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.