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Making Living Products is Second Nature at Our Glasgow Plant

By George Bandy Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Industries
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This article is sponsored by Mohawk Industries.

Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, now has more than 300 flooring products that have been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as having achieved the stringent requirements for Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Because most of the products are carpet tile styles made in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at our Glasgow facility, we saw it only fitting to refer to Glasgow as our first "Living Site."

How Mohawk Group Takes Design Cues from Nature

The commercial flooring manufacturer’s Living Product Challenge certification demonstrates how nature inspires and how we can give back to our community.
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Inspired by biophilic design and its namesake, the Lichen Collection became the first floor covering to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Lichen can be found in every color of the rainbow and grows in nearly every ecosystem on earth, thriving on bark, leaves, soil and rock.

How Mohawk’s Smartflowers Make a Social Impact

By Morgan Bulman
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[Eden, N.C.] Between the elementary and high schools of Rockingham County is Mohawk Group’s latest smartflower installation. Throughout the day, students can watch the 194 square-foot ground-mounted structure's solar paneled petals open and turn in the direction of the sun. 

VIDEO | Behind the Scenes: Pivot Point Red List-free Enhanced Resilient Tile

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A new collection that represents a true change in direction for sustainable resilient flooring, Mohawk Group's award-winning Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile is manufactured using alternative chemistry and is designed to meet the stringent requirements of Living Product Challenge Petal Certification.

Mohawk Group Introduces a New Way to Look at Waste

By Anna Gibertini
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Plastic waste—it’s all around us (and, according to a recent study, inside of us, too). While “reduce, reuse, recycle” may sound nice, a staggeringly low percentage of recyclable trash ends up getting repurposed into new products. Only 34.5% of recyclables make it to proper facilities. Put another way, approximately 80% of the items buried in landfills today could be recycled. 

Mohawk Group to Present Array of Nature-Inspired Flooring at Healthcare Design Expo 2018

Solutions on display designed to help foster optimum health and wellness
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PHOENIX, November 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group will showcase innovative floor coverings designed to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix. The event takes place at the Phoenix Convention Center, Nov. 10–13, 2018, and is sponsored by Healthcare Design Magazine as the premier design exposition and conference dedicated to healthcare interiors in North America.

Mohawk Group’s Sunweave Woven Broadloom Marries Best Practices of Past and Present

By Anna Gibertini
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Mohawk Group continues to lead the commercial flooring market with a new woven broadloom carpet that epitomizes the best in contemporary taste. First presented at NeoCon 2018, Sunweave finds inspiration in indigenous woven techniques—looking at everything from baskets to blankets and other textiles from around the world.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Through Handprinting

By George Bandy, Jr.
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When the commercial division of the world’s largest flooring manufacturer switches its focus from “footprinting” to “handprinting” — or leaving the world in better shape than when we found it — it is not a small endeavor or one taken lightly.

Nutopia Matrix: Mohawk Group's Latest Carpet Tile Influenced by Biophilia in City Centers

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November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Complementing Mohawk Group’s Nutopia carpet plank collection, Nutopia Matrix presents two lower-profile flat loop 12" x 36" patterns also inspired by the idea of “urban fabric.” Urban Transit has an active, shifting pattern, while Urban Terrain offers an overall gestural pattern.

Behind the Scenes VIDEO | Sunweave Woven Broadloom

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Mohawk Group's Sunweave woven carpet responds to current desires for artisanal materials in the built environment. Inspired by women weavers of indigenous cultures around the world, Sunweave evokes natural patterns found in baskets, blankets and textiles.

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