While 2008 has been another growth year in the commercial market, this year’s survey of top designers seems to indicate a more cautious and thoughtful approach and a more conservative aesthetic.
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Sales of hardwood flooring, which consumers list as their number one flooring of choice, are still having a tough go of it this year after last year’s 12.9% slide.
In the world of floorcoverings, the use of decorative concrete, especially polished concrete, is relatively new on the scene but has been steadily growing.
Since its peak in 2005, the residential flooring market is down an estimated 25% with no clear upturn in sight.
A constant influx of new flooring materials, patterns, and colors are introduced to the market each year, giving designers and architects seemingly endless possibilities for their projects.
Three years ago, Gill Veilleux, owner of Floor Systems, made a choice to expand his successful operation by building a 28,000 square foot facility in Lisbon, Maine.
Water and wood are not exactly enemies, but if you’re going to sell wood flooring responsibly, you need to be able to educate your customers about some basic facts related to moisture and how it can affect wood flooring.
Developing and managing banking relationships are critical to the success of every small business. The banking process is often misunderstood.
It’s been about a decade since the carpet industry started incorporating sustainable concepts into manufacturing models. More recently, manufacturers in other flooring categories have been following suit.
Bamboo, cork and eucalyptus are the three major varieties of rapidly renewable hard surface floorcoverings, which can all be harvested in less than 15 years.