Imagine adding the character
of Distressed Heart Pine, Antique Barn Oak, Knotty Heart Pine
or Historic American Chestnut to your home, or perhaps enjoying
the romance of Brazilian Cherry or Australian Cypress. What's
more, we've created the most realistic laminate floors ever
with our textured NatureForm™ patterns.
We used our expertise at making hardwood floors to create laminates
in the wood styles and tones people prefer most. We even went
a step further by pioneering an embossing process that gives
highly realistic three-dimensional texture in our Laminate NatureForm™
Plank and Tile Collections. We also faithfully reproduced rare
and extinct woods as part of our Historic laminates, such as
distressed Heart Pine, Antique Barn Oak, and Historic American
Chestnut. And with our NatureForm™ Laminate Collection, the
real texture of wood and stone tile is brought to laminate.
Typical high-pressure laminate floors use glue to hold the plastic
laminate to the core — glue that can sometimes come unstuck.
But our ThermoComposite™ technology lets us replace the glue
with thermal-set plastic resins that are forced through three
surface layers and deep into the fibers of our EcoCore™. No
peeling here! This EcoCore™, made from recycled wood materials,
is a super-strong, high-density fiberboard that withstands denting-even
from the heaviest piano.
Our melamine surface gets its incredible durability from aluminum
oxide. Second only to diamonds in hardness, aluminum oxide provides
unsurpassed wear and stain resistance.
A low-luster, wood grain-textured surface gives our laminates
the best and longest-lasting appearance. Advanced technology
locks the color deep inside for vivid patterns and hues.
No floor comes closer to true maintenance-free performance.
Ordinary vacuuming or sweeping is usually all it takes, with
occasional wiping with Mannington Award Series® Cleaner.
Spills happen, but laminate floors take them in stride. Juice,
wine, grease, and chocolate are easily wiped away. Cigarette
burns, asphalt, shoe polish, paint, ink, crayon, and nail polish
come clean with alcohol or nail polish remover. Candle wax and
chewing gum can be gently scraped away.
Our laminate floors are designed to be laid as a "floating
floor" above your existing floor (except carpeting, of course)
without nails or glue. The only glue ever used is between the planks
in the joints, which fit tightly together with a precise tongue and
groove design. Mannington Hush™, AquaBarrier™ and ComfortBarrier™
underlayments are very easy to install and keep out moisture rising
from the subfloor, provide padding for walking comfort, add heat
insulation, and dampen noise.