Contact: Elise Demboski
Impressions Marketing
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DALTON, GA, May 15, 2008—Karastan and Mohawk Select are making a powerful impact in Las Vegas with the opening of a permanent showroom. The 5,600 square-foot exhibit space will be on the 8th floor of the World Market Center in Space C-896. It will open for the Summer Home Furnishings Market, July 28-August 1, and remain available by appointment during non-market times.

The new showroom will house the company’s full line of Mohawk Select, Karastan and Studio by Karastan rugs, along with a boutique showing of Karastan’s residential broadloom lines.In keeping with the company’s creative style, the upscale showroom will feature fashion-forward vignettes that spotlight the latest introductions.

“The World Market Center is the fastest growing home furnishings tradeshow in the world,” says Bill Storey, senior vice president and general manager for Karastan. “Its high-profile presence, integrated showrooms, and commitment to the luxury design and sustainable sectors of our industry help facilitate new avenues of business for buyers and sellers. As a leader in the carpet and rug industry, we support this cutting-edge perspective and are pleased to be a permanent part of the World Market Center campus.”

“We see a lot of opportunity in the West Coast,” adds David Moyer, general manager for Mohawk Select. “The World Market Center does a tremendous job of promoting its exhibitors, attracting buyers and exposing us to new channels of distribution. We are excited to be associated with this world-class organization and feel it will be of great benefit to our company.”

In addition to opening its Las Vegas showroom, Karastan (AmericasMart 3-A-1) and Mohawk Select (AmericasMart 3-F-1) have permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Georgia, which will be open during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (July 13-16) and are available year-round by appointment.

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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, ceramic tile, wood, stone, laminate, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan, include Mohawk, Ralph Lauren, Lees, Bigelow, Dal-Tile and American Olean. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists customers in creating the consumer’s dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and over 250 local distribution locations.

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Press Contact: Elise Demboski
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