In the last five years or so, there has been an increased interest in flooring products exclusively made in the United States for American consumers. This interest is likely due to some manufacturers seeing a value proposition in investing in this country that has the technology and resources to produce better quality products and or near competative overseas pricing.
Of course, anyone can slap a “Made In The U.S.A.” sticker on a pallet or a manufacturer Web site and claim to be an all-American product, when in reality the flooring may have been imported from the Philippines, resent to China for texturing, shipped to Indonesia for cutting, and only wrapped and packaged when it finally arrives in America three weeks later. We won’t call out anyone specifically for this practice, but we know that it is not uncommon; thankfully for you as a consumer, any major manufacturers that have the label as Made in the U.S.A. is exactly that, from start to finish.
We love the unmatched exquisite beauty of imported exotic woods, and we sell quite a lot of it. Like us, more and more consumers prefer to buy American and that’s great news, as we have a large selection of products that are harvested, manufactured, and packaged right here in America. Which reminds us… if you ever see a carton of Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring with a “Made In The U.S.A.” emblem on it, it’s probably about time to change where you shop!
Plenty of flooring products that encompass hardwood, vinyl, tile, and carpet are made in the U.S.A. We’ve seen the largest growth in flooring manufacturing in the southern U.S., particularly in Georgia and Tennessee. Here are some of the brands that have lead the way in domestic manufacturing
Mohawk Industries is a leading flooring manufacturer that has heavily invested in American made production. Mohawk has several laminates, hardwoods and vinyl products that are Made in USA including their latest WPC Vinyl product Solidtech. Quick Step makes all of their laminate products in America as well, which include such popular series as Reclaime. The tile division with subsidiaries such as Daltile that recently built another manufacturing plant in Tennessee is supported by the Marazzi and Ragno lines which have production in Florence, Alabama and Oklahoma. American Olean has most of their new product lines being made domestically as well.
While Mannington has always manufactured their carpet in America, they have recently decided to shift all of their production of laminate 100% to the United States. Shaw is gradually transitioning to making their vinyl and laminate products 100 percent American, and both Armstrong collections American Scrape and Vivero are made here as well.
The main benefit to buying flooring from reputable American manufacturers is that there is more accountability. If you buy the cheap Lumber Liquidators stuff imported from God-knows-where, you have very little recourse if the flooring arrives damaged or of inferior quality contrary to what was advertised.
You can now buy your flooring with confidence. Go with a trusted manufacturer, and feel free to browse all of our offered flooring products made in the U.S.A.