Chicago — LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, is pleased to announce that Manhattan Forest Products, manufacturers of restored and reproduced premium hardwood flooring, is opening a showroom on the 1st floor of The Merchandise Mart this month. Located in the Design Resource Center , Suite 163, the new space is a primary showcase for the New York-based company’s broad collection of reclaimed and custom wood products.
Founded more than ten years ago, Manhattan Forest Products specializes in conserving timeworn artifacts of history by reclaiming and restoring antique oak, heart pine, cedar, hemlock, chestnut, and other vintage hardwoods found in old factories, mills, barns, and historical buildings in New York including Coney Island and Sheffield Dairy. By transforming antique wood, Manhattan Forest Products conserves the past for future generations. Master woodworkers in their mill in upstate New York convert the reclaimed wood into flooring, beams, furniture and millwork following “green” principles. Their mill is run on electricity generated by solar and wind power. Their factory wood waste is recycled into wood pellets and all metal debris from the reclaiming process such as nails, bolts, and conduit are recycled.
“We all know we have a responsibility to keep this planet healthy,” said Ron Sauer, vice president of Manhattan Forest Products. “People recycle cans and newspapers, we recycle Manhattan’s buildings. So far we have saved over 1,600 acres of forestry. That’s an area twice the size of Central Park and this is just the beginning.”
In addition to reclaimed wood, Manhattan Forest Products works with designers and architects to create custom flooring. As a custom mill, they have the flexibility to produce wood products to a client’s exact specifications. Manhattan Forest Products, Inc. delivers the highest quality of natural material along with excellent personal customer service.
“Manhattan Forest Products is such a special company, not only because they source reclaimed woods from Coney Island and Manhattan Water Towers for residential and commercial projects, but also the style, color and design of the floors are unique,” said Katherine Flaherty, MMPI’s vice president for building products and special projects. “It’s a compliment to LuxeHome, which offers a wide variety of world-renowned kitchen, bath and building products in more than 115,000 square feet of space.”
For more information on the new Manhattan Forest Products showroom or LuxeHome, please visit www.luxehome.com.