Limitless possibilities with Mohawk carpet tiles

With a commitment to excellence in design, innovation and sustainability, Mohawk Group provides a wide range of flooring solutions, especially carpet tiles

The versatility and flexibility of carpet tiles from Mohawk Group offers nearly limitless possibilities without compromising style, quality and value. Carpet tile is a durable solution for the commercial space, allowing added texture, edgy combinations and endless options in running line and custom patterns. Mohawk says that it’s carpet tiles create boundless design, flexibility with effortless installation and ease of maintenance.

The award-winning Healthy Environments carpet and hard surface collection is inspired by the alluring, soothing colors and textures of species native to the American Southwest. In addition to their natural beauty, the innate hardiness of these plants provides a paradigm for perseverance through difficult challenges and environments. Healthy Environments was honored in 2018 summer with the Best of NeoCon Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring.
Healthy Environments incorporates three 12″ x 36″ carpet tile patterns influenced by nature. Baccharis is inspired by the organic fluidity of desert broom plants. Chitalpa features an organic grid visual in homage to the utilitarian desert willow branches. Xeric’s randomly flowing appearance was influenced by the tops of mesquite trees and branches below. Each carpet plank is 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. Healthy Environments carpet tile comes standard on Red List-free EcoFlex NXT carpet tile backing.

As the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, Mohawk Group believes that better floor coverings emerge from better design, innovation, sustainability, project solutions and operational excellence. Mohawk Group addresses the unique challenges and opportunities in contract interiors with a comprehensive carpet and hard surface portfolio of all types and price points. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, the company has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years.
Mohawk Group’s mission is to serve those who heal, live and work in the healthcare built environment by creating innovative flooring across multiple categories, of which carpet tiles are a very important part.

The one-and-only HFTW will be back in 2019

Stakeholders and veterans can vouch that there is no other event of this nature and stature and in India. TCMM provides a unique platform for machine manufacturers of the textile industry. Even the audience/participants visiting the event received an excellent platform and food for thought as far as ideas and understanding of textiles and their production is concerned.

The wait for the sole home textile and floor furnishing technology event, Home Fashion Technology Week (HFTW India), organised by Tech Communiqué Multi Media (TCMM), will soom come to an end. The fourth edition of the event will take place on two occasions in 2019.
The first season will happen in Karachi, Hotel Ramada, on February 20. Around 80 -100 people are expected to attend this event. Then in September, the second session will happen in 295, Textile Buiding, New York. This would be attended by an even greater strength of more than 200 people. As expected, the niche event will witness handsome participation from the industry leadership.
The unique HFTW 2018 had won all praises and for 2019 too, the companies are very positive on participation at this event where potential clients from all India will be present and will also be provided with a platform where they were able to inform the clients on how they can add value in any part of the value chain in Home textiles and Rugs and Carpets.

Last year’s HFTW event saw the special focus on bed linen, towels and curtains and witnessed participation in large numbers. With fully packed booths, the industry event in 2018 generated $60-70 million worth of technology related inquiries, an enhanced figure in comparison to 2017. A large number of business deals also materialised. It is expected that in 2019, the numbers will be much higher. The next HFTW is expected to generate about $NNNNNNNN billion.

Team TCMM has been talking to previous years exhibitors and are quite hopeful to have them repeat their presence in the show. This will include the names of the likes of Durst, Tuftco, Magetron, Espritech, Smart MRT, Sontech, Stentex, Sunwin, Staubli, SMS Gartex, Zund, The Ideasmith, SP Setia & Associates, Home Textile Views, Textech Communique and Floortech Communique. Some of the prominent visitors included Welspun, Trident, SSM Mills, Indocount, Alok Industries, Rangoli Solapur, Deesan Group, GM fabrics, Li & Fung and GOTS, among others and will be invited again for this prestigious show.
The event is further strengthened by the fact that representatives from various companies, who are veterans in their field, will make presentations before the industry, which provide solid input, outlook, as well as vision for the textile industry and its future. The animated discussions bring about fruitful analysis. The organisers are happy about the fact that the various editions of HFTW fulfil its aspiration and aim to benefit Home and Floor Furnishing Industry of India on a single platform bringing all four segments together – Machinery & Technology Suppliers, Buyers and Consultants, Indian Retailers and Home and Floor Furnishing manufacturers.
HFTW is the only platform that brings together the world’s most influential textile machinery manufacturers and Indian home and floor furnishing producers in presence of niche buyers to know about the best technology available from around the world to help producing Home and Floor Furnishings products at each region of North India, West India and South India with better efficiency in line with ‘Make in India’.
Industry experts opine that such kinds of events are the need of the hour for the Indian home & floor furnishing industry. The industry must invest in the latest technology, given that technology is the base on which the survival of the industry depends. In spite of difficult times, companies having good R&D and an advanced infrastructure are doing good.

Welspun targets Rs 1,000 cr sales from flooring

Home textiles major Welspun is bullish on its new flooring venture to clock a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore in the next 3-4 years on the back of its new modular solutions. Welspun Flooring, an integrated and independent flooring vertical of the $2.3 billion Welspun Group, is looking to tap the potential of the renovation segment of the Rs 35,000-crore overall Indian tiles market.

“Our target is to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore in the next three to four years,” Welspun Flooring CEO Mukesh Savlani told PTI. Commenting on distribution network plans, Savlani said: “We will have presence in 30 cities, from metros up to tier III, by March 2019. Currently we are in the process of appointing distributors.” Further, he said from the middle of next year, Welspun Flooring will start exports to the US, Europe, Australia and southeast Asian countries.

Bullish on the potential of the business, Savlani said:”The overall Indian tiles market is around Rs 35,000 crore per annum, of which 90 per cent is for new construction and 10 per cent is renovation. Our belief is that the renovation segment will grow significantly.”

Welspun Flooring will offer stone polymer composite luxury performance tiles, carpet tiles, wall to wall carpets and artificial grass to begin with. The company is in the process of setting up its Rs 1,150 crore manufacturing facility spread over 600 acre in Hyderabad, where it will produce items for residential, hospitality and commercial applications.

The plant will be operational by March next year, and at present the company is in the pilot stage of marketing its products. The facility will have an initial capacity of 10 million square feet in the phase I and can be further upgraded as per requirement.

JTN Rugs & Home and Amer Rugs to Join Forces

JTN Rugs and Home, one of the most exciting recent entrants in the field of carpets and home accessories, is pleased to announce it is joining forces with an established global leader in the same: Amer Rugs. JTN is the brainchild of its founder, the highly regarded Sanjay Purohit, who has worked with rug suppliers and manufacturers around the world for the past twenty-six years. Now he brings this expertise, renowned consultancy skills, wide-ranging experience, and proven performance to Amer as he joins the Board of the firm as Executive Director.

Mahesh Choudhary founder of Amer said: “Over the years we have built a solid foundation for Amer. As the company is now poised for the next level of growth, we are confident that with Sanjay [Purohit] on board we will achieve ever greater levels of success.”

Through his commitment and perseverance, Amer has emerged as a leader within the international rug industry. Since its start over three decades ago, Amer Rugs has become a truly global operation with its dedicated staff and team of thousands of weavers and designers working around the clock to ensure the order placed in North America is processed and fulfilled correctly in India before final delivery to the client. This is the commitment Amer makes to all of its clients: world-class quality and service.

Amer relocates headquarters, bullish on 2019

With steady sales growth in 2018 under its belt, Amer Rugs expects a strong 2019 and lays the foundation for continued gains with a new headquarters facility in Norcross, and plenty of product innovation.

The new headquarters features 43,300 square feet, which includes a new warehouse facility to accommodate the company’s expanding product assortment. In addition, Amer just announced an updated logo designed to represent the company’s new direction.

“”January 2019 is going to be much stronger for us for many reasons,” said Raj Choudhary, president. “We have refreshed our look, which is a reflection of our vibrant regeneration at Amer, and we have added new product lines to cater to all price-point categories from high-end knotted to machine-made products.” Choudhary pointed out that the company’s just-announced new logo mark is designed to reflect its updated spirit.

“We have observed a steady growth since last year [2017] and our sales have also increased in comparison,” he explained. The company’s hand-knot category remains its strongest revenue generator with best-sellers including the Majestic, Mystique and Zenith collections. “We have received excellent response to our hand-loom products like the Paradise and Heaven collections. And, in machine-made, the top selling lines were Hamilton and Venice.”

Following a positive High Point in October, Amer expects to end the fourth quarter ahead of the same period one year earlier. “We are expecting to end 2018 with a strong quarter,” Choudhary said. “This can be attributed in a huge part to our product diversity. We are able to offer a variety of products in terms of price point. Whether you are looking for low-price machine-made or high-priced unique hand-knotted rug, you come to Amer.”

Creative Matters takes Art Day workshops to Domotex

Creative Matters, a custom floor and wallcoverings source for designers and architects, will present its interactive Art Day workshops for rug design enthusiasts at Domotex in Hannover, Germany, January 11 – 14, 2019. The company also announced that its custom fair-trade rug for the refurbished mid-century modern lobby of Toronto boutique hotel, The Anndore House, is a finalist for a 2019 Carpet Design Award in the Best Interior category. The 100% wool hand-tufted lobby carpet was designed by Creative Matters’ Sandra Ciganic-McKinney for Studio Munge and crafted in Thailand. Winners in each of eight categories will be announced at The Carpet Design Awards ceremony on January 12, 2019 in Hall 9.

Creative Matters will collaborate with Cover magazine and Domotex to present its Art Day workshops, and will exhibit its latest contemporary, fair trade creations at booth B40 (Hall 9) throughout the exhibition. “The one-hour workshops are an opportunity for Domotex visitors to try their hand at a floor covering design and gain insight into the unique way we approach rug creation,” said Carol Sebert, president of Creative Matters. “Art Day is the time we take and method we use to generate fresh ideas. Our clients depend on us for inspiring creations, ready to customize to their requirements. These workshops have enabled us to build an extensive searchable archive of designs as well as to develop our own collections of hand-knotted rugs.” she said.

KAS Rugs pushes for record High Point Market

KAS, riding on year-end momentum, will be introducing 14 new collections and expanding multiple in-line collections to hit the ground running in 2019 at the High Point Market. The company is anticipating this market to be one of the best this year. “We’re escalating our assortment this season with more handwoven products to widen our product breadth extensively,” stated Marketing Associate, Brianne Coradini, “while staying focused on bringing unique and trendy machine-wovens to market.”

4 of the 14 new collections that KAS would like to focus on are: Morris, Perry, Portland and Provo.

Morris – A collection of 7 different handwoven jute and polyester printed chindis, the colors of these chindis are what make the rugs so unique and intriguing. Bohemian flair combined with a multi-textured feel of vintage prints add a rustic element and definite depth to your floors.

Perry – Perry presents textured geometric patterns with hi-lo effects and tassels, handwoven in India and available in 5 unique patterns. The colors are neutral enough to go with any décor and bold enough to make the room pop!

Portland – Machine woven rugs with a fringe create antique appeal out of polyester printed patterns! These rugs have a striking washed vintage traditional element to them. Available in 7 different patterns and all unique in color and design.

Expanding their Indoor-Outdoor footprint, KAS presents Provo…textured machine-woven rugs made of UV-treated polypropylene that are easy to care for year-round. Combining trendy pop colors and a thin, textured pile, these rugs are easy to decorate around making this a great collection for anyone with any type of lifestyle indoors or out.

Growing KAS’ Indoor-Outdoor assortment further, they continue to see success in the Libby Langdon Hamptons outdoor rugs by KAS. Introducing 6 new patterns this market, designed by Libby Langdon herself, these outdoor rugs are built to stand the test of time indoors or out. Hand-hooked of UV-treated polypropelene in a coastal color palette, these rugs are perfect for a relaxed outdoor setting or a refreshing indoors.

Rug Companies on the Move at Las Vegas Market

Several rug companies are represented in the nearly 90,000 square feet of new, expanding and relocating home décor showrooms confirmed for 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market, running January 27 – 31, 2019.

New to Las Vegas Market is FJ Kashanian, a designer and manufacturer of hand-knotted rugs, which will unveil a permanent showroom with about 1,000 square feet in building C, space C-392. In Building A, Dalyn Rug Company, a manufacturer of machine-crafted rugs is expanding to 7,085 square feet on A3. In Building B, Orian Rugs, a manufacturer of decorative area and scatter rugs, is relocating and expanding to 6,289 square feet on B3 (B-362), which will open under the new Palmetto Living brand. Read full story.

In Building C, Chandra, a provider of high-quality handmade rugs, is relocating from Building B to Building C, and expanding to 8,950 square feet in C-512; and MASTOUR Est. 1890, a producer of hand-woven carpets and rugs, is relocating and expanding to 1,256 square feet on C4 (C484).

In addition to permanent showrooms, the Market’s 50,000 square feet of temporary home décor exhibits will include an expanded showcase of custom furnishings and one-of-a-kind suppliers from Sunday to Wednesday of Market. In DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, design-driven buyers can find more than 15,000 square feet of antiques, found objects and one-of-a-kind vintage home furnishings, with all items available for immediate delivery. New DISCOVERIES exhibitors featuring area rugs include Blue Ocean Traders and Boga Rugs.

Las Vegas Market is a one-stop shop for design-driven home décor buyers, with more than one million square feet of home décor resources in Buildings A, B, and C, along with temporary exhibitors in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.

Carpet Design Awards 2019 finalists announced

The finalists for the 14th Carpet Design Awards have been chosen, and will be on show at Domotex 2019, where winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hall 9 on January 12. Organized by Cover and Hali magazines in partnership with Domotex, the awards celebrate creativity and craftsmanship, with a focus on original design. From hundreds of entries, three finalists are chosen in each of eight categories: Best Studio Artist Design, Best Modern Design Superior, Best Modern Design Deluxe, Best Transitional Design, Best Flatweave Design, Best Collection, Best Interior and Best Communication campaign.

The 2019 jury is led by Michael Mandapati, founder and president of Warp & Weft. Jury members include Milan-based artist and designer Nuala Goodman, Dutch designer Roos Soetekouw, London interiors blogger and designer Martyn White, and Stefan Amstad, who is responsible for purchasing carpets for furniture maker Möbel Pfister AG.

The shortlisted rugs will be on display in a dedicated showcase for the duration of the fair in Hall 9.

Domestic home textile segmentneed to prepare for additional capacity-make available machine woven carpet high quality and compitive price

Modern living is now the restless urge for the new standard platform to “instant gratification seekers” with constant desire to make the home furnishing according to individual lifestyle, interest and taste. With professional advice as well as online information available on architectural aspect and decorations, this calls for extended range of fabric qualities for home textiles. The home textiles basket today has to be full of high
performance fabrics and multiple utility products.

As the understanding of product attributes, the home textile furnishing widens to fulfill aspiration of users, it demands for performance oriented textiles in all the aspects.

Space designing and furnishing being the crucial parts, needs fabrics specialization and selection as the major step to provide paramount utility and interest.

One of the most important need in furnishing starts with curtains.

Curtains are important item of home textiles and are generally preferred with materials like jacquard, dobby woven fabric, printed fabrics, piece dyed fabric with structured or plain weave depending upon the correlation with interior of room.

Although, the traditional concept of single layer curtains is most widely used but the two layer curtain concept has also been introduced that needs one layer for the purpose of being 100% opaque so that there is no outside light and the second one solves the purpose of decoration and could be a lighter fabric as compared to the first layer.

The decorated fabrics for curtains can be printed on flatbed, rotary or digital prints. The common fabric weight for main curtain material lies in 150 – 200 grams.

Moving on to the living area the fabrics lay on the sofa are generally of the jacquard, piece dyed, velvet prints, flocked fabric, dobby design, chenille fabrics and leather at times.

The sofa is grouped with cushions, these are available in a variety of ranges like shapes such as square, rectangle, circular and sizes with wide variety of textured and decorated fabrics according to the use. Cushions were originally filled with cotton, feathers and fabric scrap but this has now been replaced to polyester hollow fiber .

Living area and bedrooms include area rugs for a lavish display and the snug and pleasant experience.

Carpet is a textile product consisting of two layers, upper layer call “pile” attached with pre woven lower layer. Carpet is generally made from wool, jute fiber or man made synthetic fiber. The carpet construction can be woven, tufted and bonded.

The construction can be hand woven on handloom, modern looms or tufted rugs and latest addition to these are the machine knotted rugs. The size for the area rugs varies widely and the most common face fibers are wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, cotton, viscous. The bulk of area rugs are constructed with cut piles and combination
of loop and cut.

The main factors affecting carpet durability are fiber weight, pile density and yarn stiches per inch.

The modern living has equally affected all parts of the household including kitchen. These now have kitchen towels normally done with flat woven textiles with basket weave, plain weave in yarn dyed jacquard design.

There are fabrics used for mopping and wiping too. Apron and oven mitts or com monly called oven gloves are one of the essentials nowadays.

As we move from living area to bedrooms the textile contribution recasts itself to comfortability as the major concern. The bed linen story has aspects like mattress, cover, bed sheet, bedspread, blanket, comforter,
pillow, pillow cover and cushions.

The bedroom also includes an area rug and some decorative runners for the furnishings. The production of these usually is hand knotted, tufted, woven or knitted with a wide variety of natural as well as artificial yarns.

The textile plays part in the bathrooms as well. These may include bathroom towel can be hand or bathing and bath mats. The most popular towel qualities are both sided loop formed with cotton yarn woven with the help of two sets of warp with bobby and jacquard shedding the decoration popular for towel is jacquard designs, fancy borders, printed towels on one side.

The towel range includes piece dyed, micro cotton towels, 2 ply combed yarn piled towels, yarn dyed jacquard and
piece dyed stripes.

Home Textiles hold excellent growth potential as urban living calls for high per capita requirement of home textiles basedon field survey of 100 apartments and their usage of textiles in home furnishing.

The table is the basic representation of the fabric consumption for furnishing in an upper middle class section of living. Concluding the significance of textiles, an average upper middle class living certainly acquires a considerate amount of textiles apart from apparels for the customization and furnishing variations. Fabrics and their variety not only provide a style statement but also improvised the basic standard for trend and forecast.