Mohawk SmartStrand Silk Natural Surroundings Collection

Carpet by Mohawk Carpet

Mohawk has created a new carpet collection called Natural Surroundings. The new collection is an enhanced silk yarn system that provides a lower luster finish to reduce tracking and footprints. The carpets in the collection are all SmartStrand Silk so customers will still get the soft feel.

Here are the carpets in the collection:

Natural Artistry

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Natural Treasure

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Natural Refinement I

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Natural Refinement II

Natural Splendor I

Natural Splendor II

Nature’s Beauty

Nature’s Elegance

Nature’s Luxury I

Nature’s Luxury II

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Mohawk Wins PRSA Awards

mohawkMohawk Flooring has been named a winner of the 2016 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence and the PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation. The company won these awards for its year-long SmartStrand Forever Clean Launch campaign, which was centered around the company’s 2015 sponsorship of the Tough Mudder obstacle race.

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Best Pet Friendly Carpet

Carpet and pets used to never get along well in the home, but now there are some great pet friendly carpet options. Shaw, Mohawk, Dixie Home, Tuftex, Engineered Floors, and Dreamweaver produce beautiful, durable, and pet friendly carpet.

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Shaw’s pet friendly carpet is called the LifeGuard collection. LifeGuard is a revolutionary protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing. All of the LifeGuard carpets are treated with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance protection. In addition, the thermoplastic backing gives the carpet a waterproof barrier that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and the subfloor.

The LifeGuard’s patented backing system keeps liquids from seeping into the carpet backing, which allows for an easier cleanup and protection against odor-causing spills and pet accidents. Since the liquid will stay on top of the carpet and not soak through the backing, you will have more time to discover the spill and clean it up.

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Mohawk’s pet friendly carpet is the SmartStrand Forever Clean collection, which features the new All Pet Protection and Warranty. The new warranty covers all pets and all accidents. SmartStrand Forever Clean has a Nanoloc layer, which is designed specificaly to make triexta easier to clean and maintain. The Nanoloc formula adheres to the fiber and it also allows flexibility so that the carpet will be soft to the touch. In other words, Nanoloc is an advanced spill-resistant shield made from nano-particles that seamlessly lock together, which prevents dirt and spills from settling into the carpet. Also, the unique fiber structure and Nanoloc shield make vacuuming dirt, fur, and pet dander easier.

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Dixie Home and Tuftex carpets have Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets in their collections. Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet. Homeowners with Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets from Dixie Home or Tuftex do not have to worry about stains because even if you cannot get to the accident right away, the Stainmaster Pet Protect will keep the pet accident from ruining or staining the carpet. You can easily get out any spots with some hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners. Also, to get the full benefits of Stainmaster Pet Protect carpet, you must purchase the Stainmaster carpet pad as well.

Click here to see the Dixie Home Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets.

Click here to see the Tuftex Stainmaster Pet Protect carpets.

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dreamweaver engineered floors

Engineered Floors and Dreamweaver also have some great pet friendly options at affordable prices. Their carpets are made of solution-dyed polyester carpet fiber called PureColor and PureSoft Cashmere. The color is in every part of the carpet fiber, which makes it great in terms of being pet friendly. The color of the carpet will not wear off or fade easily. Also the PureColor and PureSoft carpets have a SoilShield protection system, a Limited Lifetime Fade and Limited Lifetime Stain warranty. So with the advantages of the fiber types and the warranties, these carpets are perfect for homes with pets.

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Mohawk Wins Gold Stevie Award

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Recently, Mohawk announced that it won the gold Stevie Award in the American Business Awards program for the SmartStrand Forever Clean campaign. The gold Stevie Award is one of three national honors that Mohawk flooring received in 2016 because of the company’s durability test along with the company’s partnership with the Tough Mudder challenge. The award was earned in the “New Product or Service Introduction of the Year.”

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Mohawk Flooring – Official Flooring Sponsor of Fox’s “Home Free” TV Show

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Mohawk’s carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, and area rugs will be featured in the homes built on Fox’s television show “Home Free.” The homes will be built for the families of heroes. “Home Free” is an unscripted competition and reality television series that is hosted by expert professional contractor Mike Holmes.

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New All Pet Protection and Warranty for Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean Carpet

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The new All Pet Protection and Warranty from Mohawk is a pet-friendly carpet protection system that covers all pets and all accidents. This new protection system and warranty is available on SmartStrand Forever Clean carpets. The built-in Nanoloc spill and soil shield provides easy cleanup and lifetime stain protection. SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet repels liquid and has a 0% moisture absorption rate.

The All Pet Protection and Warranty covers all pets such as bunnies, lizards, cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, ferrets, and many others. The unique fiber structure and Nanoloc shield make vacuuming dirt, fur, and pet dander easier.

Click here to learn more about SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet.
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Fight Breast Cancer with Mohawk SmartCushion

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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

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Mohawk Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

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Recently, Mohawk released their 2014 sustainability report. The report details how the company has honed its ability to grow profitably and responsibly while acquiring and integrating 30 new businesses in the past three decades.
“Our continued success at Mohawk is due in large part to growing the organization responsibly,” Mohawk Industries chief sustainability officer Dave Patton said. “With our ongoing internal investments and acquisitions, we are committed to taking responsible actions in line with our philosophy of sustainability, and we will continue providing value to our stakeholders, customers, community partners and all of our employees whose good work drives our success.”

According to Mohawk, highlights include:

  • Nearly $4 billion of investments in acquisitions and capital improvements since 2013
  • Double-digit percentage improvements across all safety metrics
  • Strong progress toward 2020 goals of reducing energy, greenhouse gasses (GHG), water and waste to landfill
    • Energy Intensity down more than 11 percent
    • Greenhouse Gas Intensity down more than nine percent
    • Water Intensity down nearly 16 percent
    • Waste to Landfill Intensity down more than 13 percent
  • In addition to a fifth straight year of reductions in energy intensity, the company also saw a reduction in absolute energy use even as Mohawk’s footprint expanded
  • Expansion of sustainable best practices across all businesses
  • Zero Waste to Landfill initiative successfully implemented within all business segments
  • Continued growth in the area of product transparency with environmental product declarations, health product declarations and Declare labels now covering a larger percentage of our product base
  • Once again recognized by Newsweek as one of the top green companies in the United States

“We understand that the best companies are those that operate profitably and sustainably, which is why we are so proud of the progress we have made toward our 2020 goals during the reporting period and particularly with our reduction in absolute energy consumption,” Mohawk Industries’ vice president of corporate sustainability Jenny Cross said. “These practices are consistent with our values as a company and increasingly with the personal values of millions in our global community.”

Click here to see Mohawk’s 2014 Sustainability Report.

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Selecting The Right Vacuum for Mohawk Carpet

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Regular vacuuming extends your carpet’s life, so picking the correct type of vacuum cleaner is essential. Each vacuum’s performance varies based on the carpet’s fiber type and construction. A good quality vacuum typically has features that allow you to adjust the height, beater bar rotation, and fan speed. Vacuums with large wheels, self-propelled vacuums, and/or specialty tools can also help ensure easy and effective carpet maintenance.
Adjustable height is the most important feature for a vacuum because this enables the machine to be used on a wide variety of carpet constructions. If the vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, the vacuum cannot attract the soil below. If the setting is too low, the vacuum’s beater bar or brushes can “fuzz” the carpet’s surface, which makes it look worn and frayed.

*When vacuuming high pile, wool, wool-blend, and premium soft carpets, look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet:

  • Adjustable Height – Use the highest setting where appropriate.
  • Efficient Airflow – Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction.
  • Large Wheels – The vacuum should glide easily across the carpet.

*When vacuuming thick loop, casual frieze, or long pile carpet such as “shag,” you may need to completely disengage the beater bar and vacuum with suction only.
*For all other carpet constructions, which were not mentioned above, use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags often and check the beater bars for burs and gouges to prevent damage to the surface of the carpet.

If you are unsure about the proper height setting, use an inconspicuous place like a closet to test your vacuum. Its beater bar or brush should just lightly touch your carpet surface. make sure it doesn’t dig into or gouge the carpet pile. You can also set the vacuum the same spot multiple times to check that there is no fraying or damage to the vacuumed area.

Here are just a few vacuums from different manufacturers that Mohawk has recommended:

*Standard Upright Vacuum Models –

  • Hoover UH701120 Hoover UH70120
  • Hoover UH70205Hoover UH70205
  • Hoover U5780-950Hoover U5780-950
  • Dirt Devil UD70115Dirt Devil UD70115
  • Eureka AS5203AEureka AS5203A

*Lightweight/No Depth Adjustment –

  • Oreck Magnesium Oreck Magnesium
  • Oreck Magnesium RS
  • Hoover Nano UH20020WHoover Nano UH20020W

*Canister Vacuum Models –

  • Hoover Canister S3865Hoover Canister S3865
  • Oreck Quest ProOreck Quest Pro
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World Environment Day!

world environment dayTaking care of the environment is one of the most important things we can do, and many of our carpet and hardwood manufacturers create environmentally friendly flooring. Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong, and IndusParquet are just a few of the manufacturers who create products that help the environment.
Shaw Industries has many environmentally friendly products, which are Cradle to Cradle certified. Cradle to Cradle focuses on designing so that waste is never an option. Cradle to Cradle creates products that will be deconstructed and recycled back into their original materials over and over again. Here are some of Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle certified products: Anso Type 6 Nylon fiber, Eco Solution Type 6 nylon fiber, EcoWorx carpet tile backing, EcoWorx Broadloom, EcoWorx Performance Broadloom backing, Zeftron Nylon fiber, and Epic hardwood. cradle to cradle

Anso nylon carpets are some of Shaw’s most popular green products. All of the carpets and area rugs made from Anso nylon can be recycled at Shaw’s Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility. Evergreen enables Shaw to recycle post-consumer carpet back into new carpet over and over again.

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Another Shaw carpet fiber that helps the environment is the ClearTouch fiber. ClearTouch carpets are made of PET plastic from recycled soda and water bottles. ClearTouch carpets are very soft, and they also help reduce plastic bottle waste. ClearTouch PET carpets contain a minimum of 25% recycled content, and the ClearTouch Platinum carpets contain a minimum of 50% post-consumer recycled content.

Click here to see our collection of Shaw ClearTouch carpets. clear touch
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Another Shaw product that helps the environment is the Shaw Epic hardwood collection. This engineered hardwood uses 50% less newly harvested wood than conventional engineered flooring.

Click here to read more about Shaw Epic hardwood.

 

Mohawk SmartStrand carpets are also green products. The SmartStrand fiber is made in part with annually renewable plant-based materials that minimize the usage of limited natural resources. Using renewable plant-based materials allows Mohawk to reduce energy consumption. SmartStrand carpets are durable, beautiful, and beneficial to the environment.

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Armstrong is another manufacturer who helps out the environment by practicing sustainable forest management. They also help reduce the impact of logging practices. The majority of wood that Armstrong uses in their domestic hardwood flooring is sourced from the Appalachian hardwood region, where the growth rate is an average 2+ trees for every tree harvested. Also, their engineered hardwood flooring is certified as a low-emitting (low VOC) wood product.

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IndusParquet is another hardwood manufacturer that focuses on helping the environment. IndusParquet operates in compliance of government regulations, assuring that the natural resources used in the production of IndusParquet products are manufactured efficiently with minimum impact on the environment. The timber harvest in Brazil is strictly controlled by the government, and the harvest is limited to a maximum of eight trees per 3/4 acre. Endangered trees and trees that provide food for animals are preserved. They are not allowed to be harvested. Also, every tree that is harvested is tagged with an ID code that stays with the tree throughout the manufacturing process.
In addition, IndusParquet has adopted a zero waste policy. 100% of all the wood that enters the factory is used. IndusParquet also owns three vast reforestation plantations to help assure a sustainable resource. Make sure to look for the “Made in Brazil” mark for exotic wood flooring made to protect and preserve the environment.

Click here to see our collection of IndusParquet hardwood. indusparquet

These are only a few of the manufacturers who have programs and production methods to help the environment. If you would like to know more information, please check out each manufacturer page or leave us a comment below. You can also call us at 1-800-922-5582 for more information.

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