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Editor Beth Miller highlights Create Centre, the $25 million home for Shaw Industries’ Patcraft and Shaw Contract brands. Create Center’s futuristic design and three-story atrium inspire employees to continue building Shaw’s brand in innovative ways.
Publisher Kemp Harr covers the current positive outlook for the U.S. economy despite slowing growth in China. Domotex Asia proved that LVT is booming in China, which is in part because Chinese rigid core LVT factories have evolved their technology.
Contributing editor Kaylee Miner covers how her firm, JCJ Architecture, used Britons custom-colored Axminster carpet, Emser Action ceramic tile and Trend Hexagonal glass tile to create nostalgic undertones in its redesign of Hollywood Park Casino.
Editor Jessica Chevalier spotlights Legacy Group, a firm dedicated to doing right by its vendors, customers and employees. Co-owners John Finch and Lou Linthier say they owe their success to their motto, “Radically honest and transparent.”
Contributing editor Christine B. Whittemore discusses the dos and don’ts of improving your businesses’ online reputation by gathering and monitoring reviews on Houzz, Facebook, Yelp, Indeed and Google My Business.
Contributing editor Sam Allman covers how a positive work culture can inspire employees to work at a higher level while also stirring employers away from making traditional management principles that can produce conflict between workers.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford covers common mistakes those new to the flooring industry can fall into if they rush into purchases without planning initial roll-outs, setting realistic goals or being willing to pull the plug when a plan thuds.
Editor Jessica Chevalier discusses the current landscape of the ceramic industry. The rise of import rates has contributed to a change in distribution tactics, new installation labor challenges and the creation of “Why Tile?” campaigns.
Editor Beth Miller interviews four design experts, including Laurence Cartledge of Rottet Studio, Kelly Dubisar of Gensler San Francisco, Amy Nichols of JPC Architects and Anne Pradenas of HOK, about their contemporary corporate design strategies.
Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier and art director Anne Harr cover the new innovations showcased at Surfaces 2019. Over 800 exhibitors came to the event with products, such as LVT with new mineral cores and wall and floor tile combos.