Laminate flooring has come a long way from it’s introduction to the market in the late 1970’s. The built environment has long used laminate flooring as the “affordable” option. The laminate flooring of today is stylish yet durable. “Laminate provides the desired look, no matter how scarce, without depleting natural resources.” says Bill Dearing, president of the North American Laminate Flooring Association [NALFA].
Homeowners and DIYers alike are choosing laminate’s because they are environmentally sustainable, budget-friendly, and easy to install. This American Made product utilizes pre and post consumer waste, diverting 60 – 70% that would be heading to the landfill. It simulates the look of stone, slate, concrete, and wood.
“Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of environmentally friendly products.” It’s made with recycled natural resources producing a heavy-duty, high-density core board. It’s free of air-damaging chemicals.
Mannington Mills is a US Manufacturer that makes both carpet and hard surface flooring. This American Made company operates four plant locations: Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey and North Carolina. Founded in 1915 in Salem, NJ, they have been manufacturing hardwood, laminate, porcelain tile & commerical carpets. Click to watch their American Manufacturing Story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD2F-6nasR0
In 2008, Mannington Mills acquired Burke Industries. Burke Industries has two US Manufacturing plants: Florida and California. Burke Industies offers rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads and accessories.