E-letter: Coming out of hiding

There was an encouraging bit of news out of China last week. Disneyland Shanghai announced its reopening, and was rewarded with its opening-day ticket sales selling out in hours. Granted, the ticket sales were limited to 30 percent of normal, but if the markets were looking for fear or caution, they did not find it.  There is also good news […]

Pre-cast customizable shower bases

Wetstyle has introduced its FEEL collection of pre-cast shower bases. With its single slab construction and customizable availability, the collection is said to leverage refined moulding techniques that enable textures to be replicated on shower base surfaces. The result is the clean, sleek, natural stone appearance, the company says. Developed from an innovative, high-density stone […]

BCFCA webinar featuring Kerry Knudsen

Kerry Knudsen, Coverings editor and publisher, was invited to speak to the British Columbia Floor Covering Association on May 7, 2020. His topic was Broken field runners: Post-Covid strategies and tactics. View his presentation here.

Pandemic has paralyzed business

…SO LET’S TALK ABOUT DOPE I AM AWASH IN COVID, SO LET’S TAKE A BREAK. Let’s talk about dope. I was talking to a landscaper the other day. He said he never thought he’d see the day that it’s legal to smoke grass and illegal to cut it. But there it is: Covid. Folks are […]

The Joy of Design

My take on the ultimate how-to manual Lately, I’ve found myself busy being a designer. It seems that I should describe this as working, but it actually feels more like playing. That might be more accurate, as there isn’t likely to be any remuneration downstream, but it’s still essentially the same activity that paid my […]

Associations have role to fill

Practises after pandemic It has always been a bit unusual to write a column six-to-eight weeks in advance and be able to deliver a message that is suitable for the times. You never knew for sure what would happen in the coming weeks, but you could write considering for what will “likely happen.” But the […]

Contracts and Covid-19

Understand obligations during pandemic disruption As Covid-19 continues its rapid spread throughout the globe, it brings with it unprecedented disruption to every aspect of our lives, both personal and business. While our health, undoubtedly, remains our number one priority, Covid- 19 is also bringing about momentous interruption to our businesses. Government restrictions, travel restrictions, cancellations, […]

BuildEx Vancouver expert panel tackles a daunting project

Their own perspectives Early in 2019, the NFCA applied to speak at Vancouver Buildex 2020. The subject: getting the specification right for flooring installations and how starting the conversation early in construction can save time, money and avoid delays for everyone involved. Buildex accepted the proposal but came back with a suggestion — could NFCA […]

Mohawk, Fabric Sources partner to create medical gowns

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) have combined resources to address urgent medical supply needs during the Covid-19 outbreak. Using fabric provided by FSI, Mohawk Home’s Dalton-based rug manufacturing facility is providing industrial sewing equipment for its skilled employees to produce medical protective gowns for doctors, nurses and other care providers. Healthcare […]

Wetstyle opens award-winning showroom

Wetstyle, a manufacturer of bath fixtures and furnishings for the North American market, has unveiled its new showroom, located in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., on Montreal’s South Shore. The space marks the final component of the company’s complex that opened in January 2019, consolidating the brand’s manufacturing operations, executive offices, and showroom in a single location. Atelier […]