The Season 2 premiere episode of FOX’s Home Free aired this past Thursday, and let me just say, I will have my tissues ready this week! I was excited to learn that Mohawk Flooring would be the official flooring sponsor of Season 2—now featuring co-host and NFL star Tim Tebow—and that I would be recapping every episode exclusively for Creative Home. I can honestly say I was emotionally moved because this program involves many tremendous everyday heroes and their personal stories. This season is going to be incredible, so don’t miss Episode 2 this Thursday, June 21, 9pm Eastern Time on FOX!

HOME FREE: L-R: professional contractor Mike Holmes and co-host former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and sports analyst Tim Tebow. HOME FREE premieres Thursday, June 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Quantrell Smith / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

HOME FREE: L-R: professional contractor Mike Holmes and co-host former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and sports analyst Tim Tebow. HOME FREE premieres Thursday, June 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Quantrell Smith / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

If you watched the first season of Home Free, then you’re already aware of how the show works. But just in case, here’s the deal: famed professional contractor Mike Holmes (left) leads 11 contestants in a race to construct and win a brand new, dream home for their personal hero.  This season, instead of building homes throughout Atlanta, the contestants are building an entire neighborhood! With the support of Fox Home Free’s building partner Paran Homes an entire neighborhood will eventually be built and called Home Free Boulevard. Talk about a memorable address! Also joining Mike this season is former NFL Player and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow (right) for added inspiration and coaching.

But here’s the amazing twist of Season 2: Every contestant, even those eliminated, will get to give a house they built to their hero! That was when my jaw dropped, because the homes being built every episode are gorgeous. Look at this amazing Craftsman home that was built during the competition challenges in this first episode. The finished living room was outfitted with Mohawk’s Sandbridge hardwood flooring in Country Natural Hickory with ArmorMax Finish.

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ArmorMax finish is the most durable hardwood and laminate coating system available, with maximum protection against scratches and abrasion. Unlike standard topical finishes, ArmorMax penetrates deep into the actual wood fiber. Hardwood and laminate planks with ArmorMax finish have been industry-tested, proving them five times more wear-resistant than other extended finishes. Your floors look new and last longer.

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Police officer Kevin was eliminated in this episode, but he was able to award this home to his mother-in-law Pat Weaver who helped him successfully overcome a cancer diagnosis. Pat was overjoyed upon receiving the beautiful home and I can admit that I got emotional watching the scene unfold! She will be happy to learn that ArmorMax Finish is the only hard surface made with ScotchGard Advanced Repel Technology and is backed by a 50-year finish limited warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

Another fun Mohawk moment was during one of the Work Order construction challenges where the Orange Team had to measure the entire home layout and determine how many boxes of Mohawk Hardwood that Mike and his builder team would need.

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Each box contained 28 square feet of Mohawk Hardwood with ArmorMax and the Orange Team went 20 boxes over and leader Kevin received the Red Tag facing elimination!

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What an awesome start to a new season. In addition to recapping every house on Home Free Boulevard, we will also highlight the teams’ bunkhouses that feature Mohawk Flooring as well. Make sure to check back each week for the gorgeous homes and inspired design. For even more FOX Home Free coverage, follow the show’s official social media accounts:

Twitter: @HomeFreeFOX
Facebook: Home Free FOX
Instagram: @HomeFreeFOX

Tune in next week!