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Centennial Stories--More Than a Pretty Face Floors

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For the past century, Mannington has been showing homeowners how to transform their floors into stylish focal points. And although we're well-known for identifying and translating trends in ways that make flooring stylishly stand out, Mannington floors are much more than just a pretty face.

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"Mannington covers it all," says Dan Natkin, Mannington Mills Senior Director of Residential Products. "We offer homeowners an array of eye-catching, American-made options that are built to last. Our flooring -ranging from hardwood and laminate to resilient and luxury vinyl plankand tile- delivers superior performance and exceptional durability, too."

For example, although laminate flooring has been around for decades, it's enjoying a modern day renaissance because of advances in technology. "The visuals are more realistic than ever and it's also very durable," says Natkin. "So for consumers with active households, laminate is a great flooring option."

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Mannington's Keystone Oak laminate delivers the look of vintage milled lumber with random width planks and subtle color variation from plank-to-plank. It's also eco-friendly (made with over 70 percent recycled content plus low VOC inks and adhesives), is made in the USA and features Mannington's patented ScratchResist™ coating with aluminum oxide, which keeps it looking newer longer.

Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are also trending with consumers. "Adura® is a homeowner favorite because it looks terrific, is easy to install and performs well in all areas of the home, especially in areas that tend to get wet like kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms," adds Natkin.

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The classic elegance of marble is reflected in Adura® Century luxury vinyl tile with its smooth, honed surface texture that creates the feel of subtle movement. Century is also made in the USA and features a ScratchResist™ coating with aluminum oxide, for superior durability.

For many homeowners, only hardwood flooring will do. In fact, 82% of prospective home buyers want it, according to the National Home Builders Association 2016 Home Trends survey. Though, initially, it may be a bit pricier than other types of flooring, over the long term hardwood flooring has proven to be a sound investment.

"A trend toward natural character in floors is further fueling the popularity of hardwoods," says Natkin. "Knots and mineral streaks, which were previously removed from the wood, are now treasured for their warmth and distinctiveness."

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Mannington's Rock Creek is a refined rustic hardwood with natural knots and time-worn color variation that enhances the wood's natural character. And because Rock Creek is an engineered hardwood floor, it's far stronger than a single piece of solid wood, as well as being more structurally sound--it won't buckle, gap, cup or twist. It, too, has a ScratchResist™ coating with aluminum oxide, which helps keep the flooring looking new longer by providing superior resistnat to everyday household scratches.

Mastering the mix of beauty, performance and durability is something Mannington does day in and day out. No matter which one you choose, one thing's for sure. When you add a Mannington floor to your home, it'll be more than just a pretty face.

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