Contributing editor Sam Allman reviews methods individuals can use going into the new year to find happiness in their lives and jobs. These methods include conquering negative thoughts and having mindfulness toward how we talk to ourselves.
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Contributing editor Sandy Smith discusses buyer-seller relationship sales tactics that build a trusting atmosphere to influence the buyer through quiet selling. Asking the right questions to help the buyer reach their own conclusions is key.
Cannon Design's Chohan highlights visually stunning but affordable products: Design Ovations - Jan 2018
Cannon Design's editor Maurya Chohan highlights her favorite flooring products that both meet her clients' budgets and provide them with visually stunning aesthetics. These products include tiles from Viva, Atlas Concorde and Patcraft AdMix.
Executive editor Darius Helm analyzes this year's survey and discusses the challenges commercial contract dealers face, like competition from amateurs, a lack of experienced craftsmen, direct selling and compressed construction schedules.
Editor Beth Miller explores the changing area rug retail landscape that is forcing manufacturers and retailers alike to devise new strategies to create a balance between brick-and-mortar stores and the e-commerce channel as steady gains continue.
Editor Beth Miller provides a sneak peek into the upcoming Surfaces event taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada—including its comprehensive education program—and discusses the show with attendees from prior years.
Publisher Kemp Harr reports on the annual BDNY hospitality show held in New York City and reports on the presence of major hotel brands as well as the flooring companies promoting their range of products.
Executive editor Darius Helm reviews the Greenbuild show in Boston, focusing on its high profile speakers—including Bill Clinton and Neil deGrasse Tyson—flooring exhibitors and developments in standards and certifications.
Harlan Stone, president of the Multilayer Flooring Association, provides a breakdown of the rigid LVT category, which brings together the best of LVT and laminate flooring. Stone discusses the rationale behind the SPC and WPC classifications.
Publisher Kemp Harr speaks with Randy Merritt about his 41-year career with Shaw Industries. Merritt discusses his time at Shaw, his expectations for the company following his departure, his guiding principles and the flooring industry's future.