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Snap This, Design That

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By Joe Amato


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One of the best inventions ever—at least for us designers—are smart phones. They make it easy to take photos of objects that catch our eye with their color, texture and shape.  Random pics like these provide inspiration for many Mannington flooring designs.


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The bark of this crepe myrtle influenced the grain patterning of our ADURA®MaxAPEX Spalted Wych Elm floor.


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An authentic grain pattern like this adds color and texture depth to each plank of Spalted Wych Elm. It also creates visual movement that draws the eye across the room in an unexpected way.

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This gleaming piece of vintage ironwork, fashioned of intertwined floral shapes, helped Mannington tap into one of the hottest trends going—floors with highly decorative surfaces.

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A throwback to European encaustic tiles that date back centuries, our Deco LVS floor captures the spirit of classic ironwork in a bold, graphic way that feels both classic and contemporary. 


I think Paul Strand (considered one of the fathers of American photography) got it right when he said, “The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”


That’s why my camera is always by my side. Because if I snap that, we’ll design floors like this.





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