Sheet vinyl flooring comes in different widths and backing options, which makes installation more versatile for the home and office. Carpet Express has vinyl that is 6′, 12′, 13’2″, and 15′ wide. You can also purchase vinyl that has a felt back or a fiber back, and Carpet Express has a 15′ wide vinyl that can be loose laid on the floor. So you can install sheet vinyl with glue or use the loose lay options.
Sheet vinyl flooring is a great option for homes with pets. If your pet has a little accident on the sheet vinyl, then don’t worry. You can just clean up the mess and there will be no stain left.
Thanks to new technology, sheet vinyl flooring now has realistic visuals of wood, stone, or tile. You can create any kind of design theme you want with these options.
Sheet vinyl is also a waterproof flooring option. You can install sheet vinyl in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, mudroom, or basement. You do not have to worry about water damage because the water will sit on top of the sheet vinyl until it can be cleaned.
Great for Residential and Commercial
Another great benefit of sheet vinyl is that you can use it in your home or your business. Sheet vinyl goes well in any room of the house, and there are so many commercial vinyl options that go great in any business or office.
These are just some of the benefits of sheet vinyl flooring. There are so many great patterns, colors, and design styles with sheet vinyl. Be sure to check out all of the sheet vinyl available from Carpet Express.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) serves as the purchasing arm for the U.S. government. Broadloom carpet and carpet tile purchased by the government must meet the Gold Level certification requirements of the NSF/ANSI 140 standard as part of the GSA’s overall Sustainable Acquisition Goals. GSA requires that all flooring options purchased through the agency must meet sustainability requirements.
Approved Types of Flooring
The GSA approves other types of flooring as well such as carpet padding, luxury vinyl tile, and sheet vinyl. The flooring options available are under the Schedule 72 – Furnishings and Floor Coverings on the U.S. General Services Administration website. We sell many GSA approved products from companies such as Shaw, Mohawk, Interface, Mannington, and other manufacturers.
During the Spring Flooring Sale, Carpet Express has great deals on all the products mentioned above. Also, on Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th, Carpet Express is showing customer appreciation with free grilled hot dogs and sodas.
Be sure to check out all of the great sales going on during the 2018 spring sale!
Armstrong Flooring Featured in 54 of the 134 Entries at The Starnet Design Awards
Recently, Armstrong Flooring commercial products were featured in entries for the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards with eight of those designs winning. The competition took place in Carlsbad, California on April 28, 2017.
The Starnet Design Awards showcase the relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality, and versatility with commercial flooring design and installation. Healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, unique installation, environmental achievement, people’s choice, and excellence in imagination are just some of the award categories. Of course, there is also an overall grand prize winner.
Armstrong Flooring was part of 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, which is twice as much as last year’s 26 participating entries. Eight of the entries featuring Armstrong Flooring won.
Carpet Express is proud to offer flooring manufacturers like Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong, and Mannington, all of whom have made outstanding commitments to sustainability. Mannington is a fourth-generation, family-owned company that believes in doing the right thing. When it comes to the environment, they believe that their actions speak louder than words. Below, you’ll see a few of the initiatives that Mannington has developed to promote ecological well-being and ensure they are at the forefront of responsible manufacturing.
Save the Honey Bees!!
We all KNOW how important honey bees are to everything in our day to day lives. In 2009, Mannington began introducing bee colonies at their manufacturing plant in New Jersey. Since then, they have expanded the initiative to include another colony location at their Florida plant. Read more about their honey bee initiative here
Harnessing the power of the sun! Mannington’s New Jersey facility is home to over 3,900 solar panels on 3.3 acres. This is one of the largest arrays of solar power in the flooring industry, and that’s just impressive. Check out more about their solar initiative here
Better Plants Partner
Along with Armstrong, Mohawk and Shaw Industries, Mannington is committed to reducing the energy intensity of their operations by 25% in 10 years through a program started by the US Department of Energy. As of today, they have achieved 18% energy improvement from baseline consumption. At this point, they are on target to reach their goals! To read more about the Better Plants partner initiative, check out energy.gov and here
Pesticides vs. Purple Martins
Now this is seriously incredible. No need for pesticides here! Using a migrating bird species to control pests, while ensuring the longevity of the species by providing a safe spot during migration. Seriously. Just smart stuff. Read more about the project here
Reuse (Dry Wall)
Mannington is proud to offer several types and styles of flooring that promote the reduce/reuse/recycle credo. One in particular is absolutely fascinating. Think about the amount of drywall that comes from renovation projects, new home construction, old home deconstruction and literally any place that has walls or used to have walls. That is SO MUCH potential waste filling up our landfills. Well, Mannington decided they wanted to help reduce that drywall-to-earth ratio by taking that would be trash and turning it into sustainable flooring. Products like the BioSpec RE resilient commercial flooring is made up by 20% post-consumer carpet as well as 15% post-consumer content. Click here to check out the BioSpec RE commercial flooring. Check out the video below from Mannington describing the idea and process behind this initiative!
Mannington has one of the largest portfolio of products with recycled content. What does this all mean for you and your next design project or remodel? Glad you asked- Carpet Express offers incredible deals on Mannington hardwood,laminate, and vinyl. We’re also just here to help if you need some info! Give us a call or stop by the showroom to check out some of Mannington’s products up-close and personal!
Recently Mohawk Industries released the 2016 Sustainability Report. In 2016, process improvements, equipment upgrades, and product re-engineering made a positive impact on Mohawk’s productivity by $140 million. Mohawk’s corporate responsibility and sustainability also had a big positive impact.
Here are some of the company’s progress:
The company recycled 7.1 billion pounds of waste.
Mohawk reduced its use of water by 277 million gallons since 2015.
Mohawk recycled 4 billion plastic bottles.
The company recycled 25 million pounds of tires into doormats.
Since 2010, the company has reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 12.8%, its energy intensity by 1.9%, and its water intensity by 35%.
Mohawk continues to invent ways to decrease the environmental footprints of the company’s products and operations. Mohawk’s sustainability report details how the company uses an environmentally friendly approach to cooling water at the vinyl flooring plant in Belgium. The Glasgow, Virginia carpet tile plant is dealing with the global pollinator crisis. Also ceramic tile plants in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas have a mobile material recycler that can process up to 30 tons of scrap material per hour.
Here are a few of Mohawk’s innovative sustainable solutions when manufacturing products:
SmartStrand carpets are made with renewably sourced polymers, which mean they require less energy to manufacture.
Mohawk is a large recycler of PET soda and water bottles in the United States, and billions of plastic bottles end up in Mohawk’s EverStrand carpets. The recycling of plastic bottles minimizes the need for fossil fuels and it helps reduce plastic in landfills.
Every year, Mohawk’s IVC vinyl manufacturing group reclaims up to 20,000 tons of PVC materials, which would have been taken to a landfill. Mohawk’s IVC group takes the PVC materials and transforms them into material for the backing of Moduleo luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Mohawk continues to strive to create products that contribute to healthy, productive, and inspirational homes and businesses. Carpet Express looks forward to what Mohawk will do in 2017!
Spring is a great time of the year. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing every tune imaginable, and the clouds like to open up and rain a lot! Spring showers are no match though for Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile. The sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and WPC luxury vinyl tile are water-resistant, stylish, and durable.
The products feature a variety of wood and tile patterns. Any of these products will work in your home, and they also go great with spring colors. You no longer have to worry about muddy shoes or wet umbrellas.
Here are just a few images of some of the products:
Mannington announced that on May 22, 2017 select residential sheet vinyl products will increase in price by 3 to 6 percent. The price increase will be in effect for all shipments in the United States and Canada. Mannington is implementing the price increase because of the rising cost of raw materials, transportation, and manufacturing.
Later this year Shaw Industries will be releasing the third version of their Floorvana app. The new app will be Floorvana 3.0, which is now still in its beta stage. When Floorvana 3.0 is launched it will feature augmented reality (AR) technology that will allow the consumer to take a picture of a room in the home and see what the room will look like with flooring from Shaw Industries. The app user can also use existing photos capture the right flooring they desire.
Shaw Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1946, and the company first started as Star Dye Company. Star Dye Company was a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The company officially became Shaw Industries, Inc. in 1972. In 1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the Fortune 500, which is a list of America’s largest corporations. Shaw created many major changes throughout the years to provide better service and value to customers.
In 1972, Shaw started generating their own yarn supply after purchasing its first yarn plant, and the next year the company bought its first continuous dye plant. The company created its own trucking subsidiary and established regional distribution centers across the United States. Over the years, Shaw has continued to focus on decreasing the consumption of fuel, water, and electricity in the manufacturing process. In addition, Shaw continues to focus on finding innovative recycling solutions as well. The company started the area rug division in 1993, and the hard surfaces division was launched in 1998 with Shaw Ceramics. After 1998, Shaw laminate flooring and Shaw hardwood flooring was introduced.