Executive editor Darius Helm covers new trends showcased at Greenbuild 2018, the largest ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing expo in the world, which included inspirations from nature, industrial styles, dots, concrete flooring and ceramic marble.
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Editor Beth Miller hosts an interview between Brandon Culpepper, Blake Dennerd and Kelly Moore about what retailers and consumers can expect from the 2019 rug market.
Industry analyst Santo Torcivia breaks down the impact of Chinese tariffs by each flooring category. In the long run, these tariffs will provide opportunities for U.S. companies that are insightful enough to plan ways to take advantage of them.
Editor Beth Miller discusses highlights from the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors’s annual convention, such as the newest board members and resources for members. Tariffs and the shift toward rigid-core LVT were hot topics.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Franco Rossi, president of Aquafil USA, about how he ended up leading U.S. operations, continued company growth despite carpet demand losing share to hard surface, and his choice to buy a recycling facility in Arizona.
Publisher Kemp Harr covers Dodge Construction and ITR Economics’ prediction for a deceleration in the construction business for 2019. Additionally, Armstrong has exited the wood flooring business and Mohawk has seen a decline in stock prices.
Leigh Barker highlights how her firm, ANF Architects, designed Crosstown High School with open spaces and colorful backdrops to make the facility unlike any other school, with flooring including concrete and J+J Flooring’s Kinetex.
Editor Jessica Chevalier spotlights the father-son duo, John Sr. and John Jr. Wisenbaker, who run Wisenbaker’s Builder Services. After transitioning to a customer-focused business model, Wisenbaker has prioritized gathering data for builders.
Contributing editor Michael Martin covers the task force the NWFA put together as part of its strategic plan to implement a hard definition of hardwood to help consumers identify the difference between real-wood and wood-look products.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith discusses the “war for talent” that business leaders must to fight to keep their employees. Companies can implement mission-driven practices, create strong cultures and empower individuals to retain employees.