Calhoun, Ga. — Mannington Commercial announced it has expanded its Nature’s Paths line of LVT. Appropriate for a variety of commercial applications, Nature’s Paths offers performance and durability, in a balanced collection of wood plank and stone visuals. The reintroduction is the first Mannington LVT collection to be wholly designed and manufactured in the U.S.
“Nature’s Paths is adding designs in a wide variety of plank and tile sizes, as running line products, and with very small minimums for custom sizes,” said Al Boulogne, senior director–commercial LVT. “Also, all of the plank products can be made into LockSolid profiles, for a floating ‘click’ option. It is an incredibly expansive offering of LVT–one of the most comprehensive in the industry, and we are very excited that it was all designed and manufactured in the USA.”
The new plank patterns include Madison Maple, a classic maple pattern in a wider, 6” format. The Windsor Oak pattern includes 6 new colors, and is produced and stocked in 3”, 4” and 6” widths. New in the tile collections are Via and Vena, naturally inspired patterns that are subtly abstracted and each come in 6 running line colors. Although the two patterns are very different, the palettes of Via and Vena are designed to coordinate and complement each other. In addition to tile formats, Via is also available in 4” x 36” planks, and Vena in 18” x 36” tiles.
Since the company began on-shoring production of its Mannington LVT, Mannington has already seen a 30% increase in jobs in its plants in Georgia, with more than 200 additional jobs to be added by the end of 2014. Domestic production of flooring benefits the communities where Mannington associates live and work, but also brings real benefit to customers, through drastically shorter lead times–orders of less than 10,000 square feet typically ship within 7 business days, as opposed to an industry standard of 14-17 weeks.
Mannington said the performance features are enhanced by its Quantum Guard HP finish. Additionally, the LockSolid option’s glueless installation system makes for cleaner indoor air quality, less materials and waste involved, and less time required for installation.