Beaulieu’s Bliss Stainmaster with Magic Fresh collection.

For the fifth year in a row, Mannington Mills earned the most awards in theNational Floor Trends2010 Styling Excellence Awards. Mannington garnered four top honors -- in Carpet, Commercial (for Elemental Spectrum); Merchandising (for the UltraFlex display system); Resilient Floors (for Sobella Omni HD) and Rubber Floors (for Audio Spectra).

Sobella Omni HD resilient from Mannington.

Other first-place winners included Anderson Hardwood Floors, Beaulieu Group LLC, Shaw Living, Dal-Tile, Wilsonart Flooring and Armstrong. Entries were voted on by show goers at Surfaces and readers online.

“We don’t take these awards lightly,” said Joe Amato, Mannington’s vp styling. “There is a lot of work that goes into these products, not just from a styling standpoint, but from the standpoint of manufacturing, technology and marketing as well. It’s an honor to win these awards – once you start winning them you have to start work on something that’s even better for next year.”

Wilsonart’s Angola Blackwood laminate flooring.

Patricia Flavin, Beaulieu of America’s sr. vp marketing, said her company was proud to win the Carpet, Residential category for the third year in a row, for the company’s exclusive Bliss Stainmaster with Magic Fresh collection. “We are extremely proud of winning this award. This confirms what we heard over and over from dealers – that Stainmaster with Magic Fresh is a natural for them to carry because they know their customers will love it.”

Tammy Weadock, Wilsonart Flooring’s marketing communications manager, was also thankful for the award her company received. “Wilsonart Flooring is honored to receive this esteemed award for our High Pressure Laminate Angola Blackwood in the new Exotic series,” she noted. “We sincerely thank the overwhelming response from readers to the design, in addition to those show goers who supported the Wilsonart brand.”

NFTwill spotlight each winner in a recurring feature throughout the year. The complete list of winners is below, with the first-place winner followed by the runner up in each category.–Michael Chmielecki

Area Rugs:
Shaw Living, Royal Treasure/Multi
Shaw Living, Max/Indigo (runner up)

Carpet, Commercial:
Mannington Commercial, Elemental Spectrum
Mannington Commercial, Stream of Consciousness (runner up)

Carpet, Residential:
Beaulieu Group LLC, Bliss Stainmaster with Magic Fresh Collection
Shaw, Anso nylon Colorwall (runner up)

Dal-Tile, San Michele
Mannington Mills, Patchwork porcelain tile (runner up)

Laminate Floors:
Wilsonart Flooring, Exotic Series – Angola Blackwood
Mannington Mills, The Longwood Collection (runner up)

Luxury Vinyl Tile:
Armstrong, Luxe Plank
Mannington Mills, Adura Provence (runner up)

Mannington Mills, UltraFlex display system
Quick-Step, New Product Display (runner up)

Resilient Floors:
Mannington Mills, Sobella Omni HD
CBC Flooring, Salto Unica Recycled Limestone Tile (runner up)

Rubber Floors:
Mannington Mills, Audio Spectra
ECOsurfaces, ECOrx (runner up)

Anderson Hardwood Floors, Tropical Reflections
Mannington Mills, Earthly Elements (runner up)