Publisher Kemp Harr discusses issues surrounding the Uygur Forced Labor Prevention Act, including huge volumes of product—mostly LVT—being stopped at U.S. ports, as well as the various difficulties involved in policing this issue.
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Focus on Leadership: NFA’s Ian Newton talks about how he plans to lead the exclusive group of flooring retailers – April 2023
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Ian Newton, the newly elected leader of the National Floorcovering Alliance, including his decision to emigrate from the U.K., his start as an installer, and the success of his retail operation, Flooring 101.
Designer Forum: Flooring is a collaborative touchpoint in Norfolk Southern’s new headquarters - April 2023
Betsy Nurse, senior principal for HOK’s Atlanta practice, discusses the HQ design, including how flooring from Shaw Contract, Bentley Mills, Ceramic Technics, Pliteq, Nydree and Ecore helped achieve the design vision.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Illinios-based Great Western Flooring Company, a woman-run retail operation headed by Lauren Voit and Dana Park that credits much of its success to the guidance it offers its clients in terms of design.
Contributing editor Irene Williams writes about the importance of TikTok and other short-form video platforms as a means of reaching and engaging with younger generations, and also offers a primer on how to get involved.
Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen discusses the role of branding in the flooring industry, including how to build up brand appeal and successfully market it, the importance of trust, and also offers tips on achieving brand culture success.
Michael Martin, president and CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association, discusses hardwood’s environmental benefits and provides a range of key environmental metrics for hardwood compared to other flooring categories.
Senior Living: Case Studies: Senior living projects from Shaw Contract, Mohawk Group Hospitality, Tarkett and Forbo - March 2023
Case studies of several senior living projects around the country include project and architect information, as well as flooring information, including manufacturers, product categories, collections, styles and colors.
Ceramic Tile Report: The U.S. ceramic market is finding its footing following several years of upheavals - March 2023
Editor Jessica Chevalier takes a close look at the ceramic tile market in the U.S., including market conditions, hurdles to success, raw material update, trends and highlights from the leading manufacturers and suppliers.
Editor Jennifer Bardoner analyzes Shaw’s recent consumer survey, including an update on the selling process, different shopping personas and the importance of the retail sales associate, as well as key questions for retailers to consider.