Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Texas-based First Floors Carpet One, including how the business got its start over 50 years ago, the profile of the business today, its relationship with buying groups and what the future holds.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman writes about the importance of creating and responding to change, techniques for self-reflection, and the use of key metrics to understand one’s business and drive positive change.
Tile Files: Key issues are affecting the ceramics industry, and the industry is responding – Feb 2022
Tile expert Ryan Fasan offers insights into factors influencing product development, from supply chain woes and the commercial slowdown to compartmentalizing and living in harmony with the environment, and also reports on trends from Cersaie’s expo.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford makes the case for always saying yes to project opportunities, arguing that it’s not only the best business decision but it also drives learning, and he offers guidance on how to bid smart, as well.
Mainstreet Commercial Update: Mainstreet flooring gives smaller businesses affordable alternatives for designing their spaces – Jan 2022
Editor Darius Helm discusses the state of mainstreet business, major trends and opportunities in the market with Shaw, Mohawk, Mannington, Engineered Floors, The Dixie Group and Armstrong Flooring.
Season One Product Preview: Rollouts center on eye-catching style and new and improved technology, as supply chain issues temper quantity – Jan 2022
Editor Jennifer Bardoner presents product previews from many key flooring producers, including Shaw, Mohawk, The Dixie Group, Engineered Floors, AHF Products, Tarkett, Crossville, Dal-Tile, Emser, Kährs, MSI, Stanton, Nox, I4F and many more.
Floor Prep, Underlayment, Backings and Pad: Despite supply chain challenges, business was strong in 2021 – Jan 2022
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the business of floor prep, underlayments, backings and pad, including updates from major producers, like MP Global, UTT, Schönox, Healthier Choice, Taylor, Schluter, Trinseo, DriTac and Ardex, among others.
Business Management Software Update: Major providers are rolling out new features, with more on the way – Jan 2022
Editor Jennifer Bardoner speaks with RFMS, QFloors and Broadlume about the state of business software for flooring retailers, including new developments in their programs and packages, and what sort of solutions they bring to the table.
Aviation Sector Update: Despite the slowdown in travel, airport renovation activity remains robust – Jan 2022
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of airport renovation from the perspective of A&D firms, including Stantec, HOK and Feltus Hawkins Design, as well as contract dealers like Consolidated Carpet and Diverzify’s RD Weis.
Publisher Kemp Harr opens with a discussion of Omicron, then turns to the latest product innovations for 2022, including hard surface developments from a range of players and carpet innovations from the big mills and machinery producers.