Mohawk Carpet and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event in Atlanta, GA 2017


For the past 16 years, Mohawk has partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Mohawk’s carpet pad SmartCushion was cut up into squares and passed out to all of the people participating in the 3-day event in Atlanta this year. The participants of the event were able to use the pad squares as somewhere to rest.

A portion of the SmartCushion sales goes towards funding Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research. One of Mohawk’s beautiful bright pink carpets was spread out at the finish line for the dedicated participants. The 3 day event in Atlanta, Georgia raised $1.4 million dollars.

Check out our SmartCushion padding from Mohawk.

Here are a few images from the event this year in Atlanta, Georgia:


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Shaw Industries Receives St. Jude 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award

St. Jude and Shaw Carpet

Shaw Pad

Shaw Industries recently received the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year award. The award from St. Jude recognizes a corporate partner who has implemented a successful proprietary campaign in addition to their primary means of support for the hospital. Shaw’s efforts around the cushion padding and carpet collections are some of the proprietary campaigns that inspired the hospital’s selection for the award.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focuses on its mission: finding cures and saving children. Most of the funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions, so St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving children.

The Beginning of The Sponsorship

In 2012, Shaw Carpet started as a single sponsorship of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, which has grown into a multi-channel partnership that reaches virtually every aspect of Shaw’s business. Here are some of the elements that Shaw’s partnership with St. Jude consists of:

  • Carpet padding from Shaw Industries that began with two styles and now has seven styles that benefit St. Jude.
  • Shaw is a gold level sponsor of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend where Shaw associates come together to fund-raise and run.
  • Shaw Carpet is a silver level sponsor of the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where Shaw retailers and associates across the country participate in the 62-city run/walk and fund-raise.

Shaw has donated over $6.4 million to St. Jude. The 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award is an embodiment of Shaw’s commitment to servant leadership and its corporate vision of creating a better future for customers and the communities it serves.

Click here to see our selection of Shaw carpet. Check out out selection of Shaw Carpet.

Also, Carpet Express carries the Shaw carpet padding.

Shaw and St. Jude


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What is Polyurethane Carpet Padding?


Prime Cushion – St. Jude Courage Pad


Polyurethane foam is the most common form of carpet pad that the flooring industry uses for residential applications. Polyurethane foam padding consists of three types: prime cushion, bonded foam, and frothed foam.


Prime cushion is made of non-recycled materials, also known as virgin materials. This type of pad ranges from very low density to high density. Prime foam is denser than the foam used in upholstery cushion.


Bonded Foam – 7/16 8lb Rebond Pad


Bonded foam also goes by the name rebond. Bonded polyurethane foam pad is made from scraps of various foams. The multi-color appearance makes bonded foam easy to distinguish from other pads. Bonded foam or rebond is the most common type of carpet padding used for residential applications.



Frothed Foam – Air Plush


Frothed foam is quite dense because the air is pressed out of the foam when the pad is made. Frothed foam, such as visco-elastic foam, is made by keeping a weight on the foam so it is made into one density level instead of letting the foam expand and then be cut into different densities.



What is the right polyurethane carpet pad for my home?

The main thing to remember when buying carpet pad is comfort and performance. If you are installing berber carpet in your home, then you will need a thinner and denser carpet pad. If you are installing frieze or trackless carpet, then you can use a polyurethane carpet pad that is heavier in weight and has more cushion. Also, there are some polyurethane carpet pads with a moisture barrier, which is perfect for homes with children and pets.

Check out our prime cushion carpet padding.

See our selection of rebond (bonded foam) carpet padding.

View our selection of frothed foam carpet padding.

Check out all of our polyurethane foam carpet padding.

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Fight Breast Cancer with Mohawk SmartCushion


Mohawk launched the Decorate for the Cure program in 2013. Mohawk created the Decorate for the Cure SmartCushion rebond carpet pad, and a portion of every SmartCushion purchase will go to Susan G. Komen Foundation for ongoing breast cancer research. SmartCushion adds extra comfort, durability, and an instant warranty upgrade to your carpet, and between .02¢ and .15¢ per square yard of Mohawk’s carpet cushion is donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Every donation helps to create a significant impact on the fight against breast cancer! Over the years, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has made amazing strides in the fight against breast cancer.

  • The five-year relative survival rate for early-stage breast cancer has increased to 99 percent in the United States (up from 74% in 1980)
  • Mortality from breast cancer has decreased by 34 percent since 1990
  • America’s 3 million breast cancer survivors are the largest group of cancer survivors today.

So far Mohawk has donated more than $3 million to the Susan G. Komen Foundation through their Decorate for the Cure program and sales of the SmartCushion padding.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month  you can save 10% on our Mohawk Carpet Showcase when you purchase SmartCushion carpet pad.

Promo Code: ForTheCure

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk Carpet Showcase.

Click here to learn more about the Mohawk SmartCushion pad.

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How Much Does a Nice Residential Carpet Cost?


That is a really good question. I assume you want a price for installed carpet, which would include carpet, pad, and installation. My short answer is about $20 per sq. yd. but let’s break down the cost and look at your options.

There is a very large selection of carpet styles and designs that would qualify as nice carpet. So let’s focus on carpet made from nylon and polyester, which are the two most popular residential carpet fibers.
Besides the carpet, you also have pad and installation to make up the total cost of buying carpet for your home. All three have a wide price range and are many times priced together, or maybe buy the carpet and pad and you will get free installation. This is obviously a marketing scheme and the consumer needs to compare the total price.

First let’s look at the carpet. Nice carpet for your home will range from a 35 oz polyester at about $8.99 per sq. yd. on the low end to a 55 oz nylon at about $23.99 per sq. yd. on the high end. A 35 oz nylon would cost about $14.99 per sq. yd. on the low end of nice nylon carpet while a 55 oz polyester would cost about $14.99 per sq. yd. on the high end of polyester carpet. As you can see nylon is more expensive than polyester. Both polyester and nylon are available in soft fiber, which will increase the price about 20%.

Next we will look at the pad. The best pad for your money is a 7/16″ thick 8lb. rebond pad at $2.99 per sq. yd. There are several pads, such as Shaw’s “St. Jude Hope Cushion,” Mohawk’s “Decorate for the Cure,” and Stainmaster’s rebond pad that cost around $4.95 per sq. yd. As with carpet, there are several pads that are more expensive such as Healthier Choice or solid rubber pad.

Last but not least you obviously need quality installation. A basic installation costs about $4.50 per sq. yd. This number can increase with extra charges for removing and carrying off old carpet, which costs about $1.00 per sq. yd. Moving most furniture will cost about $1.50 per sq. yd., and moving heavy furniture such as pianos, pool tables, and entertainment centers have extra charges. There are also extra charges for installing berber carpet and patterned carpet, as well as carpeting steps.

Now we need to combine the cost of carpet, pad, and installation to get our total cost.

A nice residential polyester carpet should run about $16 to $25 per sq. yd. installed.
A nice residential nylon carpet should run about $22 to $31 per sq. yd. installed.

The nylon carpet will be more durable, but the polyester offers the best apparent value. Remember the denser and lower the pile, the longer your carpet should last. However, no matter how nice your carpet, it will show traffic patterns with time.

Important!!! Carpet may be priced by the sq. ft. instead of the sq. yd. There are 9 sq. ft. in 1 sq. yd. so a carpet that costs $18.00 per square yard cost only $2.00 per square foot. Don’t get confused and be sure you’re comparing apples to apples or square feet to square feet or square yards to square yards. There is a huge difference.

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Fall Sale 2014


This week is our annual Fall Sale. The sale starts on Monday September 8th and it ends on Saturday September 13th. Both store locations will be open Monday through Saturday. Different specials will be appearing all week online and in stores. We will have some wonderful deals on our Carpet Express Showcase collections on soft carpet, vinyl, hardwood, etc. We have five different styles of ultra soft carpet in our collection.

If you happen to stop by or drive by the Connector 3 location, you will see a unique display showcasing some of our soft carpet. Feel free to stop by and take a picture or get your picture made with the neat display. In addition, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, both store locations will be serving some delicious grilled hot dogs.











We also have a 10% discount off all of our showcase collections. The promo code is: FALLSALE

Click here to see the soft carpet in our Carpet Express Showcase Collection.

Click here to see all of the products in our Carpet Express Showcase Collection.

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Always Check for The Green Label Plus

When purchasing carpets, cushions, and adhesives, you should always check for the green label/green label plus. The Green Label program was launched by The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) in 1992. They created this program to test which carpets, cushions, and adhesives have the lowest emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Recently, CRI has created an improved program called the Green Label Plus. The Green Label Plus program sets a higher standard of indoor air quality (IAQ), and it makes sure that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market today. The Green Label Plus program shows that the carpet industry is working to make a better environment for living, working, learning, and healing.

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