Business or Pleasure: Your Choice

Industry trade shows and conferences can on one hand be painfully long, but on the other hand, they can result in very promising lines of revenue if managed correctly. In the beginning part of 2008, the flooring industry will come together to celebrate the previous year and to plan for the next. Read more...

The Long Road Home

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that the economy is experiencing some form of a correction. Notice the use of the word correction because we dare not say the "R" word – recession. Nevertheless, ask the average consumer or business owner and they will tell you that it is what it is no matter what you call it. Read more...

Hardwood: Strong and Mighty

Home improvement projects can be quite costly and time consuming, so it is not surprising that ample consideration be given to the long term outlook of the project. For some people, this means deciphering whether the styles of today will still be complementary to the styles of tomorrow. Read more...

Patience is so Passé

We live in a fast food, text messaging, microwaved era where patience and foresight are not all that common. One negative byproduct of this is that material goods seem to be decreasing in longevity even as technology should theoretically be making goods of better quality and value. Read more...

Pick a Number, Any Number

The act of making a purchase has changed significantly over the last few decades. It used to be that shopping was limited to brick and mortar stores, which later transformed into catalog and phone shopping. Now that the Internet has found its way into millions of homes, e-commerce has risen drastically in the shopping hierarchy. Read more...

Behind Every Face is a Story

Shaw, the flooring company that now employs over 30,000 people, has a history that dates back to one small family. In 1946, Shaw existed as the Star Dye Company, which was in the business of rug coloring. Read more...

Another One Bites the Dust

The current financial climate is certainly affecting industries far and wide. One of the more recent companies to fall in the face of tighter consumer spending and slower residential construction was the flooring distributor, Hoboken. The company filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in November of 2007. Read more...

Distinctive is an Understatement!

One of the greatest things about our global economy is the growth, expansion and accessibility of companies far and wide. With this has come the cooperation between companies that no longer even need to exist on the same continent. This is precisely the excitement behind Nova Distinctive Floors, which has a rewarding and successful relationship with a Swiss manufacturer of cork. Read more...

Tile: Everyday Mysteries

It is fascinating to realize the things that we do not know, especially considering how much of our day is spent defending what we do know – whether it be at work, at home, or at school. Oddly enough, our knowledge about everyday items is severely limited perhaps because such things are so common we take them for granted. Read more...

Drink Up and Make Your Feet Happy?

Many years ago we walked on the moon, and although that event was tremendously exciting, advances in the ‘green revolution’ are making headlines as well. As environmental awareness expands, corporations are realizing that there is a huge untapped market to capitalize upon. Read more...
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