursday in Orlando at the annual Coverings expo. Listen to the interview for more details.