Donald Cremers, principal and project interior designer with HOK, leads a tour through the new Patelco Credit Union in Northern California, one of the oldest credit unions in the country, and explains how flooring played an integral role in its design.
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This month, editor Jessica Chevalier catches up with Jason Jabara, CEO of Wichita, Kansas-based Jabara’s, to learn how this family-owned business has found success over its 50-year history and what makes it stand apart from the competition.
Contributing editor Sam Allman talks about the power of resilience in times of uncertainty, and how building that trait can lead to a more fulfilling life. He offers some suggestions for ways in which people can adapt and learn from life’s obstacles.
In a world where the influence of social media continues to rise, businesses are learning new ways to raise their profiles. This month, contributing editor Christine B. Whittemore talks about social media and analytic platforms that can help boost business.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford takes a look at ways contractors can navigate the current business world amid COVID-19 by using the time to adjust their strategies, like improving online presence, as well as ways they can plan for the future.
When it comes to flooring products and their ancillary components, do the warranties really stack up to what the marketing claims? Contributing editor Lew Miglore explores different warranties and what they could mean for retailers and RSAs.
Designer Alison Woolf with Hunstman Architectural Group in San Francisco shares some of her favorite commercial flooring products, including Bentley’s Modulyss Grind carpet and Todd Contract’s Mistral Fumed Oak, and how they played into recent projects.
Dynamic flooring takes center stage in this year’s 2020 Vision Design awards, which honors work in the corporate, healthcare, education and hospitality/retails sectors. Find out who won and hear from the judges about what made these designs extraordinary.
Hardwood Report: As retailers see their margins on LVT narrowing, is hardwood poised for a comeback? - April 2020
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look at the current state of the hardwood category—which saw double-digit declines in 2019—and the challenges the industry is facing, with a look at how major hardwood manufacturers are adjusting to the changing landscape.
Made in America: Amid tariffs and coronavirus, domestically produced flooring may gain preference. - April 2020
Editor Meg Scarbrough takes a look at challenges facing the U.S. flooring industry this year, in particular the COVID-19 outbreak and tariffs on China-made products, and explores which companies are manufacturing flooring on U.S. soil.