Editor Jessica Chevalier examines changes in flooring and design that have come about in an effort to meet the ever-changing needs of travelers in the country’s airports and how those shifts can improve the experience by offering comfort and wayfinding.
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Editor Beth Miller takes an in-depth look at the 2020 product lineup in the flooring industry, what manufacturers plan to unveil during the coming season and what the industry trade shows have in store for attendees for the year to come.
Backing & Underlayments: Acoustical abatement and moisture issues drive new introductions - Jan 2020
Executive editor Darius Helm takes a look at how underlayments and backing are playing a larger role in flooring as the shift to hard surfaces increases and with it the increase in noise in spaces and what new products are coming into the market.
Mainstreet Commercial Report: Flooring retailers reflect on the current state of the mainstreet category - Jan 2020
Editor Beth Miller explores how the mainstreet category has been shifting, thanks to changes in flooring preference and diversification into the commercial market by retailers, and she talks to industry professionals and the evolution they have seen.
Executive editor Darius Helm visited the Greenbuild show in Atlanta, Georgia and talks about what flooring manufacturers say about environmental sustainability and products they are making that reflect a focus on the health of humans and the planet.
Boutique Design New York: Energy and enthusiasm were high as the boutique hospitality show continues to grow - Jan 2020
Publisher Kemp Harr looks back on his trip to the 10th annual Boutique Design New York event, a trade show focused on interior design and flooring in hospitality and lodging, and highlights some of the exhibits, people and panels that made it a success.
The “Lees carpet group” recently came together to celebrate Jack Ganley’s retirement from Mannington.
Publisher Kemp Harr looks ahead to the 2020 economic forecast and what could be in store for the flooring industry, and he also discusses Mannington’s acquisition of Pharr and Phenix and what that means for the future of that company and the industry.
Publisher Kemp Harr catches up with David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete, about his love for extreme outdoor activities, coming from a successful family and his mentors, as well as what it takes to run a thriving flooring-focused business.
Editor Jessica Chevalier talks with Typhannie Watson, owner of Carpeting by Mike in Wisconsin, about the nearly 50-year-old business that was built by her father and how she has taken the reins and continued his legacy following his death in 2018.