Haley’s Flooring, a second-generation floorcovering business, has served Huntsville, Alabama for 45 years. The owners say some of their success can be credited to diversification over the years. But most importantly, they say, it’s about service.
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More and more people are looking to online third-party reviews as they make buying decisions. Contributing editor Irene Williams explains why business owners need to take reviews seriously and she shares tips on how they can navigate this landscape.
In a year where the world has seen plenty of struggle, people have been reassessing their priorities. Contributing editor Sam Allman explains the importance of simplifying your life during challenging times like these and offers ways to regain focus.
Mill dealer reps are an integral part of the manufacturer’s sales function for many reasons. In this month’s column, contributing editor Dave Stafford talks about the four keys criteria for being a success rep and explains how to be more effective.
Angie Lee, a partner and design director at FXCollaborative, shares her thoughts about the role of color and pattern in design and flooring’s role in its expression, as well as some of her favorite flooring products from Shaw Contract and Interface.
Home Builder Update: In spite of COVID, or possibly because of it, builder business is booming - Aug/Sept 2020
While much of the world ground to a halt during the second quarter of this year, residential construction kept trucking after a brief pause. Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a look at this sector and how flooring retailers have adjusted to the situation.
Seventy-year veteran of the flooring business, co-founder of Shaw Industries and founder of Engineered Floors Bob Shaw sits down with publisher Kemp Harr to talk about his outlook for the flooring business amid COVID-19 and the changes its wrought.
State of Sustainability 2020: Transparency initiatives have helped create a climate of expanded producer responsibility - Aug/Sept 2020
Manufacturers are reducing their use of water and energy, the solid waste tonnage and greenhouse emissions, and they’re lowering the embodied carbon of their products. Executive editor Darius Helm explores sustainability in the flooring industry.
Chemistry, Health and Social Equity: When it comes to material and chemistries, true sustainability entails a deep audit of the supply chain - Aug/Sept 2020
Executive editor Darius Helm examines the focus on greener chemistries, which has heavily influenced the flooring industry’s evolution, as well as how greener building materials have helped drive the growth of models for health and wellness.
Executive editor Darius Helm takes a close look at the expansion and renovation of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, designed by Perkins + Will and featuring Ecore’s Rx resilient flooring collection.