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.

Mike Norton on New Installation Guidelines for Polyurethane Cushion

Mike Norton on New Installation Guidelines for Polyurethane Cushion

October 16, 2003—Mike Norton, President, Norton Performance Consulting and Technical Advisor, the AFPF Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam discusses the recently published Guidelines for Installation of Commercial Carpet and Commercial Bonded Polyurethane Carpet Cushion, which is first time guidelines have been developed specifically for the double-glue method of installation. Norton also discusses some of the attributes of polyurethane foam.

Dan Lewis on Laser Technology

Dan Lewis on Laser Technology

October 15, 2003—Dan Lewis, President & CEO, Laser Products discusses laser technology and the time and efforts saving products that are available to retailers, installers, measure people and others who measure rooms and assess floor conditions, as well as cut carpet and match patterns.

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

October 14, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and FloorRadio Host Dave Foster discuss: Invista's launch of a Stainmaster line of resilient flooring and its affects on the consumer, the Stainmaster brand and the rest of the resilient sector; the revamping of Home Depot web site and the upcoming Focus Retail 100 list.

Barker On the Market

Barker On the Market

October 13, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management looks at current market and its performance over the past few weeks and discusses why caution maybe a necessary factor for the near term. Barker also looks at the upcoming earnings season and offers some tips that may prove helpful in evaluating the abundance of earnings reports to be issued in the next few weeks. Also discussed things to prepare for before year-end.

Kurland & Dougal and Bamboo - Pt.1

Kurland & Dougal and Bamboo - Pt.1

October 9, 2003—Kurland, CEO, Big Tree Bamboo and Jon Dougal Sustainable Design Associates, upon their returned from China and a tour of bamboo forests, discuss bamboo, the process of converting it to flooring and the work BigTree Bamboo has done towards establishing quality standards for product exported to the U.S. and the creation of a distribution network serving U.S. companies.

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill

October 8, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss:the affects of Chinese exports on the floor covering industry; Surfaces the trade show; the continued expansion of Wal-Mart; Formica’s move to Cincinnati; Flooring America’s expansion to all 50 states and; the upcoming CRI annual conference.

George Woodward on Immigration Policy

George Woodward on Immigration Policy

October 7, 2003—Upon returning from Washington DC, where he lead a delegation to discusses immigration policy and other issues George Woodward, Pres. & CEO, Dalton Whitfield Chamber of Commerce discusses the immigration problem, its potential solutions, pending legislation and how the problem impacts large and small employers and communities.

Koepcke & Pirner on Competing Like the Big Guys - Final Segment

Koepcke & Pirner on Competing Like the Big Guys - Final Segment

October 6, 2003—(A 33 minute presentation --including the first 12 minutes as aired last week in part 1 -- the remaining 22 minutes will be aired tomorrow)
Bruce Koepcke, Pres. New Horizons Marketing and retailer, Aaron Pirner, Co-CEO, CAP Carpet, discuss new technology, which is now available, that permits independent retailers to tap into a national database of sales and market information, which in turn, permits them to better manage their businesses and more effectively compete with big box and other competitors

Barker On the Market

Barker On the Market

October 6, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management looks at the slowing of the recent Wall Street rally, previewing the upcoming earnings season, he also discusses his expectations for housing related companies, the difference between a secular bull market and a cyclical bull market and Barker also shares his expectations for the Dow