It takes creativity to approach the design and manufacturing processes with the mindset to create better products for a better world. To that end, Mohawk Group recently introduced Owls, a commercial carpet plank collection inspired by the plumage of Owls. 

“We have to reach a point where sustainable solutions for the built environment are not something we think about and talk about—but something we just do,” said George Bandy, Jr., Mohawk Flooring North America chief sustainability officer. “They have to become so ingrained in our thinking that innovation and transparency are the golden standards that create a baseline from which everything else is measured.”

Designed by architect Jason F. McLennan in collaboration with Mohawk Group, Owls meets the stringent requirements of Living Product Petal Certification and is produced in Glasgow, Va., at Mohawk Group’s Living Site facility. As a Living Product collection, Owls has a net positive impact for people and the environment through innovations in materials, manufacturing and community involvement initiatives.

The design captures the essence of the North American birds of prey through color and patterning. The planks come in two 12» x 36» patterns, Feather and Flight, inspired by the mottled shades of black, brown, tan and gray in the plumage of owls as they lift into the air. 

The biophilia-inspired collection is manufactured using Mohawk Group’s Red List-free Duracolor Tricor solution-dyed nylon fiber and EcoFlex NXT tile backing. Duracolor Tricor utilizes a modified triangular-shaped core to deliver unsurpassed stain resistance, colorfastness, durability, color clarity and enhanced soil performance.