Mohawk Group Invites K-12 Students to Submit Scratch Art Designs for Newest Carpet Collection

2015.0921.Nwy.Mohawk.Scratch Art Design ContestMohawk Group is tapping the creative energy of children with its Scratch Art Design Contest, which will highlight a young designer’s artwork in a commercial carpet tile collection and award free carpet to the winning student’s school.

“Who better to create our next flooring design for the education market than talented students?” said Jackie Dettmar, vice president of product design and development. “The Scratch Art Design Contest provides an opportunity for students to submit designs that will serve as the flooring where they work and learn daily. It will showcase their personality, energy and creativity.”

Mohawk Group's Mixology Collection-Seek Unique Pattern
Mixology Collection

The competition is open to all schools K-12. Contest entries will be accepted through October 15, 2015. The winning design will inspire the newest pattern in Mohawk Group’s Mixology Collection. Mixology, which combines a neutral background with vibrant color characteristics similar to that of scratch art, is the perfect palette for this project, according to Dettmar.

“It not only is dedicated to high-energy and inspiring design, but it also offers a true lesson in sustainability, flexibility and beauty,” said Dettmar. “Mixology floor tiles are crafted of a kaleidoscope of randomly chosen end-of-lot yarns. Instead of being downcycled into other industry products, these multicolored yarns are diverted from excess yarn lots and given new life in strikingly beautiful carpet.”

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Mohawk Group, the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, delivers industry-leading style, cutting-edge innovation, unmatched service and superior sustainability. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, Mohawk Group has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. The company’s enduring family of brands—Karastan, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan—are widely regarded as the most trusted names in the commercial flooring business. Together, these brands function beautifully, delivering the perfect flooring solution for all markets and price points. Rounding out its esteemed product offering, the Mohawk Group also offers a full spectrum of hard surface flooring products and installation accessories that exceed the most rigorous performance standards. For additional information about its proven design solutions, and to learn more about what is next from Mohawk, visit or call (800) 554-6637.