Platform enables designers to order samples for next-day delivery from state-of-the-art facility
Submitted by Mohawk Industries
Mohawk Group has become one of the first flooring manufacturers to offer a seamless ordering process for samples through Material Bank. Approximately 1,000 Mohawk Group SKUs across hard and soft surface are now available through the platform, including some of the latest featured styles from this summer’s NeoCon showcase in Chicago.
Material Bank simplifies the material sampling process while reducing waste and increasing the quality of service levels. As part of Mohawk Group’s desire to drive better project solutions through best-in-class tools and partnerships, Material Bank represents a strategic partnership that is poised to drive the best customer experience in the commercial flooring industry. The innovative service also aligns with Mohawk Group’s desire to help foster stronger relationships within the design community and meet the needs of a digitized architecture and design landscape.
“We recognize the world is changing and that solutions like Material Bank enable Mohawk Group to better serve our customers in a way that really meets their needs for service, customization and speed,” said Mark Oliver, vice president of workplace and retail at Mohawk Group. “Material Bank is an innovative, solutions-based approach that is focused on exceeding the expectations of our customers. We believe in this partnership and look forward to seeing how it helps us elevate the customer experience for design firms across the globe.”
Material Bank is the world’s largest architectural and design materials resource and is a free service for industry professionals. By combining technology and logistics, Material Bank is the fastest and most powerful way for design professionals to search and sample materials on a single platform. As a more sustainable solution to sampling, Material Bank also includes a reclamation program so that samples can be returned for reuse at no cost to the designer.
“Mohawk and SANDOW have a long-standing relationship, so I was incredibly proud when Mohawk became a Material Bank founding partner,” said Adam Sandow, CEO and founder of Material Bank and SANDOW. “It was evident by their support of our platform that they put a tremendously high value in providing designers with the best possible tools to do their job, in the most efficient way possible. Together, Mohawk and Material Bank will bring much needed efficiency to the design industry.”
Architects and designers using Material Bank can conduct complex searches and place sample orders across hundreds of brands and thousands of materials in seconds from a single source. Using the platform, customers can search by design, color, performance and technical attributes and create palettes across various finishes and brands. Order fulfilment takes place in an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, robotics-powered logistics facility just minutes from the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee. Design professionals who order samples by midnight EST will receive a single box containing their full sample order by 10:30 a.m. the following morning.
Mohawk Group in partnership with Material Bank helps make the formerly time- and resource-intensive processes around flooring sampling simple, efficient and more sustainable. Samples are shipped together in sustainable packaging, and unused materials can be returned free of charge, ensuring millions of samples will be reused rather than discarded.
Learn more about Mohawk Group in Material Bank at www.MaterialBank.com.
About Mohawk Group
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.
SANDOW was founded by visionary entrepreneur Adam Sandow in 2003 with the goal of building a truly innovative media company that would reinvent the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW is a fully integrated solutions platform that includes leading content, tools and services, powering innovation for the design and luxury industries. Its diverse portfolio of media assets includes Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Galerie and NewBeauty. Materials Innovation brands include global materials consultancy, Material ConneXion and game-changing material sampling, logistics and sustainability platform, Material Bank. SANDOW brands also include research and strategy firm, ThinkLab.
Mohawk Industries: Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Group, Pergo, Unilin, Quick-Step and IVC. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
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