Deadline for Submissions to Vision Design Awards Extended

Chattanooga, TN, February 28, 2018—The deadline for the 2018 Vision Design Awards has been extended until March 9.

Bolyu & Aqua Rebranded as EF Contract & EF Hospitality

Dalton, GA, February 15, 2018—Engineered Floors has announced that it has restructured and re-branded the commercial flooring businesses of Bolyu Commercial and Aqua Hospitality, following Engineered ...

Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Submissions Period Extended

Bologna, IT, February 4, 2018—The deadline for submissions to the Ceramics of Italy tile competition has been extended until February 23.

Retailing: Then and Now: A look at how retailing has changed in 25 years - Aug/Sep 2017

Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews four veteran specialty flooring retailers, comparing retail in 1992 to what it is today. Significant business changes, consumer demographic and the role of the reta...

Fiber Update: Twenty-five years of changing fortunes in the carpet industry - Aug/Sep 2017

Fiber expert Alasdair Carmichael traces the evolution of the carpet industry over the last 25 years, covering carpet fiber trends, the shift from staple fiber and the growth of PET, along with an over...

Vision Design Awards 2018 Open for Submissions

Chattanooga, TN, January 25, 2018—The 2018 Vision Awards contest—the only flooring design awards judged solely on design—is now accepting entries.

Carpet One Wraps Up 2018 Winter Convention in Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine, TX, January 19, 2018—The Carpet One winter meeting took place from January 16, to 18 at The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

Submissions Period for CID Awards Extended

Arlington, VA, January 19, 2018—Coverings has extended the deadline on its Installation & Design Awards.

CID Awards Submissions Period Closes Soon

Arlington, VA, January 10, 2018—The submissions period for the 2018 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards closes January 15.

Domotex USA to Launch Inaugural Show in Atlanta in 2019

Chicago, IL, January 6, 2018—Hannover Fairs USA has announced that it will debut Domotex USA, focused on the American residential floorcovering industry in Atlanta, Georgia from February 28 to March 2...

Young Leaders Among Floorcovering Dealers Contest Now Open

Chattanooga, TN December 5, 2017—Floor Focus is now accepting entries Young Leaders Among Floorcovering Dealers contest.

Design Ovations: Maria Pope - July 2017

Maria Pope of JPC Architects discusses the influence of residential aesthetics in commercial spaces through design choices, featuring products like Interface’s skinny tiles, Bolon’s woven vinyl and ce...

Technology driven design trends: Tile Files - June 2017

Contributing writer Ryan Fasan shows examples of different tile trends on the rise, like textile, metallic, and vintage looks, thanks to digital design capabilities and 3D scanners.

Design Ovations - Apr 2017

Interior Designer Kerri Snook of JPC Architects discusses the myriad of current options available in flooring and highlights her favorites: monolithic carpet tile, ashlar carpet tile and herringbone f...

Baugh of Stifel Discusses How '17 Is Following the Trends of '16

St. Louis, MO, August 14, 2017—In today’s FloorDaily interview, John Baugh, managing director of Stifel, points out how the first half of 2017 looks much like 2016.

Ecore Supplies Flooring to Hilton Hotels In-Room Fitness Concept

Lancaster, PA, July 27, 2017—Ecore is the exclusive provider of state-of-the-art ergonomic flooring for Hilton Hotels’ new revolutionary “Five Feet to Fitness” program, a new wellness concept that bri...

2017 Future Focus Leaders - Feb 2017

The Future Focus awards were created to recognize talented young professionals in the floorcovering industry. This year's winners are employed in the dealer segment, including retailers, distributors ...

Wade Robinson of Wade Co Design: Design Ovations - Feb 2017

Wade Robinson discusses his top flooring picks, including hand-painted cement tile and tile and wood combinations, inspired by his design philosophy of balancing both style and pragmatism in a space.

Bill Carstarphen Discusses Pharr Business and the New Brand for the Parent Company

July 19, 2017—Bill Carstarphen, President and CEO of Pharr, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss Pharr's new branding strategy as well as the growth of Phenix and Pharr Y...

Memorial Service for Ennis O'Neal Announced

Dalton, GA, June 21, 2017—Details of the memorial service for flooring industry veteran Ennis O’Neal have been announced.

Abbey Launches New Consumer-Facing Website for Members

Bonita Springs, FL, June 21, 2017—Abbey Carpet Co., Inc. has built a new consumer website to help franchise members of Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go build brand awareness, connect with the onl...

Aquafil to Open Nylon 6 Recycling Operation in Arizona

Chicago, IL, June 19, 2017—Aquafil has announced its plans to build a new carpet deconstruction facility in Arizona.

Royalty Carpet Mills Closes Its Doors

Irvine, CA, June 14, 2017—Royalty Carpet Mills has shut its doors, effective immediately.

NAHB Economist Predicts 10% Growth in Single-Family Building Through '18

Washington, DC, June 8, 2017—Chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, Robert Dietz, anticipates 10% growth in the single-family housing market for the next two years.

CARE Faces $3.28 Million in Fines from CalRecycle

Sacramento, CA, May 19, 2017—The California Department of Resources Recycling (CalRecycle) has released a draft enforcement plan against Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and its member carpet man...

Rob Hailey Discusses Howard's Rug Growth and His Role in Starnet's Latest Growth Initiatives

May 2, 2017—Rob Hailey, President and Owner of Howard's Rug Company, and Kemp Harr discuss Rob's contribution to Starnet in the form of creative incentive and professional development program...

Industry Veteran Ennis O'Neal, Formerly of Shaw, Dies

Dalton, GA, May 2, 2017—Ennis O’Neal passed away this week after a battle with cancer.

NWFA Announces 2017 Wood Floor of the Year Contest Winners

St. Louis, MO, April 17, 2017—The National Wood Flooring Association announced the winners of its 2017 Wood Floor of the Year contest during the Wood Flooring Expo held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mullican to Expand Hardwood Production in U.S.

Johnson City, TN, April 17, 2017—As part of its effort to broaden its domestic manufacturing footprint, Mullican Flooring has announced plans to bring full production of all sawn engineered products t...

A.J. Rose Celebrating 40th Anniversary

Saugus, MA, March 30, 2017—April marks the 40th anniversary of A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring.

Michael Blanton of Dalton Carpet One Dies

Athens, GA, March 27, 2017—Michael Blanton, 62, founder and principal of Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial Floors based in Athens Georgia, died March 25.

FieldTurf Hires Deflategate Lawyer

Calhoun, GA, March 9, 2017—FieldTurf USA, the artificial turf company, has hired New Jersey attorney Ted Wells in its defense against class-action claims that it knowingly sold bad fields, according t...

Fuse Alliance Annual Meeting Underway in Texas

Austin, TX, March 8, 2017—The Fuse Alliance meeting is currently underway in Austin, Texas.

Direct Distribution Models: The economics of residential hard surface flooring - Nov 2016

Analyst Santo Torcivia of Market Insights examines the distribution strategies of the different hard surface flooring types in the residential market with in-depth financial analysis, and also reports...

2017 Vision Awards Deadline Closes March 1

Chattanooga, TN, February 20, 2017—The 2017 Vision Awards—the only flooring design awards judged solely on design—is now accepting entries.

FEI Group highlights, Redi Carpet, the economy: Strategic Exchange - Oct 16

Publisher Kemp Harr weighs in on future economic growth and also discusses FEI's recent group meeting and insights from Greg Waleke, CEO of Redi Carpet, who received FEI's Vision and Dedication award ...

Mohawk & IVC Announce Plans to Build Carpet Tile Plant in Belgium

Hannover, DE, January 16, 2017—IVC will build a new modular carpet plant in Belgium. The facility is slated to begin producing carpet tile by the end of 2017.

Carpet Recycling Update: The pros and cons of subsidies and fees - Aug/Sep 16

Editor Darius Helm discusses the stabilizing mechanisms purt in place to help sustain the recycling network, breaking down all the numbers, and reports on new technologies along with highlights from l...

Krista Easterly of Bergmeyer Associates: Design Ovations - July 2016

Krista Easterly offers up her current favorite flooring products, comprising a range of porcelains, like Vision Stone's concrete-look planks in herringbone installations, and printed tiles with multip... Sean Cilona Discusses Florida Tile's Increased Focus on the Commercial Market

September 17, 2012—Sean Cilona, Director of Marketing with Florida Tile, and Kemp Harr discuss Florida Tile's efforts to grow its marketshare in the commercial market. Listen to the interview... Launches Updated Site

Pound Ridge, NY, November 22--Welcome to the relaunch of Four months ago, commissioned the Atlanta firm Azul Arc International to redesign the website and add new visito...