Designer Lisa Welch with Welch Design Studio Architecture talks about some of her recent favorite projects and floor choices that were made, which include porcelain from Porcelanosa and natural wood flooring from Mafi.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman delves into conflict resolution and how, when poorly managed, it can create problems within an organization, as well as ways strong leaders can help teams through conflict with good communication and collaboration.
Contributing editor Christine Whittemore explores Pinterest and how businesses can use the social media platform to their advantage by playing to the visual nature of the website, as well as how to set up an account and ways to use it to the max.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford explains ways in which flooring contractors can prepare for meetings with potential mainstreet clients and what to expect from the process, including selecting the flooring, creating a quote and winning the bid.
Contract Dealer Survey 2019-What They Really Think: Commercial flooring contractors weigh in on the state of the business - Dec 2019
Executive editor Darius Helm dives into this year’s contract dealer survey and discusses what industry professionals think about the state of the business, the importance of having good working partnerships, daily challenges, and favorite manufacturers.
Commercial Area Rug Report: Soft surface producers help designers see commercial rugs in a whole new light - Dec 2019
Editor Beth Miller explores the rise in use of hard surfaces in commercial settings and how rug manufacturers like Shaw, Tarkett, Milliken and Interface are innovating design to meet demand from interior designers seeking to soften rooms and acoustics.
Channel Conflict: To thrive, the flooring industry must find opportunity in the midst of market chaos - Dec 2019
Contributing editor Santo Torcivia takes a deeper look at channel conflict management in flooring distribution, the outlook for the future, and how innovation and creativity could be key in helping companies stand out in the challenging environment.
Gearing Up for the Shows: TISE & Domotex USA will set the industry on the right foot for 2020 - Dec 2019
Editors Jessica Chevalier and Beth Miller preview the industry shows that are coming up in 2020, including The International Surfaces Event in Las Vegas and the second annual Domotex USA in Atlanta, and what attendees can expect from showroom floors.
Strategic Exchange: Fluctuating tariffs make choosing where to source LVT a difficult decision - Dec 2019
Publisher Kemp Harr looks back at a year in which tariffs on China dominated the headlines and carpet continued a steady decline in the floorcovering market, as well as how record numbers turned out to this year’s Floor Covering Distributors meeting.
Focus on Leadership: Mr. David’s Leonard Zmijewski is grateful for the opportunities the flooring industry has afforded him - Dec 2019
Publisher Kemp Harr talks with Leonard Zmikewski of Mr. David’s about how he and his brother grew a business from the back of a van into a multimillion commercial contracting company and what lessons he learned along the way that helped his success.