Shaw Floors Participates in St. Jude Marathon 2018

Shaw Floors participated in the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon. This marathon benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Shaw Floors raised more than $88,000 for the event.

In addition, Shaw Floors offers different carpet pads that part of the sales go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For example, Shaw’s Hope Pad is one of the carpet pads available that part of the sales go to the hospital. Also, the Shaw Hope Pad extends the warranty on Shaw carpets. The carpet padding is anti-microbial and it has a moisture barrier.

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Armstrong Flooring Selling Hardwood Division

Recently Armstrong Flooring announced that they will be selling the wood flooring segment of the company to an affiliate of American Industrial Partners (AIP). Upon the closing of the sale, Armstrong Flooring will focus more on luxury vinyl tile, rigid core, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl. The company expects the transaction to close at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Shaw Industries Invests in Hard Surface and Carpet

Over the last few years, Shaw Industries has invested $1.5 billion in new facilities to expand its manufacturing of soft surface and hard surface products. In 2016, Shaw opened the Plant RP in Ringgold, Georgia to manufacture resilient products such as their new Uptown Now WPC LVT. In addition, Shaw’s engineered hardwood facility in South Pittsburg, Tennessee has increased capacity by more than 60% in the last few years. Shaw has also invested in the company’s carpet manufacturing.

Shaw Industries looks forward to 2019 with new products and new styles.

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Floors For Life Hardwood and LVT

Floors For Life creates beautiful wood flooring, and they have done so for over 20 years in Macon, Georgia. The Floors For Life hardwood line features prefinished engineered wood and solid wood. Also, the company makes luxury vinyl flooring. Each flooring type is available in a variety of visuals, surface treatments, and species. The company continues to use the current technology and equipment during manufacturing. In addition, the products from the company meets the standards set forth by Floor Score Certification, Green Guard, CARB Phase II, and the Lacey Act.

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Palmetto Road Hardwood Flooring

Palmetto Road brings old-world craftsmanship to hardwood flooring. The company strives to create an affordable wood floor that is a work of hand-made art. Each plank of hardwood flooring from Palmetto Road features hand craving by skilled artisans. The company offers hardwood flooring in a broad range of woods and finishes so you can have a traditional style or an urban style. The company uses wood from certified green, self-renewing sources.

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2018 Fall Flooring Sale – Extreme Discounts!

2018 Fall Flooring Sale – Extreme Discounts!

2018 Fall Flooring Sale

Starting today September 17, Carpet Express is having its annual Fall Flooring Sale. The sale goes from today until September 22, 2018. Check out the great flooring deals in store or online at CarpetExpress.com. You can definitely find the perfect flooring for your home or office.

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Stylish and Durable Mohawk Hard Surface Products

Mohawk has created many beautiful products throughout the years, and they continue to impress with their hard surface products. Mohawk hard surface products range from hardwood, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile. The company has recently added new collections to these hard surface categories, such as the RevWood, RevWood Plus, and SolidTech collections.

Style Options from Mohawk Hard Surface Products:

Antique Craft – Mohawk Laminate

Havermill – Mohawk Laminate

Rare Vintage – Mohawk RevWood Laminate

Aberleigh – Mohawk LVT

Hidden Beauty – Mohawk LVT

Grandwood – Mohawk SolidTech LVT

Modern Classics – Mohawk Hardwood

Vintage Elements – Mohawk Hardwood

Be sure to check out all of our hard surface products from Mohawk, such as our hardwood, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile!

 

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Types and Finishes of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring has truly lasted the different trends throughout the years. You can use this type of flooring and create looks such as modern, classic, rustic, and many more. Hardwood flooring has always been a classic flooring choice, and the best part about this flooring type is all of the new finishes and types of hardwood in the market.

Hardwood Types: Solid, Engineered, and Cabin Grade

Solid hardwood is exactly what it sounds like, a solid piece of wood that may be stained or left natural. You can check the Janka Rating system to learn more about the different strength levels of solid hardwoods. Engineered hardwood has a layer of real hardwood on top of layers of “cross-laminated timber.”

A good quality cabin grade wood will produce a good-looking floor, but it will be more rustic and have more character than better grades of wood. In other words, it will have more light and dark boards, more mineral streaks, pin holes, and small knots holes. When purchasing cabin grade wood, you will need to purchase 15% extra material than the square footage you are covering.

Hardwood Finishes

All of the three different hardwood types come in a variety of finishes. Hardwood with a traditional finish has a smooth, classic look. Planks with a hand-scraped finish have a hand-hewn finish that gives the product extra texture and character. Hardwood flooring with a distressed finish has more of an aged or vintage look. The products also look a bit more marked up than hand-scraped planks.

Here are some images of the different hardwood finishes:

Hand-Scraped Finish

Traditional Finish

 

Distressed Finish

Check out all of our hardwood flooring collections.

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GREENGUARD Certification

What is the GREENGUARD Certification?

GREENGUARD Certification shows that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

Consumers and builders demand safer, healthier products. The GREENGUARD Certification provides consumers and builders with solutions and resources to identify which products have lower chemical emissions. In addition, this certification provides manufacturers with tools to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is part of everyone’s health and it is an important concern in homes, schools, healthcare environments, and commercial spaces. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building materials and furnishings are a major source of indoor air pollution. This certification has been in use for many years as the trusted standard for low-emitting products. More than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD certified products.

 

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