Look for Fabulous Floors Magazine a Dwell on Design, 2017!

For the first time, Fabulous Floors Magazine will be exhibited at Dwell on Design. The show, curated in partnership with the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 23-25, 2017. The show is open to consumers and the trades.

“Dwell on Design 2017 features exhibits for modern interiors, classes for design professionals, and seminars for design-seeking consumers, says Margo Locust, Publisher of Fabulous Floors Magazine.  Since our magazine is  dedicated to both consumers and design professionals, this is a perfect place for us to be. Our information gives consumers information they need to make educated purchasing decisions appropriate to their lifestyles.”

The publication provides information on color and design trends, fashion tips, and the latest and greatest in:

  • Carpet
  • Area rugs
  • Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Laminate
  • Resilient
  • Flooring accessories
  • Luxury vinyl tile and planks
  • Waterproof flooring
  • “Green” and eco-friendly flooring
  • Under-layments and installation
  • Alternative soft/hard surfaces


Dwell on Design, Los Angeles Convention Center June 23-25, 2017, features exhibits for modern interiors and exteriors, continuing education classes for design as well as classes for consumers. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled learning opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 30 onstage programs, over 60 speakers, and 2,000+ innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design keeps design dialogue moving forward. Attendee registration for the convention can be made at https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=450.

The Dwell on Design educational programs, onstage and in the classrooms overlooking the show floor, provide CEU credits and will be hosted by AIA, ASID, IIDA, AWA+D, NKBA, APLD, USGBC, and other industry partners.

 “The topic of ‘aging in place’ has been very hot in the flooring industry, says Lisbeth Calandrino, Associate Publisher of Fabulous Floors Magazine. According to NAHB, 75% of builders report an increase in inquiries about aging in place and the market to be a 20-25 billion dollar business. Technology is providing many solutions for this issue. I’m glad to see that Dwell on Design is offering a seminar on the topic called, “Innovations-In-Aging in Place.” To sign up: https://la.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/40037/

For more about the show, flip through Dwell on Design digital event magazine to discover some of the brands exhibiting at the show. #DODLA17 Digital Event Magazine.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fabulous Floors Magazine.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lisbeth Calandrino is Associate Publisher of Fabulous Floors Magazine and has been a speaker and trainer in the flooring industry for over twenty years. She writes a column for Floor Covering News, The LizBiz Strategies. For more information on Lisbeth, visit her web site, Lisbethcalandrino.com




Cushion does far more than just help your new carpet or rug feel good when you walk on it. Cushion has many jobs.

Cushion or “Padding” as it is still referred to. is first and foremost, the foundation for your carpet. I’ve linked this post to the Carpet Cushion Council, the industry expert when it comes to carpet cushion.
It can be made of varying materials, from rubber and urethanes to combinations of hair and jute. Cushion’s main job is to enhance comfort and durability by absorbing foot traffic. It also keeps carpet from separating from it’s backing or pulling apart at the seams.

Cushion  helps prevent carpet from wrinkling or buckling and matting, looking worn down before its time as it reduces noise and improves insulation between levels of your home. Cushion also supports your carpet and helps air flow during vacuuming, increasing cleaning efficiency.

Know this; cushion needs to be matched to your carpet. Often times using the wrong kind of cushion can void the warranty of your carpet. This reinforces the concept that your carpet and cushion work as a system. Check with your flooring retailer to ensure you follow the carpet manufacturer’s  recommendations for weight, density and thickness. Look for cushion that is actually promoted to extend your carpet’s life.

Modern quality cushion also has acquired some new talents. Better -quality cushion products act as a moisture barrier to protect the subfloor from spills; provide permanent, self-activating enzyme treatments to fight offensive odors and stains; include treatments to fight mold and mildew and bacteria.

When purchasing carpet cushion, talk with your floor covering professional about the cushion that works best with your carpet.

Always check to see if your cushion or any carpet product, for that matter has received the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval.