Publisher Kemp Harr looks ahead to the 2020 economic forecast and what could be in store for the flooring industry, and he also discusses Mannington’s acquisition of Pharr and Phenix and what that means for the future of that company and the industry.
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Publisher Kemp Harr catches up with David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete, about his love for extreme outdoor activities, coming from a successful family and his mentors, as well as what it takes to run a thriving flooring-focused business.
Editor Jessica Chevalier talks with Typhannie Watson, owner of Carpeting by Mike in Wisconsin, about the nearly 50-year-old business that was built by her father and how she has taken the reins and continued his legacy following his death in 2018.
Designer Lisa Welch with Welch Design Studio Architecture talks about some of her recent favorite projects and floor choices that were made, which include porcelain from Porcelanosa and natural wood flooring from Mafi.
Contributing editor Sam Allman delves into conflict resolution and how, when poorly managed, it can create problems within an organization, as well as ways strong leaders can help teams through conflict with good communication and collaboration.
Contributing editor Christine Whittemore explores Pinterest and how businesses can use the social media platform to their advantage by playing to the visual nature of the website, as well as how to set up an account and ways to use it to the max.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford explains ways in which flooring contractors can prepare for meetings with potential mainstreet clients and what to expect from the process, including selecting the flooring, creating a quote and winning the bid.
Contract Dealer Survey 2019-What They Really Think: Commercial flooring contractors weigh in on the state of the business - Dec 2019
Executive editor Darius Helm dives into this year’s contract dealer survey and discusses what industry professionals think about the state of the business, the importance of having good working partnerships, daily challenges, and favorite manufacturers.
Commercial Area Rug Report: Soft surface producers help designers see commercial rugs in a whole new light - Dec 2019
Editor Beth Miller explores the rise in use of hard surfaces in commercial settings and how rug manufacturers like Shaw, Tarkett, Milliken and Interface are innovating design to meet demand from interior designers seeking to soften rooms and acoustics.
Channel Conflict: To thrive, the flooring industry must find opportunity in the midst of market chaos - Dec 2019
Contributing editor Santo Torcivia takes a deeper look at channel conflict management in flooring distribution, the outlook for the future, and how innovation and creativity could be key in helping companies stand out in the challenging environment.