Wall Cladding with Flooring Materials

by Luke Canup, Senior Account Executive Published by Floor Trends Magazine   When asked what I do for a living, I simplify what I tell people by saying I am in flooring sales. Only those in the industry know this is an absurd understatement. There is a tremendous amount of…

Thin Brick Installation

by Luke Canup, Senior Account Executive When you need someone to install brick, you typically don’t turn to your expert flooring contractor. That is unless it is brick that is thin… better known as the more complex term “thin brick.” Given the ongoing industrial or vintage design trend, we are…

Pat Kelly and J.R. Allred Elected to FCICA’s Executive Board

FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that as of July 1, 2017 Pat Kelly of Synergy Flooring Ltd. and J.R. Allred of Dalton Carpet One will join FCICA’s Executive Board.  Under Chairman Mike Newberry of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services, Pat Kelly will become the Vice Chairman and J.R. will become the…

Future Focus Leaders Award Winners Announced

Chattanooga, TN, January 29, 2018-Floor Focus has announced the winners of its 2018 Future Focus Leaders award, which honors the up-and-coming next generation of talent in the dealer/retailer/contractor segment. Judges for the contest were Ralph Boe and Paul Friederichsen. A cocktail party--to be held January 30 from 5:00 p.m. to…

Starnet fall conference: Members look to finish the year on a high note

Atlanta—The momentum generated at Starnet’s spring conference and silver anniversary celebration earlier this year (FCNews, May 8/15) appears to have carried all the way over into the group’s fall meeting here this month as members expressed widespread optimism that business will finish strong to close out 2017. “2017 has been…

FCICA Inducts New Board of Directors

FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that as of July 1, 2017 Pat Kelly of Synergy Flooring Ltd. and J.R. Allred of Dalton Carpet One will join FCICA’s Executive Board. Under Chairman Mike Newberry of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services, Pat Kelly will become the Vice Chairman and J.R. will…

Timeless Tile Installations That Delight the Senses

You've probably noticed that this blog focuses heavily on proper tile installation methods and techniques. At the same time, all of us involved in the CTEF Mission intensely admire timeless tile installations that truly delight the senses. We abhor tile installation failures and encourage every opportunity to celebrate greatness in design and execution.  That's what you regularly…