Flooring Podcast

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Carrie Isaac and Herb Upton DIscuss Trends in the Hardwood Flooring Business

Carrie Isaac and Herb Upton DIscuss Trends in the Hardwood Flooring Business

July 10, 2019—Carrie Edwards Issac and Herb Upton, VP of Residential Marketing of Shaw Industries and VP of Hardwood of Shaw Industries, respectively, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss the latest hardwood flooring trends from both an aesthetic and construction perspective and the changes Shaw Industries is making to offer the consumer the right mix of hardwood flooring. Listen to the interview for more details.

Santo Torcivia Discusses the Economy and the New 2020 U.S. FlooReport

Santo Torcivia Discusses the Economy and the New 2020 U.S. FlooReport

June 27 2019—Santo Torcivia, an economist with Market Insights, and Kemp Harr, discuss the release of the newly published 2020 U.S. FlooReport. Listen to the interview to hear the economic premise that Santo bases his forecast on as well as a few of the books lightweights. Santo publishes this 400 page market analysis and forecast on the flooring business once a year.

Bill Freeman Discusses Long Range View of Changes in Resilient Flooring

Bill Freeman Discusses Long Range View of Changes in Resilient Flooring

June 24, 2019—Bill Freeman, regulatory and technical consultant with the RFCI, and Kemp Harr discuss how the resilient flooring business has changed during Bill's 53-year career which started with Armstrong and is ending when he retires from the Resilient Flooring trade association at the end of the year. Listen to the interview for an historic perspective on the fastest growing category in the flooring business.

Todd Van Der Kruik Discusses Milliken's Award Winning Product at NeoCon

Todd Van Der Kruik Discusses Milliken's Award Winning Product at NeoCon

June 21, 2019—Todd Van Der Kruik, VP of Global Design for Milliken, and Kemp Harr discuss Milliken’s Best of NeoCon silver award for an LVT product called Change Agent. Listen to the interview to hear specifics about this product and how it relates to the transformation that is going on at Milliken.

Tom Lape Discusses Mohawk's American Flag Event along I-75 in Calhoun, Georgia

Tom Lape Discusses Mohawk's American Flag Event along I-75 in Calhoun, Georgia

June 20, 2019—Tom Lape, President of Mohawk’s Residential Sales Business, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind Mohawk’s American Flag event held yesterday in Calhoun, Georgia. Listen to the interview to hear more about the visibility of this location and how this relates to Mohawk’s long term sourcing strategy.

John Wu Discusses AVA's Debut at NeoCon and Tariffs

John Wu Discusses AVA's Debut at NeoCon and Tariffs

June 18, 2019—John Wu, Co-owner of Novalis, and Kemp Harr discuss the new AVA booth at NeoCon, the brand’s new product introductions and the long term outlook on tariffs for Chinese made LVT. Listen to the interview, recorded at NeoCon 2019, for more details.

Terry Mowers Discusses Tarkett's New Broadloom Gold Award Winning Product

Terry Mowers Discusses Tarkett's New Broadloom Gold Award Winning Product

June 14, 2019—Terry Mowers, VP of Design for Tarkett’s North American business, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss Tarkett’s Tatami System that won a Best of NeoCon gold award in the broadloom carpet category. Listen to the interview to hear more about this woven and/or tufted collection of products that are basically surged area rugs.

Jackie Dettmar Discusses Mohawk's Multiple NeoCon Awards

Jackie Dettmar Discusses Mohawk's Multiple NeoCon Awards

June 13, 2019—Jackie Dettmar, VP of design and product development for Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss Mohawk’s multiple NeoCon awards including Jackie’s recognition as Creative Director of the Year. Listen to the interview for more details including 13 and 9’s Relaxing Floors.