Contributing editor Lew Migliore takes a close look at the challenges involved in installing LVT, including substrate moisture, expansion and contraction with temperature changes and the challenges of glueless installation systems.
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Top 100 Retail: Residential flooring dealers are finding ways to navigate a tumultuous year - Nov 2020
It’s been a challenging year, but with the renewed focus on the home, many of the larger floorcovering retailers have eked out growth and, at the same time, found ways to equip themselves for success in ways that may pay dividends for years to come.
Trends in Hospitality: The hospitality business slowed to a crawl amid Covid, but there may be pent-up demand on the rebound - Nov 2020
With so many people staying home in the past year, the hospitality industry is facing tumult the likes of which it has never seen. But as facilities change hands and flags, the flooring industry may net some renovation business on the rebound.
Branding Report 2020: Manufacturers, both new and legacy, face challenges to stay relevant amid Covid - Nov 2020
Branding plays a crucial role in the manufacturers’ success and it’s evolving at a breakneck pace. Editor Meg Scarbrough takes a look at how producers must remain nimble and adaptable to keep their brand stories alive, especially amid Covid.
Senior Living-Focus on Transitions: Safe transitions liberate seniors, both physically and mentally - Nov 2020
Perkins Eastman designers Susan DeFlitch and Emily Pierson-Brown discuss the ways in which safe transitions benefit seniors.
Material Bank: A look at how this A&D sample expeditor and aggregator aims to reshape how designers access pitch materials for their clients - Nov 2020
Material Bank, an online sample fulfillment service, says it’s poised to change the landscape of the contract finishes business-less than two years after launching. Learn about the service and what manufacturers and firms are signing up for it.
Strategic Exchange: Uptick in home spending fuels recovery for flooring retailers in 2020 - Nov 2020
Publisher Kemp Harr talks about the challenging year and how, despite the setbacks, the retail flooring business has been blessed in recent months by the rise in spending on home remodeling. He also shares his personal experience with Covid-19.
Focus on Leadership: Doug Chadderdon, CEO of Great Floors, discusses his 40 years in flooring - Nov 2020
Doug Chadderdon is a second-generation leader of a $200 million flooring retail chain, Great Floors. This month, he shares the story of how he got into the family business and ways in which he’s helping the company navigate challenging times.
Designer Forum: ID Studios incorporates San Diego’s roots into the design of Marsh & McLennan’s headquarters - Nov 2020
Designer Deborah Elliot provides a unique look into the bold renovation of Marsh & McLennan’s headquarters, which incorporates landscapes around San Diego, like beaches, desert, mountains and wetlands, and how flooring played a role in the concept.
Custom Carpet Centers has been a family-owned and -operated flooring chain in New York State for 55 years. The McDonnell family shares the story of their humble beginnings and the journey to becoming the largest independent retailer in their state.