Karastan

Karastan® is part of Mohawk® Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of broadloom carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, stone, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan®, include Mohawk®, Columbia, Dal-Tile®, American Olean®, Quick-Step®, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists in creating the consumer’s dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and more than 250 local distribution locations.

Karastan Celebrates 90 Years: Innovation has guided this celebrated mill since 1929 - May 2018

By Sonya Jennings The colorful history of the Karastan brand has spanned 90 years. Its success is a testament to the fact that Karastan established and nurtured a strong brand presence in the market,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-celebrates-90-years-innovation-has...

Branding Report 2017: Legacy brands discuss brand building in today's market - Nov 2017

By Jessica Chevalier The age of the Internet has changed a great deal about how business is done in the flooring industry, and one of the most dramatic of these changes relates to the building and ma...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/branding-report-2017-legacy-brands-discuss-...

Law & Order Star Featured in Karastan Ads

Dalton, GA, June 11, 2007--Mariska Hargitay, the Emmy Award-winning actress of NBC-TV’s smash drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” is the star of Karastan’s 20...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/law--order-star-featured-in-karastan-ads

Thom Filicia to Host Karastan Seminars

Dalton, GA, MAY 18, 2007--Celebrity designer, Thom Filicia, teamed with Karastan and co-sponsor, Wear-Dated Carpet Fiber, to host “Decorating From the Floor Up” seminars at the Field Museu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/thom-filicia-to-host-karastan-seminars-

Karastan Airs on Made in America

Dalton, GA, July 23,  2007—Made in America, a Travel Channel television feature that honors American inventors and manufacturers, recently broadcasted a segment on U.S. carpet and rug manuf...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-airs-on-made-in-america-

Rug Market Update - December 2011

By Jessica Chevalier   Many of the area rug manufacturers we interviewed reported good things in the works: busy, lucrative markets; optimistic retailers; the reestablishment of permanent showr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/rug-market-update--december-2011

National Karastan Month Underway Now

Calhoun, GA, October 13, 2017-National Karastan Month kicked off September 21 and runs through November 7. This annual celebration of the distinctive luxury brand offers consumer savings and extensiv...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/national-karastan-month-underway-now

Elevating Residential Carpet: Elevated design at affordable price points signals a shift - Mar 2019

By Darius Helm The residential carpet market in recent years has taken on the contours of an increasingly bottom-heavy hourglass, as inexpensive PET carpet has swamped the lower price points with an...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/elevating-residential-carpet-elevated-desig...

Brand Report 2018: Manufacturers contend with shifting marketing variables - Nov 2018

By Beth Miller Right now, the marketing landscape is shifting. As younger generations with progressive buying habits start to buy and own homes, the ways in which flooring manufacturers communicate wi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/brand-report-2018-manufacturers-contend-wit...

Karastan Promotes Storey

Dalton, GA, July 9, 2007--Karastan announces the promotion of Bill Storey to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fashion Brands (Karastan, Ralph Lauren, CustomWeave and Helios...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-promotes-storey-

Karastan Signs AmericasMart Lease Extension

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 2--Karastan has extended its AmericasMart Area Rug Center presence with a long-term lease agreement. An exhibitor since 1994, Sugar Valley, GA based Karastan is located in Amer...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-signs-americasmart-lease-extension

Karastan Signs Designer Thom Filicia

Dalton, GA, March 20 2007--Karastan is taking its “Decorating From the Floor Up” in-store consumer event and putting it on the road--and on a much larger stage and grander scale--with help...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-signs-designer-thom-filicia-

Karastan Makes Statement in Dining by Design

Dalton, GA, March 15, 2007--Karastan continually demonstrates its commitment to high style by participating in celebrity events. One such event is Elle Décor’s Dining by Design in New Yor...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-makes-statement-in-dining-by-desig...

Summer Rug Market Review - August/September 2010

By Jessica Chevalier The halls of the Atlanta Rug Market were relatively quiet on the first day of the 2010 show. The buyers who were in attendance seemed to move in groups: some showrooms were buzzi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/summer-rug-market-review--augustseptember-2...

2015 Atlanta International Rug Market Review - Feb 2015

By Calista Sprague Pantone’s Color of the Year is Marsala, a rich earthy red, and while it—and approximations of it—was very well represented at the market, blue was omnipresent, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/2015-atlanta-international-rug-market-revie...

Karastan Returns To High Point Market

Dalton, GA, March 8, 2011 -- For the first time since October 2005, Karastan is participating in the High Point Market.Karastan will be showing its entire Karastan Rugs line, including Studio by Karas...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-returns-to-high-point-market

National Karastan Month Starts This Week

Calhoun, GA, April 23, 2018-Consumer savings and Karastan retailers’ use of innovative promotional tools will spark the 2018 National Karastan Month. Hosted from April 26 through June 4, this a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/national-karastan-month-starts-this-week

Karastan Fashions Grace Chaiken Runway

Dalton, GA, March 1, 2007—Karastan recently participated in a runway show for Chaiken—a classy apparel line with a loyal celebrity following.  The fashion event was held in New York C...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-fashions-grace-chaiken-runway

Karastan, Mohawk Select Opening Vegas Showroom

Dalton, GA, May 15, 2008—Karastan and Mohawk Select are opening a permanent showroom in Las Vegas. The 5,600 square-foot exhibit space will be on the 8th floor of the World Market Center in Spa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-mohawk-select-opening-vegas-showro...

Karastan Announces Winners of Photo Contest

Dalton, GA, Sept. 5, 2008—Karastan marked its 80th anniversary with a “Rug-ged America” photo contest, which ran from May through July. In keeping with the company’s “Ma...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-announces-winners-of-photo-contest

Mohawk Consolidating Karastan Rug Production to NW Georgia

Calhoun, GA, August 22, 2019-Mohawk Industries has announced that it will consolidate Karastan rug production in northwest Georgia. Rug operations at the company’s Eden, North Carolina facility ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-consolidating-production-of-karastan...

Karastan Rugs in Designer Visions Program

  Dalton, GA, Dec. 2, 2010 -- Karastan rugs were in the supporting cast of the fourth annual Hearst Magazines Designer Visions program. Following the theme of “Cinema Style,” interi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-rugs-in-designer-visions-program

Mohawk, Karastan Executive Miller Dies of Cancer

Dalton, GA, May 6, 2010—Mohawk Home and Karastan Rugs have lost one of their longtime executives to breast cancer. Elizabeth Miller, who worked for Karastan Rugs for the past eight years as its ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-karastan-executive-miller-dies-of-ca...

Mohawk Edge Summit: Mohawk launches its latest retail strategy - Jan 2019

By Beth Miller Last month, Mohawk Industries launched Edge, its new go-to-market loyalty program, at its Edge Summit held at Orlando, Florida’s Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Fi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-edge-summit-mohawk-launches-its-late...

Area Rug Report: Rug producers discuss what drives sales - Dec 2018

By Beth Miller Floor Focus reached out to a handful of area rug manufacturers to find out what trends they are seeing with regard to sales, demographics, design and style, economics, and issues that...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/area-rug-report-rug-producers-discuss-what-...

Karastan Features Preston in National Ad Campaign

Atlanta, GA, February 25, 2008—Actress Kelly Preston, who has appeared in a range of films including the critically acclaimed “Jerry Maguire,” “Citizen Ruth” and “F...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-features-preston-in-national-ad-ca...

Top 250 Design Survey 2006 - October 2006

By Maurie Welsh O'Neill When times are good, people don’t complain as much as they do when times are bad. The nation’s Top 250 designers are certainly more content this year than t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-250-design-survey-2006--october-2006

Winter Show Preview: A peek at the 2019 flooring products in two premier shows - Jan 2019

By Jessica York   This winter, there will be two national flooring shows, Surfaces and Domotex USA. Surfaces, part of The International Surfaces Event (TISE), will take place January 22 to th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/winter-show-preview-a-peek-at-the-2019-floo...

Mohawk's Bill Kilbride: Focus on Leadership

Interview by Kemp Harr   Bill Kilbride grew up in Long Island but moved south to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College, which he chose at that stage in his life for its access to the outdoors, li...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawks-bill-kilbride-focus-on-leadership

Karastan Features Holiday Facebook Promotion

Dalton, GA, Jan. 19, 2011 -- Karastan invited its hundreds of Facebook followers to click or comment on their favorite Iconoclast rug during the month of December as part of the company’s &ldq...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/karastan-features-holiday-facebook-promotio...