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.

Karen Mendelsohn Discusses Mohawk's Relief Programs for the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Karen Mendelsohn Discusses Mohawk's Relief Programs for the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 21, 2017—Karen Mendelsohn, Senior VP of Marketing for Mohawk Industries, and Kemp Harr talk about Mohawk's hurrican relief program to help employees, dealers, commercial customers and the community in areas impacted by hurricane Harvey and Irma. Listen to the interview for more details. Mohawk has set a website with the address: Mohawkhurricanerelief.com for those seeking more information.

Chris Abbate Discusses Highlights for Cersaie 2017 in Italy Next Week

Chris Abbate Discusses Highlights for Cersaie 2017 in Italy Next Week

September 20, 2017—Chris Abbate, President of Novita, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights for next week's Cersaie Expo in Bologna, Italy. Listen to the interview to hear more about the guest speakers and special exhibits at the largest global tile show, which is expected to draw 100,000 visitors from around the world.

Ebeth Pitman Discusses the Launch of Armstrong's Consumer Ad Campaign

Ebeth Pitman Discusses the Launch of Armstrong's Consumer Ad Campaign

September 19, 2017—Ebeth Pitman, Director of Brand Marketing with Armstrong, and Kemp Harr discuss Armstrong's launch back into consumer advertising with three separate broadcast cable television commercials that started airing yesterday. Listen to the interview to hear about the thought, timing and key message points for the consumer plus the tie-in with Armstrong's aligned retailers.

To see Armstrong's Hardwood Ad, click here.

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Rachael Ray Area Rug Launch

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Rachael Ray Area Rug Launch

September 14, 2017—Blake Dennard, Sr. VP with Kaleen, and Kemp Harr discuss the launch of Kaleen's licensed area rugs with Rachael Ray. Listen to the interview to hear more about the price points and design coordination of the products in the three collections in this program as well as hear about current market conditions.

Ed Keller Discusses How Hadinger Flooring In Naples, Florida Survived Irma

Ed Keller Discusses How Hadinger Flooring In Naples, Florida Survived Irma

September 13, 2017—Ed Keller, CEO with Hadinger Flooring in Naples, Florida, and Kemp Harr discuss hurricane Irma's impact on the area and specifically with the firm's retail flooring business. Listen to the interview to hear about current conditions and how long it might be before consumers reach out to repair their damaged homes.

Tom Debusschere Discusses Balta's Earnings and Revenue Growth

Tom Debusschere Discusses Balta's Earnings and Revenue Growth

September 5, 2017—Tom Debusschere, CEO of Balta, and Kemp Harr discuss Balta's revenue and earnings growth for the first half of 2017. Listen to the interview to get a better understanding of Balta's business both in Europe and here in the U.S. Balta, the leading soft surface producer in Europe went public in June of 2017 and is now the parent company for Bentley Mills. In addition to the Bentley business, Balta also has a substantial rug business here in the U.S.

Steve Kuhel Discusses Tarkett's New ProGen Rigid Core Flooring

Steve Kuhel Discusses Tarkett's New ProGen Rigid Core Flooring

September 1, 2017—Steve Kuhel, product manager with Tarkett, and Kemp Harr discuss the launch of ProGen rigid core LVT flooring. Listen to the interview to hear more about its construction, physical properties and availability. While Tarkett was a little delayed in entering the multi-layer LVT category, the firm feels it is entering the product with category with the right product.