Mannington Trending Forward With Solidpoint VCT

By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID; Chair Holder CMG

SOLIDPOINT-BY-MANNINGTON_350Interior designers are attracted to products that cater to their individual creativity.  But I’m finding that it’s not just designers who want to create “hands-on” designs.  There are a significant number of American consumers who also want their signature taste imprinted on their interiors.  Given that, I’m always on the lookout for fun, cross-over products that you can interpret your way to suit your tastes.

Mannington Commercial (everyone knows the Mannington name) caught my attention with their SolidPoint collection.  Large and mid-sized projects could benefit from these  VCT floor covering building blocks.  You get to play with 26 trend-current colors to create a personal floor design.

The Mannington Commercial website, www.mannington.com offers a novel design tool to assist you.  I had great fun playing with their Modular Configurator and produced a contemporary flooring masterpiece (just my humble opinion).  You choose the colors, position your tiles, indicate quarter-turns, and create a custom grid diagram.  If you are an architect or designer, this grid is a tremendous starting point.  If you are a retailer, you can use the Configurator with your customers and become the ultimate flooring professional. As a consumer, you will be amazed at how easy it is to create a stunning floor design.

Color-blocking is a huge trend in both fashion and interior design right now, and SolidPoint plays beautifully into that. Geometric squares of color work together to create soft harmonies or dramatic contrasts, according to your design tastes.  But let’s dig a little deeper to get more of the features inherent in this Mannington product.

Environmental Attributes – SolidPoint contains a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content (verified by a third-party determination).  In addition, smart product design and investment in technology has enabled Mannington to launch a progressive VCT recycling program.  Specific LEED qualifications are listed below:

LEED Contributions LEED-NC LEED-EB LEED-CI
MR Credit 4 – Recycled Content

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X

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MR Credit 5 – Regional Materials

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X

X

IEQ Credit 4.1 – Low-Emitting Adhesives

X

X

X

IEQ Credit 4.3 – Low-Emitting Materials Flooring

X

X

X

Physical Construction:

Construction: Through-Pattern Vinyl Composition Tile

Size 12″ x 12″ (305 mm x 305 mm)

Overall Thickness .125 inches (3.2 mm)

As impressive as the technical information may be (including a 5-year commercial warranty), it’s the spectrum of colors that sets this product apart.  Italian Straw, Pottery, Persimmon, Cherry Wood and Suede are among my favorites.  The color-on-color manufacturing process that Mannington uses brings vivid, (visually) textured tiles to the marketplace. The only limitations are the boundaries of individual imagination. Now that you know the product, the manufacturer, and the Mannington website, I hope you will explore and go wild with color…..