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


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 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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HGTV Smart Home 2014 Featuring Shaw Flooring

smart homeThe 2014 HGTV Smart Home, which is located in Nashville, Tennessee, showcases the latest home technology fused with Eco-friendly features and energy efficient design. This year’s Smart Home features many floors from Shaw, and all of these floors add green qualities, better efficiencies, and luxurious style to every room of the Tudor-style home.
The home has hardwood, area rugs, carpet, tile, and stone from Shaw Floors. The home features an engineered hardwood called Smart Style, which is Cradle to Cradle certified to meet the world’s most rigorous criteria for environmental responsibility.
The carpet used in the home is Cashmere II, which is from Shaw’s Caress collection, and Idyllic Escape. Caress by Shaw mimics nature’s flawless palette with its variety of 50 shades in essential neutrals, atmospheric blues, verdant greens, quiet grays, and earthy browns. Cashmere II is soft and it is made with the durable Anso Caress Nylon. This carpet is also treated with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain and Soil resistance system. Idyllic Escape is a 100% nylon carpet that is great for active families. smart house 2
The 2014 HGTV Smart Home also uses different tile and stone flooring by Shaw. The home has ten different tile and stone flooring by Shaw. The products used were: Glass Essentials, Glass Essentials 3×6, Elements 3×6, Colonnade Mosaic, Boca Basketweave, Boca Pencil Liner, Nepal Mosaics, Boca Hexagon Mosaic, Turnbury 3×6, and Briarcliff. Tile is always a great choice for kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, which is where these floors were used. All of these tile and stone floors resist moisture, stains, and bacteria, which make them naturally hygienic. Also, tile is an Eco-friendly choice and some of Shaw’s styles contain 40% recycled content.

All of these floors look great in the HGTV Smart Home, but they would also look great in your own home.

Click here to see our collection of Shaw’s engineered hardwood.
Click here to see our collection of Shaw’s carpet.
Click here to see our collection of Shaw’s tile.

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