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!

Mannington Keystone Oak in Bronze.

 

 

 

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Preference Plus and ValuePro from Tarkett – Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly

Recently Tarkett announced that the Preference Plus and ValuePro products are now certified Allergy & Asthma Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America(AAFA). The AAFA certification is now expanded to all of the Tarkett residential sheet vinyl flooring products.

Preference Plus and ValuePro are now finished with an improved urethane seal, which improves scratch resistance and durability. Also the new urethane seal offers a consistent matte finish.

Click here to see the Preference Plus and ValuePro products from Tarkett.

 

 

 

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Spring Sale 2016!

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Spring is here. It’s time for fresh ideas. So think outside the box store. For 25 years, home owners and businesses have saved money at Carpet Express. Our team of flooring experts guarantees that our customers save big when they think outside the box store. So let’s get your flooring project started!

Enter the promo code “25 YEARS” at checkout for an extra 10% off our Showcase Collection floors!

Click here to learn more about the Spring Sale!

Also, check out our Spring Sale commercial!

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Colors of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

color of the year 2016Rose Quartz and Serenity are Pantone’s colors for 2016. Rose quartz and serenity create a balance between comforting and soothing colors, which gives the feeling of a sense of order and peace. Rose quartz conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity conveys feelings of respite and relaxation.
These two colors work well in soft or hard surface material, and they can be paired with other mid-tones such as greens, purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink.

Rose quartz and serenity are great colors for carpet, tile, and area rugs. Using the colors for furniture, artwork, and other design elements of the home means that the colors will work great with different hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, sheet vinyl, and luxury vinyl tile and plank.

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Mannington Celebrates 100th Anniversary

logo_manningtonRecently, Mannington Mills hosted its Centennial Gala at The National Constitution Center on December 28, which was the exact date that the company was founded by John Boston Campbell. About 450 family members, close friends, and business partners attended the Gala to honor the legacy started in 1915 in Salem, New Jersey. The company has been family-owned and run for five generations.

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Great flooring for the winter: Armstrong Vinyl

manufacture_37Armstrong vinyl is a great flooring choice for any time of the year, but especially during winter. During winter it is inevitable that mud, snow, water, and leaves will be brought into the house. At least with vinyl flooring, you can easily clean up all of these messes without worrying about stains or the floor being messed up.
Armstrong vinyl is easy to maintain and durable. Also, the vinyl has realistic visuals of wood, tile, or stones. The vinyl will survive the winter months and be beautiful for the rest of the year.

Click here to see our selection of Armstrong vinyl.

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Design with the color Cider this Fall and Winter!

A great color to design with this fall and winter is cider. Many people are using this gorgeous amber hue to make their homes ready for fall and winter. Cider is a color that can be used in many way in the homes such as hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl plank, carpet, area rugs, furniture, throw pillows, and even trinkets.

Here are just a few ways that you can use cider to design your home:
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This color goes well with many other colors, so be creative!

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6 Ways to Keep Your Floors Clean in Winter

Winter is a beautiful time of the year but it is also a very snowy, muddy, and rainy time of the year. Also, there are many family gatherings for the holidays and unfortunately there may be some spills and muddy foot prints. Here are some great tips to help you keep the floors in your home clean this winter:

Place mats at every entrance of the house.


 


 

Take off muddy/wet/snowy shoes and leave them at the entrance to the home or in a mud room. If mud does get on the carpet, then let the mud dry and shatter it, and then vacuum.


 


 

Sweep every day!


 


 

Vacuum every few days. When vacuuming vinyl, do not use a “beater bar” attachment; this can damage the flooring surface.



Clean up spills immediately!



Mop your floors every few days to clean up any dirt that the vacuum did not get.



 

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ArmorCore from Congoleum

armor coreArmorCore from Congoleum was designed for the needs of the residential builder and multi-family property owner. This sheet vinyl provides a wonderful combination of resilience, aesthetics, durability, and value. ArmorCore features universal designs that will work for many sub-floor conditions.
The ArmorCore collection has some glue-free options that will make installation easier. The tough wear layer and dense construction of the vinyl offers protection against rips, tears, gouges, and indention. All of the Congoleum ArmorCore products are designed and manufactured in the United States, and they all contribute to good indoor air quality because they are Floor Score certified. In addition, the ArmorCore collection is HUD/FHA approved.

Click here to see the ArmorCore collection from Congoleum.
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Click here to see the ArmorCore Pro UR collection from Congoleum.

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Contemporary Interior Design Pinterest Board

2Pinterest boards are created for different occasions, holidays, fashion trends, and even rooms of a home. They are great ways to get inspiration or ideas about how to decorate your own home. We have created many Pinterest boards of our own, which have great ideas for each type of interior design style.
One of our boards has a lot of great ideas on how to create a Contemporar style in many different rooms of a house. You can use many different types of flooring and color schemes to help create a Contemporary design. Hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl, and carpet are the most popular choice for a Contemporary design, but you can use whatever flooring works best with your room design.

Click here to see our Contemporary Charm interior design Pinterest board.
Here are a few images of contemporary styled rooms:

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We would love to hear about how you would create a Contemporary design in your home, and if you already have a Contemporary design, we would love to see pictures.

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