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.

Keith Gray Discusses J+J Flooring Group's Senior Living Research Project with SAGE

Keith Gray Discusses J+J Flooring Group's Senior Living Research Project with SAGE

August 24, 2017—Keith Gray, director of applied research with J+J Flooring Group, and Kemp Harr discuss J+J's commitment to fund a senior living post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of a recently completed senior living facility to seek feedback on the performance of the interior finishes. This project extends beyond the floors. Listen to the interview to hear more about what SAGE is, when the results will be presented and what J+J's role is in the project.

Charlie Dilks Discusses Product and Channel Trends in the Retail Flooring Business

Charlie Dilks Discusses Product and Channel Trends in the Retail Flooring Business

August 15, 2017—Charlie Dilks, Chief Product Officer at CCA Global, and Kemp Harr discuss product and channel shifts within the retail flooring business. Listen to the interview for more insight on the consumer's preference for hard surface, the long term health of the independent retailers as well as the threat of e-commerce to brick and mortar stores.

Eric Demaree Discusses Carpet One's 2017 Summer Convention

Eric Demaree Discusses Carpet One's 2017 Summer Convention

August 10, 2017—Eric Demaree, President of Carpet One, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of Carpet One's summer convention in Salt Lake City. Listen to the interview to hear what the co-op is doing to improve the success of its member's retail flooring businesses.

Keith Spano Discusses Highlights from the Flooring America Summer Meeting

Keith Spano Discusses Highlights from the Flooring America Summer Meeting

August 9, 2017—Keith Spano, President of Flooring America, International Design Guild and Floor Trader, and Kemp Harr discuss the focus of this group's summer meeting in Salt Lake City Utah. Listen to the interview to hear more details on sales momentum, digital marketing, product diversity and new product introductions.

Mike DeGrace Discusses Foss Flooring's Strategy After Divesting From Automotive Sector

Mike DeGrace Discusses Foss Flooring's Strategy After Divesting From Automotive Sector

August 2, 2017—Mike DeGrace, President and part owner of Foss Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss the firm's new focus in floorcovering after its divestiture from the automotive sector last week. Listen to the interview to hear how the company has reinvented itself and now focuses on needle punch PET products made primarily from recycled water bottles. Now with three manufacturing facilities in Georgia, the company has grown to become the market share leader in non woven carpet here in the U.S.