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Carpet: State of the Industry

By Ken Ryan The early stages of 2020 revealed the kind of promise the carpet industry had longed for: innovative new offerings breathing life into...

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Single-family starts continue growth path

Washington, D.C.—Single-family starts showed continued growth in September as overall housing production increased 1.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units,...

CCA Global announces 2021 Convention plans

Manchester, N.H.—With an ongoing pandemic, CCA Global Partners said it has reevaluated its 2021 in-person Convention plans. The Winter Convention, originally scheduled for January,...

NFA fall meeting reflects optimism among retailers

By Steven Feldman Savannah, Ga.—After six long months, in-person events returned to the floor covering industry when the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) went forward with...

Remodeling activity surges in Q3

Washington D.C.—The National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB) third quarter Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 82, signaling residential remodelers’ strong confidence...

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Retail Recovery Across America: The Rug Rack This edition of our Retail Recovery Across America video series takes us to Chattanooga, Tenn., where we visit The Rug Rack. We sat down...

Retail Recovery Across America: Manasota Flooring This edition of our Retail Recovery Across America video series takes us to Sarasota, Fla., where we visit family-owned Manasota Flooring. We sat down with...

Retail Recovery Across America: Chattanooga Flooring Center In this episode of Retail Recovery Across America we're taking a quick visit to Chattanooga Flooring Center to chat with Richard Keene, general manager....

Retail Recovery Across America: H&R Carpets This edition of our Retail Recovery Across America video series takes us to Waunakee, Wis., where we visit H&R Carpets store owner Brent Ziegler....

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Positioning area rugs for maximum profit

By Lisbeth Calandrino Some view area rugs as a decorative add-on to a hard surface installation, but I see it as a potential profit center...

The power of a strong mindset (part 2)

By Jim Augustus Armstrong (Second of two parts) In Part 1 of this column I covered the idea that we all have an internal thermostat that...

Challenges can breed opportunity

By Scott Perron (First of two parts) On March 13 of this year I was enjoying one of my favorite yearly events, hosting a lifelong friend...

The NFA leads the industry back to normalcy

By Steven Feldman After six long months, the world returned to normal—if only for three short days. No, it wasn’t a dream. It was the...