Mohawk Creates Finish Line for Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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.

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The athletes pushed themselves to their limits, and it was an amazing event. Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Here are some images from the last day of the event, Sunday, September 10, 2017.

 

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Mohawk Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

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Recently, Mohawk Industries released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.

Here are some of the key achievements that the company made last year:

  • Exceeded the 2020 reduction goal for waste to landfill intensity
  • Reached 95% of the 2020 water intensity reduction goal
  • Expanded the “Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill” program to a total of 44 sites
  • Delivered a low global safety recorded incident rate of 1.75, a 60% reduction from seven years ago

Mohawk Industries had a great year and if you would like to read the full report, please click here.

 

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Mohawk Invests $200 Million in LVT Facilities

manufacture_95Recently Mohawk announced that it has made $200 million investments in North America and Europe that will double the company’s worldwide luxury vinyl tile production capacity. The investments will add new product capabilities.
Mohawk has distributed vinyl products for more than a decade, and in 2014 the company built a luxury vinyl tile manufacturing facility in Belgium to add to its distributed product lines. In 2015, Mohawk’s acquisition of IVC added more manufacturing capabilities in both sheet vinyl and LVT in North America and Europe. In 2016, Mohawk’s new investment will expand capacity in both flexible luxury vinyl tile and rigid luxury vinyl tile (WPC) products. The luxury vinyl tile will be used in both residential and commercial applications.

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk Luxury Vinyl Tile products.

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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

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk Carpet Showcase.

Click here to learn more about the Mohawk SmartCushion pad.

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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.

Click here to see our collection of Shaw Anso Nylon carpets.

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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.

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk SmartStrand carpets.

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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.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong hardwood. armstrong

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.

I hope everyone has a wonderful World Environment Day!go_green_happy_world_environment_day_1070788833.jpg

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Mohawk Wins Four Hermes Creative Awards

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Click here to see our selection of Mohawk SmartStrand carpets.

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New Solar Array at Mohawk in Summerville Facility

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This renewable energy source removes the same amount of greenhouse emissions produced by 90 passenger vehicles or about 40 homes over the course of one year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.

Click here to see collection of Mohawk flooring.

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The Perfect Carpet for Spring

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Spring is right around the corner, and there are so many wonderful bright spring colors in our new carpet Luxurious. Luxurious is a SmartStrand Silk carpet from Mohawk that also has the Forever Clean fiber as well. SmartStrand Silk carpets are extremely soft to the touch, and they deflect crushing because of the elastic recovery built into the fibers. The SmartStrand Forever Clean fiber makes the carpet easy to clean, stain-resistant, and it repels dirt. Luxurious is a great carpet for homes with active families and pets. In addition, Spring is a beautiful time of the year but it is also a rainy and muddy season. You won’t have to worry about muddy foot prints or paw prints messing up this carpet this spring if you purchase Luxurious for your home.
This SmartStrand Silk carpet is perfect for this spring because it has many bright colors. Luxurious has many solid colors and multicolor, also known as fleck. There are many bright colors such as blue, green, red, and orange. Luxurious is also a great carpet choice if you would prefer neutral colors. There are many neutral colors such as beige, tan, light brown, and dark brown. Also, if you don’t want to use Luxurious as the carpet for the floor in a room, then you could always order an area rug of this carpet.

Click here to see Luxurious!

Here are just a few of the bright colors featured in Luxurious:

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Click here to see our other SmartStrand Silk carpets.

Click here to see our other SmartStrand Forever Clean carpets.

 

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