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Mannington Commercial Pioneers Domestic Production of Click LVT
Mannington Commercial, a leader in flooring for commercial interiors, has become the first and only manufacturer to produce click installation system commercial LVT in the United States. By manufacturing the LockSolid lines of LVT entirely in its Georgia facilities, Mannington is able to deliver higher quality standards, better customer service, and shorter lead times.

The patented floating floor system provides easy and reliable installation over subfloor, existing surfaces, and areas where moisture is a challenge or asbestos removal is a problem. Installation of the tile and plank products saves time and money, with 20-50% in cost reduction as a result of reduced floor prep time, faster installs, no time required for adhesive to cure, and less workplace downtime. Once installed, LockSolid floors ensure superior strength, no seam separation, and durability under heavy rolling loads.

The glueless installation system not only cuts costs, it also reduces environmental impact, including improvement of air quality through the elimination of VOCs from adhesives.

Since beginning on-shoring production of Mannington and Amtico LVT products in 2013, Mannington has already seen a 30% increase in jobs in its plants in Madison and Conyers, Georgia, with more than 200 additional jobs to be added by the end of 2014. Not only is domestic production of the product category good for the communities where Mannington's facilities are located, it's also better for customers. Domestic manufacturing enables the company to deliver LVT with drastically shorter lead times – seven business days as compared to an industry standard of fourteen weeks – and higher levels of customer service.

"Our LockSolid LVT is the highest performing click system in the industry," said David Sheehan, Vice President – Commercial Hard Surface. "By manufacturing products here, rather than in Asia, we are able to control every aspect of the customer experience, from production to customer service."

Mannington began production of LockSolid LVT with its popular Nature's Path line, and is expanding the technology to other product lines in its portfolio.
Mannington launches Touchstone, a New Look at Premium VCT
 Mannington Commercial, a leader in flooring for commercial interiors, announced today the launch of a new VCT portfolio of products, featuring Touchstone. An integrated system of VCT choices that work for education, healthcare, retail, and Main Street – Touchstone,  brings a premium visual to a value product. 

  "There is no doubt that VCT's appeal is in its durability, low cost, color and design flexibility that make it a best value flooring options," said Reese Moore, Mannington's Director of Commercial Business–VCT. "However, over the course of 2013, our product designers stepped back and looked at it with fresh eyes. The result is a new portfolio of VCT, with three distinct visuals and one amazing color palette."

Touchstone is a monolithic, more modern aesthetic constructed with finer particles making up the surface visual, and a streamlined palette of the right color choices for today's projects. Progressions offers a sophisticated, nondirectional pattern, and Essentials brings a traditional VCT visual. 

  The updated palette of 40 colors ranging from the sophisticated classics expected of VCT, to a smart set of fresh pop and accents colors. A mix of warms and cools is offered in step-down values, so that the right coordinating option is always available. All three of the products coordinate to Mannington's nine integrated product categories, from cove base to resilient sheet to carpet.

  Smart product design and investment in reclamation technologies enabled Mannington to launch the industry's leading VCT into VCT recycling program, five years ago. Touchstone and Progressions contain post-consumer recycled content. Touchstone is also NSF/ANSI-332 certified as an environmentally preferable product, to the Gold level. Along with the Progressions and Essentials lines, it is also FloorScore certified.

  Mannington has a long reputation for exceptional levels of service and quality, as well as for supporting the local communities and economies where it manufactures. The Salem, New Jersey facilities where VCT is products are ISO-14001 certified, use energy generated on-site by the flooring industry's largest solar array, and provide critical jobs to the surrounding community.
Mannington Commercial Launches Bouclé: A Fashion Classic for the Floor
Bouclé by Mannington Commercial brings visually rich texture to broadloom and modular carpet, reinterpreting a classic fashion textile into a modern, luxe aesthetic for the floor. An Interior Design 2013 Best of Year finalist, the collection builds on premium performance characteristics while staying true to its textile inspiration. Because it takes both substance and style to be a classic.

Using a proprietary, ultra-large denier yarn with patented variable twist technology to bring a gorgeous, chunky, yarn-centric, heavily textured look and feel, with construction that stands up to heavy foot traffic.

The colorways deliver a beautiful complexity that grows out of the texture—in a palette ranging from intense and vibrant hues to timeless neutrals. Engineered with Ultron fiber for long-term performance, and on backing that is third-party certified by NSF/ANSI as Environmentally Preferable Products.

Bouclé was created as a companion piece to the Redefined Collection, which reinterprets houndstooth, tweed, and other fashion classics as 18" x 36" modular carpet. The collection also coordinates with products across Mannington's entire portfolio of hard and soft surface flooring. Also available in 24"x24" modular tile. Made in the USA.

Launches mid-March 2014.
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