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BlogTour KBIS Gets the Inside Scoop: Innovative Surface Design with Wilsonart and Mohawk Flooring

BlogTour KBIS recently had the opportunity to  learn about highly innovative surface design that can look great and bear daily wear and tear from sponsors Mohawk Flooring and Wilsonart.

Wilsonart knocked it out of the park with their private tour of the massive Wilsonart booth at KBIS 2016. Danny Seo, eco-lifestyle expert, designer and author of Naturally magazine spoke to our team about Wilsonart’s latest quartz and laminate collections and their eco-friendly materials and trendy finishes. Wilsonart went on to discuss their ability to re-create any surface image as laminate, making customized options extremely feasible. A designer’s dream!

One of our favorite showcases was the combination of Wilsonart Quartz Counter Top with a wood laminate. Mixing these materials adds texture and visual interest without breaking the bank. Look at that amazing backsplash?

Wilsonart BlogTourKBIS

We discovered more creative ways to use Wilsonart in this fun library.

Wilsonart BlogTour KBIS

And another exciting new addition was Wilsonart’s whimsical Retro Renovation color options sharing the vision of Pam Kueber and Kate Battle of RetroRenovation.com .Retro is in!

Wilsonart Retro BlogTour KBIS

And finally, there was an important discussion about durability and antimicrobial features. Wilsonart introduced their new HD Laminate with Antimicrobial Protection creating cleaner and stronger surfaces in the kitchen.

Wilsonart BlogTour KBIS

Fellow BlogTour KBIS sponsor Mohawk Flooring also wowed bloggers, this time with their latest Karastan carpet collections that are beautiful, versatile and amazingly stain resistant, making carpets a viable option that is warmer, more inviting and offers a softer look.

Mohawk Flooring BlogTour KBIS

Mohawk as a flooring brand is, of course, a leader in carpeting and hardwoods both but Karastan and its incredible offering of carpeting and rugs were definitely the center of attention for our teams of bloggers.

Mohawk Flooring BlogTour KBIS

Our team of designers had the opportunity to get up and close and personal to feel the difference in materials and learn about quality and craftsmanship and again, stain resistance, a crucial factor when specifying flooring.

Mohawk BlogTour KBIS

Mohawk invited BlogTour KBIS to partake in a fun and engaging game in which they had to guess which products were made of which materials, the answers shocked most of the group! It was amazing to see how versatile and unexpected their flooring products are.

Mohawk BlogTour KBIS

What sets Karastan apart for us is not just the look of their luxury carpet and custom rugs but the high quality materials and innovative production methods. Karastan carpets were designed to offer luxurious styles at affordable prices for the average consumer. Karastan recently introduced their SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean carpets that combine soft fibers with unique designs.

The SmartStrand Silk is also eco-friendly made in part of renewwable plant-based material featuring Mohawk’s new Nanoloc™ technology. The new technology adds a layer of protection that prevents spills and makes the carpet easier to clean. The durability of the Karastan SmartStrand Silk is undeniable and allows for clean, beautiful and sustainable floors.


Please follow our sponsors Wilsonart and Karastan on social media to stay up to date on the newest trends, designs and opportunities to get involved and inspired.


Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.


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