Mannington: Sustainability in Action

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

Solar POWER

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!

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Armstrong Flooring Commercial Price Increase

Armstrong Flooring recently announced that it will increasing prices on the following commercial product lines:

– Commercial Sheet by 3-6 percent
– Linoleum by 3-6 percent
– Commercial Tile by 3-6 percent
– Wall base and Installation and Maintenance products by 3-6 percent
Commercial LVT will not be impacted by the price increase. The price increase will be effective on February 15, 2017.

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Tarkett Launches New Minerality Looks

manufacture_56Recently, Tarkett launched the new Johnsonite Minerality Wood/Stone Rubber Tile and Plank, which is available in both tile and plank.
The Minerality designs were inspired by the natural grain of wood and stone materials, which creates linear and striated visuals on the rubber tiles and planks. This collection is great for healthcare, retail, and corporate offices.

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New Commercial Hardwood from Armstrong!

1Armstrong Commercial Flooring recently announced they have two new additions to their hardwood product lineup. The two new additions are called Midtown hardwood and Performance Plus hardwood. Midtown hardwood has rich grain patterns and a low gloss. Performance Plus hardwood has low and medium gloss options. Both products will give your business a beautiful, highly desired natural wood look with the durability that you need.

The Performance Plus hardwood is part of the Custom Color Program, which provides customers with the option to match color schemes. The Midtown hardwood is not part of the custom color program but it does have a distinctive flooring that uses a choice of nine species, multiple colors, textures, widths, thicknesses, and acoustical features.

In addition, the Performance Plus hardwood features an aluminum oxide finish, which provides the flooring with added surface protection and resistance to scratches and stains. The hardwoods use birch, cherry, hickory, maple, walnut, and white oak.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Commercial flooring.
Click here to see our collection of Armstrong hardwood.

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Carpet Tile Specials!

 

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We have some great carpet tile specials going on right now. Carpet tile is usually used in commercial applications, but I have also seen many people use this product in their own homes. Carpet tile allows you to create a unique design for the floor whether it is in a residential or commercial building. Carpet tile is easy to clean, replace, and move around for a different design. The carpet tile we have is available in many different colors and patterns, so you can definitely find the right flooring for your home or business.

Click here to see our selection of carpet tile specials!

The pictures below are from a commercial flooring installation that was done by Floor Tek. Floor Tek does all of our commercial and residential installations that are in a 200 mile radius around Dalton, GA.

Click here to find out more about our installation services.

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Shaw Contract Group Opens Atlanta Showroom

shaw contractShaw Contract Group opened a new Atlanta Showroom at 1555 Peachtree Street. The building is located within the design district, and the space occupies 5,500 square feet of premium property. The new showroom is designed to inspire and inform the design professionals that are using the space.
Shaw Contract Group utilized the expertise of the interior design firm Perkins+Will to create the right customer experience for the brand. The showroom serves as a merchandising backdrop for products, a space to host informative presentations, and events for professionals, industry partners, and sales meetings. The building has an open-concept work area, which incorporates technology into the architecture. There are storage walls in the showroom that allow visitors to have a tactile experience with the products. Also, the exterior signage is integrated into the exterior patio that serves as a seating area during events.
The company designed the space based on the experience of awakening the senses. Each feature in the building is sculptural, interconnected, and thought-provoking. The staircase is modeled after a carpet loom and it creates a platform for viewing products. A fiber installation, called Sense of Sight, celebrates the vibrant colors that Shaw Contract Group is known for and it encourages designers to color outside the lines.
Businesses and organizations that impact the Atlanta economy will now have access to this creative space. These companies will have the opportunity to work with architects and designers in Atlanta to continue developing commercial interiors, which will attract employees, students, visitors, and customers.

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Mannington Commercial Introduces Basic Tee Collection

ManningtonCommercial_BasicTee.jpg_600x0Mannington Commercial, one of the leaders in commercial floor covering, announced today the launch of the Basic Tee Collection, which is a collaboration with designer Mary Bledsoe. Basic Tee is part of a family of collections called STYLIST, which is inspired by wardrobes in the fashion world. Basic Tee is a classic foundational piece that comes in warm and cool neutrals and some unexpected accent colors.
STYLIST was created to include products that range from simple to high impact patterns, so designers can mix and match patterns for any project. Basic Tee is a subtle exploration of texture, which brings luxury in broadloom and modular carpet.
The Basic Tee collection is constructed of Antron Lumena 6,6 premium nylon to create a low maintenance, high durability carpet. It also has a lifetime warranty for edge ravel and delamination, staining, and wear. This carpet also has the colorsafe lifetime bleach warranty and a Xguard lifetime stain warranty.

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Daltile Debuts StepWise Technology

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Daltile has recently added Industrial ColorBody Porcelain featuring StepWise, which is a breakthrough in solutions-based technology to meet evolving commercial industry standards. In heavy commercial applications, this patent-pending technology combines slip resistance with superior cleanability, which provides long-lasting beauty and performance.
StepWise provides a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF)  of (.68<), which is among the highest in the market. Industrial Park can be used in a variety of unprecedented applications, including interior ramps. The Industrial Park Collection includes a cove base accent that creates a seamless transition from tile to trim. The coordinating cove base is ideal for regions with building codes that require a sanitary trim, such as hospitals and food settings.
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Armstrong Announces Freight Rate Increase

armstrongOn December 1, 2014, Armstrong will initiate an average five percent increase to its freight programs for commercial and residential floor products. Record amounts of freight and a continued, national driver shortage have affected supply and demand balances, which have caused significant inflationary pressures on transportation networks despite the moderation in fuel costs.

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Mannington Raises Prices on VCT

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Starting on January 5, 2015, Mannington will be implementing a price increase of 4% on all of its vinyl composition tile (VCT) products. The price increase is to balance the substantial increases of the cost of raw materials and energy. Jack Ganley, the president of commercial business at Mannington, says that even though costs are rising, the commercial market is performing well and he believes it will continue to do so. He also said that Mannington will continue to look for ways to deliver innovative style, choices that work, and exceptional value to the customers.

The price increase will affect the United States and Canada.

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