In retail, the shopping experience for the customers is the main concern. Many retail stores have online access to products, so retailers need to make the physical shopping experience more engaging for customers than ever before. The store environment needs to surprise customers with engaging colors, designs, and textures.
The right flooring surface needs to be straight-forward to install, durable, and easy to maintain. After you have found flooring that will live in the store for a long time, you need to find something aesthetically pleasing with the rest of the design of the store. Retailer owners should also be looking for something versatile and practical with various design capabilities for their store. Having a floor that is flexible is an essential component from a design perspective in order to introduce zoning and guide end users around a retail space. A retail store should usually feature sweeping curves, rug effects, and borders.
Color and texture are also key components to consider when picking flooring. The right color and design can help maintain the appearance of the floor in a heavy traffic environment by hiding every day dirt and dust. If you have a larger store then you can be more creative with the flooring and how much of an impact it leaves. If your store is smaller, then try to pick a floor that would disguise everyday dirt but also have a light enough color that will make the store seem larger. In addition, large planks and large tile patterns are a great choice for large spaces.
We have many beautiful and unique commercial flooring, which will look great in retail stores. Always remember that a beautiful floor is an essential component and one of the most valuable commercial tools a retailer can invest in.
Mohawk Industries is investing $10 million in the Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility, which is located in Columbia, South Carolina, over the next ten years, so the company can upgrade the facility’s looms. The upgrade is also in regards to improving the technology, which will support future business growth. The facility’s upgrade will create twenty new jobs, and the facility already has almost 160 employees.
Mohawk Industries, which is based in Calhoun, Georgia, operates two manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, the Landrum plant in Spartanburg County and the facility in Bennettsville in Marlboro County. The Landrum facility is 340,000 square foot, and it produces high-end, woven contract commercial carpeting for domestic and international customers. In addition, the Landrum plant creates aviation carpet for most domestic and some international airlines and airplane manufacturers.
In 1952, the Landrum facility was built by the Sanford-Bigelow carpet company. Throughout the years, Sanford-Bigelow merged and was acquired by different companies, and it 1993, Mohawk acquired Karastan-Bigelow from Fieldcrest Cannon. Presently, the Landrum team is part of Mohawk’s global workforce of more than 31,000, with around 1,150 employees in South Carolina at the manufacturing sites in Landrum and Bennettsville as well as a distribution center in Orangeburg.
Mohawk Industries said that they plan to begin hiring for new positions after the first phase of upgrades is completed, and the company will continue to accept applications for other positions at the site after the upgrades as well.