Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the significance of e-commerce to hard surface suppliers, including consumer education, servicing online retailers, benefits of selling online and strategies for successful brick-and-mortar operations.
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Floor Focus’ editorial team offers a report on the annual show, held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, comprehensive product highlights from the show floor, and a substantial report on trends in the industry.
Contributing editor Ruth Simon McRae reviews this year’s HD Expo show, held in Las Vegas in mid May. The report includes new product intros from Shaw Contract, Durkan, Tarkett, Masland, Interface, Milliken, Crossville and many more.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses odds of a recession, year-to-date flooring sales and the possibility of more tariffs, and reports on the state of the NeoCon show and its prospects for the future, including the departure of Knoll and Herman Miller.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses Meadows’ early career with Shaw and Beaulieu before joining Mohawk, challenges facing the flooring industry, the shift to hard surface, and his approach in his new role at Mohawk.
Chelsea Lavell, interior design director at KGA, describes her firm’s design of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Performance Institute and headquarters in Las Vegas, including the role of flooring from Shaw Contract, Patcraft, Mannington and more.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Harry Katz Carpet One Floor & Home, a New York based business that dates back 87 years. The firm recently added a CCA Global pilot franchise called Kiba Studios for kitchen and bath, window treatments and more.
Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen discusses the importance of attracting and retaining qualified installers and the relevance of an online presence, and offers tips on how to use digital media to attract talented workers.
Contributing editor Lew Migliore starts by looking at definitions of waterproof and water-resistant, then takes a close look at how manufacturers are wording the warranties for these types of products.
Contributing editor Karen Muraoka of Karen Muraoka Interior Design, offers up her current favorite flooring products, including Patcraft’s Metal Collective and Handloom LVT collections, as well as Teknoflor’s Coordination collection.