Executive editor Darius Helm delves into the growing rigid core LVT category, taking a look at how it came to be a powerhouse in the industry, what makes it a unique flooring choice, the debate around “waterproof” and what the future holds for it.
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Ginger Gilbert, vice president of creative as Bentley Mills, takes an insightful look at the colors that will define the coming year. Lisa Lux, director of product development at Anderson Tuftex, introduces her firm’s color trends of the year.
Carpet Tile Trends: Today’s carpet tile offers designers more creative control over the floorscape - Feb 2020
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look at the growing interest in carpet tile and how its attributes—like ease of installation and customization—are inspiring designers and spurring new products from manufacturers like Shaw, Interface and Patcraft.
Senior Living-Evolving Models: Housing options for the senior living market are exploding, bringing opportunities for a diverse and unexpected range of flooring - Feb 2020
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae explores the changing landscape of senior living and how an increase in retirees, aka Baby Boomers, means designers are examining new and innovative ways to help people transition into the next stage of life.
2020 Emerging Leaders: These ten young professionals are already playing leadership roles in the dealer community - Feb 2020
Once again, we celebrate the young professionals poised to shape the future of the flooring industry with our annual Emerging Leaders award, which this year honored a CFO, vice presidents, account executives, managers directors and design consultants.
Domotex Germany 2020: Where the flooring world meets to see the latest innovation and styling - Feb. 2020
Publisher Kemp Harr travels across the globe for this year’s Domotex Germany show in Hannover, Germany, and shares details on the trends, innovations, products and educational panels that made the 32nd annual industry event a success once again.
Industry Barometer-Commercial interiors: Changes and challenges in the commercial built environment–Feb 2020
Contributing editor Mark Nestler talks about the major challenges facing the commercial interiors industry, including decreased demand and changes to product utilization, and ways in which the companies can adapt through new, innovative strategies.
Publisher Kemp Harr looks back at 2019 and the trends that may have contributed to the slower growth of floor sales, including increases in single-family rentals, improved office efficiency and the longer life cycles of hard surfaces versus soft.
Focus on Leadership: Michel Vermette is relishing his opportunity to live the American dream - Feb 2020
Publisher Kemp Harr catches up with Michel Vermette, the president and CEO of Armstrong Flooring, about growing up in French-speaking Canada and his path to the U.S., as well as what it takes to be a strong leader and how he came to be at Armstrong.
Designer Forum: Flooring services as a unifying and distinguishing force of design at Connecticut Children’s Infusion Center - Feb 2020
Laurel Clark, a project architect with Tecton Architects in Connecticut, talks about the design elements that went into creating a unique space for pediatric patients at the Connecticut Children’s Infusion Center and how flooring played a role.