BNP Media, the parent company of TILE Magazine, National Floor Trends (NFT) and Floor Covering Installer (FCI) have announced a new partnership with TalkFloor.com and its owner Dave Foster. BNP Media has acquired the TalkFloor brand, and will feature Foster’s daily industry video and audio interviews in a new daily eNewsletter, that launched at the beginning of September.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dave Foster and the TalkFloor brand onto our team,” said Tagg Henderson, BNP Media co-CEO. “Dave’s 33 years of experience and knowledge of the flooring industry are unmatched. Coupled with our current content offerings, this partnership helps us achieve our mission, which is to provide our audience with the superior information they need to succeed in their business.”

Foster said he is excited about the new partnership and looks forward to extending industry coverage not only for the Flooring Insider eNews, but BNP Media’s print publications as well. He will write a monthly blog about the industry for TILE’s, NFT’s and FCI’s websites, and will conduct interviews with retailers, architects, distributors and other industry professionals. He will also provide photography and content for the print publications.

“My primary focus will be on interviews with retailers throughout the country, both in-store and at a variety of events,” Foster noted. “The goal is on finding out what really makes these retailers tick, and what makes their businesses successful. In addition, I will be talking to distributors, manufacturers, designers and architects.”

BNP Media has tapped Michael Chmielecki, NFT associate editor, to lead the new daily eNewsletter effort. Flooring Insider will combine the breaking news and features of TILE, NFT and FCI magazines, along with content from TalkFloor.