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September 21, 2020
COVID-19 may have slowed growth in some segments of commercial flooring, but not so much on Main Street. In fact, the novel coronavirus has resulted in stronger-than-expected activity for many Main Street businesses—with carpet mills capitalizing on the revenue opportunity.“
Many smaller businesses have taken the opportunity to move forward with renovations while being shut down or seeing reduced in-store foot traffic that they might have been holding out on during busier times,” said Jason Surratt, vice president forresidential carpet business, Phenix. Amy Tucker, senior Main Street marketing manager for Shaw Industries, said since the outbreak of COVID-19, Main Street has proven to be an even more viable business segment. “With the residential flooring market seeing a quicker return to pre-COVID-19 trends than traditional commercial sectors, Main Street is well poised to capitalize on commercial flooring needs while leveraging its residential sales channels.” Read More >