Flooring Interviews

A news and interviews program, our news coverage focuses on the players and events from all segments of the industry including; suppliers, manufacturers distributors and members of the retail community.

Doug Davis Discusses the Artisan Design Group's Business Model and Recent Aquisitions

Doug Davis Discusses the Artisan Design Group's Business Model and Recent Aquisitions

July 10, 2018—Doug Davis, VP of Sales for Artisan Design Group, and Kemp Harr discuss this rapidly growing group of flooring dealers that focus on the builder and multifamily market that are joining forces with the help of Dunes Point Capital (a private equity firm). The two recently announced acquisitions are Decor and Kermans. Listen to the interview for more details.

Johnny Barnes Discusses Beaulieu Int'l Group's Acquisition of Beaulieu Canada & Australia

Johnny Barnes Discusses Beaulieu Int'l Group's Acquisition of Beaulieu Canada & Australia

July 6, 2018--Johnny Barnes, GM of BeauFlor, and Kemp Harr discuss Beaulieu International Group’s acquisition of Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia. Listen to the interview for more details. BeauFlor is Beaulieu International Group’s Vinyl sheet operation in Cartersville, Georgia. Now, Roger De Clerck’s children have assembled all of their international businesses into one firm that does 2 billion Euros in annual sales. Beaulieu International Group is headquartered in Belgium.

Santo Torcivia Discusses the Highlights From his Latest U.S. FlooReport

Santo Torcivia Discusses the Highlights From his Latest U.S. FlooReport

June 21, 2018—Santo Torcivia, the economist with Market Insights that issues an annual market report on the entire flooring business, discusses a few of the highlights of his recently published 400-page report. Listen to the interview to hear about how fewer regulations, changes in the channel, age shifts within the consumer, threats of Chinese tariffs and digital printing are all having a major impact on the business.

Jay Gould Discusses Interface's Decision to Acquire Nora

Jay Gould Discusses Interface's Decision to Acquire Nora

June 20, 2018—Jay Gould, CEO with Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind Interface's decision to buy Nora—the marketshare leader in the $1 billion global rubber flooring business. Listen to the interview for more details.

Heather Yamada and Teresa Tran Discuss Shaw's New Bellera Carpet Launch

Heather Yamada and Teresa Tran Discuss Shaw's New Bellera Carpet Launch

June 19, 2018—Heather Yamada and Teresa Tran, director of retail marketing and director of soft surface portfolio management (respectively), with Shaw Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw's launch of Bellera. As the name, which stands for timeless beauty, communicates Shaw has developed this line of carpet, complete with a patent pending yarn system and a 10-year non-prorated warranty, to satisfy the consumer's demand for attractive carpet that is also durable. Listen to the interview for more details.

Whitney LeGate and Al Boulogne Discuss Mannington's PVC Free Cirro LVT

Whitney LeGate and Al Boulogne Discuss Mannington's PVC Free Cirro LVT

June 18, 2018—Whitney LeGate and Al Boulogne, LVT product manager and vp of resilient (respectively), with Mannington Commercial, and Kemp Harr discuss the launch of Mannington's Cirro PVC-Free resilient tile and plank product. Listen to the interview to hear more about this product. This interview was taped at NeoCon 2018.