Design Trends - Spring 2013 by Mohawk Home . Mohawk Home is a leader in rug manufacturing, design, and innovation. Our E-Commerce team discusses what they are discovering from direct interaction with consumers and our Designers reveal some exciting trends in rugs for 2013.
Made in South Pittsburg: Shaw Hardwood Flooring By: Latricia Thomas A local company that's known for its carpet is taking the hardwood flooring world by storm with their engineered product called Epic. When you see Shaw trucks on the Interstate, you might assume they're carrying carpet.Shaw's Vice President of Hard Surface Business Development Scott Sandlin says, We're becoming more than just a carpet company and it gives people a lot of opportunity.But if those trucks came from the South Pittsburg plant, the freight actually comes from a forest. After adjusting to the temperature in the factory for a few days, stacks of wood veneers made from hickory, walnut, oak and cherry, move on to the assembly line. You have a back veneer and a face veneer and they will go into the press and they will be adhered to an HDF board, like a sandwich, Sandlin says.When the humitidy changes in your home, or the temperature changes, it doesn't shrink or grow.After the press, it's time for a quick touch up before the wood is sliced into strips. The 145 employees that work in the South Pittsburg plant check the planks during several steps of the manufacturing process, thankful these jobs returned after Shaw shut down the outdated yarn facility that once stood here.It was devastating when we shut it down so we were glad we could bring wood into this community to make it into what it is today, says Sandlin. So that made a big difference for South Pittsburg and Marion County.Back on the line, it's time for cosmetics. It goes down this line, with 8 or 9 stages of the finish being put on. It's just impractical to do it outside of the factory. It's almost like paining your car out of the factory, according to Sandlin.Add the Made in America box, and it's time to ship to distributors and then to a home near you. We are very proud that this product is made in Marion County and ships out of our distribution facilities in Northwest Georgia, Sandlin says. That's very important to us.
Installation Instructions for VersaLock AG Laminat Installing laminate floors has never been easier with VersaLock AG laminate flooring by Shaw Floors. This flooring requires minimal adhesive, tools and preparation. Begin by measuring the floor, laying underlayment and determining how many planks will be required to cover the room. It is recommended to choose random lengths of planks and various planks from different cartons to enhance the look of the floor. When installing around tight spaces, simply remove the locking ridge and add a layer of adhesive to the board to keep it in place.
Carpet Cleaning Tips by Shaw Floors . Maintaining clean carpet can seem difficult but when following a few Shaw Floors cleaning tips it doesn't have to be. One tip is to lay down a door mat, an easy fix to keeping dirt and soil from getting on carpets. Another key tip is to vacuum regularly and get carpets professionally cleaned every 6-24 months. Finally it is important to pay prompt attention to stains and remove them in the appropriate manner - blot never rub or scrub spills. We recommend using a product like Shaw's R2X Stain and Soil Remover for spot cleaning to provide easier stain removal. For more carpet cleaning tips,
Joe Boehm Talks Style with Shaw Floors Joe Boehm, senior interior designer for Better Homes and Gardens, took some time out of his busy day to give Shaw Floors a look into the world of interior design and style. Style is broad and has become highly influenced by the internet which allows consumers to add their own personal influence when decorating. Ethnic and global styles, where consumers decorate with items from their travels is one trend Joe has been seeing. Another trend is the revival of the bland color palette, full of whites and grays where colors and textures are built up. This could be in the form of a rough textured carpet complimented by a grey stained hardwood floor. Shaw Floors offers a full range of flooring in colors and styles to meet your needs