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Hospitality Flooring Reimagined
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Hospitality flooring has been reimagined with Durkan’s Onyx. Onyx is featured in Durkan’s innovative Definity technology which redefines luxury performance with patterning and textures never before seen in hospitality floorscapes. Enhanced surface detailing provides more than twice the definition of any other high-end hospitality carpet. Durkan’s exclusive technology creates precision sculpted dimension for incredible visual and tactile experiences. Stunning Floorscapes In Hospitality Flooring The...

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Why Are We #Adulting?
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Simple observations and a bit of curiosity–that is how I have been working as a designer for the past 12 years. OK, it might be more than just a bit of curiosity as I seem to have a never-ending list of questions in my head as to why things are done or how they are put together. In my design history, I have worked...

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Commercial LVT Flooring Is Grown Up
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New Commercial LVT Flooring Styles Unveiled At NeoCon we previewed new styles in both our carpet and our commercial LVT flooring solutions. With hard surface in popular demand for today’s environments, we introduced a number of coordinating LVT flooring and carpet collections. Grown Up, part of our award-winning Hot & Heavy collection, is a sophisticated loose-lay luxury vinyl tile. European hardwood visuals receive emboss in register to match...

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Durkan D*SCOVER Design Competition Inspires A Rising Star
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As they say, it’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Just last year, Kristen Evans was a student at Georgia Southern University. She entered Durkan’s student design competition, D*SCOVER, and thanks to that submission, she now has a full-time position as a designer at Durkan!  Held annually, Durkan’s D*SCOVER design competition allows college students and future designers to demonstrate their talent. Kristen entered the 2015 competition...

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Sustainable Commercial Flooring: The Big Picture
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Recently, I read an article from Lisa P. Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, on the company’s sustainability portfolio. Apple has partnered with the Conservation Fund and purchased over 36,000 acres of forests in the Eastern U.S.—more than 32,000 of which is in Maine. It makes you think why is Apple, a technology company already doing great sales worldwide, buying...

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Sailfish Point Country Club Searches For A Breathtaking Flooring Solution
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Here’s why Durkan’s Lakir blew away the decision-makers at Sailfish: It combined organic beauty and sophisticated styling in a durable package that could be custom colored. Plus, it was made in the USA, which facilitated delivery, and it was a sustainable choice—being CRI Green Label Plus certified and crafted of 25% pre-consumer recycled content. The luxurious patterns in Lakir are created with Durkan’s exclusive Definity...

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Our Homegrown Collection Relives Its Timeless, Sophisticated Legacy
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At NeoCon 2016, we previewed Homegrown, a woven broadloom from our Karastan luxury line. Homegrown is a luxurious flooring solution that offers the design community classic craftsmanship in high-end visuals. The artisanal woven construction creates a highly textured, luxurious carpet and seven neutral colorways enhance its sophistication and elegance. Homegrown epitomizes our Karastan line, reliving its timeless, sophisticated legacy. Merging classic construction with today’s desire for extreme texture,...

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WHY Another Green Building Certification Program?
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WELL Building—the name itself is very intriguing and makes you want to take notice. This is exactly what is happening in the industry, where along with environmental impact, health and wellness has taken equal importance. You might wonder what relation do health and buildings have—health is more related to the food you eat and exercise you do. But the built environment can and does...

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Introducing the 2016-2017 Color + Design Vision
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The Color and Design Vision is where we at Mohawk Group share our vision for the coming 18 months, forecasting what we believe are the leading concepts that fuel our current product development and inspire our customers with relevant, meaningful color and design insight. We explore cultural themes and trends affecting design today. We look what is happening in the world from this cultural context, studying social trends, demographics, and the...

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Our Light Lab Brightens and Inspires Creativity
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With a focus on creativity and collaborative design, we are extremely excited about our highly anticipated Mohawk Group Light Lab Design Center. Commercial Design, Hospitality Design, Product Development, Special Order Contract, Simulation and Hospitality Preorder teams, which includes almost 80 people, are now moved into the space. Our Light Lab, designed in collaboration with SCAD, is an environment that not only brings together all of...

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Expand Your Boundaries NeoCon 2016
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  Martin Lesjak explains the design concept for our NeoCon 2016 showroom as “a vision of transformative atmosphere, providing a multifunctional and flexible open space.”  Customers will experience this transformation in suite 377 during our industry’s largest 3-day event.   NeoCon 2016 at Mohawk Group will be taking flooring to a new level of design versatility. Our NeoCon showroom has gone from Floors That Move You to...

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Creating A Better Workspace For Better Business At Toyota
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  When Toyota decided to update its Customer Service Center East in Baltimore, Maryland, it took a novel approach. It asked the people working there: What will help you do your business better? About 500 team members work at the 12-year-old facility providing loan and financial services to the car manufacturer’s thousands of customers. Toyota occupies all five floors of the building. The renovation...

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Mohawk In Milan!
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Each April, about 300,000 people descend on Milan, Italy to attend Salone del Mobile, or the Italian Furniture Fair. The fair is enormous and is held just outside the city in an exhibition complex with multiple halls devoted to different kinds of furniture, kitchen and bath, and lighting. I attended the fair with Jackie Dettmar, our vice president of design and product development in...

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Janet Echelman Inspires, Moves And Makes People Think Through Art
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Durkan recently hosted a fantastic Design Summit at Barnsley Gardens, Georgia, where A&D customers – as well as end users and media – were treated to trend presentations, hospitality product development previews, and a special keynote talk by Janet Echelman. Echelman is an artist who works on a grand scale with fishnet, light and air. But to merely call her a fiber artist doesn’t do justice...

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Mohawk Moodboards: Hyper Yellow
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Now that the first signs of Spring are upon us, bright hyper yellow is both relevant and inspirational. This intense color is found in the outer spectrum of hues in nature, as with daffodils and forsythia, but it is also a color of technology and action. Refreshing, energizing, and often a shock to the system, hyper yellow awakens our senses and calls attention to...

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Transforming The Custom Design Process
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We live in an age where we thrive on the experience.  We seek out opportunities to do something truly different and celebrate the outcome.  We are more comfortable using online tools than at any point in history and believe that through technology almost anything is possible.  Today, we can create our own sneakers, jeans, outerwear and even M&M’s!  We’re excited to play in this...

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Mohawk Moodboards: GAME POP!
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The term Gamification has entered our daily lexicon, referencing how video games and pop culture continue to influence our millennial inspired lifestyles. The visual language and behavioral aspect of gaming has filtered down into much of design and consumer behavior. Technology has allowed for competition and game-like formats to enter into everything that we do; it’s entered the Corporate and Education market sectors in...

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What Was This School’s Fastest Way To A New Floor?
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Evansville-Vanderburgh Schools, the second largest school system in Indiana, has plenty of students—22,000 of them—and plenty of spaces with varying flooring needs. But, like all school districts, it is always short on time and money. “We have 5 million square feet of building,” said Pat Tuley, CFO. “We have a lot of needs in terms of carpeting and flooring, and we know, since we’re not going to have money to replace carpet every 10 or...

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What Design Trends Are Influencing Education Interiors?
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Royce Epstein, director of design segment at Mohawk Group, weighs in on design trends that are influencing today’s education interiors. Royce’s extensive professional career includes more than 20 years in interior design. In her role at Mohawk Group, Royce shares her passion and vision for design, cultural trends and the meaning of materials in a broad context. Constantly on the watch for new trends in...

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It’s A Hole In One At David Tom’s Academy 265!
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This is the David Tom’s Academy 265, a world-class instruction and training facility for golfers of all skill levels. Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, David Tom’s Academy 265 gets its name from David Toms’ winning score at the 2001 PGA Championship. His score of 265 still stands as the lowest aggregate total in major golf championship history! And Mohawk Group is proud to have its...

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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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