Designers said the open house gave them greater insight into Mannington Commercial’s range of products, especially after viewing the newest carpet tile and resilient collections.
“I saw some great-looking carpets, with nice color combinations and refreshing new designs,” noted Ria Gulian of Interiors by Ria in Long Branch, N.J. “I think their approach to this day, bringing in architects and designers for a look around, was the right one.”
Ivys Munem, an interior designer for Posen Architects in West Orange, N.J., also said she was impressed by the event. “Mannington will stay in my mind when specifying,” she assured. She also praised the plant tours that Mannington offered during the day, because it made her realize “how much goes into making flooring, and what’s involved.”
The day included several classes for CEU credits on topics ranging from environmental sustainability to carpet backing, as well as a keynote address from Sandy Wiggins, a director and immediate past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council. Zack Zehner, vp commercial hard surfaces for Mannington, said he hoped the day gave attendees a clearer picture on Mannington Commercial’s products and people. “We want architects and designers to realize we’re here and we have a lot to offer them,” he said.–Michael Chmielecki