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Mohawk Hardwood Flooring: Tradition Meets Innovation

Mohawk Industries is a name that resonates deeply within the flooring industry. Founded in the late 19th century, this company has, over the decades, consolidated its position as a market leader, pioneering innovations and setting standards. Among their vast range of products, Mohawk's hardwood flooring stands out for its blend of traditional elegance and cutting-edge technology. This article delves into the world of Mohawk hardwood flooring, exploring its features, benefits, and the reason behind its enduring popularity.

A Brief History

Mohawk Industries traces its origins back to 1878. Initially set up as a carpet manufacturer, Mohawk gradually expanded its product range to include rugs, carpets, ceramic tile, laminate, vinyl, and, of course, hardwood. With its dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, Mohawk quickly became synonymous with reliability and excellence.

Unparalleled Quality and Aesthetics

The first thing that strikes you about Mohawk's hardwood flooring is its sheer beauty. The rich grains, myriad color choices, and a range of finishes cater to diverse aesthetic preferences. Whether you're aiming for a rustic charm, a contemporary sheen, or a traditional elegance, Mohawk’s collection has something for every palette.

Technological Innovations

Mohawk has been at the forefront of integrating technology into its hardwood flooring solutions:

  • Uniclic® Technology: This patented technology allows for easy installation without the need for glue or nails. The planks fit together seamlessly, reducing the time and effort required for installation.
  • ArmorMax Finish: Mohawk’s ArmorMax finish, combined with Scotchgard Advanced Repel Technology, provides superior resistance against wear and stains. This ensures that the flooring retains its luster and beauty for years.
  • PureBond® Technology: Mohawk replaces traditional urea-formaldehyde adhesives with their proprietary PureBond® Technology. This not only makes their engineered hardwood products more environmentally friendly but also reduces VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions.

Sustainable Practices

Mohawk has displayed a deep commitment to sustainability. Their hardwood floors are sourced responsibly from domestic woods, ensuring minimal environmental impact. They actively participate in reforestation efforts and have set benchmarks in recycling and waste reduction in their manufacturing processes.

Range of Choices

From species to shades to finishes, Mohawk offers a staggering array of choices. Popular hardwood species like oak, hickory, and maple are available, alongside exotic ones such as Kassala and Pacific Pecan.

Care and Maintenance

Mohawk hardwood floors are designed for durability, but they also make maintenance a breeze. Regular sweeping or vacuuming, coupled with occasional mopping with a damp mop, is usually enough to keep the floor looking new. Mohawk also provides specialized cleaning products and care guides to aid homeowners.

Conclusion

In a market replete with choices, Mohawk hardwood flooring stands out for its marriage of tradition and innovation. Their century-old legacy, combined with an unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability, makes them a preferred choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Whether you're renovating a historic home or designing a modern space, Mohawk's hardwood flooring provides a touch of class and lasting durability.

CAN I INSTALL MOHAWK WOOD FLOORING OVER RADIANT HEAT?

Yes, Mohawk Engineered & Longstrip (glueless) Hardwood Floors are suitable for installing over a radiant heated concrete slab. Caution: The slab surface must never exceed 85 degrees F in temperature. Before installing over a radiant heated floor, turn off heat and wait until the floor has reached room temperature. After installing the floor return the heat to the previous setting.

Yes, Mohawk Engineered & Longstrip (glueless) Hardwood Floors are suitable for

Mohawk Engineered & Longstrip (glueless) Hardwood Floors can be installed over most concrete slabs (not solid hardwood). The concrete slab must be fully cured for at least 60 days, free of structural defects, clean and visually dry with no history of moisture problems. When testing for moisture, Mohawk suggests utilizing the industry–standard calcium chloride test or the Tramex Moisture Encounter (5 max). Note: All 3/8” solid products may be glued to a concrete slab using Mohawk’s approved glue and sealant system. Light–weight concrete that has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot is not suitable for Mohawk hardwood floors.

HOW CAN I REPAIR A CHIP IN MY FLOOR?

If the damaged area is smaller than an inch in diameter you can use ColorFill Putty to repair the defect. If the damaged area is too large replacing the plank may be required. See the Installation Guidelines for additional information and recommendations.

CAN I INSTALL MOHAWK WOOD FLOORING BELOW GRADE (IN A BASEMENT)?

Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors may be installed on all grade levels. See the Installation Guidelines for additional information and recommendations.

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