Floor Trends Magazine

Cover Image

View Archived Issues

2014 April

Check out the latest publication of Floor Trends! This month's edition contains a special feature on U.S. markets moving towards larger floor tiles.

U.S. Market Moving to Larger Tiles

April 1, 2014

There was a time when the typical floor tile used in the U.S. was under a foot. Today, a 12-inch tile is considered small, as Americans have discovered the unique styling attributes of large format tiles. 


Read More

Thinner Tiles Create More Options Without Sacrificing Performance

April 1, 2014

No matter the category, technology has been playing a major role in the types of products manufacturers are able to produce, and the tile industry is no different. In fact, many would argue there’s a technological revolution taking place in the category—some would call it an evolution—as companies are creating products with looks and textures never before seen.


Read More
Case Study

Cobo Renovation Perfect Venue To Showcase Beauty, Versatility of Large, Thin Tiles

April 1, 2014

Since its opening in 1960, Detroit’s Cobo Center has become one of the country’s most famous venues, drawing visitors to the banks of the Detroit River for the nation’s premier auto shows, concerts, political conventions and an endless variety of other events.


Read More
Events & Conventions

With Business Training the Focus FCICA Enjoys a Near-Record Turnout

April 1, 2014

FCICA’s focus on training commercial installation/project managers was in full force at the group’s recent convention in St. Pete Beach near Tampa, Fla. 


Read More

Industry News - April 2014

April 1, 2014

Come check out the latest industry news and see what is going on within the flooring industry!


Read More
Editorial

Time to Get Social

April 1, 2014

Yes, I’m talking about social media. But before you turn the page, I’m not writing to you, the individual. 


Read More
Let’s TalkFloor

Simonson Asks, Is Your Website Effective?

April 1, 2014

After interviewing hundreds of retailers over the years I walked away with the idea that many are unaware of the effectiveness level of their websites. 


Read More
The Trusted Sales Advisor

Full Pricing Full Disclosure

April 1, 2014

Throughout my career in retail flooring sales I’ve worked for several companies and each had its own way of presenting product and installation pricing.


Read More
Guest Column

Who in Flooring Has Time For Social Media? You Do

April 1, 2014

The biggest objection I hear from flooring dealers about becoming immersed in social media has to do with time. 


Read More
Guest Column

Digital Marketing Tips for 2014

April 1, 2014

So, 2014 is in full swing and by now, you probably have a solid idea about your marketing initiatives for the coming year. With more pressure being placed on marketing executives to do more with less, a sound digital strategy will definitely work harder for your brand than most traditional methods (i.e. print advertising, mailings etc).


Read More
Guest Column

Boost Your Online Traffic with Google +

April 1, 2014

If you are going to spend any time on social media then make Google + your top priority. The social media platform will pay off by attracting local customers to your store locations.


Read More

Armstrong Gets More Luxe

April 1, 2014

Luxe Plank has undergoing an evolution. The popular line from Armstrong is now available in planks and tiles. 


Read More

Mannington Brings Luxury Vinyl to Sheet

April 1, 2014

With 80 visuals, each available in three performance levels, along with one simple selling system known as ColorSelect, and Mannington said its new Luxury Vinyl Sheet (LVS) is “destined to revolutionize the hard surface shopping experience.” 


Read More

IndusParquet Going to Great Lengths

April 1, 2014

The new LongLength collection is an extension of IndusParquet’s line of Brazilian exotic hardwood flooring with eight rustic, hand-scraped options. Longer planks, linear patterns and a wide range of colors create a clean, sophisticated look that sets this new line apart. 


Read More

DuChateau Expands Vintage Remains

April 1, 2014

Four styles have been added to DuChateau’s Vintage Remains Collection. 


Read More

Lauzon Shows it’s a ‘Pure Genius’

April 1, 2014

In the world of “smart” everything, Lauzon’s Pure Genius is the first smart wood floor because of its ability to improve indoor air quality. 


Read More

Expanko Adds an ‘Heirloom’ to Portfolio

April 1, 2014

Two environmentally friendly cork flooring products—Heirloom and Prestige—have been introduced by Expanko. 


Read More

Nydree Maintains Quality with Essentials

April 1, 2014

With the introduction of its Essentials collection, Nydree has widened its selection of engineered wood flooring.


Read More

Bellavita ‘Stix’ to it

April 1, 2014

The new Stix collection by Bellavita Tile is comprised of durable solid color glass blends in an exaggerated rectangular format. 


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

April Sees Its Share of Top-Flight Events

Photos from various events that Floor Trends attended including NWFA 2012, Coverings 2012 and more!

Podcasts

Al Gaston, Owner, Columbus Flooring and More, Columbus, GA. - Part 3

Al Gaston, owner, Columbus Flooring and More, Columbus, Ga. reviews the history of this operation, which had been Columbus Carpet Mill’s company store. Gaston discusses his move into the floor covering industry from a private equity firm, business levels in 2014, dealing with consumer changes and their reliance on the internet.

More Podcasts

New Products Poll

Have you seen any new products from 2014 that you feel will be successful?
View Results Poll Archive

FLOOR TRENDS STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Flooring images\new FL site\sanding-finishing-hardwood-.gif
Sanding and Finishing Hardwood Floors DVD

Don Bollinger shows how to get professional results when finishing a hardwood floor. Step-by-step instructions cover everything from rough sanding to the final coat.

More Products

THE MAGAZINE

Floor Trends Magazine

Cover Image

2014 April

Check out the latest publication of Floor Trends! This month's edition contains a special feature on U.S. markets moving towards larger floor tiles.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Talk Floor

TalkFloor
 

Floor Trend Market Studies

Research without peer: Floor Trends' Market Studies crunch the numbers to help point you and your business in the right direction. Take a look at Floor Trends'Market Studies today!

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconlinkedin icon