The information needs of the floor covering industry are changing quickly. And, to respond to and fulfill those needs, National Floor Trends magazine is introducing NFT L!VE, an enhanced version of our print edition with features including interviews, videos, surveys, products in 360º, demonstrations, keyword searches, live links, audio, the searchable 2009 Trade Directory & Buying Guide and more. These newly enhanced editions are truly whereNFTcomes to life.

NFT L!VE offers immediate access to new products, installation methods, flooring trends and direct, interactive connectivity with the industry’s manufacturing community. Qualified print edition subscribers ofNational Floor Trendsin the United States and worldwide can subscribe to NFT L!VE for free to receive each edition. All editions will be sent electronically via email for viewing on your computer or can be downloaded for reading at a later time.

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Subscribers located outside of the United States can receive the robust NFT L!VE edition without charge. In comparison, a paid subscription in Canada would be $137 per year. Think of all the money you can save! And, consider the other NFT L!VE subscriber advantages, like participation in online programs; special distributor and manufacturer offers and more.

We’ll be adding unique content to our NFT L!VE edition each issue to provide more news, more products and more information to the industry. Get informed and stay connected by going to the National Floor Trends website and click on the NFT L!VE button today!

Get Involved and Support HIRE

Your support of The Home Improvements Revitalize the Economy (HIRE) Act of 2009 currently being considered in Washington is needed now to encourage legislators to co-sponsor and back the bill. Supported by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, the Carpet and Rug Institute and the World Floor Covering Association and residential building products and home furnishings trade groups; the bill would create tax incentives for consumers and businesses, along with tax credit for low and middle income families for the purchase of home furnishings and building materials used to improve their homes.

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) has agreed to sponsor the bill according to the supporting associations. As proposed, the HIRE Act would provide for three years from 2009-2011, a tax deduction up to $2,000 per family for the purchase and/or installation of qualifying home furnishings or building materials; a tax credit up to $500 per family for the purchase and/or installation of qualifying home furnishings or building products for low income families; a tax credit up to $10,000 for contractor and retailers for the purchase of qualifying home furnishings or building products for resale; and double the applicable tax deduction for the purchase and/or installation of qualifying home furnishings or building materials which meet recognized environmental standards (LEED, Green Globes, FloorScore, and others).

For more information, contact the RFCI at (706) 882-3833, or visit