Mohawk UltraWood hardwood was named a 2022 Green Good Design Award winner by The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
For 2022, Green Good Design received hundreds of submissions from around the world, including prominent manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies such as Mohawk. Members of The European Center's International Advisory Committee–worldwide leaders in the design industry–served as the jury and selected over 160 new products, programs, people, environmental planning and architecture as outstanding examples of Green Design from 30 nations.
“Mohawk is honored to receive international recognition for one of our newest innovations,” said Malisa Maynard, Mohawk’s vice president of sustainability. “I’m proud of our teams for their forward thinking and work to develop more sustainable flooring products like UltraWood. Along with the other winners, we are helping design a better world.”
Mohawk said the UltraWood manufacturing process delivers 10 times more natural hardwood per log when compared to traditional hardwood flooring production. For instance, in a 2,500-square-foot home, it only takes 2.5 logs to floor the entire space with UltraWood compared to 25 logs to floor the entire space with traditional wood. In addition, 90 percent of the wood used to create the impact resistant boards of UltraWood is recycled from post-industrial wood. Each year, Mohawk said it converts half a million tons of industrial wood waste into impact resistant boards with 5x greater dent protection for UltraWood hardwood floors.