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.

Bruce Zwicker Discusses Domotex Asia, Global LVT Capacity and Hardwood Imports

Bruce Zwicker Discusses Domotex Asia, Global LVT Capacity and Hardwood Imports

March 27, 2018—Bruce Zwicker, former CEO with Haines, and Kemp Harr discuss highlights from the Domotex Asia show held last week in Shanghai, the surprise LVT tent exhibit at the show, global LVT capacity and a few statistics related to hardwood commerce between China and the U.S. Listen to the interview for more details.

Eric Boender Discusses the Highlights of this week's FCICA Annual Meeting

Eric Boender Discusses the Highlights of this week's FCICA Annual Meeting

March 21, 2018—Eric Boender, Director of Starnet's FloorCare business, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of this week's FCICA annual meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi. Listen to the interview to hear more about this organization of commercial flooring contractors, its technical focus, plus highlights of a few of the sessions.

Melissa Marney Discusses Gensler's Hotel Design Lab in San Francisco

Melissa Marney Discusses Gensler's Hotel Design Lab in San Francisco

March 19, 2018—Melissa Marney, western region sales manager with Crossville Tile, and Kemp Harr discuss Gensler's new Hotel Design Lab in San Francisco. Listen to the interview to hear more about where tile is being specified in the hotel rooms and public spaces in hotels that are now in the planning stages. Click here to see photos of the space.

Kip Howlett Discusses New DHA Brand, Formaldehyde and Standards

Kip Howlett Discusses New DHA Brand, Formaldehyde and Standards

March 15, 2018—Kip Howlett, President of the Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) and Kemp Harr discuss the trade association's name change, recent regulations regarding formaldehyde compliance, and ANSI standards that define engineered hardwood flooring. DHA is comprised of manufacturers of plywood, veneer and engineered hardwood flooring.

Geoff Gordon Discusses Highlights from the Fuse Alliance Annual Meeting

Geoff Gordon Discusses Highlights from the Fuse Alliance Annual Meeting

March 7, 2018—Geoff Gordon, Executive Director with Fuse Alliance, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth and health of this network of commercial flooring contractors. Listen to the interview to hear more about the highlights from the group's annual meeting and how the role flooring contractors play is evolving. Fuse's meeting was held in New Orleans.