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Executive editor Darius Helm examines the PVC-free resilient products recently introduced by Shaw Contract, Patcraft, Mohawk Group, Mannington, Congoleum, Inhaus, Upofloor, American Biltrite and Shannon Specialty Floors.
Executive editor Darius Helm takes a look at recycling operations and new products developed from recycled carpet, including breakthroughs at ArrowStar, Carpet Cycle’s Quiet-Tech acoustical insulation and Aquafil’s West Coast recycling facilities.
Editor Jessica Chevalier looks at what has been driving recent investments in domestic flooring production—mostly of LVT and ceramic tile—like lower shipping and inventory costs, quality control, better service and insulation against import tariffs.
Contributing editor Kimberly Gavin presents an overview of FEI Group, including a look back across its 20-year history, how it navigated the recession, recent expansions into the kitchen and bath arena, member benefits and what makes the group unique.
Editor Beth Miller looks at the state of the laminate industry, examining category trends, competition from LVT and developing water-resistant products, as well as insights from several key flooring retailers across the country.
Publisher Kemp Harr takes a close look at the Chinese tariff issue, including a look back at the history of tariffs and an examination of the Chinese LVT issue, as well as the potential impact on the U.S. market.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews Janine Benyus, whose ideas about nature-inspired design have transformed the built environment and continue to guide the thinking of environmentally conscious architects, designers and product manufacturers.
Kerri Snook, interior designer with JPC Architects, discusses the renovation of Zillow’s Seattle offices, and how carpet tile from Shaw Contract helped organize the space and achieve the final vision.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on Intertech, a Starnet member, and its focus on developing strong relationships, as well as its strategies for building a strong team of flooring installers in today’s challenging environment.