Mannington’s Corsica LVT

Between its residential and commercial divisions, Mannington Mills took home five first place 2009National Floor TrendsStyling Excellence Awards. Not only did Mannington win more awards than any other company this year; it was also the only company to garner more than one first place nod.

Gravura Tile from Mohawk Industries

“Every year we try to top ourselves,” said Betsy Amoroso, spokeswoman for Mannington. Her company received awards for Corsica (LVT); Urbanite (resilient); and Antiquity (ceramic category). Additionally, the commercial division was recognized for its Adorn Collection (carpet, commercial) and the Edge Collection of wallbase (cove base, mouldings/feature strip).

The contest was voted on by show goers at the recent Surfaces 2009 show in Las Vegas as well as readers online. Award winners receive a specialNFTStyling Excellence Awards trophy, as well as the use of the award program’s logo in advertising throughout the year.

Bliss Flirtation by Beaulieu

Other companies also said they were proud to be singled out. Ken Peden, COO of Kronotex/Formica Flooring, said the award “is a great win for us.” His company was honored for its Bellezza Botticino Classic Dark laminate flooring. “TheNFTStyling Excellence Award is our first design award since we restyled the line, so we’re very excited,” he noted.

Jeremy Whipple, marketing manager for Roppe Holding Co., said sister company Flexco was excited to win for its Tuflex Force rubber flooring. “It means something for the Tuflex brand because while it is new to Flexco, Tuflex has over 50 years of brand awareness in the industry. This award proves the Tuflex brand is recognized and respected,” he said.– Michael Chmielecki

2009 NFT Styling Excellence Award Recipients
The following is a list of award winners by category, with the winning entry and the first runner up (in italics).

Area Rugs
Nourison Industries

Carpet, Commercial
Mannington Commercial
The Adorn Collection

Shaw Industries
Main Street carpet tile

Carpet Residential
Beaulieu Group LLC
Bliss by Beaulieu Flirtation Collection

Shaw Industries
Anso Caress Couture

Ceramic (tie winners)
Mannington Mills

Mohawk Industries
Gravura Tile

Cove Base, Mouldings/Feature Strip
Mannington Commercial
Edge Collection

Laminate Floors
Formica Flooring
Bellezza Botticino Classic Dark

White Wash Walnut

Luxury Vinyl Tile
Mannington Mills

Walnut Collection

Merchandising (tie runner-ups)

Anderson Hardwood
Exotic Impressions Merchandising Update

Mannington Mills
Hardwood Ultraflex

Mohawk Industries
Smart Living Color Wall

Resilient Floors
Mannington Mills

Armstrong Commercial
Migrations BioBased Tile

Rubber Floors
Tuflex Force

Mannington Mills
Colorscape Tile

Model Hardwood
E Series by Model

Anderson Hardwood
Exotic Impressions