Recently Mohawk Industries released the company’s 2018 Sustainability Report. The company’s commitment to sustainability continues to shape business decisions that positively affect the company, customers, employees, and communities. Mohawk Industries continues to focus on reducing its environmental footprint. In 2018, the company recycled 6.6 billion plastic bottles into yarn fiber, 136 million pounds of foam trim and yarn waste into carpet cushion, and close to 42 million pounds of rubber tires into welcome mats.
You can check out Mohawk’s 2018 Sustainability Report at MohawkSustainability.com.
Mohawk Soft Carpet is a wonderful choice for any home because every step will be a comfortable step. SmartStrand Silk is a premium soft carpet from Mohawk that features built-in stain and soil protection, which never wears or washes off. This fiber has 3 times the fiber of ordinary soft nylon. The extra fiber gives the carpets from this collection a luxurious softness. In addition, every SmartStrand Silk yarn contains more than 700 “silk-like” fibers. Maintenance is easy with these carpets as well. Mohawk Carpet also has the SmartStrand Silk Reserve collection.
Here are just some of the gorgeous Soft Carpet options from Mohawk:
Mohawk carpet produces many beautiful and stylish residential and commercial carpets. They have created unique carpet fibers throughout the years such as Permastrand, Everstrand, SmartStrand, SmartStrand Silk, SmartStrand Silk Reserve, and many more. These Mohawk carpet fibers are available in carpet styles such as trackless, frieze, berber, plush, patterned, printed, outdoor, carpet tile, hospitality, and pet friendly. You can design your home or business without worry because you know you are using reliable carpet fibers.
You can learn more about the SmartStrand carpet fiber in our blog post “SmartStrand Carpet.”
SmartStrand Silk Reserve from Mohawk is the company’s softest carpet yet, and it features a high level of durability thanks to Mohawk’s SmartStrand fiber. The SmartStrand Silk Reserve collection features an all-new level of softness in a fresh color palette and classic patterns.
This new SmartStrand collection features a large variety of white, cream, taupe, grey, and blue hues. The new shades and patterns are influenced by Mediterranean architecture, which gives these carpets a sophisticated look.
Each carpet has 700 silk-like, stain-resistant fibers. This amount is three times more than Mohawk’s nylon carpet. Customers are able to have luxurious softness and keep the carpet durability.
Features of SmartStrand Silk Reserve
This collection of carpet from Mohawk has a lifetime, built-in stain protection and a Nanoloc Spill & Soil shield. Cleaning this carpet is easy thanks to the stain protection and Nanoloc shield. The carpets are resistant to crushing and matting. In addition, the carpets have the company’s all pet protection and warranty against pet odors and accidents.
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.
Mohawk Carpet is the Finish Line for More than 4,500 Athletes
This past weekend, Mohawk Carpet was one of the sponsors for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company helped support some of the world’s most elite athletes, and there were more than 4,500 athletes at the event. The athletes ranged from 18 to 89 years old and they were from different countries, regions, and territories from around the world.
The carpet used for the red carpet of the transition areas between events and the finish line was Spectrum V30 from Mohawk Group’s commercial broadloom carpet. The color used is called Blaze Red. Spectrum V30 features the Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI. The Synthesis allows customers to combine textures and patterns to create unique layering effects. The layering effect adds depth and richness to the designs of the carpets. Mohawk Group had the Ironman 70.3 logo custom made on the carpet along with Mohawk’s company logo.
#1 – Purchase a carpet that is easy to care for and clean. Look for fibers that clean easily such as Anso Nylon, Stainmaster Pet Protect Nylon, and Smartstrand.
#2 – Stain resistance is a must have since pet accidents are inevitable, especially with puppies and kittens.
#3 – Unfortunately, pet odors are part of having a pet. The pet-friendly carpets from Shaw Carpet, Mohawk Carpet, Dixie Home, Tuftex Carpet, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have pet odor elimination properties.
#4 – Pet foot traffic tests a carpet’s durability. Be sure to pick a carpet that will maintain its texture retention and appearance.
Do not be afraid to have carpet and pets in the same home. There are many wonderful carpets now made for homes with pets in mind. Shaw, Mohawk, Tuftex, Dixie Home, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have some beautiful pet-friendly carpet options.
You may already know that our hometown of Dalton, GA is often referred to as the “Carpet Capital of the world.”
What you may not know is the incredible leaps and bounds the carpet manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw have made in recent years to limit their carbon footprint and seek sustainability. As such, flooring manufacturers are now working towards and achieving certifications from the International Living Future Institute’s Petal Challenge and Mohawk was the first to achieve it! Mohawk Carpet, a leading carpet and flooring manufacturer (and basically our neighbor) has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Dalton city center, Mohawk calls this their “Beacon of Sustainability.”
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Recently Mohawk Industries released the 2016 Sustainability Report. In 2016, process improvements, equipment upgrades, and product re-engineering made a positive impact on Mohawk’s productivity by $140 million. Mohawk’s corporate responsibility and sustainability also had a big positive impact.
Here are some of the company’s progress:
The company recycled 7.1 billion pounds of waste.
Mohawk reduced its use of water by 277 million gallons since 2015.
Mohawk recycled 4 billion plastic bottles.
The company recycled 25 million pounds of tires into doormats.
Since 2010, the company has reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 12.8%, its energy intensity by 1.9%, and its water intensity by 35%.
Mohawk continues to invent ways to decrease the environmental footprints of the company’s products and operations. Mohawk’s sustainability report details how the company uses an environmentally friendly approach to cooling water at the vinyl flooring plant in Belgium. The Glasgow, Virginia carpet tile plant is dealing with the global pollinator crisis. Also ceramic tile plants in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas have a mobile material recycler that can process up to 30 tons of scrap material per hour.
Here are a few of Mohawk’s innovative sustainable solutions when manufacturing products:
SmartStrand carpets are made with renewably sourced polymers, which mean they require less energy to manufacture.
Mohawk is a large recycler of PET soda and water bottles in the United States, and billions of plastic bottles end up in Mohawk’s EverStrand carpets. The recycling of plastic bottles minimizes the need for fossil fuels and it helps reduce plastic in landfills.
Every year, Mohawk’s IVC vinyl manufacturing group reclaims up to 20,000 tons of PVC materials, which would have been taken to a landfill. Mohawk’s IVC group takes the PVC materials and transforms them into material for the backing of Moduleo luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Mohawk continues to strive to create products that contribute to healthy, productive, and inspirational homes and businesses. Carpet Express looks forward to what Mohawk will do in 2017!
Recently Mohawk tested their SmartStrand carpet for two weeks in a rhino enclosure at the Birmingham Zoo. For two weeks, Max the rhino lived in an enclosure with a carpet floor instead of dirt. Max’s enclosure was lined with two types of carpet. On one side of the enclosure was Mohawk’s SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean carpet, and only the other side was a soft nylon carpet.
After two weeks, a professional cleaning crew was brought in to clean the two types of carpet. When the cleaning was complete, Mohawk’s SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean carpet looked brand new, and the soft nylon carpet was still dirty and looked matted.
Here is a picture of the carpets after being cleaned: