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Enter the #LoveYourFloor Sweepstakes Through May 9th!

  
  
  

Win a dream floor during the Love Your Floor SweepstakesAs you may know, many savvy homeowners are right now taking advantage of the #LoveYourFloor sale going on now through May 12th.


In addition to special pricing on Mohawk flooring styles, you can receive up to $500 off on qualifying SmartStrand Silk and Armormax hardwoods.


We would be remiss to leave out that for the next two weeks through May 9th, the #LoveYourFloor Sweepstakes is selecting 3 lucky winners to bring home 1 of 3 cash prizes!


With no purchase necessary to win, you can enter our sweepstakes and possibly win $2500, $1000 or $500, which will help you love your floor even more!


Sweepstakes winners will be selected on May 7th, May 8th, and May 9th so waste no time entering today. You can increase your chances of winning one of the three prizes by sharing with a friend on Facebook or Tweeting it!


Until then, make sure your home has durable and beautiful floors with the #LoveYourFloor Sale by saving up to $500 on qualifying SmartStrand Silk and Armormax hardwoods and receiving special financing offers during this event. To save on your new flooring purchase, fill out the form by clicking the button below:



#LoveYourFloor & Receive Up To $500 Off


Now that you have entered the #LoveYourFloor Sweepstakes and filled out the form to receive $500 off during the #LoveYourFloor Sale, it’s time to get inspired and find a floor you will love for years. Whether it’s SmartStrand carpet or hardwood floors, here are some quick room scenes to get your imagination going:


Save during the #LoveYourFloor Sale!
Save on Mohawk Flooring styles during the Love Your Floor Sale


Here’s an adorable photo of one of our previous contest winners, Sammie Blomfield who received a bone-shaped SmartStrand area rug as a winner of our #ShareMoLove Best Friends Photo Contest. Look at these two enjoying supreme softness and stain resistance:


Good luck during the #LoveYourFloor Sweepstakes and happy shopping for beautiful flooring!


Taniya Nayak uses Mohawk Products on "Restaurant Impossible"

  
  
  


Mohawk products are used on Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" Once again, the dynamic Taniya Nayak lends her incredible sense of style to another primetime program and uses Mohawk flooring to complete her vision!


Taniya is a frequent guest on Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible”, chipping in as the design leader for fiery, no-nonsense host Robert Irvine.


On recent episode “Monkey Business”, Chef Robert and Taniya travel to Auburn, WA to give the Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill (and everything about it) a complete makeover.


In addition to revitalizing the overall attitude, menu, and staff protocol, Chef Robert helps struggling restaurants to update their design theme as well. Taniya definitely had her work cut out for her with an outdated Tiki bar theme and 2,000 sq feet of worn-out floors:


“The name of the place is called ‘Spunky Monkey’ but it looks more like ‘Junky Monkey’! I want to bring the ‘Monkey’ back in, but in a really fun and cool way. A little more modern and a little more hip.”


As Taniya searched for a way to tie the theme into the “Spunky Monkey” name, she ultimately settled on “funky modern cool” concept. Taniya aimed to go big with the Monkey concept and turned the dining room into an art gallery vibe. The design called for 50 gallons of paint, an unprecedented amount of paint used on the show before!



We love the transformation and we are particularly enamored with Taniya’s use of Mohawk Group Luxury Vinyl Tile as well as Commerical Carpet Tile in Vacant Beauty to replace the previous tired planks…



Taniya Nayak uses Mohawk products on Restaurant Impossible!

Taniya Nayak uses Mohawk Hardwood on Restaurant Impossible!


Taniya, you truly have a gift! The snazzy, striking flooring design makes the cool, tropical theme come to life. We are always impressed with the final product when we watch “Restaurant Impossible”, but this might be the most impressive ending yet. We will share the full episode on this blog once it hits the net! What do you think of Taniya’s finished design?


5 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Floor

  
  
  


Mohawk Flooring has the perfect surface for your kitchen.Your kitchen is more than just a culinary workplace.


Often times, your kitchen will double as a studio for arts and crafts, a restaurant for our beloved furry friends, not to mention the first part of the home family members will often enter from the backyard or garage.


Tracks will be made, chairs will be pushed across, and food will be spilled. Therefore, your research beforehand will ensure that you pick the perfect kitchen floor for both look and function.


Durable and easy to clean are two key qualities to selecting an excellent floor for your kitchen. Active children and pets will certainly push these factors to their limits!


And of course there’s also the style factor to consider: How will your kitchen floor fit in with the other flooring in your home? Do you want your flooring option to create a striking appearance or lend a subtle comfort?


Don’t become overwhelmed with the details to consider, especially when we have created some helpful tips for you to review!



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1. Ceramic tile is a safe bet for nearly any style & budget.

When it comes to durable and easy-to-clean, Ceramic Tile definitely delivers. In addition to being very affordable, the practically endless color, size, shape and pattern options will help you create the look you want. You might need to add a mat to make standing for long periods more comfortable and to protect against slips when tile floors become wet.


2. Want an incredible, striking visual? Porcelain tile is a great choice.

A type of ceramic tile created with color all the way through, Porcelain tile similarly comes in a tremendously vast array of colors, shapes, and styles. High-definition printing techniques are so advanced, the tile can replicate a hardwood or natural stone visual flawlessly. These tiles are harder than regular ceramic, so they can become more uncomfortable to stand on but damage is less likely to show.


3. Hardwood floors will provide warmth and blend well with other flooring.

Traditional Hardwood styles like mahogany, maple and oak have always maintained strong popularity with homeowners. Comfortable and warm, wood floors are a sound investment both increasing the value of homes and easily fitting an overall home design. Although wood floors of previous decades could fall victim to wear-and-tear, technological advancements such as ArmorMax have ensured that today’s hardwood floors will stay newer, longer!


4. Laminate Flooring reduces both cost and labor for homeowners.

Think of Laminate flooring as the ultimate in convenience when it comes to kitchen floors. With the impressive ability to capture the look of stone, bamboo, and wood at a fraction of the cost, laminate flooring is also less prone to scratching and can be installed directly over existing flooring. However, laminates have a shorter lifespan and will not improve home value.


5. Vinyl is an exciting choice for extreme comfort and unique visual.

Will you be spending long periods of time standing in your kitchen? Vinyl flooring is long-lasting, easy-to-clean, and offers exceptional cushioning. Vinyl can be installed directly over the subfloor, but might require professional installation. However, vinyl sheets are easy to cut and can be a rewarding DIY project with proper planning and careful execution.


Which flooring type best suits your Pro’s and Con’s? Weigh what matters most to you and decide appropriately. The research you do now will ensure that your kitchen serves both your home and your style preferences for years of delicious cooking and family memories.


Happy Veterans Day 2013 from Mohawk Flooring!

  
  
  

Happy Veterans Day 2013!

Since 1919, November 11th has served as our nation’s holiday to honor the brave men and women who have served in armed service, also known as veterans.


Veterans Day is an important observance in which we show pride in the heroism of those who have served, are still serving, and those who passed in service of our country.


Mohawk works with Operation Finally Home to build homes for US Veterans.Today at Mohawk Flooring during Veterans Day 2013, we consider our partnership with Operation Finally Home a tremendous privilege and special opportunity to show our gratitude and respect to those who have sacrificed so much for the United States.


In addition to these service members, their families provide vital support and will also be affected by the injuries sustained overseas by their family members serving.


Operation Finally Home provides custom-built, mortgage free homes to veterans and the widows of the fallen, by bringing together corporate sponsors, builders, developers and volunteers, helping get lives back on track after the hardships they have faced.


It is our true honor to donate flooring for Operation Finally Home houses since December 2011. In 2012, we worked with J.R. Martinez to raise even more awareness for America’s war wounded and donated flooring for all 16 of the houses Operation Finally Home built in 2012.


We can’t think of a better story to share this Veterans Day 2013 than that of the Gizzarelli family, true heroes in our eyes:


“On November 10, 2004, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Vincent Gizzarelli suffered a traumatic brain injury when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during a firefight in Iraq. Since being medically retired from the Marine Crop in 2009, Vincent has continued to struggle with his injuries and PTSD.”


In addition to earning two purple hearts, Vince and his wife showed just how big their heart is when they adopted three young boys and provided them with a stable household environment. The Operation Finally Home house that was built for the Gizzarelli family (below) is a testament to all parties involved, showing the sacrifice for our country and the honor of our veterans while helping a heroic family in need:


Mohawk partners with Operation Finally Home to build homes for US Veterans.


As the home was built, lives were rebuilt as well. These service members and their families are used to sacrificing; we are truly humbled to play even a small part in the fresh start that they receive.


If you are interested in assisting Operation Finally Home with their mission, please visit their donation page and find out how you can help. Happy Veterans Day 2013!


Our Anniversary Sale Is Your Chance To Save!

  
  
  


The Mohawk Anniversary Sale is your chance to save big!

We know how long you’ve been trying to convince your other half to re-do that certain room in your home.

Maybe it’s the worn out, scratched hardwood flooring that you want to replace or the stained carpet spots that you’re tired of having to cover up.


There’s never been a better time to take advantage of huge savings and special financing on Mohawk Flooring than during our Mohawk Anniversary Sale taking place right NOW through October 28th, 2013.


While you’re out running errands this weekend, here’s some added persuasion for stopping by your local Mohawk retailer and investigating the incredible deals: On top of special pricing and financing, we are giving you up to $500 cash back!

Get $500 Cash Back from Mohawk!



It’s our way to thank you for being a Mohawk customer and help bring inspiration back to your home this season.


Save on SmartStrand Silk during the Mohawk Anniversary Sale.SmartStrand Silk carpet means never having to worry about spilled juice from the kids or wine from the adults. This stain resistant, sustainable carpet is engineered at the molecular level to repel even the most troublesome household spills:

Save big on SmartStrand Silk during the Mohawk Anniversary Sale. 

And with great deals on Mohawk Hardwood featuring ArmorMax Finish, now is your chance to bring home the hardwood floor you’ve always wanted to install at a price that can’t be topped:


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So kick off Anniversary Sale with up to $500 cash back from a participating retailer near you and let the savings begin. It’s the perfect time to celebrate as we decorate!

Mohawk Products Used in A&E's "Flipping San Diego" Episode!

  
  
  

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series.
On the inspiring and innovative A&E television series Flipping San Diego, Chris Bedgood and Chief Denney aim to quickly renovate some challenging homes in the prime San Diego, CA real estate market.


The quicker that Chris and Chief can turn around the homes in the aggressive business climate, the more money can be made thus igniting their competitive and creative spirits.


 


Airing Saturdays at 12:00 PM, Flipping San Diego has showcased some fixer-upper’s that have truly stretched the dynamic duo to their limits and abilities and the “House of Horrors” was no exception!


Originally airing on July 20th, 2013, the “House of Horrors” episode focused on a steal of a deal they discovered in the popular Allied Gardens neighborhood. However, Chris and Chief quickly learned that they were in for a series of unfortunate surprises:


"We picked up this house in Allied Gardens and all I could think was NASTY! We walked in and it not only smelled like death, but nicotine and smoke was DRIPPING down the wall”


How would these two even begin to repair and uplift this home? Well, we don’t want to give away all of the details, but let’s just say that Mohawk Flooring helped save the day!


Mohawk Flooring soft carpet is designed for decades of luxurious comfort and supreme durability. Check out the “House of Horrors” Before & After pictures below and see how Mohawk carpet assisted the impressive turnaround:


Kitchen Before & After

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series.

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series.

Bathroom Before & After

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series. 
Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series. 

Living Room Before & After

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series.
 
Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series. 

Bonus Room Before & After

Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series.
Mohawk products are featured on A&E's "Flipping San Diego" series. 

Now, that is a transformation! Set your DVR’s to A&E for the next airing of Flipping San Diego’s “House of Horrors” episode on Saturday, August 17th, 2013.
 

We have to give a special thank-you to the “Odd Couple of Real Estate” Chris and Chief for thinking of Mohawk Flooring to successfully finish this flip. Watch the fun and share with us your thoughts of the final unveiling!

A Special Mohawk Before & After: LifeLine Animal Project

  
  
  


Mohawk contributed vinyl flooring to the LifeLine Animal Project doghouse renovation.Pets are like members of our families and at Mohawk, we’ve always taken our furry friends into consideration when engineering our flooring products.


From stain-resistant carpet to scratch-proof hardwood flooring, we have created the perfect options for an active home with one or numerous pets.


Therefore, our recent partnership with LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, GA was extremely near and dear to our hearts.


LifeLine Animal Project is a non-profit organization that aims to create “collaborative lifesaving solutions” for Georgia’s homeless pets.


Beginning June 1st, LifeLine Animal Project began renovating the doghouse floors and we were honored to contribute the Congoleum CareFree Planks for the final surface!


With a glueless, no-adhesive installation, Congoleum Carefree Plank provided a fast, easy and clean installation for the doghouse. Take a look at the awesome before and after pictures of this amazing project:

“When our pups were in need, Mohawk Flooring stepped up and donated the product we needed! We can't thank them enough! This let us direct the rest of the floor campaign donations towards covering delivery and installation costs, which let us stretch contributions even more effectively. Once again, we here at LifeLine Animal Project take heart in the fact that we don't just have supporters, we have champions!”

Mohawk contributed vinyl flooring to the LifeLine Animal Project doghouse renovation.


“Still plugging away on the floors. We're getting close! Thanks again to the wonderful people at Mohawk Flooring for donating all the materials - as well as everyone who fostered or donated towards the delivery and installation costs! All of our puppies thank you a bunch!”

Mohawk contributed vinyl flooring to the LifeLine Animal Project doghouse renovation.

“With the doghouse floor refinishing completed we wanted to show some before and afters! To all of the donors, volunteers, and fosters that helped make this happen, thank you all so much!”

Mohawk contributed vinyl flooring to the LifeLine Animal Project doghouse renovation.

“Thanks to many fosters, volunteers, and donors (including Mohawk Flooring for the materials) our floor is looking tip-top!”

Mohawk contributed vinyl flooring to the LifeLine Animal Project doghouse renovation.

The final installation looks awesome and we are so thankful for the great home that the LifeLine Animal Project provides until the lovable animals find a permanent home.


If you would like to provide a home for one of these beautiful pups, here is the contact info to get started:

Email for Adoptions: adoptions@lifelineanimal.org

The LifeLine Animal Project helps Georgia's homeless pets find permanent homes.Phone: (404) 292-8800

LifeLine Animal Project
P.O. Box 15466
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

A Web Story: Clever Rental Renovation with Mohawk Laminate

  
  
  


Mohawk Laminates transform your home design.We are always keeping our eyes open for some of the best stories on the web about home projects/renovations that feature Mohawk products and this lesson in laminate selection is a great one.


This video blog, or “Vlog”, from Jennifer Rizzo as she shared her flooring experience during her impressive Oak House project, is an awesome way to document her progress.


In this first installment, Jennifer details how she had to work with two very unfortunate surfaces, a chipped ceramic tile in the kitchen and a “peel-and-stick” tile in the living room, as she renovated a rental house for sale.


How would our DIY-heroine Jennifer solve this flooring dilemma? Check out her neat video below and watch for yourself:
 

Vlog post The Oak House June 8th,2013 from Jennifer Rizzo


When Jennifer removed the carpet from the bedrooms, she found that there were beautiful hardwood floors underneath that she wanted to refinish and capture the original beauty.


Jennifer’s dilemma was then deciding whether to match the flooring in the other areas or go with something different like carpet. She first decided to check out some Mohawk Laminate samples to see if she could in fact match the original wood floors.


With a tremendous amount of shades and finishes to choose from, Jennifer picked the Benton style in Cinnamon Spice to very closely match the wood found in the bedroom:

Benton Cinnamon Spice Oak 

She also utilized a slight color variation for the hallway, kitchen, and living room, noting that the way light changes throughout a household will help transition the subtle color difference.


Ultimately, Jennifer felt that the Mohawk Laminate presented an excellent compromise in having real wood in the bedrooms and a product that looks and performs like natural hardwood in the high traffic areas. In addition to a gorgeous visual and great value, Mohawk Laminates will give Jennifer an incredibly easy installation process for the continuous floor she’s looking for.


Also, over time the Laminate will serve the home admirably with easy clean-up against spills and durable, scratch-resistant technology against wear-and-tear.

 


Jennifer, we think you are an inspiration! We can’t wait to see the progress and final results of your renovation. Laminates to the rescue once again!

Taniya Nayak's Tips for Finding the Right Hardwood for You

  
  
  


Taniya Nayak lends her hardwood flooring expertise to Mohawk. For someone like our favorite style expert Taniya Nayak, picking out perfect flooring option for a home comes natural and effortless.


For the rest of us, we may know what we like, but might not have the thorough know-how to feel confident when making these important decisions.


Take for example gorgeous, durable hardwood floors. Even if you have decided on choosing hardwood over carpet or tile, you must still pick the species, texture, and finish that will suit your vision.


We can all use a little help from our friends and we never hesitate to call on Taniya for some expert advice. And we are sure glad we did!


When it comes to picking out the perfect hardwood styles, we think Taniya has some great suggestions:
 



Taniya on Exotic Hardwood:
Contemporary styles are perfect for people who want design that really pops: touches of bold color, modern lines, funky art and bright surroundings. Mohawk’s exotic hardwood collections cater to fans of contemporary design. Rich eye-catching color, deep graining and sleek finishes make these floors chic, urban and sophisticated. They can turn your living spaces into showcases! They include every color imaginable so you can use the lighter hardwoods to help make your room feel more spacious, or draw in the surroundings and make them more intimate with darker shades. Its contemporary design customized for you!


Mohawk hardwood has the beautiful, timeless look for your home.Taniya on Hardwood Textures:
Many homeowners today want living spaces that reflect a simpler time or offer a more natural feel. Mohawk’s textured hardwood flooring helps achieve this casual, rustic look. In this collection, the gorgeous characteristics found naturally outdoors create a visual texture which works so well with country or old-world décor. When designing a space, consider light textures to create a soft, simpler elegance and heavier textures when creating a more rustic, time-worn appeal.


Taniya on Traditional Hardwood:
Today’s home serve a multitude of purposes as living spaces, office areas, playrooms, workout studios, even craft rooms. Hardwood flooring and traditional style gives you that classic, time-honored look that works so well in so many different settings. Today’s hardwoods are durable, affordable and beautiful. Mohawk’s traditional collection of hardwoods offers all those same advantages while perfectly capturing that warm, timeless character that’s so inviting. When designing a space, heavier grains in the hardwood will create movement and dramatic flair while the clean lines and lighter, more subtle graining will create the essence of a more formal room.

Excellent ideas Taniya- and Mohawk creates hardwood floors that won't scratch! Are you considering a hardwood option for your home? Which of these tips did you find most important? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to share your design adventures! 
 

What Are the Advantages of Laminate Flooring?

  
  
  

Mohawk Laminate Flooring provides tremendous advantages for your home.Chances are, you have recently walked on or noticed a beautiful laminate floor without ever knowing it.


Today’s laminate are vastly different from the styles that were first introduced during the late 1970s.


For starter’s the enhanced realism and printing capabilities of modern laminate flooring looking more gorgeous than ever before. 

Also, technology and superior finishes make today’s laminate flooring more durable and last longer than the product of yester-year.


What is timeless however, is the ease of installation, maintenance and amazing value that laminate flooring provides. Mohawk Laminates combine the best of all these characteristics for an incredible results and beautiful surfaces.

 


Ready to be impressed? Here are 8 advantages of laminate flooring that make this surface hard to resist!

1. Incredible visual – We want gorgeous floors and today’s technology delivers! Mohawk Laminates with GenuEdge takes naturally occurring wood patterns and beautifully replicates them in a revolutionary process that allows designs to roll over the edge of the laminate planks for an unparalleled realistic visual.


2. Exceptional Value – Laminate flooring offers homeowners to create the look they desire without maxing out the entire budget. With constantly improving technology, you are giving your home great style for less. Mohawk’s glueless locking system also eliminates the expense of adhesives for installation.


3. Easiest Clean-Up - Another reason we love Laminates? It’s flooring that’s easy to clean! Spills require only a vacuum or broom and a slightly damp mop. Mohawk GenuEdge Technology also prevents dirt and dust from getting trapped in between the plank’s eased edges. Now that’s easy.


4. Painless Installation - Mohawk Laminate floors feature UniClic Technology, the industry’s most premier glueless locking system. The tongue–and–groove shape creates a tight connection, reduces installation time, and comes with a lifetime locking system warranty


5. Durable & Scratch Resistant - Everyday wear and tear doesn’t stand a chance against Mohawk Laminates with ScratchGuard™ Advanced Finish Protection. ScratchGuard infuses aluminum crystals into the top layer of the laminate floor for incredible surface protection and making it the perfect choice for high-traffic locations.


6. Increased Style – Designers require the most design options possible and Laminate manufacturers are answering the call. Mohawk offers laminate planks in longer lengths and widths in order to truly capture the look that homeowners want. Also, Mohawk’s latest laminate Barrington offers the high-gloss finish that is in high demand.


7. Green Product – With the increasing demand for eco-friendly flooring, Mohawk Laminates fit the bill: Mohawk Laminates diverts 680 million pounds of material from U.S. landfills and some contain up to 74 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Annually, one billion pounds of wood waste is reused in Mohawk laminate production.


8. Homegrown Hardwood – Another trend throughout the nation is buying goods that are made in the United States. As American consumers look for ways to stimulate the national economy, purchasing products manufactured stateside is one excellent source.

While representing one of the more recent flooring options developed, it's obvious why Laminates are wildly popular with consumers. At Mohawk, we're crazy about Laminates and would love to hear how you have used them in your home! 

 

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