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John Wu Discusses Novalis' Plans to Manufacture LVT in the U.S.

John Wu Discusses Novalis' Plans to Manufacture LVT in the U.S.

John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis and Kemp Harr discuss Navalis’ investment of $30 million on a domestic LVT production facility in the U.S. Listen to the interview to hear more details including the firm's plan to begin production in the third quarter.

Dave Snedeker Discusses Why Bob's Grew in 2019

Dave Snedeker Discusses Why Bob's Grew in 2019

January 20, 2020—Dave Snedeker, EVP with Bob’s Carpet and Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss the changes that Bob's has made resulting in top line growth at this 16-store family-owned flooring chain based in Tampa, Florida. Listen to the interview for more details and hear Dave’s outlook for 2020.

Karl Scholz Discusses the Launch of Two Ceramic Tile Installation Patents Introduced At Domotex

Karl Scholz Discusses the Launch of Two Ceramic Tile Installation Patents Introduced At Domotex

January 16, 2020—Karl-Heinz Scholz, a German Inventor, and Kemp Harr discuss two new ceramic tile installation systems that were launched at Domotex Germany that are designed to speed up the installation process and make is easier for installers. Listen to the interview to learn more about Drytiling and Ceraclick. These new systems will be available here in the U.S. this year through Lico and potentially other licensees.

Donato Grosser Discusses Shift Away From Chinese Imports in Ceramic Tile Market

Donato Grosser Discusses Shift Away From Chinese Imports in Ceramic Tile Market

January 15, 2020— Donato Grosser, a tile industry consultant, and Kemp Harr discuss the significant drop in Chinese tile imports due to elevated countervailing duties. Listen to the interview to understand that roughly 22% of the square footage will be replaced by imports from other countries or from increases in domestic production.

Thomas Baert Discusses The Latest Innovations and Aesthetics in Rigid Core Flooring

Thomas Baert Discusses The Latest Innovations and Aesthetics in Rigid Core Flooring

January 13, 2020—Thomas Baert, CEO with CFL/Firmfit, and Kemp Harr discuss the latest technology in rigid core flooring from the Domotex Germany Expo in Hanover, Germany. Listen to the interview to learn how the construction of rigid core flooring continues to evolve and how different core, wearlayer and click construction solve different performance issues like sound deadening, scratch resistance and water resistance.

Joe Yarbrough Discusses the Carpet and Rug Institute's Focus for 2020

Joe Yarbrough Discusses the Carpet and Rug Institute's Focus for 2020

January 7, 2020—Joe Yarbrough, President of the Carpet and Rug Institute, and Kemp Harr discuss the carpet and rug trade association’s focus for the coming year. Listen to the interview for more details and also learn a little more about the carpet executives that serve on its board of directors.