The industry has been dealing with the situation in the installation segment for decades and has been talking about a possible solution for the last three years. There have been several meetings on the subject over that time, as well as a study of the characteristics of the problem, which were presented at a recent meeting of the Floor Covering Leadership Council in Dalton. Following that meeting, we sat down with Mohawk Industries’ Tom Lape to get his take. The following are excerpts from that conversation.
TF: What is your take on the study conducted by the Floor Covering Leadership Council’s Executive Summit and of the installation situation in general?