We are wrapping up the December issue of Floor Trends at the end of a tough election season, and Donald Trump is now president-elect. No matter which ticket you supported, the result is a divided country. One of the rituals of any American election is the victory speech that aims to unite Americans under new leadership. Every president-elect says the words, but the words have never carried more weight than they do this year.
In the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many cities to meet flooring industry leaders and entrepreneurs. One thing that became clear in my conversations was that many of the Americans who voted in this election did so despite their reservations about the character of both candidates. All we can do now is move forward and do our best to unite and move toward our common future.