Outdoor furniture & living spaces: What's trending for 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Volumes of scientific research prove the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature. And, while the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the majority of people at home for the past year, 90 percent of Americans with outdoor living space have been taking greater advantage of their decks, porches and patios, and consider their outdoor living space is more valuable than ever before.

What's on tap for wood & laminate flooring: Industry snapshot

Catalina Research is projecting a 3.9% decline in the installed value of flooring spending for 2020, despite the proliferation of home remodeling activity taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hard surface floorings, particularly products like wood and laminate flooring which could be used in DIY projects, have benefitted the most by homeowners leery of having a professional installer enter their home.