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Bold Thinking At The Galt House Hotel
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Bold thinking has always been a part of the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. After all, it was in the first Galt House in 1864 that Union generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Sherman devised their audacious military strategy to capture Atlanta. More than 120 years later, in 1985, the Galt House installed one of the largest geothermal heating and air conditioning systems...

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A Terrifically Terrazzo Moodboard
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There has been an increased interest in materials and materiality in design. Emerging trends have risen around marble and stone patterns. Concurrently, we are seeing a trend in the use of terrazzo. Terrazzo is an age-old agglomerate or composite material, meaning it has a base and suspended particles. The base is usually a cementitious binder that holds chips of another material. Traditionally these chip...

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This Mohawk Moodboard Pays Tribute to Bowie
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When David Jones passed away on January 10th, the world lost one of the most influential and iconic artists to ever grace the stage. Known to all as musician David Bowie, he was so much more than a chameleon rock star. Bowie crafted his five-decade career with great finesse, overseeing every concept, every detail, and every persona with an overarching desire to make sense...

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Green Buildings Make Us Smarter And Our Businesses More Profitable
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All of us know intuitively that fresh air in buildings is better for people.  But did you know that it makes us smarter and our businesses more profitable? The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released their results of breakthrough research entitled: Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study...

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Liz Collins’ Energy Field: Carpet Is The Star Of The Show!
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Fabric on the floor changes the space immediately, and carpet spanning an entire space claims the room as a unique domain. My very first idea for Energy Field, a long-running art installation at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, was to install a wall-to-wall carpet with an engineered design based on one of my bold graphic artworks. I...

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13&9 Design Takes Over Our Instagram!
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To celebrate the launch of Moving Floors, we invited product design collaborators, 13&9 Design, to ‘takeover’ our Instagram account. These prolific designers gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration for this collection. Inspiration boards and concepts highlighting fashion, art and social trends were exemplified through bold, striking images and curated to tell the story of Moving Floors’ 4th dimension. Below are some of...

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A Mood For New Beginnings: MIRROR MIRROR
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As 2016 begins, we remain steadfast in our goals for a healthy and prosperous New Year, all while reflecting back on the year that was. With a new year comes new resolutions to look and feel our best. Today’s trend of natural wood framed mirrors and clothing stands/coat racks fit right in with our desire to embrace health and wellness at home, with a...

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Ending The Year With GRAND GREY
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With the chaos of 2015 finally coming to a close, we find ourselves seeking creature comforts and retreating into our homes for comfort and protection. A primitive grey palette has emerged to soothe our anxious souls and provide respite for our world-weary eyes that have been exposed to 24-7 streaming of news and images. Exaggerated block forms reinforce our need for stability, protection, and...

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Designing The Hospitality Interior With Artistry
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It’s clear that when IDI Studio sets out to create an interior, design is done with sheer artistry. In the Tulalip Resort Casino, every detail makes an impression and Durkan definitely added to the mix. A 36 oz. merit stripe custom with attached pad was created by IDI Studios for the guest rooms while a custom pattern, using Durkan’s Definity technology, was designed for the elevator lobby. IDI...

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Best Of Year Awards 2015
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It is truly an honor to be part of such a vibrant industry. Every year, Interior Design magazine recognizes the best in contract interiors for products and projects. There is no better way to celebrate these awards than in New York City. This year marked Interior Design’s 10th Anniversary Best of Year Awards and was held at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building. We were thrilled to...

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Look FWD: Explore Our Lookbook
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Look FWD is our lookbook, which features the latest styles and trends that exhibit perspectives on the evolution of design. With inspiration ranging from futuristic, cutting-edge forms to the handmade aesthetic of traditional craft, we are shifting perceptions of what flooring can achieve. Presenting instrumental people, places, inventions and ideas inspiring the trends of today that will shape the design of tomorrow.  Be inspired. View our...

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What Makes A SEED Classroom? Watch This…
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SEED stands for Sustainable Education Every Day, and SEEDclassrooms are modular hands-on sustainable learning spaces built to Living Building Challenge™ standards. Watch and learn what makes a SEED classroom a sustainable classroom of the future. Find out more about the SEEDclassroom at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in...

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From Spinning Yarn to Achieving Gold
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Going for gold isn’t always easy, but it can be achieved with a strategic design and construction plan and hard work. Our Mohawk Flooring Center in Calhoun, Georgia is now LEED® Gold certified. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most recognizable program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and...

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Living Longer and Healthier At Wellmore Tega Cay
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A luxurious assisted living community in Tega Cay, South Carolina, Wellmore Tega Cay distinguishes itself from similar facilities around the country by emphasizing an award-winning “purpose-based wellness program” that stresses “people can get better at any age.” With a fitness center, indoor therapy pool and full gym as well as skilled nursing, it combines wellness and healthcare to help residents live longer and healthier...

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Color and Design Vision Series: Interactive Adapter
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Design is a fluid practice. We are often challenged to define spaces that are continuously adaptive and flexible. Interactive Adapter addresses the rapid pace of innovation and change with digital technology. We search for better ways to adapt to our environment, and in our consumer culture we want products that adapt to us. Buzzwords: Digital Technology, 3D and 4D printing, Data, Innovation, Agility, Disruption, Parametric Design,...

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What Makes Flooring Smart?
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We know there is a lot that goes into designing healthy, beautiful education spaces where students are inspired and engaged to learn. That’s why we’re focused on designing the right products for these spaces. For instance, our smart flooring products are created using field research to deliver the right solution for learning environments. Find out more and download our white paper on How Flooring Materials Impact...

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Color and Design Vision Series: Native Narrative
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Everything in our world has a story. Native Narrative looks at the idea that the most historic road can inspire new stories within us. Each generation interprets what has been passed down, influenced by the past, but owning their own place in time. Buildings, design objects, and artifacts also have stories, contributing insights into our cultural heritage and how man evolves. When it comes...

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‘R’ Is For Resilient
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Meet Royce Epstein, Mohawk Group’s Director of Design Segment. In August of 2014, at the age of 45, Royce was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Royce is sharing her story to help educate on the importance of early detection, and to shed some light on the long journey to wellness once a woman hears those fateful words: “You have breast cancer”....

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Marble Gets Us In the Mood
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MARBLE EFFECTS, marbling, and real marble are having a heyday right now. The renewed interest in classic materials and neo classical form has led to marble patterning, seen everywhere from textiles to furniture to iPhone cases. In many cases the marble is authentic, fabricated into tables and housewares that present its cool, smooth hand and solid shape. In other cases, the marble pattern is...

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Calling All K-12 Schools!
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SUBMIT CREATIVE SCRATCH ART DESIGNS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN FREE CARPET! Who better to create Mohawk Group’s next flooring design for the education market than your talented students? Help us create the newest carpet design pattern in our Mixology Collection, which combines a neutral background with vibrant color characteristics similar to that of scratch art. The winning design will win free carpet for...

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Fighting Breast Cancer in October and Throughout the Year
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve turned on the Pink! Since 2001, we have partnered with Susan G. Komen and are pleased to celebrate this ongoing partnership with Komen in the fight against breast cancer. Learn the facts about Breast Health Basics and visit the Susan G. Komen website for more information: Each year, more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are expected to...

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What Does A Sustainable Classroom of the Future Look Like?
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Did you know that currently American school children attend classes in more than 350,000 portable classrooms. In the next two years, 100,000–150,000 more portables are projected to be added to the academic landscape. Standard portable classrooms provide a quick solution for expansion, but they are typically not the optimum healthy living environments for students. That’s where the SEEDclassroom has an impact. SEEDclassrooms provide a healthy...

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Color and Design Vision Series: Life In Layers
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We all lead a Life in Layers, which looks at the multidimensionality of our lives, cultures, and generations. Our world is layered with technology, digital overload and clutter. Life in Layers is about reclaiming ourselves, bringing nature back so we can begin to feel human again and hear the natural cycles and rhythms of our lives. What are the buzzwords? Back to Nature, Stratification, Biophilia,...

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What Is The Inspiration Behind Iconic Earth?
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Iconic Earth, a carpet tile collection with patterns that draw inspiration from natural stone formations, features innovative metallic yarns for a unique lustrous effect that mimics the look of oxidized minerals.  From a macro trend perspective, the collection is inspired by Life In Layers, which examines the multidimensionality of our lives. Go behind-the-scenes with our product team to get an even closer look on the...

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Color and Design Vision Series: Greater Good
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Color and Design Vision is where we share our vision for the coming year and half, forecasting what we believe are the leading concepts that have fueled our recent product development and inspire our customers with relevant, meaningful color and design trends. We look what is happening in the world from a cultural context, studying social trends, demographics, and the economy. We do extensive research...

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Get In An Opalescent Mood: DICHROIC
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DICHROIC color palettes are prevalent today, featuring prismatic color shifts with iridescence and shimmer. Inspired equally by nature and science, the opalescent quality to these color tones offers varying sheen and subtle changes in hue, yet remains deep, saturated, and chromatic. We see this movement toward pearlescence in many different types of materials in architecture, fashion, fabrics and building materials. With connections to holograms,...

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How One School Used Flooring to Inspire Learning
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When Superintendent Dr. Beth Johnsen said she wanted to create a fun environment for the students of Conestoga Junior-Senior High School, well, that’s exactly what she did. The Conestoga Junior-Senior High School, located in Murray, Nebraska was freshened up with a new floor using all of the patterns of the Street Thread carpet collection: Off The Wall, Pop Icon, Super Fresh and Taped Off. In...

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Get in the Mood: ELECTRIC BLUE
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Welcome to the first installment of our Mohawk Moodboards series, where we share the emerging themes that we see in all types of design, from fashion to architecture, interiors, industrial design, graphics, and art. These themes reflect the current mood of design today, viewed through the lens of popular culture. Our product design and development team shares inspiration from these trends to fuel our work. We love to...

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Southface Gets A Refresh
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Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Southface is the beacon of sustainability for the Southeast. And, we are very proud to be supporters of Southface and their mission. Recently, Southface received a campus refresh, which was driven by a holistic approach to sustainability in our built environment. Using evidence-based design, the refresh was centered on enhancing health and well-being. What was our part in this project? Well, the...

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Take A Trip To Our Dallas Showroom!
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Recently, we opened our Dallas showroom! Designed by Gensler Dallas, our showroom and design studio was created by designers, for fellow designers, so everything from the layout to the décor welcomes creativity and inspiration. With communal worktables, easy access to product samples and an accessible loose tile library, it’s more than a showroom. We’re excited to share our space with the design community, whether...

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What’s Underfoot at 30,000 Feet?
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Sitting on a plane doesn’t quite have the same feeling as being at home, but the industry is working hard to address comfort at elevations of 30K.  Unfortunately, space will always be limited. However, the aviation industry can focus the rest of the experience.  Flat screen TV? Check. Movies on demand? Check. Charge your electronics while flying? Yes, check.  Snacks just down the hall? Absolutely....

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Design Chat with Virginia Langley
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Where do you live and where did you grow up? How did these environments influence your approach design? Well, there’s quite a lot to combine here as I am British, but I was born in Africa and lived there the first part of my youth. I am now American and my home is in beautiful Palm Springs, California. My first time to California I fell...

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There’s Nothing Lazy About This La-Z-Boy Showroom
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The name may say La-Z, but the project time line said hurry! With limited time to finish installation of this 8,000 square foot project, the La-Z-Boy Showroom at the High Point Furniture Mart in High Point, North Carolina was on a fast track to complete their renovation. However, time wasn’t the only challenge. A vast number of trades were working simultaneously to finish the...

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NeoCon 2015 Trend Report by Royce Epstein
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Ah NeoCon, the greatest time of year! Everyone enjoys seeing the latest, greatest products for commercial interiors while we learn about upcoming workplace trends and catch up with industry friends. New designs, innovative solutions and fresh ideas are all over the Merchandise Mart. The buzz in the air is palpable. And, let’s not forget the parties, the giveaways and the shoes. For us at...

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Deciphering Declare Labels: What to Look For and What to Ask
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With the International Living Future Institute’s Declare program, what you see is what you get. Declare is an excellent tool for honesty and transparency as it relates to building products. You might have questions about the differences between LBC-Compliant (Living Building Challenge-Compliant), Red List Free and Declared. Here’s a breakdown of each category: If there are no Red List ingredients in the product, it...

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Royce Epstein, Designer And A Design Fan, Has A Message…
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  Hello! I’m Royce, the new Director of the Design Segment for Mohawk Group. I’m thrilled to join Mohawk, with its broad and diverse offering for the A&D market. I spent most of my 20+ year career as a Materials Specialist in A&D, and I have always had a special interest in carpet and textiles. I grew up in the industry with the Mohawk...

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Flooring Solutions for Stoney Creek Deliver Product And A Beautiful Space
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This Stoney Creek Hospitality Missouri location features Durkan’s first hotel lobby installation with products using our Definity technology. Other products used on the project for public spaces feature Durkan’s printed Synthesis technology. Kim Drautz, president and chief operating officer of Stoney Creek Hospitality, gives an overview of her team’s experience searching for a total flooring solution. “When a supplier says that they can provide a flooring solution for...

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