Mohawk Industries Inc is a flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. The Company's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. The Company's industry innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate its' brands in the marketplace and satisfy all flooring related remodeling and new construction requirements. The Company's brands are among recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Kerama Marazzi, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, the Company has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States. The Company has three reporting segments: the Carpet segment, the Ceramic segment and the Laminate and Wood segment. The Carpet segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes and markets its carpet and rug product lines in a broad range of colors, textures and patterns for residential and commercial applications in both remodeling and new construction. In addition, the Carpet segment markets and distributes ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood, resilient floor covering, carpet pad and flooring accessories. The Carpet segment markets and distributes its flooring products under various brands, including the following brand names: Aladdin, Bigelow, Durkan, Horizon, Karastan, Lees, Mohawk, Mohawk ColorCenters, Mohawk Floorscapes, Mohawk Home, Portico and SmartStrand which it sells through independent floor covering retailers, home centers, mass merchandisers, department stores, shop at home, buying groups, commercial dealers and commercial end users. Some products are also marketed through private labeling programs. The Carpet segments soft surface operations are vertically integrated from the extrusion of resin and recycled post-consumer plastics to the manufacturing and distribution of finished carpets and rugs. The Ceramic segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes and markets a broad line of ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone products used in the residential and commercial markets for both remodeling and new construction. In addition, the Ceramic segment sources, markets and distributes other tile related products. The Ceramic segment markets and distributes its products under various brands, including the following brand names: American Olean, Daltile, Kerama Marazzi, Marazzi and Ragno which it sells through independent distributors, home center retailers, individual floor covering retailers, ceramic specialists, commercial dealers and commercial end users. The Laminate and Wood segment designs, manufactures, sources, licenses, distributes and markets laminate and hardwood flooring used in the residential market for both remodeling and new construction. In addition, the Laminate and Wood segment developed the patented UNICLIC glueless installation system and a variety of other new technologies, such as beveled edges, multiple length planks and new surface and finish features from which the Company generates licensing revenue. The Laminate and Wood segment markets and distributes its flooring products under various brands, including the following brand names: Columbia Flooring, Century Flooring, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin which it sells through retailers, independent distributors and home centers. In Europe, the Laminate and Wood segment also produces roofing elements, insulation boards, medium-density fiberboard ("MDF"), chipboards and other wood products.