Hello, readers. Welcome to The Floor Tour, the new blog forNational Floor Trendsmagazine. In this blog, we plan to talk about some of the issues facing flooring today, and we'll also be picking the brains of people around the industry for their first-hand accounts and insights. From this vantage point, we hope to offer our readers new perspectives on the industry with the frequency and immediacy that the Internet is known to provide.

As our blog develops, we'd love to get your feedback. Feel free to e-mail any of theNFTstaff with your suggestions and comments. Simply click on any one of the names to speak with our editorial team:Jeff Golden, editorial director and publisher; Al Stewart,editor; andMichael Chmielecki,associate editor.

As always, thanks for your continued interest.

-The staff ofNFT