Made In America
Shaw Epic Plus Hardwood
Shaw is one of the leading manufacturers of flooring in the entire world and their Epic Plus Hardwood line is manufactured here in the United States in Georgia and in Tennessee. The Epic line is hand scraped by local prisoners giving them job skills and a wage while imprisoned but also supports their victims’ funds as well. The Epic line also uses 50% less newly harvested wood than their competitor products by using recycled wood materials in their patented core structure. Shaw is also dedicated to sustainability and they are certified Cradle to Cradle which means that their products are certified to be safe for consumers and can be reused or recycled after use. They are currently running at 65% Cradle to Cradle products but have pledged to become 100% by 2030.
Somerset is a privately owned manufacturer out of central Kentucky “in the heart of the Appalachian timberlands”. They are proud to be members of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc (AHMI) verifying that they follow the strictest standards of sustainability to the Appalachian forests. They even have their own Forestry Staff to constantly manage the safety of their forests. They also have a strict “Waste Not” policy where they use the whole tree in their manufacturing process. Any wood fibers and sawdust produced is recycled into wood pellets and sold for a clean burning fuel.
COREtec products are manufactured at a Shaw facility in Ringgold, Georgia. Originally, COREtec was manufactured in China—but Shaw was able to bring production to the USA. Coretec has Embossed In Register technology for grain patterns you can feel, enhanced beveled edges for a more realistic appearance and integrated grout lines in perfectly coordinating shades.
Mohawk Laminate Flooring
Mohawk Industries is an American flooring manufacturer based in Calhoun, Georgia, United States. Their products are NALFA (North American Laminate Flooring Association) certified, which means it complies with formaldehyde emissions regulations for laminate flooring core board set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and is comprised of recycled content that may contribute points to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for homes and businesses across the USA! While Mohawk is a well-known global brand in today’s flooring industry, with manufacturing facilities all over the world, the brand offers several 100% made in USA laminate flooring product lines, that only those in the industry can guide you on and they simply cannot be beat if you want a made in U.S.A product. Made from various wood species in varying widths and finishes, Mohawk’s laminate flooring offers
clients a breadth of choices in styles and colors made right here in the USA.