The Floor Focus team presents its review of the annual Las Vegas flooring show, including a comprehensive trends report and reviews of hundreds of products from over 50 leading manufacturers and suppliers to the U.S. market.
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Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the economy and the state of the flooring industry, notes some key product trends from Surfaces, and ends with a tribute to Mark Clayton, an industry veteran, most recently heading up Mannington’s Phenix carpet business.
Focus on Leadership: Sergio Narváez Garza, a leader of Mexico’s Grupo Lamosa, discusses the current state of the tile business – March 2023
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Sergio Narváez Garza, CEO of Grupo Lamosa’s ceramics division, about his background and expertise, challenges in the tile market, the shortage of skilled installers, and more.
Christi Johaningmeyer, a founding principal of Architextures SP, discusses her firm’s design of the new headquarters of Flooring Systems, Inc., including how flooring from firms like Bentley Mills and J+J Flooring helped achieve its design vision.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Idaho-based Nampa Floors and Interiors, a third-generation family business originally launched in 1954, including its diversification into commercial flooring, the importance of people and its focus on service.
Monetary Wisdom: How to save money with the Section 179 tax deduction for business owners - March 2023
Roman A. Basi and Ian C. Perry from The Center for Financial, Legal and Tax Planning offer guidance on how to use deductions from the Section 179 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code for purchases of depreciable business equipment.
Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the power of the mind, the risks of ruminating and other destructive mental attitudes, how to change your thinking and three potential pitfalls—entitlement, envy and resentment.
Tile Files: How an Italian ad campaign helped differentiate excellence in styling and quality – March 2023
Donato Grosser, founder of D. Grosser Consulting, writes about the success of a 1980 Italian tile campaign that “made Italian ceramic synonymous with style and quality” and argues that a renewed focus on advertising could boost the category.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford covers issues like selecting your targets, how to successfully network, crafting a successful presentation and how to host a successful event, including a useful list that includes what to do and what not to do.
Color and Design Forecast: Leading designers share what’s in store for commercial and residential interiors - February 2023
2023 design trends are presented in words and images from: Shaw Contract’s Reesie Duncan; Interface’s Katherine Cohen; The Dixie Group’s Vickie Gilstrap; Natalia Smith from HMTX’s Metroflor; and MSI’s Emily Holle.