The International Surface Event (TISE)

Comprised of three world-class tradeshows: SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomac, and TileExpo events, TISE is THE industry marketplace for floorcovering, stone, and tile industry professionals - offering four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers + industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking opportunities.

In business as much as in life, people skills trump expertise

By Sam Allman Expertise matters. You have spent countless hours working to acquire it. Whether you are an architect, designer, business owner or manager, the information and knowledge you have atta...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/in-business-as-much-as-in-life-people-skill...

Design and Construction Week 2015 - Dec 2014

By Calista Sprague and Darius Helm One week, three venues, seven expos—those attending Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, January 19 to 23, will be partaking in the largest residentia...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/design-and-construction-week-2015--dec-2014

Building Retail Store Traffic

By Kemp Harr   Pulling customers into a retail flooring store isn’t as clean-cut a process as it once was. After many years of approaching advertising the same way, retailers have to reth...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/building-retail-store-traffic

The International Surface Event 2016 - Dec 2015

By Calista Sprague From January 20 through 22, the latest and best in flooring products will fill the Surfaces expo floor at The International Surface Event (TISE), along with exhibitors for StonEx...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-international-surface-event-2016--dec-2...

Surfaces 2018 Review: At this year's show, branding and marketing shared center stage - Mar 2018

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller and Anne Harr This year’s show, held in Las Vegas from January 30 to February 1, was busy, colorful and enthusiastic. Attendee traffic was strong, exhibitor booking...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2018-review-at-this-years-show-bra...

TISE Announces VIBE Networking Event for 2019 Show

Columbia, MD, June 5, 2018-The International Surface Event (TISE) and VIBE, an a2z company, are collaborating to bring a multi-day-long event for VIP buyers and sellers from the floorcovering, stone, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tise-announces-vibe-networking-event-for-20...

Best Practices - June 2013

By Sonya Jennings   DFS Flooring is a leading commercial flooring contractor with five office and warehouse locations in southern California and one in Las Vegas. The company seeks to provide...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/best-practices--june-2013

Surfaces East Features Extensive Educational Offerings

Dallas, TX, June 30, 2014 -- The International Surface Event East (TISE East), which encompasses three shows, Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo, will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Miami Be...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-east-features-extensive-educationa...

Retail Survival Guide: Advertising - November 08

By Brian Hamilton Building store traffic with advertising dollars is potentially one of the most rewarding and frustrating challenges you will face. There’s really no formula you can follow tha...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-survival-guide-advertising--november...

The International Surface Event 2017 - Dec 2016

By Ruth Simon McRae Floorcovering dealers and suppliers will be flocking to Las Vegas this coming January to see the latest in every type of flooring product and accessory at The International Surfac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-international-surface-event-2017-dec-20...

Retail Advertising - April 2009

By Brian Hamilton In a down economy, successful floorcovering retailers continue to advertise, even while they might be cutting expenses in other areas. It’s not easy to write a check for telev...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-advertising--april-2009

Crossville Expands Las Vegas Presence to KBIS Show

Crossville, TN, January 13, 2016—Crossville, Inc. is bringing its latest tile collections to the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) by partnering with KBIS exhibitors to provide products...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/crossville-expands-las-vegas-presence-to-kb...

Surfaces 2018 Presentation Submission Period Nears Close

Dallas, TX, March 7, 2017—The deadline for The International Surface Event [TISE]: Surfaces I StonExpo/Marmomac I TileExpo call for presentations is approaching March 24.  This invitation ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2018-presentation-submission-perio...

TISE Issues Call for Proposals for IGNITE Program

Dallas, TX, February 24, 2016—The International Surface Event [TISE] has issued a call for presentation, demonstration and session proposals to all educators, consultants and specialists from ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tise-issues-call-for-proposals-for-ignite-p...

Monetary Wisdom - May 2008

By Charlie Ragland In the current business climate, driving top line revenue growth is on everyone’s mind. How do we grow our business, increase sales, and improve profitability? Does the pot...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/monetary-wisdom--may-2008

The International Surface Event Announces Dates for 2018

Dallas, TX, July 26, 2017-The International Surface Event dates have shifted to a new day format in 2018: Tuesday through Thursday, January 30-February 1, with the education program occurring Monday t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-international-surface-event-announces-d...

Best Practices - December 2008

By Sonya Jennings In 1919, L. Fishman & Son was founded by Albert and Bessy Fishman as a thread supplier to the garment industry in Baltimore, Maryland. When the garment industry moved out of Bal...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/best-practices--december-2008

Distribution Panel - February 2012

The flooring distribution industry has consolidated somewhat during the economic downturn. Nevertheless, distributors provide a vital service that is very difficult for anyone else in the supply chain...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distribution-panel--february-2012

Market Focus: Insurance Replacement: Claims are predicted to continue to rise - Apr 2018

By Darius Helm In recent years, independent residential flooring retailers have been struggling against competition from home centers and e-commerce-and against consolidation-and many have found succ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/market-focus-insurance-replacement-claims-a...

WFCA Launches New Membership Structure

Dalton, GA, December 12, 2016—The WFCA has announced a series of initiatives to enhance the association’s services to members in the rapidly evolving business environment; the multi-pronge...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wfca-launches-new-membership-structure

Ceramic: Industry Overview - April 2012

By Darius Helm & Jessica Chevalier   The single most important thing to know about the U.S. ceramic tile industry is its share of the flooring market. Currently, about 9% of U.S. flooring...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ceramic-industry-overview--april-2012

Building productive relationships: Contractor's Corner

By Dave Stafford   Contract dealers can dramatically increase their chances of winning that next commercial job by specifying the product mix. When contract dealers offer products or influen...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/building-productive-relationships-contracto...

Store Front - May 2007

By Lisbeth Calandrino Retailers are often asking the question, “Where can I find customers?” and “How can I attract more buyers into my store.” If customers are not com...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/store-front--may-2007

Surfaces 2019 to Include National Installer of the Year Competition

Dallas, TX, September 25, 2018-The International Surface Event (TISE) 2019 will include the return of the National Installer of the Year Installation Competition (The Nationals), January 23 to 25 in L...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tise-2019-to-include-national-installer-of-...

Focus 100 Retail: The residential market has underperformed this year

  By Darius Helm   After encouraging growth last year, retailers and residential contractors had high hopes for 2014, but a winter of historic proportions checked any early momentum, and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-100-retail-the-residential-market-has...

Wood Cuts - April 2007

By Rick Berg Selling wood floors is like selling any other product—the more you know about it, the better you’ll be able to sell it. We’re not telling you anything new about ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wood-cuts--april-2007

Registration for Surfaces/TISE Opens

Las Vegas, NV, August 31, 2016—Online registration for The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo is now open. Held annually in Las Vegas, TISE is...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/registration-for-surfacestise-opens

People Power - October 2010

By Scott Humphrey As we enter what all hope will be—and many desperately need to be—a successful fall selling season, it’s a great time to consider whether your store is set up for ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/people-power--october-2010

Best Practices - May 2011

By Brian Hamilton   Commercial contractor Lippert Tile Co. of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin has prospered during its 62 years, and especially through the recession, largely by intensive planning a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/best-practices--may-2011

Denver Hardwood Acquires Misco Shawnee

Denver, CO, Jan. 23--Denver Hardwood Company and its affiliated group of flooring distributors under the Hamar Group of companies will acquire the assets of the Midwest’s largest flooring distributor,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/denver-hardwood-acquires-misco-shawnee