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.

Piet Dossche Discusses the Impact Chinese Tariffs Could Have on Coretec LVT Flooring

Piet Dossche Discusses the Impact Chinese Tariffs Could Have on Coretec LVT Flooring

September 20, 2018—Piet Dossche, founder of Coretec and EVP of Shaw Hard Surfaces, and Kemp Harr discuss this week’s news about a 10% tariff on flooring products imported from China, whether this decision is final and how the industry plans to react, especially if it moves to 25% in January 2019. Listen to the interview for more details.

Pierre Thabet Discusses Mirage's 35 Years of Success

Pierre Thabet Discusses Mirage's 35 Years of Success

September 14, 2018—Pierre Thabet, President of Boa Franc/Mirage, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of Mirage's 35-year history as the firm celebrates its 35th anniversary. Listen to the interview for more insight on the strategy that has made this Canadian hardwood flooring producer successful.

Federica Minozzi Discusses Stonepeak's New USA Guaged Panel Production

Federica Minozzi Discusses Stonepeak's New USA Guaged Panel Production

September 13, 2018—Federica Minozzi, CEO with the Iris Ceramica Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the Stonepeak and Fiandre tile business and the market potential for these new large format panels, not only for floors and walls, but also for countertops, furniture cladding and building facades. These two new Sacmi Continua lines are capable of producing 1,000 60"x120" panels a day.

Seth Arnold Discusses Mohawk's New Five Star In Store Program for Aligned Retailers

Seth Arnold Discusses Mohawk's New Five Star In Store Program for Aligned Retailers

September 12, 2018—Seth Arnold, VP of Marketing for Mohawk's Residential business, and Kemp Harr discuss the Mohawk's new Five Star in-store merchandising program for its aligned dealers. Listen to the interview to hear how the firm plans to use merchandising to link the consumer's online shopping experience with their in-store experience. This Five Star program is part of Mohawk's Floorscapes and Color Center offering.

Dan Koh Discusses Nox Corporation's LVT Growth Strategy

Dan Koh Discusses Nox Corporation's LVT Growth Strategy

September 11, 2018—Dan Koh, President and CEO with Nox Corporation, and Kemp Harr discuss Nox Corporation's growth strategy in the U.S. The firm is one of the top five producers of LVT in the world with factories in South Korea and Fostoria, Ohio. Listen to the interview to hear more about Nox's growth plans.

Ron Nash Discusses Laticrete's Acquistion of Remaining Interest in Supercap

Ron Nash Discusses Laticrete's Acquistion of Remaining Interest in Supercap

September 7, 2018—Ron Nash, VP of Sales for Laticrete, and Kemp Harr discuss Laticrete's acquisition of the remaining interest of Supercap—a complete delivery system for cementitious self-leveling underlayment. Listen to the interview to hear more about the business and the firm's unique approach to this rapidly growing segment.

John Baugh Discusses Stifel's LVT Flooring Research

John Baugh Discusses Stifel's LVT Flooring Research

September 5—John Baugh, Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr discuss John's research into the LVT flooring business. Listen to the interiew to hear more about how it's impacting the total flooring business, the growth drivers and the potential impact tariffs could have on the business. To read the whole report, click here

Rom Reddy Discusses Sprinturf and the Synthetic Turf Business

Rom Reddy Discusses Sprinturf and the Synthetic Turf Business

August 31, 2018—Rom Reddy, CEO with Sprinturf, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth and segments of the synthetic turf business as well as a brief profile on Sprinturf—one of the top three brands in the business. Listen to the interview for more information.

Harlan Stone Discusses the Debate On Chinese Tariffs for LVT Flooring

Harlan Stone Discusses the Debate On Chinese Tariffs for LVT Flooring

August 28, 2018—Harlan Stone, CEO with Halstead and MetroFlor, and Kemp Harr discuss last week's hearings in Washington to determine if flooring produced in China should be included in the proposed $200 billion tariffs that go into effect next month. Listen to the interview to hear more details about this heated debate and to learn that the most important trigger point for the U.S. Government is whether there is available capacity in other parts of the world for the products being considered.