I am picky when it comes to decorating my home. In my “BC” (before children) days, I chose to decorate with antiques. I learned quickly after my first child this was not a viable decorating option. For our family room, where the kids rest, relax, and hang out with friends, I use a casual approach. I found furniture that hides stains, can be cleaned easily, and is durable. We have wood floors throughout our entire home due to my children’s allergies. I love my floors but have discovered they are cold in the winter. Plus, I needed a focal point, something to pull my room together. I wanted a rug. Not just any rug, a Mohawk rug. Mohawk’s commitment to quality and the environment is reflected in their mission statement:
While we view ourselves as an innovative, fashion-design company, we never lose focus on our mission to produce the highest quality and value-oriented products possible, while minimizing our impact on the world around us
As you can see, this is our most “lived in” room of the house.
I had several reasons for choosing a Mohawk Rug. Mohawk Industries is located approximately an hour from my house. I have had several friends who worked for Mohawk and knew they took pride in their work. For years, whenever I needed a new rug, I would drive to one of their nearby showrooms to see the selection. I appreciated the quality of the rug. I knew it would be durable, well made, and easy to clean. Mohawk rugs are available in a wide variety of styles, so I knew I could find one to match every room of my house. From the formal, antique living room, to the casual family room, to the messy kid rooms.
My Living Room Rug-and appreciative cat
Earth Day is upon us and I wanted to share a few of the ways Mohawk is trying to create a better world through safe and sustainable products through their Greenworks program.
One out of every five PET plastic bottles recycled in the United States are recycled by Mohawk. That’s over 3 billion bottles annually that produce our recycled fibers.
In 2009, they diverted over 18 million pounds of rubber tires, one of the largest and most hazardous types of post-consumer waste, from landfills and brought them to homes as designer doormats.
EcoCotton bath rugs
An average size bath rug of EcoCotton recaptures over 4 pounds of cotton that could end up in land fills.
The wool originates on the farms of New Zealand, where sheep are shorn every 9 to 12 months to provide a source of highly renewable materials.
Mohawk rugs are available at several online retailers including Lowes, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Sears, Target, Menards, and Anna’s Linens. You can connect with Mohawk Home on facebook and twitter.