It’s about time I wrote my thoughts about HD.. Don't ya think?
And at any point, if you were there and had a different option, let me know below! I love to hear your thoughts.
First off I thought it was overwhelming. From the moment you want in and see these huge signs saying ‘Fabricut’ ‘Durkan’ ‘Lexmark’ and many other big name companies within our industry. I was like wow okay where on earth do I start. We strategized and went from one far side and made our way over. This way we didn’t get distracted or stuck at all the big names first thing.. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have moved. By doing so I got to see some really cool vendors I wouldn’t normally see. I saw this really cool new type of wallcovering. (I could totally be explaining this completely wrong and I apologize but this is how I interpreted it) So basically this company makes these huge planks and carves patterns out of them.. And you can put them outside in-between spaces to provide some privacy.. or choose a design that brings a lot of light in.. Either way they add another dimension and more creativity to the space which I love. And they were hidden all the way in the corner.. I wonder how much traction they got? Hmmm
So besides finding different and cool vendors I got to see my amazing reps and all of their beautiful lines showing new product. Fabricut has their new wall vinyl and Lexmark came out with carpet tile.. I for one love to see the new stuff.. But when I see it at HD I want a book or something in my library in a week or so. Everyone I asked to update my library had some answer like ‘we are still working on our books you’ll have them in a little over a month’ like no you got my all hype for this new product I want to spec it right away.. Does anyone else feel that way?
Overall it was a great show.. I may or may not have had to sit down for hours after being on my feet for so long but it was definitely worth it. If you attended please let me know your thoughts and maybe a new favorite vendor? Can’t wait for the 2018 Expo.. Who knows what we might find.. (Insert a picture of those weird massive lamp light things.. if you attended.. you know what I mean J)