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Floor Space
JUNE/JULY 2017

BCFCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
ith the commercial side of the floor
covering market now being larger than
it's ever been and with most of our members being active in this segment, I write here about
some details of trends now evident.
The floor covering market is estimated to increase by over 5% this
year. Growth is being led by gains in the builder and commercial
markets currently, builder purchases are benefiting from stronger gains
in single family home and condominium construction. Commercial
Markets are being led by gains in the hospitality, corporate office
and institutional markets. At the same time, consumer purchases
are receiving a boot from stronger income gains and higher home
prices. Both trends give homeowners confidence to invest in the new
flooring. Hard surface flooring purchases also continue to outpace
overall industry trends as residential and commercial users move away
from the use of wall-to-wall carpet. Engineered wood flooring and
luxury tile (LVT tile and planks), are leading the way.

Commercial users are also increasing their use of carpet tile (you'll
see carpet tile at many major banks, airports, retail stores, restaurants,
hotels and government offices etc.). You may want to align your business
with these types of products for now. IT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING!
There was a time when a lot of retail flooring stores did most of
their business with homeowners, using residential products. This
gradually evolved as manufacturers started producing and marketing
commercial carpet suitable for many applications (offices, schools,
retail, institutional, hotels etc.). The world changed and retailers had
to get in on the contract sides of the market. This opened up a whole
new market direction and would increase their sales volume and
profit point. This all started in the 70's and now most of the flooring
stores are entrenched in commercial sales. The trend and forecast for
business growth for 2017 is commercial. Good Selling!
Chris Bland
President, BCFCA

BCFCA EVENTS
UPCOMING 2017 EVENTS DON'T MISS OUT!
2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 6 - BSIA BREAKFAST
BCFCA
August 11-12 - SLO PITCH TOURNAMENT
Softball City, South Surrey
October 19 - PUMPKIN PATCH
Port Kells Nursary
November 25 - SKATE WITH SANTA
Langley Events Centre

www.bcfca.com

FCITS FLOOR INSPECTOR TRAINING COURSE
The BCFCA is working diligently to bring new education
courses to our members and we have just recently completed our
first offering of the FCITS Floor Inspector Training Course. Ken
Downey the Owner, President and instructor for FCITS came from
Dalton Georgia to offer his course to us. Ken has been in the flooring industry for
over 28 years and with his experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
We had limited seating and with a full class of 21 students, the office was busy.
The 5 day 10 hour days was packed with information and training. Students
went home in the evening with work and studying to do even after the day was
over. Our students came from all over the place from Vancouver Island, Alberta
and even New York.
The response was fantastic; the students were very pleased to have this course
offered here in Canada, even if it was an intense 5 days. The knowledge and
training these students came away from the course with was extraordinary.
Thank you to Ken Downey for coming to us and giving us the opportunity
to offer this to our members and even non-members.
For more education watch our website or feel free to contact the office.
For more information on all these events, please call the BSIA at 604-513-2205
or check our events page at www.bcfca.com
BCFCA NEWS JUNE/JULY 2017

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017

Chairperson’s Message
Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
Education Opportunities
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
Index to Advertisers
President’s Message: Last Word
BSIA Events
BSIA News
Cliff Reynolds, Road Warrior
Member News
Norkse New Tools
ORION Awards
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
Expert Series: Floor Carpet Cleaning
BCFCA Board Members and New Profiles
In Memory of Jack Harrison
BCFCA News - New Members
Education
NFCA Board of Directors
Poor construction practices and floor covering products don’t mix
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Chairperson’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BSIA Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Member News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - President’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Expert Series: Floor Carpet Cleaning
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - In Memory of Jack Harrison
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BCFCA News - New Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - NFCA Board of Directors
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BSIA News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Cliff Reynolds, Road Warrior
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Norkse New Tools
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - ORION Awards
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Index to Advertisers
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - President’s Message: Last Word
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