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.

Part 2 --Skip Mason on Coverings & the PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo

Part 2 --Skip Mason on Coverings & the PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo

August 1, 2003—Skip Mason, President TSI Trade Show International discusses TSI’s departure from Coverings, the show’s efforts to attract floor covering exhibitors and attendees, changes in the ceramic and floor covering marketplace. Mason discusses Surfaces and the ceramic tile exhibitor, his views on launching a TSI show in Las Vegas, the new TSI show, PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo and its possible affects on Coverings.

Skip Mason on the New PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo - Part 1

Skip Mason on the New PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo - Part 1

July 31, 2003—Skip Mason, President TSI Trade Show International discusses the severance of TSI as the show management firm for Coverings and the launch of the new TSI show, PanAmerican Stone and Tile Expo. Mason discusses the reasoning for the new show and his philosophy in running the show and the show’s venue, the Miami Beach convention Center.

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

July 30, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss WL Ross & Co's $620.1 million bid by for Burlington, Mohawk’s original bid for Lees, which was reported at $350, and how Lees might be incorporated into Mohawk Commercial. Also discussed Hanley-Wood's announcement about Surfaces ’04 and the additional exhibitors and floor space that for the Jan. show; Coverings and changes that may accompany the management change, DuPont’s 2nd quarter earnings increase and; Pergo’s signing of a new ad agency.

Korczak on the Hardwood Flooring Industry

Korczak on the Hardwood Flooring Industry

July 29, 2003—Ed Korczak, Executive director, National Wood Flooring Association discusses growth in the hardwood sector of the flooring industry, The size of the hardwood flooring industry, the associations new headquarters in St. Louis, the association’s unique approach which encompasses all players in the hardwood distribution channels, the association’s training initiatives and the hardwood sustainability story.

Domco Tarkett Commercial's Martel

Domco Tarkett Commercial's Martel

July 27, 2003—Diane Martel, VP Marketing Domco Tarkett Commercial discusses the economy, the commercial marketplace and its segments, how the economy has changed the wants and needs of architects, designers and facilities managers, vinyl and how it has fared this year. Martel also discusses Neocon, vinyl, its life-cycle costs and its sustainability issues.

Dougal and Green in the Residential Sector

Dougal and Green in the Residential Sector

July 24, 2003—Jon Dougal of Sustainable Design Associates discusses the expanding market for green products in the retail arena and the sustainable options available for floor covering retailers to fulfill this green demand.

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

July 23, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss: The proposal of Mohawk, in conjunction with W.L. Ross & Co., to acquire the Lees Carpet unit of Burlington Industries; the closing of floor covering distributor L.D.Brinkman and; the Dupont ad campaign.