Contributing editor Lew Migliore addresses the challenges that can arise when installing new floorcoverings over old floors, things that should be considered before making that decision, and what to do when you run into trouble during the install.
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Floor Focus’ editorial team offers an overview of progress in sustainability, along with highlights from key manufacturers, including Interface, Shaw, Mohawk, Aquafil, Tarkett, HMTX, Mannington, Bentley, Milliken, Forbo, Ecore, Novalis and many more.
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of carpet recycling, including obstacles to progress and new developments from firms like Arropol, Eastman Chemical, Loop Industries, Verdex, Circular Polymers, Aquafil, Columbia Recycling and more.
Editor Darius Helm examines threats to domestic forests and plantations from invasive species, the role of climate change in driving the scourges, and the role hardwood can play in mitigating carbon emissions and protecting ecosystems.
Editor Jessica Chevalier offers an indepth report on the impact of domestically made products on residential and commercial buyers of flooring, including retailers and members of the architecture and design communities.
Editor Beth Miller reports on developments in the laminate business, including water resistance systems and movements toward both thicker and thinner products. The report also includes a quick history and overview of the laminate industry.
Editor Beth Miller reports on the development of moisture mitigation technologies, testing methods, educating the floor prep community and the switch from solvent-based to water-based adhesive systems.
Publisher Kemp Harr analyses data signaling only a short-term slowdown, compared to flooring’s poor performance, and discusses the impact of Lowe’s’ decision to reduce its carpet footprint and Stainmaster’s decision to expand its brand licensing.
Publisher Kemp Harr covers a range of topics with Ramanujam, including key challenges in greening the built environment, the role of biophilia, the culture of disposables, progress in the flooring industry, restorative strategies, and much more.
Karie Vagedes, senior associate with Huntsman, describes the Chicago expansion project, including how resilient flooring from Gerflor and carpet tile from Shaw Contract helped to achieve design goals.