The COVID-19 shutdowns forced many businesses to take a look—perhaps for the first time—at social media as they attempted to stay engaged with their customers. Contributing editor Irene Williams talks about lessons that can be learned.
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Brett Miller, vice president of education and certification with the National Wood Flooring Association, shares useful tips on how to incorporate radiant heat systems into wood flooring installation projects while avoiding pitfalls.
Contributing editor Sam Allman talks about the importance of building trust within your relationships, both personally and professionally, and how doing so creates better leadership. He offers practical ways you can make changes in your life.
Some flooring contracting businesses are facing backlogs despite COVID-induced shutdowns and stay-at-home orders. Contributing editor Dave Stafford says now’s the time to be proactive by building a cash-flow stream and assessing strategies.
Commercial Market 2020: Last year, the commercial market was flat, with gains in hard surface offset by carpet declines - June 2020
Executive editor Darius Helm gives an update on the commercial market and explores how each sector is performing and what flooring types are trending, as well as how hard surface continues to gain traction over soft surfaces in those areas.
Editor Meg Scarbrough takes a look at this year's Starnet awards, which celebrate the best and most innovative commercial flooring projects by Starnet members.
Contract-New Products 2020: A look at the products and programs that would have been released at this year’s NeoCon - June 2020
NeoCon, like many other trades shows, was forced to cancel its annual event in Chicago this year. In its absence, editor Meg Scarbrough talks to manufacturers about what they had planned to release this year and what’s coming soon.
Design Shift Post-COVID: A&D experts weigh in on how this global event may influence commercial design - June 2020
Amid COVID-19, discussions have been underway about how shared spaces and public places will be altered in an effort to promote health and safety moving forward. We talked to four experts about what commercial trends they see on the horizon.
It’s been a difficult year for everyone: school, work, missed time with loved ones. But it’s in times like these that it’s critical to find the positives. Publisher Kemp Harr highlights some of the year’s bright spots, including the Rolling Stones.
Focus on Leadership: Jocelyn Stroupe merged her love of art and science into a career in healthcare design - June 2020
Publisher Kemp Harr sits down with Jocelyn Stroupe, director of healthcare interiors for CannonDesign, to talk about her passion for interior design and her path to get there, as well as current trends she’s seeing in healthcare design.