Mohawk showcases nature-inspired designs at HD Expo

Phoenix, Arizona— Mohawk Group has unveiled floor coverings designed to advance healing and productivity in healthcare interiors at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held here November 10 to 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Mohawk Group’s showcase features flooring influenced by the desert Southwest and other selections rooted in biophilic design, the company said. Highlighted collections include Healthy Environments carpet tile and resilient sheet and Pivot Point enhanced resilient tile.

According to the company, the Healthy Environments carpet and hard surface collection is inspired by the colors and textures of species native to the American Southwest. In addition to their natural beauty, the innate hardiness of these plants is said to provide a paradigm for perseverance through difficult challenges and environments. The collection incorporates three 12″ x 36″ carpet tile patterns influenced by nature: Baccharis; Chitalpa; and Xeric.

Each carpet plank is said to be manufactured using sustainable Duracolor Tricor premium nylon fiber, making it functional for the most demanding spaces with inherent stain and wear resistance, advanced soil-hiding capabilities and enhanced color clarity, the company said. Healthy Environments carpet tile comes standard on Red List-free EcoFlex NXT carpet tile backing.

Healthy Environments also includes four heterogeneous sheet patterns in 6′ and 12′ formats that coordinate with the carpet tile selections: Sisalana; Juniperus; Geomorphic; and Klei Firma. The sheet patterns include a 20-mil commercial wear layer and an M-Force enhanced urethane finish for superior durability and stain resistance. Healthy Environments was honored this summer with the Best of NeoCon Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring.

Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile combines high performance and sophisticated design to enhance healthcare and clinical environments, the company said. The Living Product Challenge Petal certified hard surface is said to be manufactured using alternative chemistry and was designed to give more back to the environment than it takes during its entire life cycle.

Design and color draw inspiration from fresh, natural materials and biophilic influence, the company said, including four wood and four textile patterns in a 7″ x 48″ plank format and four terrazzo and natural stone visuals in 36″ x 36″ tiles. The colors and styles within the carbon-neutral collection can be combined or used individually for healthcare spaces. The collection features a 3mm thickness, a 20-mil commercial wear layer and an M-Force enhanced urethane finish.

“At Mohawk, we believe that healing spaces should empower the mind, body and spirit, and that flooring solutions should help foster optimum health and wellness,” said Cynthia Hubbell, vice president of healthcare and senior living for Mohawk Group. “By leveraging our family of brands, we connect our clients with a single-source experience to help them create healthcare interiors that enable patients and care providers to thrive.”

She added, “Flooring is an integrated part of patient-centered healing environments, from acute care and nonacute to all levels of senior living, and we are proud to be able to leverage our respective brands across multiple categories to serve our valued partners.”

Daltile is also showcased as part of Mohawk’s presence at the expo. Featured at the booth is Emerson Wood with StepWise technology, which allows for 50 percent more slip resistance than regular tile, according to the company.

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