Mannington Mills was the winner in six of the 10 categories included in National Floor Trends 2006 Styling Excellence awards. Also gaining top honors this year were Mohawk Industries and Roppe, which both finished first in two categories.

Roppe's Pinnacle Plus - winner in the Cove Base, Moulding/Feature Strip category.


Mannington Mills was the winner in six of the 10 categories included in National Floor Trends2006 Styling Excellence awards. Also gaining top honors this year were Mohawk Industries and Roppe, which both finished first in two categories. Winners in the competition, which was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievement in style and design, were determined by votes from retailers, distributors and others working in the flooring industry. Contest participants on hand at Surfaces showcased their entries at the meeting.

Mannington's Hamilton Cherry -

winner in the Wood category.

"It is an honor to be recognized, it tells us we must be doing something right," said Mannington's Betsy Amoroso. "We seeNFT's Styling Excellence award as one of a premiere awards because it recognizes style." She added that the company was particularly please to see that top honors in the resilient floors category went to Naturals with NatureForm Optix. The flooring, which was introduced at Surfaces 20005, relies on advanced imaging technology to create a look that closely resembles actual tile and stone flooring.

Mannington Mills' Naturals with NatureForm Optix - top vote-getter in the Resilient Floors category.

NFTpublisher and editorial director, Jeff Golden, noted that competition's popularity is growing. "We are very happy to say that the level of participation was significantly higher this year than in 2005, when we debuted the Styling Excellence Award," said Golden. "People in the industry are responding to this competition because it is a forum to showcase the aesthetic appeal of the flooring. We hear so much these days about the functional aspects of new flooring. That is certainly important, but we feel it is also very important to focus on the creativity that is so prevalent in our industry."

And the Winners are...

The following are the categories included in the competition with the winning entry (in orange) and the first runner up
Area Rugs
Mohawk Industries
Mohawk Select: Freestyle
Shaw Living
Origins Collection - Cadence
Carpet, Residential
Mohawk Industries
Wunda Weve: Los Padre Forest
Beaulieu of America
Fashion Essentials - English Ivy
Ceramic
Mannington Mills
Pietra porcelain stone
Mohawk Industries
Sardara glazed porcelain
Cove Base, Moulding/Feature Strip
Roppe
Pinnacle Plus
Johnsonite
Bamboo/Cubis Stair Tread
Laminate Floors
Mannington Mills
Revolutions Tile
Wilsonart Flooring
Portland Butternut plank
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Mannington Mills
Adura Plank
EarthWerks/Swiff-Train
Chesapeake
Merchandising
Mannington Mills
Hardwood Fashion Center
Anderson Hardwood
Anderson Medallion Display
Resilient Floors
Mannington Mills
Naturals with NatureForm Optix
Armstrong Floor Products
Natural Fusion
Rubber Floors
Roppe
Pinnacle Plus
Johnsonite Bamboo/Cubis Roundel
Rubber Stair Tread
Wood
Mannington Mills
Hamilton Cherry
Anderson Hardwood
Anderson Medallions