On January 28th, Shaw hosted a regional conference in Brandon entitled, Epic! Shaw has also exhibited at Surfaces in Las Vegas, but most retailers around the country can attend the Las Vegas conference. The regional events create a more intimate setting without Shaw's competitors vying for attention.About eight Shaw representatives greeted us to explain the latest in product developments. Naturally, there were many new carpet samples which captured our interests, especially the commercial carpets. Hardwood and ceramic products were also on display. The most substantial change was the increased emphasis upon luxury vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl planks. These resilient flooring products are rapidly increasing in popularity. The market is always changing. Therefore, it is important for us, as professionals, to see the newest styles, patterns, and color palettes.
Leggett and Platt, the cushion manufacturing giant, was also present.