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Industry Barometer-Commercial interiors: Changes and challenges in the commercial built environment–Feb 2020
Contributing editor Mark Nestler talks about the major challenges facing the commercial interiors industry, including decreased demand and changes to product utilization, and ways in which the companies can adapt through new, innovative strategies.
The Top 250 Design Survey 2019: Designers weigh in on a market that is dynamic but far from robust – Oct 2019
Executive editor Darius Helm talks to interior designers about the transformation that the commercial market has undergone, as well as product selection, what they’d like to see in style and design, and the need for more “green” material options.
Hardwood: Flooring Trends: Hardwood innovation is helping producers return the category to the spotlight – Oct 2019
Editor Beth Miller offers a glimpse into the hardwood flooring market, where producers are trying to find ways to innovate and elevate through technology in an effort to tell hardwood’s story and navigate a new world where resilient flooring rules.
The state of distribution: To find success today, distributors must analyze, act and evolve – Oct 2019
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look at how a shift in the flooring distribution business over the last decade has changed the business model, meaning that those with ample resources and a nimble nature have fared well, while others have not.
Healthcare: Market update: New facilities expand healthcare opportunities and access for veterans – Oct 2019
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae examines how several new projects across the country are expanding critical healthcare access to veterans in need and how designers and architects are meeting that demand in terms of design, both inside and out.
Project Spotlight: Curb Records: Magnetic flooring proves an ideal solution for a Nashville record studio – Oct 2019
Editor Jessica Chevalier looks at a Nashville, Tennessee project where a unique flooring system from Metroflor helped change a space in a dramatic and fun way with minimal impact on employees while respecting the building’s roots and history.
Waterproof: Retailer perspectives: How to train RSAs to properly position the “waterproof” performance of floating LVT flooring – Oct 2019
Publisher Kemp Harr talks to leading flooring retailers about waterproof LVT flooring and what it really is, as well as ways the industry can better educate consumers about what sort of expectations they should have when installing it in their homes.
Strategic Exchange: The industry faces a mixed economic bag heading into the fall selling season – Oct 2019
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the economic outlook for the fall, looks back at highlights from the National Floorcovering Alliance’s fall meeting in September, including consumer demand and strategy, and duties imposed on Chinese-produced tile.
Editor Jessica Chevalier talks with the founder and principal of JSR Associates about elder care and how residential design can offer seniors more freedom, as well as her nonprofit work and her new role with the Resilient Flooring Covering Institute.