We dedicated this last week of April to attending the Coverings convention in Orlando, FL. Coverings specialized in ceramic and stone products and tools. Wolfe Flooring’s ability to provide extraordinary results to our residential and commercial customers depends upon our relationships with excellent flooring manufacturers. Thankfully, this international and world-class event draws representatives from more than 90 countries, including China, India, Korea, Italy, Spain, and Israel. More than 1,000 suppliers to the flooring industry exhibit at Coverings. We always enjoy seeing the latest innovations from regulars such as Florida Tile, Mapei, and TEC. But, what makes Coverings especially great is meeting the companies who traveled across the world to be with us.
Today, I met Lawrence from China, who, is only about 24 years of age and speaks very broken English. Lawrence was his company’s sole representative. Lawrence, like a young lady whom I met from Italy, was in the United States for the very first time. Both Lawrence and the Italian sales representative were very happy to be in America, and specifically central Florida. Although there are many exhibitors who have exhibits costing more than $500,000 and are staffed by more than a dozen professionals, there are also smaller family businesses like the India-based company of a woman named Gijji.
We are very thankful for all the suppliers who enable us to offer the most artistic and durable ceramic and stone products available on Earth.