Publisher Kemp Harr analyzes key indicators in the residential and commercial markets, and he also discusses trade shows—NeoCon specifically—in terms of long-term pandemic impacts, and closes with news of Mohawk’s return to Starnet.
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Focus on Leadership: Alan Benjamin shares his expertise in furniture, finishes and equipment (FF&E) for the hospitality industry - Nov 2021
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews Alan Benjamin, founder of Benjamin West, a leading FF&E firm, covering everything from how he has guided his firm to success to his outlook for the hospitality market and trends in carpet and hard surface use.
Designer Forum: Tecton Architects creates a design for a fire station that is both appealing and suited to the unique environment - Nov 2021
Brianna Hoyle, an interior designer at Tecton Architects, details how her firm used high-performance flooring, including Ecore rubber, Trinity Tile porcelain, Shaw carpet tile and terrazzo to achieve a range of design goals, including wayfinding.
Editor Jessica Chevalier speaks with Kelly Marburger Novak, owner of EF Marburger, a commercially focused operation based in Indiana, including a brief history of the 108-year-old family-owned firm and the current state of business.
Marketing Minute: Next year will bring more hurdles to jump for the floorcovering retailer - Nov 2021
Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen discusses the hurdles facing independent flooring retailers and offers a range of tools and strategies for taking on category killers, competing with digital outlets and creating unique branded experiences.
Contributing editor Irene Williams focuses her report on the importance of businesses doing regular audits of social media programs and how to approach the task, and she follows up with guidance on crafting a social media strategy.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore discusses the pros and cons of various types of hard surface and carpet products in the hospitality segment, with a focus on the importance of choosing the best materials for performance, design and maintenance.
The Top 250 Design Survey 2021: Designers report that conditions are improving in many commercial sectors - Oct 2021
Editor Darius Helm presents the results of Floor Focus’ 26th annual design survey, covering business conditions, top problems, sector activity, product trends and wish lists, as well as favorite producers across hard and soft surface categories.
Editor Jennifer Bardoner takes a look at hardwood trends through the eyes of leading hardwood producers, covering everything from colors, textures, formats and species to hardwood’s competition from wood-look products.
State of Acute Care: High-performance flooring is required for acute care’s high-demand environment - Oct 2021
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the acute care sector, offering an overview of current activity in renovation and new construction, along with an indepth report on the types of flooring used in acute care and their performance requirements.