Mohawk Group’s Lichen Captures Best of Competition at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
  • Industry News
  • AAHID Admin
  • November 14, 2017

Orlando, Nov. 14, 2017 — Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, announced today that the company’s Lichen modular plank carpet system captured two prestigious Nightingale Awards at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference: best of competition and gold in the carpet category. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Nov. 11-14, the annual event is sponsored by Healthcare Design magazine and is the premier design exposition and conference for healthcare interiors in North America.

Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that helps facilitate healing. Named in honor of Florence Nightingale and initiated in 1990 by Contract magazine’s editors and The Center for Health Design’s founders, the Nightingale Awards recognize products that are juried by seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers. The jury makes selections based on the product’s contribution to a healing environment, functionality, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, pricing and innovation.

“We are very honored and excited to be recognized by this outstanding awards program for our commitment to create innovative flooring solutions that promote optimum health and wellness,” said Cynthia Hubbell, vice president of healthcare and senior living for Mohawk Group. “Our mission is to cultivate design, innovation, research and development, technology and sustainability so that we can foster high performance interiors that enable us to thrive. Lichen is a strong embodiment of our promise to the healthcare segment, from its inspiring sustainability story to its manufacturing and community engagement, helping contribute to healthier spaces that nurture and heal the human mind, body and spirit.”

Earlier this year, the Lichen Collection also captured a Best of NeoCon Gold award in the modular carpet category.

About the Lichen Collection
Perfectly suited for healthcare environments, Lichen is a new carpet plank system resulting from innovations that merge leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability. Lichen is the first flooring product to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) stringent Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Designed by Jason F. McLennan, the founder of the Living Product Challenge, in collaboration with Mohawk Group and his team at McLennan Design, Lichen is inspired by the idea of “Nature’s Carpet.” Lichen is made with Duracolor premium nylon fibers, making it functional for the most demanding healthcare environments because of superior inherent stain- and wear-resistant qualities. The collection’s anchor is a large-scale field of lichen blooms that help create a calm healing environment, changing in shape and form by colorway. Other patterns include a transition style that has less bloom as well as a style that is solely textured ground. The styles of this Red List Free collection can be used together in a wide range of healthcare environments as a system, or separately, depending on the desired configuration of texture and color.

To learn more about how Mohawk Group designs healthcare environments around patient-centered care and to view the product portfolio, visit

About Mohawk Group
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—Mohawk, Karastan 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, Mohawk Group also offers a full spectrum of hard surface flooring products and installation accessories that exceed the most rigorous performance standards.