Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier and art director Anne Harr cover the new innovations showcased at Surfaces 2019. Over 800 exhibitors came to the event with products, such as LVT with new mineral cores and wall and floor tile combos.
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Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen discusses the importance of both having your own brand and supplying product for someone else’s brand. Brand strategy often does not matter to the consumer, as long as the brand is unique and attracts curiosity.
Executive editor Darius Helm reviews the noteworthy trends and businesses that made appearances at the 2018 Surfaces show. Just about every large multi-category flooring producer had a rigid LVT in a range of WPC and SPC formats to offer.
Executive editor Darius Helm discusses the new trends that have risen from the decade-old collapse of the single-family new home market. Builders increasingly lean toward LVT and rigid LVT, while hardwood's long-term outlook is more mixed.
Harlan Stone, president of the Multilayer Flooring Association, provides a breakdown of the rigid LVT category, which brings together the best of LVT and laminate flooring. Stone discusses the rationale behind the SPC and WPC classifications.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore reveals the moisture issues involved in installing floating flooring over either a new or existing subfloor and how these issues can not only damage the new flooring but also impact ones health.
Aug/Sep 2015-Publisher Kemp Harr discusses housing inventory, breaks out carpet by end use markets, analyzes Home Depot's LifeProof carpet, explains Metroflor's use of Green Globe, and comments on Rick Fedrizzi's pending retirement from the USGBC.
Aug/Sep 2014-Executive editor Darius Helm reports on the state of LVT sustainability, LVT investments by mega mills like Shaw and Mohawk, green chemistries, and sustainability highlights from the leading suppliers to the domestic market.
January 2014-Editor Darius Helm writes about trends in outdoor living, including area rug developments from firms like Shaw and Oriental Weavers, and a wave of pavers from porcelain producers like Del Conca, Atlas Concorde and Imola.
Senior Living-Focus on Transitions: Safe transitions liberate seniors, both physically and mentally - Nov 2020
Perkins Eastman designers Susan DeFlitch and Emily Pierson-Brown discuss the ways in which safe transitions benefit seniors.