Editor Jessica Chevalier reviews Baker Bros. owner Phil Koufidakis' success in transitioning and growing his business by joining the NFA, making sure his locations aren't competing against each other and investing in the digital market.
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Contributing editor Christine B. Whittemore goes into depth on how to monitor online sites and social media networks for mentions. A blocking and tackling perspective can help you plan out how to respond to positive or negative online conversations.
Contributing editor Michael Martin covers how the National Wood Flooring Association is striving to provide the correct information about hardwood to U.S. consumers who have been statistically proven to prefer, yet are hesitant to buy, real hardwood.
Contributing editor Scott Carothers covers the importance of finding a skilled contractor to perform a quality installation that will give tile decades of beauty. A Ceramic Tile Foundation Certified Tile Installer may be the best bet.
ID Studios' Shaynee McMillion spotlights Mohawk's Uniclic locking system, Bentley Mills' The Outskirt's collection and Emser Tile's Expanse porcelain tiles. Each product evokes a sense of comfort while still maintaining a fresh, modern feel.
Editor Jessica Chevalier covers the current corporate sector preference toward interior designs that bring comfort and wellness to the workplace. Employees who feel at home in their work setting tend to feel a sense of commitment to their company.
Executive editor Darius Helm reviews the noteworthy trends and businesses that made appearances at the 2018 Surfaces show. Just about every large multi-category flooring producer had a rigid LVT in a range of WPC and SPC formats to offer.
Editor Beth Miller covers the developments in tufting, fiber and backing technologies the broadloom category has made over the last decade to compete with hard surfaces. Despite revenues declining, carpet remains the largest flooring category.
The State of Single-Family Building: Contractors discuss the single-family builder market - Mar 2018
Contributing editor Jay Smith asks Steve Chesin, CEO and president of Carpets N More, Matt Routzon, COO of Guy's Floor Service, and Greg Kenith, president and CEO of Flooring Design group, their thoughts on issues affecting single-family building.
Executive editor Darius Helm discusses the new trends that have risen from the decade-old collapse of the single-family new home market. Builders increasingly lean toward LVT and rigid LVT, while hardwood's long-term outlook is more mixed.