Contributing editor Sandy Smith breaks down the stereotype of optimists being happy because they are in denial and discusses how the business world is in a moment of positive change. Optimists not only see a bright future, but also make good leaders.
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Contributing editor Lew Migliore reviews the perks and beauty of hardwood, including commercial hardwood constructions, as well as how natural, sustainable and recyclable the material can be in comparison to look-a-like products.
Floor Focus' annual Vision Design Award winners, including grand prize winner Gensler, are celebrated with photography, project descriptions and jury quotes—along with bios of the judges: Shashi Caan, Andrew Wolfram and Helene Gregoire.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reviews ways the hardwood category could take a more aggressive, consumer-facing stance in response to the pressure from the performance enhancements and competitive price points of lookalike products like LVT and WPC.
Polished Concrete Report: Despite issues and misconceptions, polished concrete is growing - Apr 2018
Editor Beth Miller breaks down some common myths about polished concrete, such as the cheap cost and ease of maintenance. To meet growing demands, flooring contractors are investing in higher quality polishing equipment and moisture control systems.
Executive editor Darius Helm covers why the insurance replacement market continues to grow. Homeowners have more expensive possessions than before and are moving toward the coast, where global warming is causing higher sea levels and stronger storms.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Starnet's Eric Boender to ask about the advantages for commercial flooring contractors that are considering entry into the flooring maintenance business. The profit outweighs the time contractors need to get established.
Contributing editor Jim Dion discusses how taking the "one size fits all" approach with customers will not help businesses compete with Amazon. Businesses should neither be a stranger nor a nuisance when it comes to staying in touch with customers.
Publisher Kemp Harr covers factors contributing to rising carpet costs, such as Hurricane Harvey and a supplier's Chapter 11 bankruptcy production. The flooring business grew by 3%, while LVT grew by 30%, with the remaining categories flat to down.
SkB's Melissa Maddux Renner discusses selecting floorcoverings from Chilewich, Tarkett's Tandus Centiva, Odosdeign and Kentwood in SkB's flexible workspace design of Boston Consulting Group's new Seattle office.